I was so proud of my recent technical accomplishment. I finally learned how to configure the DVR to record a specific show whenever a new episode airs. Pretty lame, I know. Without a compelling need, I don’t typically don’t take on new technologies. Until Downton Abbey I didn’t have that compelling need.
However, all the hype about the new season piqued my curiosity. I set it up for Season 3 of Downton Abbey and then went on a 2-week crash catch-up program to watch Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix and borrowed DVDs. Now I’m savoring Season 3 episodes like a delicious dessert, that I portion out on evenings when I can turn off the phone and get the TV room to myself. I love this show. How had I missed it?
I was all caught up except for last Sunday’s episode … AND THEN … I saw a Facebook posting pop up this morning about a dear friend not being able to sleep as a result of a tragedy that had befallen xxx (I won’t spoil it for you, just in case). Arrgghhh! Then I opened the newspaper and it was on the front page! I couldn’t escape this terrible news.
The DVR manual forgot the tips & tricks section that talks about ‘Spoiler Alerts’. There should be a warning (that nobody will read!) about the risks of plot leakage that can occur with delayed viewing. I knew you had to be careful when watching sporting events, but I didn’t realize that the Downton Abbey story-line had reached front-page newsworthy status. I’ll be much more cautious next week.