It’s kinda funny. For the last two decades, I’ve grown accustomed to always fast forwarding through commercials on shows that we watch. First because we recorded them on VHS; then because of the beauty of DVRs.
When we signed up for the limited-commercial plan on Hulu, I admit we were nervous about being forced to watch commercials.
But it’s really not so bad. We tolerate them because commercial breaks are anywhere from 30 seconds to 1.5 minutes at most as opposed to 4-5 minutes on broadcast TV. And Hulu displays a countback timer so we know what to expect.
The truly strange thing that’s come of all this, though?
When a commercial break comes up on Hulu, I’m constantly correcting my habit of reaching for the remote to fast forward, because, yanno, I can’t.
But when we go to watch something on our DVR, I don’t try to fast forward even though I can.
I’m just plain weird, aren’t I?
BTW, as follow up to last week’s rant about ads and commercials in theaters, we saw LEGO Movie 2 again today.
Different theatre (Charlestowne Mall - Classic Cinema) than last week. The start time said 2:30. Commercials ended at 2:30 on the money and trailers started. They lasted all of 8 minutes.
Sooooo much better. And we can reserve seats. Big, comfy, reclining loungers.
Katie is convinced, however, that the start time last week was misprinted.