It’s been a long day. I just want to come home and chill out. After having some dinner and getting everything squared away for the next day, I plop down on my comfy couch for my prime time show of the night that I’ve waited all day to watch. Who cares that I’ve changed into sweatpants or taken my makeup off? I’m shielded from the public while watching the private lives of others — real and fictional. But now I’m watching my shows with millions of other fans, thanks to social media.
No more waiting for the next day’s lunchroom chatter or a text from your best friend during a commercial to find out how others feel about every OMG moment. Social media is a-buzz during airings, and some posts are even crawling across TV screens!
With websites like Hulu and Netflix, watching TV whenever and wherever you want has grown in popularity. Gone are the days of anxiously waiting for the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Even with online binge watching’s growing popularity, live conversation about various shows has brought viewers back to the couch with a modern TV experience.