I freely admit I am NOT a television person to any degree.
Don't get me wrong, I don't judge anyone who spends hours, and hours, and hours on the sofa, clutching the remote in one hand and a beverage of choice in the other.
Let the eye-glazing begin!
Movies are more my thing. However, I am known to binge-watch favorite small-ish screen programs...from Downton Abbey to Breaking Bad (I'm random), with abandon.
Sure, in small doses.
When I say junk, I don't mean HGTV (well, just a little). Without any shame, I have watched all the episodes of the short-lived, So NoTORIous. Not to EVER be confused with the legendary movie, Notorious.
So, judge away, kids. I understand, but Loni Anderson owned that series.
Anyway, on most days and nights, music is what happens in our abode. Thankfully, this works for my compadre in entertainment.
However, today, I saw a small clip of a movie with that actress, Elizabeth Shue. Without a doubt, you remember her. She starred in the unforgettable, Adventures in Babysitting (which was cinematic greatness, BTW), then she ditched the kiddies and got all whorish in Leaving Las Vegas.
You will never be nominated for an Oscar for babysitting rowdy kids in a movie. Being a prostitute? You bet. Just ask Jane Fonda. There are probably others, but I am not going to bother checking. Whores, tramps and thieves...get the gold!
Listen, it all worked out for Jane, but Elizabeth did not win. It was an honor to be nominated...and then she sort of blended into the background in the world of make-believe on celluloid (a cool term I wanted to toss in). I mean, she is still working, but without much fanfare.
All of this brings me to my point (again, I do have one): Why, after an Oscar nomination or win, do so many stars seem to vanish or become almost invisible?
I mean, Meryl, and others remain in the spotlight, but where, for instance, is Helen Hunt these days?
Random, but you are going to Google Helen Hunt, aren't you?
Good, see ya there, because I'll be searching for Liz, Helen and now Paul Reiser, before I search for Mad
About You! on Netflix streaming.
See, I do watch junk television!