My turn: Sitcoms help us laugh, realize faults

I’m sure some might wonder why my social life revolves around movies and books rather than real-life people. There’s actually a fairly reasonable explanation for this.

Alisa-BoswellwebI’ve spent a lot of time in hotel rooms this last year and the fact is that television and music are my constant companions when I’m on the road. Mostly, the shows are for the background noise but sometimes, I genuinely value my time at the end of the day when I can collapse on that hotel room bed and melt my mind to shows from the 1990s and 2000s.

No matter how many times I’ve seen episodes of “How I Met Your Mother,” “Friends” or “Full House,” I will still settle on the same episodes on TBS and Nick at Night every time because they are the shows I’ve grown up with and grown as an adult with.

Everyone mid-20s to mid-30s can relate to overcoming the same kind of mistakes and stupidity that are faced by young adults and in some cases, older adults, in those three shows.

I think it is comforting for people my age to see that “Wow, it’s not just me. Other people do dumb things too.” It’s always nice to know you’re not alone.


Alisa Boswell loves movies and literature and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at or 356-4481 or on Facebook at Cmi staff-Alisa Boswell.

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