Saturday, October 20, 2012

Austin and Ally

The latest Disney channel show to capture the obsessive attention of my step kids is a particularly awful piece of garbage called Austin and Ally. The premise: Austin is a teen aged wannabe pop star with no creative talent. Ally is a teen aged songwriter with crippling stage fright. Give Austin Ally's songs and BOOM he's an overnight Internet sensation.

Yeah right.

Anyway, my step daughter and I had a very excited discussion tonight about how Austin and Ally absolutely need to start dating each other. She listed off a bunch of scenes in various episodes that had some degree of romantic tension between the two characters. She even started referring to them as Auslly.

I told her about Mulder and Scully on the X-Files and how they dragged that particular tension out for seven years. She threw in the Riker/Troi characters from Star Trek the Next Generation and how they milked the will they/won't they for ever and ever.

It was so cool to see how animated she got. This was just before bed time and she kept asking if we could talk about it again tomorrow.

It's so much fun being a step father. I feel so lucky that I get to have goofy talks like this with a middle schooler.

Who woulda thunk it, right?

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