REGRET EVERYTHING: You HAVE to Watch This! You HAVE TO! [Click for full post]
In “Regret Everything,” comedian Will Hines gives a weekly update on the thoughts that are gnawing at his brain.
Friends don’t just recommend movies. They ORDER you to watch them.
"Have you seen SkyFall? Oh my God, you HAVE to see it! You HAVE to!”
They grab your forearm. They lock their eyes with yours. This is important. If you didn’t speak English, the tone of conversation would suggest you had just walked by the President without noticing he was trying to give you a high-five.
"Have you seen Argo? Oh you HAVE to see it! Go see it! Why haven’t you seen it?”
This is something unique to media: movies, TV shows, music and books. Friends don’t just compliment it, they desperately need you to have seen it also. They must know that you had the experience they had, or else, it seems, they can no longer be friends with you. You will forever be separated by the emotional gap left by not seeing Looper.
Even though conversations about movies are often just listing scenes:
"Did you see Ghost Protocol, when he ran down the building?” says your friend with an expression of genuine interest.
"I did see that," you reply.
"Wasn’t it good?" your friend asks, still fixated on you.
"Yes, it was good," you answer.
And for the first time in what seems like a long time, your friend relaxes and gazes elsewhere.
No one gets that way with other things, like with sweaters. [Keep Reading]