It is no surprise I love, well love. I’ve been an avid romance reader for almost thirty years and have finally sold my own romance. Chasing Amy and It’s a Wonderful Life are my two favorite movies (and yes they are romances, at least in my book). My second love after romance novels is television. At the age of 6 I was negotiating with my mom to stay up past my bedtime to watch Three’s Company Too. To this day I have television on all of the time (to my honey’s dismay) and I love falling asleep to the soft coo of Friends or Seinfeld or really anything.
Which is why I was super pumped to see there were several romance/romantic dramedies in this season’s television lineup, Manhattan Love Story, A-Z, Selfie, Jane the Virgin, oh my! I’ve watched them all and liked them all—some certainly more than others. I enjoyed the promise of the relationship in MLS, A-Z had a really cute set up and interesting characters and Selfie, and well Selfie had John Cho. I loves me some John Cho. They have all gone the way of the Dodo. I hear Jane the Virgin isn’t doing great in the ratings department either, even though it is probably the best of them all. The humor, the hot cast and the telenovela voice overs, what more could you ask for?
Apparently more than my delight. I wonder why folks aren’t interested in watching romance on the small screen. There are hundreds of versions of CSI and Law and Order but we can’t seem to sustain one good romance. That is a little disheartening. I’m going to have to let my optimistic side rule and say the reason is because people are so satisfied in their love lives, they have no need to watch it on the boob tube. I just pray they keep buying it in book form J
Oh and if you haven’t seen Jane the Virgin, I highly recommend it!