Recording May Not Be Rewarding

Consuming DVR Space.

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Recording May Not Be Rewarding

Graphic by communications junior Lexi Marcellino

Graphic by communications junior Lexi Marcellino

Graphic by communications junior Lexi Marcellino

Graphic by communications junior Lexi Marcellino

Alexis Pinchuk, Op/Ed Editor

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Two seasons of “The Voice,” a years worth of “Long Island Medium,” a ridiculous amount of “Chelsea Lately’s,” the current season of “America’s Got Talent,” over watched episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy’s” along with other miscellaneous TV shows fill my family’s DVR.

I’m stubborn, so of course I refuse to record my precious “Grey’s Anatomy’s” on any TV other than the massive flat screen with surround sound and blue lush couches for me to kick my feet up on to relax. Besides, I will not, I repeat WILL NOT delete the new season of “Grey’s Anatomy” until I have purchased it on DVD. This leaves two seasons on the DVR by the time my scalpel happy hands get a hold of it.

My dad travels, so keeping up with TV shows is not always easy, since we watch them together late on weekends after I have completed the shipload of homework assigned to me. Before I know it, I somehow end up 26 episodes behind in “Chelsea Lately” and five months behind in “America’s Got Talent.”

My mother goes to bed early, so “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” find a secure spot on our DVR until she is able to settle into our family couch.

If my family were to be judged by the content of our DVR, we would be labeled as sarcastic, talent loving, Shonda Rhimes craving, news thirsty people. This isn’t too far off from the real deal. We all have a dry sense of humor. I go to Dreyfoos; I worship anything that is created by Shonda Rhimes. My mother loves most shows created by her as well, and we all gather around our table to watch the news during dinner.

They say “you are what you eat,” however, based off of the TV shows we can’t seem to get enough of, I think it is safe to say that you are what you watch. For instance, my family does not respond well to the punchlines that correspond with everyday jokes. A rough smile or a slight giggle is usually our reaction. We are therefore considered to be dry and sarcastic. That is why “Chelsea Lately,” a quick and witty TV show, fits into our TV must watch list.

With new shows starting this fall, we are now at a scramble trying to figure out which TV shows we can let go of and which new ones should be welcomed into the empty spots. Our space is filling up fast, and the hours of TV shows make it impossible to stay on top of it all. The news is a daily event, “Grey’s Anatomy” is a definite keep, and our other shows need to be watched consecutively. Going through the execution ceremony of deleting recordings has become bloody as the list of TV shows has grown on my family’s must watch list (whoever is lucky enough to reserve a spot for their favorite show might have to hide the remote to ensure it’s safety on the DVR). With space low, there is an all time high demand for shows to be recorded in our house, and the DVR is our lifeline.