It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You’re sitting there, nothing to watch, flicking the buttons on the remote at an unusually swift speed, desperate to lose yourself in an hour of intense fictional fantasy. You ignore that annoying voice in your head that commands you to stop and go pick up a book, but you’re still hitting one roadblock after the another. Nothing seems to be overly appealing. There’s nothing really to catch your eye. So you begin to drum your fingers on the leather couch cushion in manageable frustration and boredom.
When it seems as if you’ve finally given up, a light appears from the darkness. You begin twitching with anticipation. You shout, “THAT PERSON THAT I LIKE IS IN THIS FILM! HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS? THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST MOVIE EVER!”
Sure, the plot summary is a bit atypical, if a bit strange, and you wouldn’t – under normal circumstances – watch that sort of film, but you press play anyway. Two hours later you’re absolutely befuddled.
“What. Did. I. Just. Watch,” you whisper stunned and a bit traumatized.
You keep questioning yourself, uncertain as to why you wasted two hours of your life watching such a terrible movie. Then you remember that face, that lovely, gorgeous face. That’s why you sat somewhat patiently, why you suffered and said nothing watching such horror befall the sacred art of dialogue. That’s why you watched a film that had no discernible, understandable plot. It was that face. It didn’t matter how absurd and horrendous the film was, that face was incentive enough.
We’ve all watched a less than stellar movie just because our loveable crush made a compelling appearance. We’ve all checked countless reminders for films we’ve disliked and detested with every bone in our body. It’s like an unspoken rule, a sort of disease that slowly takes over the rational part of your brain, causing you to choose your star infatuation over more suitable programming choices. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve watched a certain film of television show, your nerdy heart will protest at every available opportunity.
These obligatory viewings are a fangirl constant. There’s no foreseeable cure. And you know what? I’m completely okay with that.
What did you think of this Random Rambling? Have you ever watched a movie or a television show just because someone you liked was in it? Even if you didn’t like what you watched, did you watch it again? Which star does this usually happen the most with? Tell me in the comments!