Where Do You Watch TV?

Watching TV used to just mean one thing back in the “good ole days.” When your friends would ask what you were doing, you would say “I’m just watching TV” and they automatically knew you were sitting on your living room couch, with your remote in hand, looking at a large television screen. But today, the term has multiple meanings. As most are aware, there are now options of sites such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and even more.

My main platform for “watching TV” when I’m home is usually what I would think it naturally means. I’m on my big comfy couch watching whatever shows are on at that moment, whether it be “Friends” re-runs, a new episode of “How to Get Away With Murder,” or another Harry Potter movie on ABC Family (now known as Freeform if you were all wondering). But, it’s a different story when I’m at school. When I’m at school, I don’t always have time to relax and scroll through every television channel so I instead go for my computer and log onto my Netflix account while lying in my bed. This is convenient because I can watch whatever is on the site or just continue the show I was watching last week that I had to stop in the middle because I forgot to submit my assignment online.

While I do want a Hulu account for the one reason of watching “The Mindy Project,” I’ve stuck with Netflix for a very long time and I don’t see myself choosing another site over it. I do have Amazon Prime, but I only use that for my shipping needs and don’t really look at the shows and movies on the site because the ones on Netflix tend to catch my eye more often. Netflix seems to update its shows and movies often enough that I can always find something to distract myself with while I let all my work pile up. It really depends on where I am, but if I had any option I would most likely choose to watch a real television. There’s just something so relaxing to me about lying down, popcorn in hand, my remote by my side, and the excitement of not knowing what will be on next.