It is estimated that the average adult watches an astounding five hours and four minutes of television every single day. Of course, within the group surveyed, there will be some individuals who won’t even own a television and probably haven’t watched anything since cartoons when they were a child, and there will be some who will watch television all day every day. But as things stand, the average person is almost spending a full working day every day sat behind the screen. While television series have always proven to be big business, they seem to be more popular than ever. 105.9 million viewers tuned into the series finale of M*A*S*H, Two and a Half Men earning $3.42 million per half of an hour of ads screened between takes, and the cast of glee proving to be one of the biggest selling digital artists of all time. With so much going on, you’re bound to want to make sure you don’t miss a single episode of any given series you get into. Here are a few steps that you can take in order to keep up to date at all times!
Come Up With a Viewing Schedule
The first step that you can take to ensure that you don’t miss any episodes of your favourite series is to come up with a viewing schedule. Take a look at when new episodes are screened and make sure to keep yourself free when they are aired. This means that you can watch everything as soon as it is put out there and this also eliminates your risk of falling prey to spoilers when other people inevitably talk about what they have seen on social media or in casual day to day conversation!
Use the Catch Up Feature
If you happen to be busy when a programme is aired (perhaps you are at work, have social plans, or already have other commitments), you should make use of the catch up features offered by many different television show providers. You can then easily tune in once you return home.
There are so many binge worthy TV shows being broadcast at the moment that you might want to get your fix all at once! Streaming services such as Netflix upload whole series at once, meaning that you can quite literally watch a series from start to finish without having to pause (other than to take toilet breaks and moments to retrieve snacks from the kitchen). While you should avoid binge watching series on a regular basis, as this can become a relatively addictive behavioural trait, you are fine to indulge every once in a while.
Invest in a Tablet
In the past, if you wanted to watch television shows, you’d have to sit in front of a television set. But nowadays, you can watch on the go. Various different service providers have made streaming possible and you can now stream shows straight to a mobile device. While you can stream video on your smartphone screen, but the format is just a little too small to appreciate fully. Instead you might want to invest in a tablet. This will give you a larger screen to focus on that is still portable and relatively lightweight. By investing in a tablet, you can catch up on shows when you are on your way from A to B. If you take public transport to work, you can watch your favourite show during your commute. Not only is this convenient and a good way of using otherwise wasted time, but it can help to lighten the stress of commuting, making it a sensible step to take for your overall health and wellbeing too!
These are just a few different steps that you can take in order to ensure that you don’t miss a single episode of your favourite television series! More and more options are becoming available to those of us who enjoy indulging in watching tv in order to make things more convenient and accessible, so make sure to use them!