- I have no self-control. If the TV's on, I'm watching it. I will watch whatever's on it for hours and hours. I can't turn it off.
- Since I am not willing to pay for TV, absolute crap is often all I can find.
- I work nights and I don't like to watch during daylight hours, which leaves after-midnight viewing (see No. 2 above). Which means I can be up all night watching crap (see No. 1 above).
Then I discovered Hulu. I had learned about "Glee" when I read an interview with Jane Lynch (she was so awesome in "40 Year Old Virgin"), so I watched the pilot on Hulu. Then I did a search for other pilots and discovered they had almost all of "Lost." Then I heard about "Community." And "Modern Family." I watched some episodes of "Scrubs."
The other night I saw the pilot for "Being Erica," which has an intriguing premise (fixing past mistakes in your life via time travel). (And let me tell you, I wouldn't mind redoing a few bad choices myself.)
So while I still don't watch television, I do watch television programming. What's nice is that I don't have to do it at a certain time, or sit through a lot of advertising. Maybe once a month I have an evening of Hulu watching on my laptop, and then I'm all caught up. Hulu is pretty awesome.