Let’s face it – it’s not always easy to stay focused in the present 100% of the time. The mind inevitably wanders. Especially when the present activity is just plain boring. A lot of people’s thoughts wander to errands they have to do, things they would rather be doing, or the next meal. In my case, I spend a bulk of my wandering thought time on random pop culture topics, pondering on everything ranging from celebrity gossip to tv shows to books. Here are some of the random things that I’ve thought about recently:
1. How did The Babysitters’ Club series end? I read that book series religiously growing up, always anxiously awaiting for the new book to come out at the library. However, by the time the series ended, I was already beyond the age group that read the series. Still, I always wonder what was the very last plot line.
2. What was possibly running through Amy Sherman Palladino’s mind when she thought giving Luke a long-lost daughter (in Gilmore Girls) was a feasible, interesting, and good storyline? No fan was clamoring for this contrived drama to break up Luke and Lorelai. No fan was calling for Luke and Lorelai to break-up. The storyline came from left field and did not fit in with the show’s character at all. Plus, the actress who played the long-lost daughter wasn’t very good, which made the storyline even more infuriating.
3. Connie Britton and Lauren Graham need to act in something together soon.
Source: Lauren Graham’s Twitter account
4. Who is actually demanding some of the sequels that Hollywood creates? I don’t see any particular consumer pressure for a new Bridget Jones movie, yet one is in the works. Which focus groups are Hollywood executives using to justify these badly done sequels (which don’t even end up generating a lot of money yet the executives continue to make)?
5. What would the heroines in Jane Austen’s books think of each other if they met? Would they like each other or have nothing in common? Who would get along the most? I am particularly curious what Elizabeth Bennett – who is prejudiced-think of Emma Woodhouse- who is arrogant.
6. Friends takes place in the most diverse city in the United States, yet no one in the cast reflects this diversity, nor do they interact much with people of diverse backgrounds.
7. I sometimes play a miniature version of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” In my modified version, I try to connect my favorite actors with as few mutual people as possible.
8. In the 1990s TV series Step by Step, why didn’t viewers ever meet Frank’s ex-wife? Since the show never mentioned the ex-wife not wanting to see her kids, I find it odd that neither Frank nor his kids every discussed her or she never made an appearance.
9. Fuller House is a bad idea.
10. It would be so cool to be part of the Braverman family.