I watch a lot of TV. I admit that. And while I own a lot of DVD’s I find myself guilty of watching movies live on TV. The other day E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was on and I had to watch it from top to finish. Even though I’ve seen it a million times, even though I OWN it. I had to watch it right there on TV, commercials and all. This made me start to think: Is It Weird…that there are some movies out there I HAVE to watch every time they are on TV, even when I own the DVD, that’s most likely still in its shrink-wrap packaging?
The Movies I HAVE to WATCH
A couple months ago HBO played Pitch Perfect every day, and every time I saw that it was on, I watched it. I really did. No matter where it was in the show. I watch it until the end, I really do. I’m such a sucker for some sarcastic Anna Kendrick, and that damn Cups song.
Sugar & Spice
This show comes on maybe once or twice a year, but whenever it does, I watch it. Four years ago, I finally bought it. And since then it’s remained in its packaging. But when I see that it’s playing on TV, I have to watch it. Come on, bank robbing cheerleaders who use cheerleading stunts to commit crimes? So good. AND James Marsden? Yes, please.
“You’re killing me, Smalls!” This show brings back memories, and it will always be one of my favorites no matter how old I get. My kids will watch this movie and fall in love with it. ABC Family has those summer weeks where they show Sandlot practically every day. And I watch it. Every. Single. Time. I will watch this show for-EV-er, for-EV-er…even if I can recite it line for line.
The Shawshank Redemption
This is my favorite movie of all time and TNT loves to play it. Every ‘time I watch it I somehow miss the beginning, but let’s face it, the movie doesn’t get good until Andy and Red meet. This movie is a classic and in my opinion one of the best, and that is why it remains in its pristine packaging while I watch it every time it plays on TV.
Sweet Home Alabama
This is my second favorite romantic comedy, only behind While You Were Sleeping, which let’s be honest, is the best. I loved the fact that in this love triangle there was no bad guy, just a guy that wasn’t right for her. I hate those rom-com’s when the first guy she’s with is obviously the wrong guy, it’s like well, why is she with him then? I also love Reese Witherspoon, this is a good Saturday afternoon movie…or you know, whenever it’s on TV. Sometimes all it takes is 1 minute and I’m sucked in.
Admit it, this is one of your favorite movies too. And if not, you’re crazy. Favorite scene ever? When Lex is eating jello and notices the velociraptors behind her grandfather. That jello jiggling on the spoon is a classic visual. When this movie plays sometimes I just watch it to see my favorite parts. Dr. Grant listening to the triceratops breathing, the goat, the first time the gang sees the dinosaurs…such a great movie. (Tangent: How does my spell check not know the word velociraptor?)
Another classic, right? How can anyone resist Julia Roberts in this movie? (notice I said in this movie.) TBS plays this movie waaaay to many times and I watch it waaaay too many times. I recently decided I needed to own the movie, but it’s never actually made it to the DVD player. Favorite can’t miss scene? Here’s a hint, fast forward thought it would be a big mistake. BIG MISTAKE.
So am I just weird? Or do you have movies you can’t stop watching when they’re on TV?