I typically donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have much time to watch television, so I only have a few shows that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll watch, but to those I watch, I am very loyal: American Idol, The Bachelor (yes, I know it rarely works out, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my guilty pleasure), and, even though itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s technically not a show, the World Series.
Of my three Ã¢â‚¬Å“shows,Ã¢â‚¬Â only one of them offers viewing online, but I would rather watch them live. In my mind, this makes sense because they are all based in reality, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more fun for me to experience the surprise of what happens in the moment. Plus, I love to talk about what happens during the show during the commercial breaks. Think about watching American Idol or The Bachelor. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to talk during the performance or judging or through the drama, so when commercials roll around, I get two to three minutes to share my thoughts with my roommates who are watching with me. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s another reason why I watch television in my living roomÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I get to watch with friends. Usually when I watch TV online, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m by myself, which makes my viewing experience a lot less fun.
However, if I miss an episode of the Bachelor, I am so thankful that it plays online. There are definitely positives for watching television online as wellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦fewer commercial breaks, for one. For some reason, the creators of The Bachelor decided to make the show 2 hours long, which at times seems dreadfully long. If I watch it online, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only an hour and a half. Sometimes when IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been busy all day with homework and need a break, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll go online and watch an episode of Samantha Who, which gives me a perfect 20 minute break without even getting out of my chair.
I would prefer to watch television in the living room with all my friends, I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be able to fully keep up with my shows without internet TV. My question to you is, which do you prefer?