This is a sponsored post on behalf of Beamly. All opinions are my own, because Hi, my name is Mama Mary and I’m a TV addict.
I’m not afraid to admit that I am a TV addict. Admitting it is the first step, right?
But if being a delusional escapist means that I drink red wine while wearing a white pants suit and sing into a hairbrush hoping to meet Adam Levine is so wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
Since my schedule does not permit me to watch it as often as I would like, my TV watching MO is this:
1) Set DVR to record all fave shows, including but not limited to: VEEP, Modern Family, Downton Abbey, GLEE, The Mindy Project, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, The Ellen Show, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
(I know, I know, that’s a lot of shows. Tell me about it. I have to rigorously stay on top of my recorded show que or else it starts deleting shows and you do NOT want to see me on the rare occasion that I have inadvertently let a show get deleted before I’ve watched it. Not. Pretty.)
2) Then, one or five nights a week, after the kids go to bed, plop on the couch with my glass, or bottle, of wine and my laptop.
3) Start plowing through all recorded shows, sans commercials. Cheers to the geniuses who created DVRs!
Pretty straight forward, right? But my TV obsession does not stop once the final credits roll. In fact, once the show is over, that’s when the real fun, borderline cray cray behavior begins: the recapping and predicting, the quoting and the voting, the texting and tweeting. You see, I become so invested in the characters of the shows I watch, I need to then analyze the decisions their characters made, i.e. Fitz vs. Jake, for example, or crack up over the hilarious predicaments they find themselves in, like when Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character in VEEP had runny diarhhea. My TV watching is just not complete until I can talk it over with my friends, because, that’s what really what friends are for.
Given all of this personal information I have just disclosed, you will certainly understand how happy I was to learn of a new website called Beamly.com. Beamly is the office water cooler and the TV guide, plus your Facebook and Twitter feeds, all in one virtual space. This new website, created for devout TV viewers like moi, features “rooms” where you can virtually hang out with fellow fans of your favorite shows, dish dirt, create memes, laugh at gifs and complain when a key character is killed (or voted) off.
And it’s not only a social network–it’s also a user-friendly TV guide so you can find out what is on, at any time of the day. And it links up to YOUR cable provider via your profile so it will always know what channel your show is on.
Side note: Remember those paperback TV Guide mailers of yore, with their miniscule writing and nauseatingly busy grids? I remember my dad used to wait anxiously for the TV Guide to arrive in the mail, so he could mark it up with yellow highlighter and then set the VCR to the correct recording time, which invariably failed, 8 times out of 10. If my dad were still alive, I’m pretty sure Beamly would be his favorite website, for the convenience and the wealth of information.
So, fellow TV junkies, go pop on over to Beamly; first go to MY profile page and follow my fan-tastic-ness, and then start following some rooms. But don’t blame me if you get hooked.
Also, if you can handle a lot of cursing, like, a lot, start watching VEEP, from the beginning. Funniest shit on TV.
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