Secondly, these shows tend to glamorize unrealistic ideas about what constitutes as an ideal partner.
She lounges outside a coffee shop, paging through highlighted books with her glittery fingernails, and crossing a bridge unsettlingly similar to one near where I live in Pittsburgh.
She also nails one of my favorite docudramatic standards: contemplatively staring off into the sunset. Not only did I never plan to appear in person, but I also never expected to watch myself portrayed on one by an actress.
American expats appearing on Chinese TV is not uncommon: As explained in a June 2012 episode of This American Life, seeing foreigners perform and do “silly” things on TV—speak Mandarin, wear traditional garb, dance—is novel and hugely popular.
I’d seen David before on a talk show whose bare-bones set resembled something you’d see on an American public-access channel.
Megan certainly isn't interested in fixing things nor has she made any efforts to reconcile or confront her other lover.