Well, we’ve had the TiVo for a bit shy of a month now, and although the number of shows that we’ve watched has increased, the amount of time spent in front of the b00b t00b hasn’t increased all that much.
As a matter of fact, the person who was hesitant about getting the device in the first place has been recording the most shows. Oh, snap! 😉
I do like the idea of being able to watch on my own schedule, and getting to see things that I might have otherwised missed. Oh, and we’re incredibly spoiled by the thirty-second skip. When we watch a show in real time, we’re often tempted to use the skip… silly us! Luckily, we’re not falling into the trap of feeling obligated to watch everything that’s recorded. We’ve certainly let more than a few movies recorded from IFC scroll off the Now Playing menu, but no big loss, really.
As for new discoveries? Well, K has been very much into Discovery Times, which has piqued my interest many times, but my easily distracted nature gets the best of me sometimes.
ooh! shiny things!
What was I saying again?
Oh yeah, new discoveries. I can’t really say I’ve found anything new to me, but I’ve rediscovered Good Eats yet again, since I haven’t been able to watch the show on a regular basis in over a year. I guess it also helps that I received two seasons of the show’s DVDs for Christmas. 😉 I like being able to refer back to the episode when I attempt to cook the featured dish the next day as well.
I’ve also become very attached to watching Mythbusters since it is the perfect marriage of a few things I love: modern folklore and um, blowing stuff up. Well, okay, stuff doesn’t always blow up, but it’s really fun to watch these guys at work. Highly recommended.
Any other shows I should add to my list that I might be missing out on?
If you’ll excuse me, I have some shows to catch up on… at twice the speed.