I am a housewife (I hate that term, but I can’t think of a better one so I guess I’m stuck with it) in my late forties. My son left for college three years ago, so I now have a lot more time on my hands. Which segues into what this blog is about.
I guess my DVD obsession started back in 2002. I blame it all on “The Goo Goo Dolls”. My favorite band back at that time. They had announced on their web-site that they would be performing during “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on September 24, 2002. So of course I had to check it out. Turns out that I had to sit through the whole show and they performed after the end of it. Of course what happens, I get hooked on the show.
Well if I’m totally honest, I was hooked on the incredibly hot, charismatic vampire that kept announcing during commercial breaks that “The Goo Goo Dolls” would be coming up soon. I later found out that it was Spike. Watching what turned out to be the first show of season 7 of Buffy, I became very intrigued with the show, but also very confused by it. I had no idea who the people were or what was happening.
Then I discovered that one of my cable stations was showing repeats of the show from previous seasons. I started watching them, but they weren’t always played in order and I got impatient and even more confused. So I decided the answer to this was to purchase the show on DVD. I bought all the seasons available and started a marathon viewing session so I could catch up. Both my husband and son probably thought I was nuts (but at least they were nice enough not to say so, at least not to my face).
Turns out I loved the show, but that led to me needing to check out the spin-off Angel, which led to more DVD purchases. It just kept going from there. Once we got a big screen TV with surround sound at home, there was no hope for me. I was officially hooked. To be able to watch TV (with no commercial breaks) and movies curled up in a blanket on a comfy sofa and to have the ability to pause for bathroom/snack breaks, it just doesn’t get better than that. Oh, and to be able to rewind and watch extra good scenes repeatedly!!!
I currently have over 1,400 DVDs in my collection and it is still growing. So now you know that I am a DVD addict and it’s all “The Goo Goo Dolls” fault.