I sometimes try to watch a TV series with my wife. I don’t watch much TV, but she likes it when we sit and watch together sometimes. However, she also gets impatient and watches episodes ahead when I’m not around. Then she doesn’t want to watch them again. I won’t watch alone, and won’t stay with a series for which I’m not following along episode by episode. This usually causes problems. However, this time I have a defense mechanism.
You see, we recently decided to start watching the Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell series together. We’ve watched two episodes together so far. For once it seems unlikely that she will watch ahead by herself.
Why? Well, I just finished reading the book. If she watches ahead and spoils watching the series together, I could tell her what happens. That would be mean…but so would watching ahead without me.
We might actually get to finish this one. It’s not as if there’s that many episodes left.