I have spent the last week and a half immersing myself in Grey’s Anatomy. My friend started watching it in September from season 1 and now she is in the middle of season 5. I watched the series years ago and now stay current with the latest episodes. Unfortunately I can’t remember too many details from the early parts of the show and my friend keeps asking me questions about it. I hate that I can’t remember. It’s also hard because I don’t want to spoil her with anything. I can’t be sure what events have or haven’t taken place yet.
So I made the decision to re-watch the series to keep up with my friend. Since she is already on season 5, I knew I had to some how watcher faster than normal. Therefore I have basically turned my room into a “man cave” and have been watching non-stop on my computer. The reason I am watching on my computer is so that I can watch at a faster speed. I am currently watching Grey’s at 1.92x speed and I am already on the third episode of season 5.
I have become pretty proficient at watching shows/movies at 1.5x speed, as the PlayStation 3 can play at that speed and still have proper audio. Reasons why I sometimes watch at this speed are: 1) So that I can watch more shows/movies in a day and 2) So that I can get through movies faster that I don’t like. It’s a really bad habit I have gotten into. I lose so much from a show when I don’t watch at normal speed. Those purposeful little pauses and specifically chosen music are lost at a faster speed. Also, now that I am so used to 1.5x speed, unfortunately sometimes I feel bored with a show when I am watching at normal speed. It’s sad, honestly. TOO MANY MOVIES, NOT ENOUGH HOURS IN A DAY!!!
Therefore, I have made a pact with myself that after I finish catching up with my friend on Grey’s Anatomy, I will never watch at 1.5x (or faster) speed again. If I don’t like a movie, after 20 minutes (the trial period), I will turn the movie off. Why sit through an entire movie that I don’t like anyway?! I am missing too many important things and I don’t like it. Time to get back to real time.
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