Wolf and I have been watching old episodes of Scrubs. He likes the show much more than I do. Obviously I like it enough to watch it but I would not put it in my top 10 favorite tv shows.
Last night we watched the episode where Carla and Turk get married. It being tv, of course, OF COURSE, the wedding was a debacle. You know how it goes: something catastrophic happens and the wedding is off/on/off/on and the stars of the show have to come through and Save the Wedding ™ hero/ine style. In the end everyone’s happy.
There are countless examples. Charlotte’s first wedding had her announce to Carrie, just as Charlotte was about to walk down the aisle, Tre was impotent. Her second wedding had wine spilling, bride tripping, etc. Carrie’s wedding had her stood up at the alter; it was, after all, the basis of the whole movie. Rhoda had to take the bus. Mary had her ex show up and ruin her affair (followed closely by the “birth debacle” another common theme in tv). There are tons of examples more obvious than the rather obscure ones I chose (shows you my taste in tv is really limited). Honestly I find it tedious that no wedding on the tube can go off without ridiculousness.
I’ve been on the periphery of many weddings. I’ve even planned my own wedding and nothing catastrophic happened at any of them. Yes there were small problems but nothing akin a debacle. No one got stood up or forgotten about, dresses went the wrong color, cakes were appropriate.
Yes I know Hollywood is out to make money but seriously. I just want to watch tv once and have a wedding occur without being bored because I know the episode will devolve into boring wedding debacles.