The Rules For How TV Annoys Us

It has long been established that TV networks treat us with contempt and viewers respond by hating their schedule-shifting guts and going elsewhere for our screen entertainment. The Age has a nifty summary of some of the most irritating habits TV has developed.

Picture via PopSugar

The full list is well worth checking out, but these ones particularly resonated for me:

  • The more you like a show, the less likely it is to start on time.
  • Networks ignore the internet at their peril.
  • Every week, television will be the source of a new outrage.
  • There must be a recap at the beginning and end of every segment in every Australian reality franchise.

I’d also add the following:

  • Only the ABC can be trusted to leave a series in a single timeslot for its duration.
  • Always add 20 minutes to the suggested recording times on your EPG.
  • Thank goodness for iView.

What additions would you make?

The rules of TV in 2012 [via TV Tonight]

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