My fellow DVR devotees . . . do you ever dread going on vacation because you will miss all your shows? Sure, you can record them but really when you return who has time to watch them all? I mean, WORK gets in the way. Booooooo.
This exact situation happened to me recently. I went to Ireland for a week with my family. Yeah, it was cool. But what wasn’t cool was coming back to a DVR 80% full and knowing there was virtually no time to catch up unless I took another week’s vacation.
I had to make some decisions if I wanted to eat, breathe, and sleep. So I played Sophie’s Choice with my DVR and deleted about 20 hours. I did something I’d never do in this lifetime: I erased three episodes of my beloved Real Housewives of Atlanta. I have never missed an episode and I now just casually tossed it away like Kim Kardashian does to her dignity every day. I went on a cleaning spree: I deleted passed episodes of Modern Family, 30 Rock, Intervention, New Girl. You name it, it was gone. My rule of thumb was I was only allowed to keep the most recent episode of a show (I was already backed up BEFORE I went on my vacation so in some cases I had 3 or 4 episodes of a given show).
While I was committed to my DVR cleanup, I DID keep TWO shows in their entirety: The Killing (I don’t know why I bother) and Game of Thrones.
Makes me think–what are the shows that you absolutely cannot go without? Who would you save on your DVR? This is a very important discussion, kidz.