There are many problems in the world at the moment. Recessions, collapsing economies, war, murder. You know, that kind of thing. But there’s something worse than that. Something far, far worse.
Getting down to less than 10% on the Sky Planner.
If you ask us, we’ll tell you that we don’t watch that much. There’s very little that we watch. We will tell you that. We would basically lie to your faces.
I could throw out a list of things that we watch. It would be massive. It would include things like New Girl, NCIS, Modern Family, Suits, Harry’s Law, Rizzolli and Isles and Castle. That’s not the complete list, that’s just the first few things I could think of. There’s more. A lot more.
We probably watch, in fact, more things than there is time to watch in our lifetimes. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve now got into things like Mud Men, Pawn Stars and Storage Wars because I, accidentally, ventured past the Discovery Channel – normally the threshold of our channel selections (apart from the cartoons, and the radio stations) – and found a marathon of Storage Wars. A whole day dedicated to shows about four people buying storage lockers full of stuff. That’s all it is. But it’s strangely addictive. As is Pawn Stars. And then that has a spin-off series, focusing on the guy who does the restorations. And don’t even get me started on American Pickers. Or the fact that we now seem to be addicted to the Great British Bake Off as well – although at least that’s not on, so we do get some respite.
This weekend, as we stared at the diminishing digits highlighting our available space, we took drastic action. We deleted things. Things we had watched some off, recorded the whole series of and decided that – because it had been cancelled in the US – we weren’t that bothered for. We had to get ruthless. We had to clear some space and it was the best way to do it. So we did. And now it’s gone. If it’s ever shown again we’ll probably watch it, but until then it’s gone.
And then we started watching the earliest thing remaining in the planner.
It was an episode of The Defenders (yes, I know it’s been cancelled in the US and should have been deleted but it’s really quite entertaining). It was a good episode. Full of laughs and drama. It was very enjoyable.
As I fast-forwarded through the adverts, however, my eyes fell across one that scared me. Not because of the content but because of the age.
It was from June.
I assume it was June last year. It’s hard to tell. I’m basing that on the fact that I’m fairly sure the Defenders was on last year.
Well, I say fairly sure. I’m a percentage sure that’s slightly larger than the available space in our planner.