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My hair colorist is concerned about my relationship with my husband.

The way he sees it – an “American Idol” watcher (my husband) and a non “American Idol” watcher (me) can not possibly coexist happily.

Of course I see his point.  But so far my husband and I are doing ok… even with this obvious strain on our relationship.

But I really make an effort.  I read about “American Idol” in the TV section of the NY Post so I can effortlessly say things to my husband like, “I don’t think that fourth judge is working. I mean, it just slows down the pace,” or “That poor young guy who lost his wife, I hope they don’t just keep him on the show out of pity. That’s not fair to anybody.”

Sure, sometimes I miss the mark or take things too far. I start high fiving him and shouting, “Seacrest Out” as he heads off to work or I do Paula dance moves to my own rendition of “Opposites Attract” while drinking a Coke. The disappointment in his eyes sometimes is hard to take.

But heck, I’m not perfect.  And really, I’m doing all the heavy lifting in this relationship because my husband is not making ANY effort with the shows he doesn’t watch, like “Gossip Girl” for example.

I mean, would it be too labor intensive to now and then say, “Blair and Chuck are so obviously meant for each other. Why don’t they just get together already?” or “How come Nate gets so little air time when he has such nice abs and such great hair?”

I would even settle for, “It’s so annoying that there haven’t been any new episodes of GG in weeks. No new episodes until March 16th?! That’s just outrageous. OUTRAGEOUS.”

You know, I’m just asking for a tiny effort. For the good of our relationship.

Rufus would do it for Lily.

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28 Responses to the american idol rift

  • Juley says:

    I never watched GG until you talked about it one day.  Now I have netfilxed all past seasons and I too think March 16th is way to long to wait for a new episode.

  • ErinB says:

    this was the type of relationship Mark and I in the beginning ….and then slowly I sucked him over the dark side…the world of Chuck and Blair, Lucus and Payton, the Bachelor and his 20 whore-oh I mean desperate ladies….Life is much better.  :-}
    We both pretend to be into American Idol- but honestly dont make a true effort until the top 10 or so…then we lightly dabble until the finale and pretend we care who wins. Good times.

  • Jennifer H says:

    Your husband stays awake watching TV? 

    Actually, the fact that mine often doesn’t (stay awake) works out well for me and my reign over the remote control. 🙂

  • Kate says:

    An American idol watcher and a non idol watcher?  And you manage to co-exist?  It’s a miracle…I never would have thought it possible!  Aren’t all married folk like a carbon copy of one another?

  • patois says:

    See, I never thought it was the Idol watcher/non-watcher that was difficult to do. I always thought it was the Obama/Hillary that was tough.

  • Megan says:

    I can’t stay awake for a whole TV show.  Most nights Todd can’t either.  How do you have the energy to stay awake past 8:30?  Unfortunately I have to pull an all nighter to finish report cards tonight so I hope we have a snow day tomorrow.   

  • I don’t watch Gossip Girl, but I hope we can still be friends?

    Your husband, however, needs to step up and watch. A whole hell of a lot of TV never hurt anyone. And it only helps marriages.

  • christy says:

    My husband and I agree on Lost and Top Chef….and I can’t bear to read about Ultimate Fighting Championship and he abhors my favorite – HGTV – so we’re on our own for the rest of tv viewing pleasures. Sigh.

  • I’m a little bit in love with Nate. At first I thought he was just a dumb pretty boy who followed his best friend around like a puppy and cheated on his girlfriend. But he’s ended up being a very sweet guy for all of his good looks and privilege (although he WAS poor for a short time – maybe that made the difference). I’m so glad that he’s with Vanessa now. I couldn’t believe that he was interested in bratty Jenny.

    But really I haven’t given it much thought.

  • Michelle says:

    Kelcey, I am all kinds of disappointed in you. You the pop culture mama!? I just can’t believe it. As a fellow GG watcher who- by the way March 16th!!??? Do you watch tv in seperate parts of the house or something? You can’t cozy up and make the first tv move? I mean, this is Carville and Matlain kind of seperation is just not acceptable!! 🙂

  • pajamadeen says:

    i feel your pain.  no one seems here seems to have quite my degree of enthusiasm for the biting wit of “Desperate Housewives,” nor do they share my sense of outrage at the frequent absence of the show on Sunday nights.  🙁

  • ella says:

    Everyone except the husband watches AI here. He tries to. He really tries. But it makes him feel dirty. I’m with Terra above: you must record and speed through. I am known to shout: “SINGING AND COMMENTS ONLY” and the ever popular “OMG, he’s soooooo gay!”

  • Abby Siegel says:

    I’m really quite disappointed in my friend Rick for NOT being more interested in Gossip Girl. It is so up his alley. AI is done, dunzo, boring! GG has it all-cute and gorgeous people, fab clothing, and gorgeous shots of NYC. He better be watching Real Housewives (not Desperate) or else I’ll be pissed!

  • Pearl says:

    When we had cable and a tv, I would watch every single episode of AI.  My husband would complain and talk about how ridiculous the show was… as he sat right next to me and watched every episode.  Maybe you secretly like AI and you just don’t know it?

  • Madge says:

    how can i pull this off with the history channel?  no, no, it’s to mind-boggling, i can’t do it….  plus, he’s never going to fake grey’s anatomy….

  • Daphne says:

    I watch Lost, but still, our relationship is important to me, so  “Blair and Chuck are so obviously meant for each other. Why don’t they just get together already?”

  • Diane says:

    I admit I do feel like a pop culture loser – I have never felt compelled to watch AI. Was it too much Donny and Marie growing up? Someone needs to come up with a conversational cheat sheet so I can keep up with the mom talk when taking the girls to the park. I also confess that I have never seen Desperate Housewives, despite the rave reviews, esp. from the first seasons. Help.

  • Lanie says:

    I have been meaning to talk to you about March 16th – and that it is so very far away!  What do you think Blair and Chuck are doing on their time off?  Great post! xoxo

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