Thursday, August 7, 2014

Billy Bob Thornton

You know those shows that you turn on to have some background noise while you're doing miscellaneous things around the house? The kind of show that you don't really care too much about but could have something interesting in it and you don't have to sit down and watch it to know what's going on? For me, that show is Master Class on the OWN network. I started DVRing it when Justin Timberlake was on at the beginning of the season. It's the kind of show that reminds you that celebrities are real people and they have a life outside of what we see on the screen, which is kind of a no-brainer but when you watch the show you have a "whoa, that person is real" kind of experience.

Anyway, I turned on the Billy Bob Thornton episode earlier this week, not expecting a whole lot. But from the very first story he told, I had forgotten what I was doing and sat down to watch the whole thing. He told stories from his childhood that had me crying, his adventure moving to LA which had me wide-eyed and shocked, and his feelings on the world we live in today. And I found myself constantly nodding my head and thinking, "this is what I've been saying!"

There is a clip I will link below that expresses my recent favorite discussion topic about television. I would love to know your thoughts and reactions to Billy's statement. (Yes, we are on a first name basis now since I basically know his whole life.)

How do you feel about this topic? Never thought about it? Content with the way things are? Please share!