Stargate was one of the things that brought my family closer together. I began watching SG1 when I was in middle school. Every now and then I would be joined by my mother. Of course that every now and then turned into a regular occurance and she became almost as much of a fan as I am.
Occasionally when we would be watching Stargate my father, who is the epitome of workaholic, would come out of his office and join us. And then proceed to pester us incessantly about characters and plot details.
I only had one friend who enjoyed the shows as much as I do, and she moved away when I was in eigth grade. I had no one else to watch or discuss the shows with other than my parents. None of us followed many shows, and the three of us never followed the same show all together. It became a fantastic way to pass an hour, and, at least briefly, prevented fights breaking out over who wanted to watch what on the television.
While I was the only person who continuously kept up with the shows, my mother will still sit down to watch a rerun with me from time to time when I'm home. Her birthday is in early August and I'm tired of getting her knitting books. In the (unlikely) event that I do win, that second ticket is going to her.