If you have a favourite TV show then you will know the importance of keeping up with it when it airs. Whether that means staying up until ridiculous hours in order to avoid spoilers or finding ways to catch up with your favourite shows whilst you’re travelling, ensuring you don’t miss a thing is important to a super fan. Whilst it may not always be possible to stay on top of absolutely every single show you watch, there are a number of things you can do to ensure you’re not missing anything important. With that in mind, here is a guide to not missing your favourite shows.
Before we get started, let’s take a look at why you don’t want to miss your favourite shows as they air:
- With the internet being a popular place for discussion following a TV show, it’s hard to avoid spoilers (especially if you work in social media)
- Watching your favourite TV show for the first time with everyone else gives you a sense of loyalty and dedication to your favourite shows
- Watching the earliest possible screenings gives you longer to discuss your theories and conspiracy theories about the next episodes
Whilst you probably already knew all of the above reasons to watch your favourite shows as they air, knowing how to keep on top of this when you have a number of shows to watch is definitely the difficult part. If you’re also leading a busy work and social life, you may find it even harder to watch programmes as they are – especially if they’re in the early hours of the morning. To help, here are 8 ways to ensure you don’t miss your favourite shows:
Set A Reminder For When They Start
If you are incredibly forgetful and you’re likely to forget what time shows start and what day, you will have the option to set a reminder up on your TV. As this doesn’t work when you’re not already watching TV, you may also want to consider setting an alarm that goes off each week on your phone. It may be annoying if your phone is going off every night, but at least it will mean you’re as prepared as you can be when it comes to watching your favourite shows.
Plan Your Schedule Around Them
Although you can’t plan your entire life around the TV shows that you like, you can definitely plan your day-to-day schedule around them. Consider what time your shows air and what you need to do each day in order to sit back and relax, ensuring you’re ready to relax by the time the show starts. For a guide to planning your own schedule, you can visit this site here.
If You’re Not Going To Be In, Record Them For When You Get Back
If you know you’re not going to be in when your favourite shows air, make sure you’re recording them for when you get back. Whilst it won’t be the same as watching it live, at least you know it will be available for you when you’re home. If you forget to record before you leave the house, there are lots of apps that allow you to connect to your satellite service and record from there.
Watch Them Live For The Best Possible Experience
For the best possible experience, make sure you’re watching the programme live. Depending on where you live this time could be completely different from what you’re used to, forcing you to stay up until the early hours in order to watch it with the rest of the world. Whilst it may seem excessive to some, for those that are huge fans of the show it’s incredibly important. For a guide to UK TV dates and times, you can visit this handy site here. Don’t forget to double check the time difference, as you don’t want to end up being an hour too late.
Consider The Times Of Shows That Air In Different Countries
As mentioned above, considering the time difference is incredibly important. Whilst it’s easy enough to Google what time things air, translating that to the time where you live can be a little difficult. The best thing to do is Google the time and set yourself an alarm as a reminder. If it’s super early in the morning, you may want to consider setting alarm to wake you up earlier than you’d normally be awake. Whilst you won’t be watching it with everyone else, you’ll at least be avoiding spoilers before you go to work.
Make Sure Nothing Clashes
If you have several favourite programmes on at the same time, you may find that they clash with one another. With most satellite TV boxes now offering the chance to record TV shows and series, you need to be sure they’re not going to overlap with one another. If they do, the best thing to do is check what time the next showing of the TV show is, recording that version instead. It takes a long way wrong, but it’s definitely better than missing them all due to failed recordings.
Set Up A Series Link, Just In Case
If you’re worried you’re going to forget to record certain programmes, you may want to consider setting up a series link. This will allow you to record every single episode of that particular programme as it airs. While you may find you have some duplicates, this is one of the best ways to ensure you don’t miss a thing. If you do, chances are you may be able to find it on catch up TV. Make sure you check before the 7 days is up, as this is often when programmes get deleted.
Watch Shows On The Go
Finally, if you’re travelling when your favourite show airs, make sure you’re downloading an app that allows you to watch on the go! That way, you don’t have to miss a thing.
Do you struggle to keep up with your favourite TV shows? What can you do to ensure you never miss a show again? Let me know in the comments section below.