But the thing is, I met The BFF through Fandom. And it was her that got me into "Supernatural" in the first place. And that led me to wonder how everyone else got started watching whatever their current obsession Show is.
First, in short, my sister and I met and made friends with The BFF, liptonrm, through Lord of the Rings Fandom. My sister knew her online, only to realize through a chance of circumstance, that they worked across the street from each other. She has been in our lives ever since. (For which I am eternally grateful.)
After Lord of the Rings came and went, (but never really from our hearts, because our hearts will always belong to The Shire), we each flopped around in our own separate fandoms for awhile. We enjoyed each other's shows but nothing seemed to last.
Then one day, in 2005, The BFF burst out about some show with really hot brothers hunting ghosts and driving some car. We thought it sounded good and were glad she was enjoying it so much. She then began to spout at us each week about what The Brothers were doing now.
"Watch this show!" she declared.
"Oh, I don't really have time for a new show right now," I said, all snobby like. Frankly, I think I was tired of floundering without a True Love. I was spoiled right out of the gate by being involved in two wonderful and active fandoms at once - Lord of the Rings and The West Wing. So, by 2005, I was just tired of trying new relationships that never went anywhere. Nothing was going to be the way it used to be, when LotR and TWW were in my life.
The BFF carries on with her Show and I enjoy her little weekly ramblings, because I can see she has found a new Fandom.
Then the Season One finale comes along and she is freaking out. I ask her, "What the hell happened to your Brothers on that Show? Your wigging." (I may have very well said the actual word "wigging" because I am just that cool.)
Then the Season One DVDs came out. She went on a little trip to see our friend, hiyacynth. They watched the DVDs together and hiyacynth was hooked. A few weeks later, my sister goes to visit hiyacynth. The BFF comes down to stay with me for the weekend.
When she comes in, she may or may not have been clutching the Supernatural DVDs to her chest. There is some debate between us about that. She declares that I am going to watch this show now.
"I am?" I ask and then sit down, cuz what the heck, sure, I'll watch.
We watched for 14 hours straight. We still debate exactly how long I let us sleep before I woke her up so we could watch the rest.
At the exact same time, hiyacynth has sat my sister down and is forcing her to marathon "Supernatural" as well. Halfway through the weekend my sister calls, perhaps drunkenly, to declare we have a new Show. And I declare, "No, I found us a new show." And then we both start talking at once - ABOUT SUPERNATURAL!!
And the rest is history.
Now every week The BFF, My Sister and Myself all gather together to watch a new episode of Our Show. hiyacynth quite often calls us during the commercial breaks and screams into the phone and then promptly hangs up. (Well, that's what it sounds like from my spot on the couch where I can just barely make out her side of the conversation.)
And now I have Supernatural in my life...and I stumble alone in the dark no longer.
So...what is the one show you are watching right now that you would declare to be Your Show? And how is it that you discovered Your Show in the first place? Do you share it with anyone in your RL?
Also, I just excitedly realized that this is the kind of question you can repost in your journal! So, respond in my comments or answer in your own journal and ask your flist about their Shows.
In Sum: I heart Supernatural.