Okay, people. It’s Confession Thursday. It’s time to come out of your own virtual closet. Man up and confess something already. I know, I’ll start us off.
As you should already be aware, I am self-professed hater of all things Oprah. If you didn’t know that, then you should read this before continuing with this confession.
I was quite anxious about losing Discovery Health, because there were plenty of programs on that channel that fed my need to obsess over health problems without becoming actively involved in actually doing anything about them. It was my hypochondriacal guilty pleasure, if you will. I had some resentment against Oprah for doing this. Why did she have to hijack an already existing channel? Just to show how much power she has? And how fitting that she named it OWN, since I have said from the start that she intends to take over the world. One day, I presume, she intends to OWN every thing and every single one of us. And who would resist her? She’s very charismatic, that one. I would take no part in this…I decided. I would boycott the channel altogether out of sheer disgust.
So, January something or another rolls around and I’m scrolling through the on-screen tv guide. I notice that OWN is listed on the screen, and remembered that I had intended to block the channel (or just take it off my favorites, if you are being particular). However, while I was in the process of doing this, I noticed that the program playing at that particular time was “Mystery Diagnosis“. “Well,” I thought to myself, “the queen of the world does have a heart.” I decided to give it a chance. And here is my confession:
I freakin’ LOVE the OWN. I have watched and already become addicted to “Enough Already, with Peter Walsh” (Oprah’s OWN version of Hoarders) and “Miracle Detectives“. There’s even a behind the scenes show about the Oprah show that I will confess I have watched way more than I am proud to profess.
Now. It’s your turn. Man up.