This past Friday brought about the conclusion of Smallville. It has been bitter-sweet. I am both proud and embarrassed to say that I watched every episode since the very first season starting in the Fall of 2001 (my freshmen year of college). Thanks to the advent of the DVR during the past 10 years, I was able to view the finale posthumously yesterday. I have to admit, I am even more relieved that the series is over than I am sad. Smallville had become a ball and chain representing a ridiculous investment of time and energy that I could not exorcise from my entertainment soul.
But even with all of the emotional baggage, there also exists significant memories tied mostly to college. The first two years of college meant that every Thursday night about 20 people would crowd around the big screen TV in the basement of the Christian Campus House. My roommate and I would take turns using our meal plan points to pay for a large Papa Johns Pizza which our teenage metabolism demolished like a champ.
And here is the brilliant segue you’ve been waiting for:Since I am cooking dinner this week, last night I prepared mini-pizzas. This is not your typical personal pan from Pizza Hut. This is a micro-masterpiece created from scratch and molded in the confines of a muffin tin. Boom!… Roasted!
From Smallville to college to pizza to last night’s dinner. You doubted it could be done. But THAT just happened.
What TV shows are you embarrassed that you watch?