Monday, November 14, 2011
Long Island Medium
I was flipping through the TV channels the other day and came across "Long Island Medium." I love reality shows, so it caught my attention. Just your average brash, bleach blonde New York housewife named Teresa who speaks to dead people. You know that I believe in that stuff and that I like those kinds of paranormal-y shows. So I thought I'd watch for awhile. Honestly, I was expecting it to be kind of stupid and fake. And I was expecting that her accent would make me want to stab my ears with a fork. I was wrong. On both accounts. Her accent was endearing and part of her charm. She was genuine and real. People liked her. She made them feel at ease and she uplifted them with her gift. You could literally see their burdens become lighter as she relayed messages from their departed loved ones. Sounds corny, I know. But watching Teresa joyfully using her gift in that way made me want to find my own gift, whatever it may be.
I wonder why I don't feel that way when I watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey?! And I wonder why they call them the "real" housewives when they are about as real as their silicone implants? But I guess that's a topic for another day. In the meantime, though, I kind of look forward to seeing that brash bleach blonde New York accented housewife again.