On why I love Touch and New Girl…

Oh, I love these series. And the reason why I hadn’t talked about them before is that they hadn’t begun in Mexico… Well, Touch had, but I missed two episodes. I’m guessing I won’t be missing it anymore; it’s that awesome.

Let’s talk about Touch first. I like Kiefer Sutherland. He has never been my favorite actor and I didn’t watch 24, but I have always liked him; two of my favorite movies featuring him are Flatliners and Mirrors. The guy can get you to believe in him, his desperation, his courage. And now, he has got me to believe that TV with positive and heartwarming content is still out there.

Touch is the story of Martin Bohm, a man who lost his wife on 9/11 and is father to a boy called Jake, who (I presume) has autism. But Martin discovers that there’s much more to Jake than meets the eye… he can predict things that will happen in the future, and Martin’s life changes. And more than that, he believes.

This is what I love the most about this series: the way situations around the world are connected, the way the program tells us that if we just pay attention, believe and are willing to help others, things will be ok. At least, this is what I’ve taken from the show. And I absolutely love it. I love the fact that Martin loves his son above all things, and is willing to do what it takes to help him (and along with him, everyone who will be benefitted; even himself at times). This, of course, implies that people will probably think he’s nuts. But he doesn’t care. How cool is that, seriously??!! And that is why I will continue watching. Beautiful show.

The second show I now love is New Girl. I wanted to start watching it because I think Zooey Deschanel is adorable, but I want to keep watching because she reminds me (only a bit) of myself. Ha.

Jess breaks up with her boyfriend, then goes to live with three male roommates. Chaos ensues. They are three men’s men, and suddenly there’s this very feminine girl among them. Of course, there are very funny moments resulting from this odd combination…

Ok, before I continue, I want to be over with criticism: maybe Jess is exaggerated. But maybe this is why she’s so adorable, right? This is a comedy, after all.

Now that I got that out of the way, let me tell you why she reminds me of myself. The moment I heard her say “so you will be my Gandalf in Middle Earth?”, I cracked up. I can’t remember all the times I’ve given Lord of the Rings and/or Harry Potter (and more recently, Hunger Games) references and people, my husband more specifically, look at me with this “are you NUTS???” face. And if I’m talking on the phone or chatting with them, I can just imagine their faces. I’ve read those books many times, and I like to revisit them often, and people rarely understand why. Also, I’m not very much into fashion; I wear what makes me feel comfy. I like to live the way that I feel good about, not what may or may not be “accepted”… Although I have to say I try not to affect others negatively by doing this. Of course, I’m also VERY different from Jess: Even though I enjoy romantic movies, I do NOT watch them endlessly (I’d rather watch my HP of LOTR movies). I sing and make up songs for my kids, but I don’t have a theme song for myself and/or sing aaaaaaall the time… and of course, I’m nowhere as pretty as Zooey Deschanel is.

Another thing I like about this series is how the men involved are very manly and everything,  yet they are moved by Jess. How she breaks their defenses. Also, how they help her be stronger. It’s a nice thing to show, how women can learn from men, and men be more sensitive without losing their manliness. Just saying.

I will definitely keep watching these shows; they make me feel good. And we need more of that in today’s world.

Thanks for reading; feel free to tell me if you like Touch and New Girl!! See you soon!

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