When was the last time you actually sat down and had a good laugh? Can you remember? Or are you so depressed these days that laughter is one of those actions that has gone the way of running and jumping into a pile of leaves.
Over the weekend I was reading a study that said that a good laugh can burn calories, especially sitcoms. The problem with that is that most of the shows in TV now are of the serious, drama type.
I can't prove it, but I think that once sitcoms and comedies started to be replaced with dramas and reality is about the time Americans started getting fat (or at least noticing it).
I'm a huge fan of comedies. That's probably why I watch so much old TV. Back then they knew how to create genuine laughs, rather than just make a bunch of jokes that eventually will come around to sexual innuendo.
Having said that, I'm always looking for new comedies/sitcoms that I either haven't heard of, or haven't been able to watch because of something else on at the same time.
Case in point...Monday nights are usually reserved for Chuck and Heroes, but since NBC has something against showing reruns and believes we need to see even more pointless hours of Deal or No Deal, I was forced to look elsewhere for my Monday night viewing. I was already a fan of How I Met Your Mother, and usually watch it during the summer, but I actually gave the show that precedes it, The Big Bang Theory, a shot. I must say, I haven't laughed that hard in a long, long time! I also took the time to watch ABC Family's new sitcom Roommates.
If the whole laughter burns calories thing is true, then I must burned enough calories last night to drop a good 5-10 lbs at least...lol Not to mention I had a much more...I can't think of a good word..but it was a much lighter mood in the house than there is after watching some of the other depressing, drama filled crap that fills the airwaves. You should all try it sometime!
The Hateful Eight
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