October 31, 2014

The Internet is where it’s at

Posted 7/22/10

As I have begun traveling and working more during the day I have discovered that I am missing a lot of my favorite television shows.

Although I am not a huge TV viewer, there are still a handful of shows I really enjoy.

I am a huge fan of “The Office,” and I try to never miss a NASCAR race on Sundays. But the reality is, some things are more important than catching what is on TV.

So what do you do when you miss your show? Ten years ago you would wait for it to be replayed during the summer months, but now we have … the Internet.

What a great invention the Internet is. Now when I miss my episode of “Real Housewives of New York” or New Jersey, whatever the name of that show is, I can go and see it anytime I want to.

Many sites, like Hulu, are a great place to catch up on what I have missed. And did I mention that it’s free to watch?

Hulu has everything, from network TV shows to NFL highlight videos, so I can reminisce about the glory days of the Detroit Lions.

Hulu usually keeps shows on the site for a few weeks before they make room for new episodes. In some cases you can see an entire season of a show.

But Hulu is not the only place to find the special show of your choice. Look up your show’s station, like NBC or CBS, and see the content they are posting. Almost every show that airs on TV will be viewable on the Internet. And if you are a sports fanatic like me, ESPN.com is the place to be.

ESPN recently announced ESPN3.com where they stream live, yes live, sporting events. Again, this is also free to those with a good Internet connection.

During basketball season, ESPN3.com was the best distraction ever. Not only could I play video games on my TV, but also I could watch basketball at the same time. Welcome to the next generation of multitasking.

So the next time you are out on the town, on vacation, or enjoying time with the family and you think, “Dang, I am missing my show right now,” remember, it’s OK. You can watch it anytime you want on your computer, unless your brother is playing games or your dad is rifling through “sweet” deals on craigslist.

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