I can’t stand watching commercials.
Maybe it’s because I’m horribly impatient and hate wasting time. Or maybe it’s that I grew up in a household where my sister and father would watch two shows simultaneously so they never had to sit through commercials. Or maybe it’s just habit because I work the night shift and DVR my nightly shows. Why watch commercials when you can just zip right through them and turn that hour show into about 45 minutes?
After leaving reporting to become at editor here, I struggled over how to find ways to write. I knew I could blog, but I didn’t have anything to blog about — except my problem. I watch too many television shows. And I’m pretty religious about it. I may have enough shows that sometimes I have to schedule my DVR thinking about what shows I can catch online if I miss recording them since you can only record two at a time. Don’t judge.
In having a chat with Smart queen Kara Eberle about my DVR habits, I realized I’m probably not alone. We all live pretty busy lives and can’t guarantee we’ll be home in time for that prime-time slot.
So for a little research for a piece I’m working on for Smart, I need you — yes you! Who else has jumped on the DVR bandwagon? Who watches their shows online? And what shows are your must-see shows?