A More Efficient Way to Watch TV


I enjoy watching TV shows. I just don’t like watching them on TV. In my mind, this is an extremely inefficient way to take in entertainment. They feed you a little piece of a story every week, and show commercials every few minutes. It’s sort of like having a pie. The pie has been cut into 18 pieces. You’re then given one tiny piece of pie every week. Sure, it lasts a long time, but it’s not very satisfying.

I became a Netflix member in 2004. Since then, I’ve watched thousands of movies and TV show episodes. Netflix provides an easy and efficient way to watch TV. Rather than tuning in each week for a show, I can watch an entire season at my own pace in a week or two.

And think of all the time I save not watching commercials! A 30 minute TV show usually has about 8 minutes of commercials. An hour long program generally has a whopping 18 minutes of ad time. If you watch a show on DVD instead, that is nearly an hour of saved time for every three episodes! (The hour long shows become 42 minutes.)

Sometimes I go on very long TV show streaks with my Netflix account. In fact, I haven’t received a movie from them since September. However, I have watched various shows since that time including, House MD, Criminal Minds, The Unit, Life, Numb3rs, Heroes, and The Big Bang Theory.

That TV show streak will come to an end on Monday when I receive Star Trek from Netflix, which oddly enough, is a movie based on a TV show.

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  1. A very excellent movie based on an admittedly very entertaining TV show. I watched all of season 1 last week and plan on watching all of season 2 this week. :)

  2. Dr. House is really the best, i love his character and he is a medical genious too*,~

  3. ;-; that seems to be a great topic, i really love it `.~

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