Six Months and Counting: Let’s all admit it’s bad TV getting us through

To paraphrase Bare Naked Ladies, it’s been … six months of self-quarantine.

On March 13, I was officially sent home along with other remaining co-workers to work remotely for an undetermined period of time.

One-hundred-eighty-four days later, I’m still here, and spiced up the day-to-day grind with a convenient trimalleolar fracture in July that, thus far, has required two surgeries. So, due to ever-changing guidelines that affect me working on-site at my job plus this whole no-mobility thing, I’ll be working and convalescing from home for a little bit longer. Remote schooling starts tomorrow for my daughter, too; our living-room looks like a Wayfair Call Center.

But, I’m not here to blog about the trials of 2020; we are all well acquainted at this point. Rather, I’m here to talk about 90 Day Fiance.

90DF — that’s what those of us who are too deep to get out call it — has been around for a while, but it was only this year that I finally dove in to what I previously thought was ‘too trashy’ a show for my liking. Seven seasons later, I’ve met every couple to ever K-1 their way on to the show, kept up with the countless spin-offs, downloaded at least five different podcasts dedicated to the franchise, and started making 90DF-specific crafts to share with my new, anonymous 90-Day friends on Reddit. There was also a nine-hour leak of tell-all footage floating around at one time … or so I heard.

My point here is this is not just a show to pass the time; it’s a whole lifestyle that includes home decor, should you choose to go that route. Etsy has a massive selection, ranging from wine glasses to wall art. Need a date night? 90-Day ideas — sometimes uncensored — aren’t hard to find. And cast-member David Toborowsky is often only a Tweet away, should you find the need to connect with someone (seriously, this guy is nothing if not responsive).

Looking for good listens? Here are my top five podcasts of the 90DF Variety:

1 90 Day Cray Cray

2 90 Day Gays

3 420 Fiance

4 The Fraudcast

5 90 Day Fiance Trash Talk

90DF ‘I can tote it’ mask via RedBubble

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