Thinking inside the box-set

Here’s my latest column for Eastern Daily Press.

Have a read.

It was Alfred Hitchcock who said: “Drama is life with all the dull bits cut out”, and that quote seems very relevant to anyone like me who loves a box set.
Box-setters are, for clarity’s sake, those of us who have foregone traditional broadcast TV in order to watch entire series back to back (using on-demand platforms like Netflix) and not, as someone said recently, an obscure breed of dog.
I’m part of a growing group who don’t watch conventional TV in the way we all once did. For us it’s no longer a case of sitting down in front of the goggle box and watching ‘whatever’s on’. Oh, no – for box setters, ‘linear’ broadcasting (to use a pretentious-sounding term) is a thing of the past. Time, you see, is a limited commodity, so we’ve decided to focus in on programmes we actually want to watch – gorging on them like telly-addicted versions of Augustus Gloop.

Chris McGuire, Eastern Daily Press

Published by The Out of Depth Dad

A new dad, completely out of his depth. Who knew that parenthood was so tricky?

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