O.k. so I’m going to be, upfront, with the fact that my selections for Monday night television viewing, probably are not the shows that everyone else will watch. Monday night has become the only night, that I watch television. I am an advid reader as well as oil painter, and that is how I spend most evenings. I have to be pretty bored to watch television, once I watch the news, for the second time out of the day.
I do enjoy the programming that is on Monday nights. I begin with, “The Antique Road Show” on the educational network, then go to TLC and watch “Little People Big World”, then I make the switch to A&E and watch “Hoarders” and then finally I end up at the History Station to watch, “Pawn Shop To The Stars.”
I have been collecting antiques for the better part of 40 years so I always enjoy keeping up with anything that has to do with pricing on the “Antique Road Show” I have seen about three things that I also have while watching it over the years.
I really get a kick out of Matt Rouloff. It amazes me that a man that has lived with major disabilities his entire life can be so full of energy and so successful! I have lived with chronic pain for my entire adult life, so I am in total synch with why leaving behind a legacy and being driven to stay busy is so important. The more we sit the more we hurt and to watch others’ do what we can’t do is a total reminder of how short life really is. His children and Amy seem to be totally out of touch with the fact that his health is declining and that is what is driving him all the more.
That is common in families where one parent has been the mover and shaker all their lives and the family tires of it, but the person suffering in pain, becomes more driven than ever. When He says, “If I don’t do this I won’t be able to get out of bed.” I totally get it. To think that, Matt, as a little person, has done so much with his life, when some others, would have given up, and let the wife support the family, while he collected the disability checks, again amazes me. I hope the family understands that, before it is too late, so I watch it mainly for that reason. I relate!
If you have never watched “The Hoarders” you just have to watch it. It gives new definition to dysfunctional families as does the follow up on the History channel, “Pawn Shop to the Stars” out of Las vegas. I feel for these people that think they have to live this way on both shows. Talk about denial on the first and verbal abuse on the second! Physcology and what makes families tick has also been a long time interest of mind.
I agree that it may not be everyones’ choice for a night of t.v. watching, but on Monday nights I’m front and center to watch them all!