A friend of mine just bought her first house. What do I have? A really large collection of television shows on DVD. I think I have a problem.
Recently on my trip to Los Angeles, I spent an afternoon in Amoeba, the world’s greatest used DVD and music store (6400 Sunset Blvd). The store is an enormous warehouse featuring every TV show you can imagine, and more importantly, at incredible prices! Any show you can think of, they’ve got it. Truly, a TV fans dream and a dangerous place to visit if you’re a self proclaimed TV addict.
Did I really need to pick up season four of SCRUBS? A show that airs in reruns almost ten times a day on different channels. The first season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER — the show that will be airing repeats in syndication within two years. THE COMEBACK complete series? Okay, that one was worth it — Lisa Kudrow’s brilliant but cancelled HBO series was absolute genius. Who am I kidding — they were all worth it. Okay, I might have a problem.
Why exactly am I buying new DVDs when I still have sealed unwatched seasons of GILMORE GIRLS, REBA, THE WEST WING, MELROSE PLACE, THE OFFICE and more sitting on my ever expanding DVD wall?
So to recap — my friend has a house, I have the first season of BEVERLY HILLS 90210 on DVD. Help me help myself. Do you have an addiction to buying television shows on DVD? Any ideas on how to curb my addiction? Share your thoughts in the comments.