Since I had work on Friday night, my husband and I enjoyed our weekend date night early on Thursday evening. We attended a special Parenthood Screening/Q&A that he was invited to through work. As a weekly viewer of the show and an avid Lauren Graham fan (Gilmore Girls), I was very excited to hear from the cast and producers up close and personal.
Overall, it was an enjoyable night, but after about the twentieth audience member stood up to gush about the show, give their own technical notes (yes, they did), and finally spit out their mediocre questions, we were ready to rush out for dinner.
While these 'pinch-me' LA moments provide a quick thrill and a fun anecdote, they really don't compete with life's simpler screening pleasures...like laughing hysterically until you snort during your Parks and Rec marathon with your husband (I'm a snorter - big nerd- I know)...or snacking on a box of Hot Tamales squished between your two best friends at the movies...or having an all-nighter watching musicals with your dad...or bumping into a family friend, like Mr. Person, at your hometown theatre, knowing full well that the next day at church, he'll tease your mom, "Don't tell me you didn't like that movie. I saw you laughing." Because in the scheme of things, movies and television are about shared experiences with the ones you love - the real stars of your life.