Things that have changed my TV habits

May 23, 2009 at 7:01 pm (domestic life, tv) (, , )

First :  Fandom.  BTVS was my  introduction to fandom.  Yes, I  knew  about Star Trek  conventions and fanfic.  But Buffy  got me involved.  Buffy started just before we  moved to CA.  My sister watched it  and I  talked about it with  them.  In CA, I  found on line discussion boards.  Quotes, meanings, predictions, and other people jumping  up and down  about things you were jumping up and down.  And people that saw things I  missed. So I paid more  attention,  and rewatched,  and had more  fun with TV than I knew  was possible.

Second:  TIVO.  Easy time shifting.  The ability to pause and have a discussion in the middle  of  a show.  ( I took DH  and I  well over an hour to watch  an episode of Battlestar)The ability to rewind and resee the OMGWTFBBQ moments.   But  mostly the joy  of turning on the tv and having something on that I want to watch.

Third: Hulu,  itunes, and all the otherways  I can watch tv  on  my computer.    Tivo cuts off a few  minutes– go find  the show on the computer.  Or  everyone  is talking about a show I didn’t see — catch  the first  episode on the computer to see if I  care .  Away from my TIVO– grab a computer and  catch up on my shows. I  know a number of people  that had to give  up cable due to cost — it really  isn’t that  painful anymore.  Sometimes  you have to wait a day — and one show I  watch show the episode on the computer 8 days after  the first airing.  For  someone that has  benn timeshifting, this makes  almost  no difference.

Looking  forwad to  more  changes

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