THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 17: WATCHING LIFETIME MOVIES IS LIKE FAST-TRACKING YOUR QUEST FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING

I love TV. People who say that TV is a waste of time and rots your mind are straight up tripping, because TV is 100% educational, always. I attribute my success in the advertising world to the AMC show Mad Men. I know I aced a biology paper on autoimmune disease thanks to a very intense episode of the show House. And a wealth of my awkward body questions have been answered in Keeping Up With the Kardashians. So. TV is a resource.

Whether you’re struggling to understand a psychological dilemma, going through a psychological dilemma, going through a physiological dilemma, trying to connect with teenaged angst, going through financial crisis… This could go on… Let’s just say you’re facing crisis in some manner. Lifetime is the network for you. Dedicating even 2 hours to any lifetime show will save you thousands of dollars in therapy, will give you clarity on the magnitude of your personal crisis, and will most often leave you feeling that actually, you don’t have it so bad.

A typical Lifetime movie will offer you insights on the following:

Betrayal

Illegal things

Legal battles and legal culture

Murder

Rape

Kidnapping

Fatal illness

Friendship

Love lost

Weddings

Families in crisis

Abortion

Adoption

Teen pregnancy

Old people pregnancy

Second families

The police

Poverty

Wealth

Shoulderpads and blow-outs

Anorexia and bulimia

Depression

Suicide

Abuse in any form

Passive aggression

Egotism

Revenge

Theft

Violence

Witchcraft

Religion

Ageism

Racism

Sexism

Any kind of ism

Divorce

The dangers of the media and the internet

Mental illness

Tori Spelling

Funerals

Christenings

Evil stepmothers/ mothers-in-law

Christmas and goodwill

Beauty

Unemployment

Rebellion

Spring break

Forbidden love

Secrets

Far-off dreams and aspirations

Charity

Neighbourly behaviour (good and bad)

I know you think that’s a long and extravagant list, but that’s just one Lifetime flick.

If you’re new to Lifetime, or if you’ve been putting off starting your personal Lifetime journey (I’m looking at you Brett Andrews, CPA), may I recommend you using “A Woman Scorned: the Betty Broderick Story” as your staring point.

A_Woman_Scorned__The_Betty_Broderick_Story_[Aka_Till_Murder_Do_Us_Part]_[Lifetime]_1992

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