So, this past weekend I watched the Emmys. And they were great – sort of.
You see, I was able to watch the initial half hour live. The entire time I was tweeting about the gowns, opening number and surprise winners. But then, I had to head to a dinner and decided to DVR the rest.
When I got home, I half-watched while fast-forwarding past half the categories. The next day, I could barely remember any of the winners from the second half of the show and wished I would have canceled my plans and watched (not to mention tweeted and Facebooked) live. Apparently, I like to engage with my shows.
And then it hit me – will digital communications and its ability to connect us all together each night in front of our televisions to watch something live save our shows, which have been hit hard by our fervent use of Tivos, DVRs and online spoiler sites?
For me, aside from sports, there are more and more shows I want to watch live this coming television season just so I can comment along with my digital community of “friends.” How about you?