This will, I'm sure, come as a shock to most of the readers of this site, but... well, I'm pretty lazy. One of the things I'm lazy about is laundry. I tend to forget to switch loads. However, I've discovered that a 1 hour show, when you fast-forward through the commercials, is as long as it takes to dry a load of laundry. Between that, and the ability to start the shows when I'm ready, means I get the loads through pretty quickly. I start a load, start a show. When the show is over, it's time to go switch loads. After I finish switching loads, it's time to start another show. Now that I've got the laptop, I can work on stuff during the shows. Everybody gets ice cream!