Monday, January 21, 2008

What I've been watching

This has nothing to do with economics, but for those readers curious what I do in my down time, I have been watching My So-Called Life, the short-lived TV show from 1994, with my family.

My kids are aged 16, 13, and 9, and they all enjoy the show, as do my wife and I. (Admittedly, some of the themes are too advanced for a typical 9 year old, but with two older siblings, Peter gets exposed to stuff earlier than the others did.) The show's writing is superb, and the acting is great. More important, the stories are often a good catalyst for family discussion. The show perfectly captures the feelings, pressures, and conflicts, both at school and at home, that characterize adolescence.