"The truth is, I probably don't want to be too happy or content, 'cause then what?
I actually like the quest, the search. That's the fun.
The more lost you are, the more you have to look forward to.
What do you know? I'm having a great time and I don't even know it."
~ Ally McBeal (Ally McBeal)
Almost every winter, I re-watch Ally McBeal.
(And sometimes around Christmas too.)
It's slowly becoming sort of like a tradition.
No doubt, the TV series is a classic, and a huge success back during its time.
But it is also one of those shows that continues to hold a very special place in my heart when all the hype was over.
For us the sentimental bunch (or is it just me?), it's the type of show that just gets under your skin and stays there.
It's like the old book that you take out and re-read every year. Every time you read it, you feel something different, or discover something that you haven't noticed before.
Maybe I am biased.
Well, fine, I am biased. There, I said it!
Despite whatever negative comments the world has to say about the show, I love it. And ain't nothing is gonna change that!
It's a show about love, music, Christmas, snow, eccentricity, heartwarming court cases that are unrealistic, loneliness, pursuit of happiness, true friendship, undying hope for romance, heartbreaks, bursting into songs, Boston, outrageous humour, dancing after work, honesty, and bravery to express oneself.
And, most importantly, the complete acceptance of another human being and to truly appreciate them for who they are.
A beautiful show with beautiful people, beautiful scenes, and a script that was beautifully written. What's there not to love?
It is quirky, romantic, and exquisite.
Almost poetic, even.
Watching the show does tend to make me feel a little sad and nostalgic though.
It will always remind me of those quiet nights that I curled up in bed after a nice long bath, with scented candles burning on my bedside table, and the sound of cold breeze outside of the windows.
But it is okay.
Sometimes, honey, it is perfectly alright to feel a little sad.