A GIRLFRIEND is confident that TV programmes only provide the basis for a long ongoing conversation while they continue in the background.
Sophie Rodriguez thinks carefully-written scripts and beautifully-shot action only exist to remind her of something else entirely, which she can then proceed to talk about at length to her frustrated partner.
She said: “We’re only five minutes into this Netflix series my boyfriend has been dying to watch for months, and already I’m pointing out how the lead character’s internal struggle is just like all the drama at work about the new office chairs.
“I could wait until the episode is over to mention it, but what if I forget? Instead I’ll fill him in on the long, meandering details right now, while it’s fresh in my mind from seeing that office chair in the background. Otherwise he might not be able to concentrate on what I’m saying.
“I’m sure he’d much rather hear about my petty squabbles than focus on this show with snappy dialogue, car chases, and Lea Seydoux nude scenes. After all my story really happened, whereas this show everyone’s raving about is make-believe.
“He can rewind once I’m done if he wants, but it’ll only be five minutes until there’s another scene which reminds me of a pressing anecdote I need to recount. It’s the best part of the whole programme.”
Boyfriend Tom Logan said: “I’ll wait until Love Island is back on then start telling her about a fit bird I used to go out with. See how she likes it.”