We’re going to go out on a limb here and say there isn’t a soul alive who doesn’t enjoy watching TV.
Further, there’s almost nothing better than the feeling of coming home after a hard day or week, slipping into a pair of stained track pants and settling in on the couch for an episode, or ten, of your current favourite show.
But as every binge TV watcher knows, there comes a point when enough is enough, and it’s not even that fun anymore.
So what happens if watching TV, and having to be really excited about it, is your job? Would flicking on Netflix become more like a chore than a joy?
This is the predicament long-running Gogglebox family, Angie and Yvie find themselves during ‘on season’ which involves hours of TV watching over eight weeks.
“For me, I think [watching TV] feels a bit like work sometimes, we’re definitely watching less TV in our time than before [they started the show],” Yvie told Mamamia. Angie agreed, adding: “It’s either our own time, or show time”.
While nothing comes between these long-time housemates and a good TV show during the off-season, how do the girls and their five foster dogs relax if watching the telly is off the cards?
“I’ve actually taken up reading again, just as something different to do!” explained Yvie.
“At the moment I’m reading I Am Pilgrim, which is by Terry Hayes. Everyone’s reading it at the moment, I’m trying to get a book club started.”