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Shutting the Window; Not Watching the Show
May 8, 2017
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Tricks to Watching Television Series online_Some Shows You Shouldn't Watch_A Vital Hint When You Watch T.V. Online

Many people start to watch a show which is or was ‘highly rated’ and sort of force themselves.   Some start watching a show which is ostensibly about something but changes to be about something else.

When you first start watching on line you are overfull of this sense of power.  You control the transmission. You can select what you want when you want it, you can stop it when you want, you can watch as many episodes as you want, back to back or day to day.

You might begin with a show you know about and maybe have seen a handful of episodes.  You might watch something you have never seen before.

It takes a bit of experience to know how to do a marathon wisely, and most importantly, how to judge a show.

Many shows are highly rated because;

a. they come on once a week

b. they have commercial breaks

These two aspects are really quite significant.   They delay the reception, they offer tension breaks.  Seeing one show, once a week is like having slow exposure to snake venom.

Watching two or more shows back to back is fatal.   The flaws are exposed, and you wonder why you are watching.

A show like House, which was highly rated, if seen in a marathon, exposes how ridiculous it really is.   No hospital on Earth would ever hire someone as sick as Dr. House, and if hiring, quickly fire.

There are many shows which are, if seen without commercial breaks, without weekly pauses, quickly reveal how repulsive they are.

The characters are unreal, the plots are ridiculous, the dialogue is silly, and people don’t act like that.  So you stop following the show.

In some cases, you might watch the first season then the show changes.  Maybe the writers quit, maybe they juggled the actors, maybe your favourite left, whatever the cause, the second season is not what you expected, so you stop.

In other cases, a show might hold interest into the second, even third season, but then, as if wallows in foolish, you stop.

When you get good at online watching, you may not go beyond three or four episodes.  You might even stop the show after fifteen minutes.

For the first time; you rule.

 

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A few More Tips when Watching On Line
Tricks to Watching Television Series online_Some Shows You Shouldn't Watch_A Vital Hint When You Watch T.V. Online

When you decide to watch television on line you will be facing a tsunami of choices. If you are familiar with some programs, for example, the first season was aired in your country, and you liked the show, well, you have the next seasons to watch.

In other cases, you have heard about the shows, maybe saw they received awards or they were mentioned by someone, you might check them out.

To not waste time, the best move is, when seeing a plethoria of unknown program, do a bit of a search.

Wikipedia often is very good when dealing with television dramas so you can give it a glance to find out what the program is about.

For example, suppose you are totally not interested in Vampires/Werewolves or anything in that genre. It is best to know that what you might click on is one of those; although there is nothing in the name of the show to alert you.

Suppose you like ‘court room’ dramas, then doing a search of that genre will turn up a number you can watch.

What you don’t ever want to do is wind up in the same position you would be in if you were watching television and have to wait for next week to see the episode.

Of course this will happen if you do a marathon of viewing of one show.

What you want to do is find shows that have gone beyond the 8th season, and are continuing.

You start watching, but cut down your viewing when you get to the 7th season. You don’t want to enter that realm until the 9th season is half way through. This will allow you a leisurely viewing of that season, the completion of the 9th. If the show ends in the 9th season, you have nothing to wait for and can gorge. It if goes to the 10th, make sure you don’t start the 8th until that season is half way through.

This means you need a collection of programs that you can view.

You will find that over time you won’t turn on the television. You’ll watch online. This allows you to watch when it is convenient to you.

Sometimes you are tired and you fall into bed at 8 pm, but the show comes on at 9:30. So miss it, you’ll see it online tomorrow. You don’t have to leave a party to get home to see the conclusion of that two parter, you’ll watch it when you have time.

That is the most enabling feature of watching on line.

Most of your life the television controls you. You can only watch a program when it is broadcast. When you watch programs online you control the viewing. It is quite empowering.

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A Few Tips When Watching Online
April 24, 2017
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Television Programs I've Watched on Line and Enjoyedtelevision online

As I’ve said before,  watching television serials online as opposed to on Television has clear benefits if one appreciates the medium.

One can watch whatever one wants whenever one wants as long as;

  1. It is On Line
  2. It is accessible

If the episode is not online,  perhaps it was not downloaded or hasn’t aired yet,  then you can’t view it.  If the usual site you use to access free television is inaccessible one must find other sites to use.

NOT UPLOADED YET

This is the biggest mistake you can make when watching online.   You are trying to get away from the Wednesday at 9 pm prison.

What I mean is that a show comes on at 9 pm every Wednesday.    If you want to watch it you must stay awake and be on spot.    A bit of a problem when you are busy or very tired or not near a television.

Watching On Line ends that Wednesday at 9 pm.    You can watch whenever it is convenient for you.   You can watch at 9 am or noon or midnight; when ever you want.

That’s the great plus of watching on line….

UNTIL

you make the error of racing up through the seasons so that you have to wait for the next episode to be uploaded.

Very often one will see a show they’ve never seen before which is in its second season.   They race to watch the first season, enter the second, and have just finished viewing the last episode.   They want to see what happens next?   Wait until Next Week.

That sounds like Television to me.

What you must do is find a series with a long life; i.e. NCIS, and a fairly new one, i.e. Rosewood.   Slow your viewing of Rosewood because it is only in its 2nd season.

The most you can do is watch Rosewood twice a week to stave off seeing the last uploaded episode and having to wait until Next Week.

With 12 Seasons of NCIS and 8 seasons of NCIS; Los Angeles, you can work yourself through the seasons.

What you want to avoid is having to wait for:

a) the next episode of the Americans

b) the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy

c) the next episode of……

So watch sparingly of those newer shows which are going into another season, watch completed series, and start long series, so that you don’t have to wait.

ALWAYS ANOTHER SITE

The sites which show these programs go up and down like roller coasters.  You run to watchepisode.com, until it goes down.   You got to watchepisodeseries.com,  then it’s offline.  You run to 123movies.to and the series is not there or you can’t access it.    You then go to solarmovies.to and there it is!

This is your new ‘second nature’.

No matter how great a site is, find others.  Keep the first because it might return; 123movies.to is on and off.  The Watch sites are sometimes good, sometimes not.   Solarmovies.to is usually trustworthy when available.

Don’t ever limit yourself.

Sure, bookmark all the sites, but never get sentimental.

 

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New technology and children’s leisure time.

Leisure time when a child is watching television or even playing various computer games is modern parenting problem that is becoming more and more relevant. Often the TV or the computer becomes a kind of magic wand for young parents who have difficulty to find a time for their offspring. When the baby shows whims, refuses to eat or take medication, it’s easy to lure him by bright pictures and adult toys. Live games, fairy tales now are changed by the short movies for the little kids and games in the smart phones. Increasingly, instead of a fairy tale before bedtime parents simply turns on the child movie.

On the one hand, we cannot escape nowhere of the progress. Our children come into this world of technology that is becoming increasingly complex in coming years. Thus, the contact with technology is inevitable. And there are indeed valuable gadgets for the nurture of younger. Use them or not – choose the parents, as it is part of modern life. Smart phones have become an integral part of our work and the rest, the most important part of mediators in communication. And children from birth absorb to themselves such lifestyle.

However, it is important to have a sense of proportion. It is easy to miss the moment when the electronics is becoming a dominant theme in communication between parents and children. And it is very easy to “turn off” the child, turning on an ordinary movie or stop paying attention to his endless “why” by letting him to sit at the computer.

The child is completely attracted by changing vivid images and amazing sounds. Kid becomes “convenient”, and the parents are engaged in their own affairs. It is a very great temptation. However, in such a situation the child’s contact with parents is rapidly run out. There is a risk completely losing touch with the child.

Of course, young children are very mobile; they need a rapid change of activity. As a result, they are more prone to games with mom and dad. Meanwhile, children over the age of 3, can watch movies for hours, completely falling out of reality. Even more – turning off the TV can cause the big hysteria. It is a serious challenge for the kid. The closest and dearest person suddenly takes away of him the most interesting toy. He sees it as a betrayal. There comes an anger, frustration, a sense of injustice, a real grief – how all this should survive your child? He will require to “restore justice” in every way possible.

However, we create problems ourselves. It is natural that if the TV occupies part of everyday adult’s life, and the child will absorb this lifestyle. Children suffer more clearly the influence of television; they are actively growing and become familiar with the world, quickly absorbing everything that surrounds them. There is no criticism and selection of gotten information; it begins to take shape around 9-11 years of age. Therefore, it is important to monitor a TV broadcast material content and watching time. It could be useful to think about the whole family behaviors, traditions and rituals. All this in the future will unfold as an integral part of the child’s way of life.

 

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Free Online TV Sites; Always have a spare
March 23, 2017
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Television Programs I've Watched on Line and Enjoyedtelevision online

One of the things you need to learn about watching television programs, or movies on line for free, is that they get hacked, cracked and sacked with regularity.

They are attacked by persons associated with the owners/broadcasters/stations whatever connected with the program.  It is as if you are eating out of their pocket.

I can understand in America or Britain, but not in the 3rd and 4th World where we will never see these programs; or won’t see them for a decade simply because our local stations as well as cable do not broadcast them.

So for me to watch a serial like Rosewood is impossible, unless I can watch it on line.

However, those who ‘own’ the rights don’t feel like that so spend their time running around trying to take down those sites which offer free on line television viewing.

What you will find is that a site will be up, then suddenly gone.  Few give you a head’s up.  You might be watching a show when the site goes.  Don’t fret.

Always do searches for new sites and bounce from one to another without feeling dislocated.

Some sites will start out watch.com, then have another site; watchseries.com, then another watchepisodes.com, on and on, often having the server in some odd place; Iceland, Croatia, Tuvalu, on and on moving like a hummingbird.

And what you have to do is move with them.

Never get fed up, never join a pay to view site… even if they give you some song and dance about ‘we won’t charge you… but give us your credit card anyway…’  move on.

Don’t pay for what you can get free.

Many people will capture television programs and post them from vidzi.tv to streaming.to to likeafool.com… there are hundreds of sites that people post to, and hundreds of sites which link them under one mantle.

Never give up, always search, always move.

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