My husband often asks me why I like watching dark documentaries and crime drama so much. Why, after putting Lilly to bed, I like to ‘unwind’ with Investigation Discovery or Criminal Minds instead of ‘normal people TV’.
Life is all about balance, right? You eat a bit unhealthy and make up for it by exercising more. You forgo that vacation but manage to squeeze in a day trip to the beach. You stay up late one night, go to bed with the toddler on other nights.
Balance. Sort of.
So after a long looong day of life in primary colors, overly happy cartoon characters and preschooler play dates, a woman needs a dose of crime drama to achieve some level of balance. Rom-coms and chick flicks are all well and good, but those genres are basically just grown-up versions of the primary colored cartoon worlds that is preschooler TV.
So yes, I like to watch crime drama or spooky movies to balance out the excessive amounts of My Little Pony and Caillou in my day.
How do you recuperate after a long day?