A parasocial interaction or relationship is when you develop a one-sided relationship between you and another person, often times a fictional character.
Within the parasocial relationship realm, there are 5 levels.
- A harmless identification with the character
- Sharing a perspective with the character
- Investment of time and resources into unreal relationship
- Being motivated by the goals of the character
- Loss of Identity
These levels start out harmless but by number 5 you'd end up with someone like Chip from The Cable Guy.
Well, I am here to tell you that I am falling in line with Chip. This past few months, I started watching Desperate Housewives from the first season. You may think less of me or be glad I'm on the band wagon but now I am hooked!
There were quite a few episodes that when one of the characters opened their fridge, they all had a bottle of POM. It just looked so beautiful that I had to stop and buy some. I shouldn't have because I am now addicted and it's like four bucks a bottle!
I chose to go with POM Cranberry Juice. I love everything cranberry.
It is WONDERFUL and it is 100% JUICE
It says right on it "Drink it Daily. Feel it Forever."
They say to drink a glass a day to have the same effects of drinking a glass of wine.
So, cudos to Desperate Housewives. I now have a habit of drinking a four dollar a bottle juice everyday and won't be happy until I have a Maserati Convertible to drive.