Are there any TV shows or movies that you never find yourselves watching at home/on any regular basis, but find yourselves watching and being interested in watching in an engaged active way when you’re away from home?
Steelership waiting rooms?
Staying at a friend or family member’s home?
For me, when I have to break down, and admit that I lack the talent or the tools/facilities to do some work on the car, when I find myself sitting inside the waiting room, if I get my hands on the remote, I’ll change it off of any commentary network that’s on and find a home improvement show. It’s amazing how much more I know about fixing irrigation components than many of the people I’ve seen on those shows?
I haven’t been traveling much the past two years, but when I have, I’ve found myself rewatching the original Cowboy Bebop. I’d seen a handful of episodes when I was in Italy when I think MTV Italy had it on? Because I haven’t been traveling, I’m only a handful of episodes in and will likely start over again when I start traveling again frequently…
And, sometimes, I just find myself going down a rathole of tech youtube videos. You wouldn’t think that watching other people assemble network equipment racks would be that interesting, but… I’ll look up, and it’ll be 4 hours later.
So, what guilty TV/Movie/YouTube Series pleasure do you save for when you’re away from home?
TBH one of my great luxuries of being away is having the TV off.
Same, I prefer to avoid the TV on vacation. If I do end up watching it’s usually because other family members have put it on. Often it’s a reality or home&garden type show, so I might watch a bit with them or go do other things.
Haven’t traveled in a bit, but when I had business trips where I expected a lack of entertainment options, I would just grab an anime series or a few movies I bought but hadn’t got around to watching.
When traveling with Family, honestly just didn’t have enough time to watch much of anything.
Don’t feel guilty. You like what you like.
One more reason to have a PLEX.
There were a few vacations where we found ourselves at loose ends waiting for something or other. A wifi hub and a VPN, poof! access to all of our content.
Well this answer is a bit on the nose but when I go out of town I make sure to load a few episodes of… Mystery Science Theater 3000 onto my laptop
Not really on topic since I also watch them at home, but yeah otherwise I don’t watch a ton of stuff on vacation
No. But I have been forced to watch some clunkers while trapped on an airplane.
For example I saw Sinister Urge un-riffed before I was into MST3K because it was labelled “noir” on the plane. BARK!!
Hey, I give the airlines props for carting all those reels of film on to the plane…
At least I got to run the projector
Though it was tough changing reels with a cigarette AND a highball in both hands
But it was cool, baby, and that’s what counts!
My sentiments exactly.
If you enjoy something, enjoy it. Wholeheartedly and unabashedly and all that.
If we’re with the kids, chances are Mac & Me (the riffed version, of course) is on.
I will forever associate Barcelona with BoJack Horseman because Mr. wyswysia and I binged it during our feet-resting time.
Yeah, on the rare occasions when I’m sitting in a hotel room alone, I just watch MST3K or RT.