Like my B post, this one’s also about a television show. Apparently I watched a lot of TV as a kid, which is interesting because I don’t watch too much today. In fact, I actually have a very low tolerance for most of the crap that they try to pass off as entertainment these days. And I try not to use it as a babysitter for my son when I’m busy. I don’t mind it so much when it’s a social activity, though. I fondly remember visiting my friends after school and having a lot of sleepovers, watching our favorite shows and movies–when we weren’t gossiping or crank calling boys.
So…Doogie! (Or “Doog,” as his best friend Vinnie called him.) I think I was about 13 when this show started. It was about a boy, played by Neil Patrick Harris, who graduated from Harvard at 9 or 10 years old and then became a doctor. And who wouldn’t want a cute teenage genius for a boyfriend? I don’t even recall the specific details of certain episodes, but I do know where I was and what I was doing. Life as a new teenager was getting pretty complicated. So it was nice just to sit quietly after dinner and before bed, with my mom close by and my younger brothers already asleep (ah, the privileges of being the oldest sibling) and escape reality for half an hour.
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