Wazzup Geeklings? How’s the new year treating you so far?
Well, I thought I would do something kinda public service-y this week. I’ve mentioned before how I’m a bit on the anxious side as far as mental health goes, and right around the new year I ended up feeling SUPER anxious. Thankfully it’s more or less passed (as it does) but when I’m feeling that way I run into a bit of a problem; what to watch on TV.
Not a very big problem, but still. It also applies to movies and things to read.
When I’m feeling really anxious, what I expose myself to can end up making things worse. Anything that has a whole lot of angst or grown-up problems or is dark and dour… just nope. While normally I’m fine watching that kind of thing (and actually like it), when I’m feeling like everything is wrong those kinds of things just reinforce that feeling. So what to watch?
Well, I discovered something that, I have to say, was pretty much what the doctor ordered. It’s fun, wacky, has no serious qualities what so ever and has short episodes.
May I present Teen Titans Go!
To all the fans of the original Teen Titans series, I know, I know, you miss it. I understand. From what I saw and from what I’ve heard it was a great show, and a lot of the hardcore fans are not thrilled with this new, goofier take.
Having said that, I like Go! It’s just fun and it requires no thought whatsoever. The gist is that you have 5 teen superheroes living in their headquarters with no adult supervision. There’s Robin, Batman’s original sidekick. Beast Boy, who can turn into any animal. Cyborg, who’s part robot. Starfire, a princess from another planet who blasts lasers. And Raven (my favorite) who’s a magical half-demon goth. Other well-known DC characters pop up from time to time.
Here’s a few snippets.
So from getting really silly about pizza or making songs about books, there’s something for everyone.
What do you guys think? Is there a show you like to watch when you’re feeling discombobulated? A movie or book you like to read when you’re feeling off? Post away!
For anyone feeling wiggy, wonky or wrong, we’ve got things to help with that. From a YA booklist on mental health to links from community services to books like this one, we’ve got resources galore. Check ’em out, watch something silly, and until next time, End of Line.