A local dunce scrolled through multiple streaming services last night and still couldn’t find anything new to watch, so just chose some old sitcom he’d seen approximately 100 times before. Paul Hughes admitted that this wasn’t an isolated experience, conceding that it happened almost every night he slumped onto the couch for some TV time.
Speaking to The Watsonia Bugle about his regular struggle, Hughes said, “Yeah mate, I’m not sure what it is, but I just can’t choose something new. It’s a big personal investment to lock onto a new series, and sometimes I just don’t feel ready for that. Everyone’s always suggesting new things to watch, but I tend to just end up watching my old favourites. Better the devil you know, haha.”
Hughes also suggested that his predicament might actually be endemic in the local community. He said, “I can’t be the only one, mate. I mean, if anything, we’re spoilt for choice these days. Gone are the days when you just had the four Aussie channels to choose from each night. And then wait a whole week for the next episode of a show you were into. There’s just too much out there now. My kids have no idea how lucky they are. The other day I tried to explain to them that you used to have to rewind a VHS tape to get back to the start. That was too much for their feeble modern brains to comprehend.”