I’ll admit it – I am becoming way too dependent on recording shows and then watching them at a later time. Okay, binge-watch them at a later time. It is not unusual for me to stay up until 3 am on a weekend trying to get all caught up on the shows I have recorded. I think this is messing with my dog’s sense of time since she has my same sleep schedule. I love how she can stay in bed with me until noon or later. She is so great.
I just figured out that I can record only the new shows and not have the TV record all the re-runs that I have already seen. I was pretty sure it could be done, it just seemed too hard to figure out and unless my husband is going to be my TV tech advisor, well I’ll just keep deleting the re-runs. That is until we get to less than 10% of free space left to record. Then I know it is going to be a matter of time before we have THAT discussion again. (And I still have no idea how the documentary on Lynard Skynard got deleted).
But what I have gotten really, really good at is speed watching my TV shows. I can watch Flea Market Flip in less than 6 minutes. I fast forward to the initial search of items, then forward to the sale at the end and then skip to the very end to see who won. Done! I can watch a dozen of these shows in an hour.
I do the same thing with House Hunters. All I want to see is what they do for a living, how much they can spend and watch the three options. Then I forward to the end to see if I am right on which one they pick. BTW, I never seem to get it right but that is part of the fun. And yes, I know the whole thing is a scam, but I like it anyway.
I don’t know how anyone can watch AGT or So You Think you can Dance or Master Chef and put up with all those commercials. Like tonight. We watched AGT that we recorded yesterday and finished up just in time to watch the results show tonight. I mean, we have this down to use the least amount of time possible. (And as a bonus we get to skip past the stupid acts but we both have to be in agreement to make it fair).
There are certain shows that I like that my husband would never watch. I have tried and tried to cajole him into watching them and know I will never win. So I get to watch Out-Daughtered, Kids Baking Championship and Judge Judy on my own. I remember how mad my daughter was when I binge watched 10 Judge Judy shows and then deleted them before she had a chance to watch. She will swear to this day that she has learned everything she needs to know about a contract by watching Judge Judy.
My next step is start watching Netflicks. Because it would be so much easier. Except we don’t have Netflicks. So I have to use my daughter’s account. I have to figure that one day she is going to kick me off of it. When she asks I always blame her brother. And tell her it couldn’t be me because I was watching Judge Judy.