Following a show or two is totally normal these days. But some of us have DVR schedules so jam-packed it seems humanly impossible to get through that week’s TV episodes before new ones have aired. But trust us, it can be done.
In our perfect world, no one would invite us to do things when we have an episode to catch, but that would make us unavailable 90% of the time. We have no problem pulling the “sorry I have other plans” card for some people, so if we skip our shows for you, it means you’re a big deal.
Missing a live show isn’t the end of the world thanks to DVR and On Demand. But sometimes technology fails (did I set the wrong day?!) or your roommate deletes a show by accident (she will pay) and you need a fallback plan. The websites are sketchy as hell and probably come with 29349 viruses, but desperate times call for desperate measures, so you can bet we know every illegal/bootleg option that exists.
It amazes our friends that we can follow 15 plot lines, character groups and loads of drama, all at the same time, and not get confused. Don’t you worry, we actually CAN keep them all straight! In fact, it’s probably making us smarter…like expanding our brains or something…
One time I told a story about a friend and didn’t realize I was talking about TV show until someone pointed it out, #awkward. We know they’re not real but watching them each week does make us feel like we actually know the characters. And everyone gets invested in the lives of people they know, right?!
When we’re deep into a show the slightest distraction can ruin the whole experience, so only life or death situations call for interruptions. For those of us who don’t have DVR and are actually watching live (GASP), we will never get those precious moments back! If it’s an emergency you get a pass, but otherwise, talk to me when the credits roll.
Whether we’re gal pals, cousins, or co-workers, discovering that someone else watches the same show as you open up a whole new level of connection. Fandom brings people together, so having people to text before, freak out with during, and recap with after makes the week-long wait in between episodes bearable. Almost.
We’re so good at predicting events that at this point We’ve become psychic. Screaming, “I KNEW IT” at least once a show is fun, but this superpower just makes it that much more exciting when something shocking happens that we totally didn’t see coming.
Accidental slips can be forgiven on a case by case basis, but if you maliciously ruin a big moment before we’ve caught up you can bet we’ll be salty until the end of time. Is it that hard to send a quick, “did you watch” text before you unload your feels?! Spoilers can cost friendships, no joke.
By the time we follow every actor, writer, producer and show account, it’s safe to say our twitter feed is 99.9% related to our shows. It’s impossible to keep up with all the behind the scenes updates, episode teasers and a day in the life of the cast and crew, but if you think we’re above trying, think again. And if we get our tweets favorited or retweeted by someone from our show, OMG, it’s better than Christmas.
When we say “TV addict” you might be picturing some awkward timid chick curled up on the couch because she’s afraid to go outside, but we’re not antisocial. We actually have no problem with face to face contact, we just also love staying in and screaming, laughing or crying at the TV.
Plenty of people will judge us for our love of TV, but the truth is we don’t care. Nothing you say or do will keep us from our guilty pleasures. So haters gonna keep hatin’ but watchers gonna keep watchin’.
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