Tuesday, November 03, 2009

DVD Madness

I am not a big TV watcher. Not because I don't like it. I am just usually too busy, too tired, or too scattered to remember nights and times.

But I knew I was missing some great programs. So I was delighted, a few years ago, when shows started being released on DVD. Perfect for me! I can go all the way back to the program’s beginnings, move at my own rate (which is usually fast, once I get hooked), and the short duration between episodes helps my (crowded) brain to remember the details of the storyline and the characters.

And inevitably, if the program is still being aired, I “catch up” on the back episodes and at least attempt to become a live and weekly viewer. Commercials and all! And it makes me feel so...so...cool to be watching what everyone else is watching the very same week! And if I fall behind (again)? I know I can fall back on the DVD!

Here are some of the shows I’ve slid into this way:

How about you? Discovered any favorite shows through DVDs? Or are you a dedicated weekly TV show watcher? And have any other programs that you think I should try?

5 fresh comments:

Donna Gambale said...

I discovered LOST, Grey's, and Scrubs through DVDs. I plan on discovering Friday Night Lights via DVDs this December. I highly recommend Castle - it's too funny and well-written and about a WRITER! And It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is hilarious. For teen TV, The Vampire Diaries is a trip, and I also love Glee.

Janie Emaus said...

I'm pretty much a dedicated weekly viewer, if I'm home and I remember. I'm currenlty loving Castle (about a writer and cop) and the Mentalist.

TinaFerraro said...

Donna, thank you! Yes, Friday Night Lights is on my DVD list, too, and I will check out the others!

Janie, I'm going to have to start watching Castle!

Kelly Parra said...

I had missed the Gilmore Girls so I watched all the seasons! It took months! Then I caught up on Veronica Mars and my favorite 90's show My So Called Life.

It's great to watch the DVDs at my own pace!

Sarah said...

I caught up on The Office through TV on DVD, How I Met Your Mother, and a few others. However, I am a definite dedicated weekly tv watcher. I tend to watch the tv on dvd more in the summer when there is nothing on.