I am preparing to be famous.
I watched the film – the A Team – the other night. And it reminded me how much I really loved the original. The show aired from 1983 to 1987, and I may have watched those four years. We were young, just married and could afford nothing, so TV was our entertainment. TV has since become more a novelty. I work at night teaching and attend events and dinners with friends when I’m not working. But I enjoyed that time as well, cuddling with Andrew and watching preposterous antics of this group of charming outsiders.
Now, here is the point. The A Team is not really part of the literary cannon. Affection for the show is not something I lead with when meeting people for the first or even the last time. What it can become, however, is a comment I can have ready when a People magazine reporter or in an interviewer asks, so what is your dark secret? And I will pulled out: I loved watching the A Team in the 80s. The interview can then be quickly re-directed to favorite TV shows and we’ve skipped off treacherous ground and on to guilty pleasures.
It’s not a rocket launcher, but it can be effective. And like the A Team, it will get the job done.