Online video streaming has totally changed my TV watching habits.
Seldom do I watch TV except for the occasional movies and a weekly Taiwanese variety show, which I have been following for years. I find it hard to stop whatever I’m doing and sit in front of the goggle box. Because of this, I often find myself immersed in doing something and forgotten that I’m supposed to be watching TV. When I realise it, the programme has already ended. I also don’t like to rush home just to catch a show. In addition, the one episode per week format is too slow as well.
All that changed when youtube came into the picture few years ago. Thanks to the massive user uploaded content, not only am I able to watch media from around the world, I also have the freedom to watch them anytime when I feel like it. If I missed an episode of LOST, I can always catch that episode on YouTube the next day. Well that was before Youtube started taking down copyright stuffs. I missed the days where I can watch Americans TV series and animes on Youtube.
Today I frequent various other video streaming sites for my regular anime fix. One personal favourite is Anime Seed. They have a wide selection of anime titles collected from various sources. Veoh has animes in good quality but sometimes it’s hard to find the complete season of a particular series.
Another thing I like about video streaming sites is the comments under the videos. Most of the times, the comments under YouTube videos are even more interesting than the video itself. I also enjoy reading the remarks after watching an anime episode at Veoh. It’s great to read how others felt about the episode.