New vocabulary words like "time shifting" and "bingeing" have come to television fans worldwide. Time shifting means that you watch your shows on your schedule, not the network's. Bingeing means exactly what you think it means - you binge on a TV show, watching an entire season in one night, for instance. In our new TV reality, you don't necessarily have to wait until next week to see what happens in the next episode. If you are on a plane from New York to San Francisco, you can binge on four or five episodes of a TV show and not even realize that you've changed three time zones. When a show is getting really good, you might find yourself sitting in bed with your tablet at 2:00 a.m. Monday morning, with work looming only hours ahead of you ... wondering if you should watch just one more episode of 24 or Homeland.
If you find yourself thinking that there isn't anything good on TV these days, you just aren't paying attention. Ask your friends what they're watching and why, and you might come up with a list of great shows that you've never heard of or considered. Load up your devices with the best of the best, and get ready to binge.