For the past few months my Dad and I have been slowly working our way through the 90s Irish drama, Ballykissangel. Every time he visits we watch a couple of episodes and we're now more than halfway through the series.
My problem is how invested I am in a show that for starters isn't current and secondly doesn't have the largest of internet followings.
If I want to know something extra about a particular character, google rarely has the answer and if I feel the need to vent able a particular plot line or goings on, it either has to be to someone who has little to no idea what I'm on about or not at all.
I had forgotten what it was like to experience a piece of media in such a contained way, without the aid of the internet and all of the social media minions that come along with it.
It's not a bad thing in particular but it has made me realise how often I use the internet to supplement a viewing experience.
There are negatives and positives here. I don't think there's a better way to do things in this instance but as someone who lived pre-global internet domination, it's just interesting to see how my habits have altered.