In general I tend to find ways to keep busy. Between work, cooking, eating, skiing in the winter, hiking and camping in the summer it doesn’t really leave that much time. However, it seems that the number of TV commitments that I have continues to grow. Working in theatre, I am usually at work when the primetime shows are on, so having a DVR is kinda handy. Additionally, watching shows on the DVR is so great because you don’t have to watch all the commercials.
The question is, how do you deal with all the shows you want to watch? The list of shows that gets recorded on my DVR is pretty long. I am mostly a Sci-Fi person, so Battlestar Galactica, Stargate and the likes take up lots of my time. Then of course there is Dollhouse, House, Ugly Betty, Mythbusters, Project Runway, Hell’s Kitchen, and the list goes on. Even with some shows having come to an end (like BSG), they are quickly replaced by new shows like Caprica or ABC’s V.
Over the past month or so now I am finding that I am starting to let some of the shows that I used to watch religiously slip through the cracks. One of the first that is starting to get really backlogged on the DVR is Heroes. I watched the first three seasons and really loved the show, but I have just not had the time to get back into it.
Most of the shows that I record I watch together with Ruth so we have to find times when we are both around to play catchup. Other shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is not something that Ruth likes so I often catch up on those in the mornings while I eat breakfast before work. I just keep coming back to asking: How many shows is it really possible to follow and how do you keep up with them all?