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The Housewives of Beverly Hills.
I was about to turn it back to The Twilight Zone marathon which is infinitely better, by the way. But then I was watching actress Lisa Rinna talk about her aging parents (they are 92 and 82) and I was struck by the genuineness and seemingly unscripted-ness of the moment. Lisa talked about how she felt guilty that she couldn't do more for her parents; she talked about the frustration of seeing her once vibrant parents becoming so vulnerable and suffering through strokes and dementia. She also talked about how she never imagined the day where she would feel like the parent to her parents. Then she mentioned how she could only see her parents ONCE A YEAR (even though she lived in California and they, in Oregon) and I wanted to shake the television set and yell, "Visit them every chance you get! MAKE time for them like you do everything else! You can probably measure their final days in weeks and months, not years!!"
Then the show panned from Lisa to some dumb empty party where one of the other housewives was throwing a hissy fit over something meaningless and I turned it back to The Twilight Zone.
Anyway, it was a momentous day. Some actual reality from reality TV, if only for a few minutes. Bravo, Lisa!
Happy New Year! And hug your parents every chance you get!