Researchers have found evidence that watching rom-coms and sitcoms impact our views on love. TV seems to shape our view of reality in every other realm of life, so I’m not exactly shocked it’s also true for romance.
Why Dave Is Still Single, a study by University of Michigan researchers, asked participants how frequently they watch rom-coms, marriage-themed reality shows and sitcoms.They discovered that participants who watch a lot of rom-coms and romantic reality shows were more likely to believe in things like love at first sight and “The One” – you know, the stuff that keeps us forever alone because we’re stubbornly waiting for some ever-elusive meet cute with a Ken doll that will never arrive. These participants were more likely to agree with phrases like “My ‘true love’ will be nearly perfect” or the concept that they’d know immediately if their significant other was right for them. Keep reading »
If you watch “Modern Family” and envy the chaotic, hilarious lives of the Dunphys, perhaps you’d be interested in moving in with them? OK, you wouldn’t really be moving in with Phil, Claire, Haley, Alex, and Luke, but you would own the famous house they live in on the show. This piece of sitcom real estate doesn’t come cheap, though. The 4 bedroom/4.5 bathroom home is located in the swanky Cheviot Hills area of Los Angeles. Find out the price after the jump! Keep reading »
We’ve learned a lot of important lessons from our own moms, but we’ve probably learned even more from watching sitcoms (sorry, Mom!). In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fun to compile some life lessons we’ve learned from TV Moms over the years. After the jump, check out our list, and please feel free to add your own submissions in the comments! Keep reading »
This supercut of “Very Special Episodes” tackling difficult issues runs the gamut from “Saved by the Bell’s” Jesse Spano “I’m so excited” on speed rant, to the “Dinosaurs” does steroids. But my own VSE fave? How about the time Tom Hanks played the alcoholic uncle on “Family Ties” and got drunk on
Michael J. Fox’s hair gel vanilla extract? How much vanilla extract would you really have to swill before getting even the tiniest buzz? Somebody try it and report back. [YouTube]