Over a few mojitos earlier this week — it makes coming home to Hawaii Five-0 all the more fun — I may have admitted to a few colleagues that I DVR Mad Men for the sex scenes. I look for the “S” in the episode rating and then fast-forward to watch only the scene(s) that warranted it. I used to tape Mad Men to actually watch it in full like other people with good taste in television, but then I got bored during some hour last season and made the mistake of fast forwarding — slippery slope — and now, this is what I’ve been reduced to. (It may sound a bit pervy, but it’s still better than being someone who doesn’t tape Mad Men, right?)
Needless to say, I was properly ridiculed, but, having survived that, I found the strength to make this public because I’m curious: What scripted show do you DVR but routinely find yourself fast-forwarding for whatever reason? Maybe there’s one storyline you’ve lost interest in, or maybe there’s only one storyline left in which you’re invested. Or, maybe you should just break up with the show, but the “S” is good.