It used to be that the master of the house when it comes to TV watching was my husband. That was because he had full control of what shows to watch and to avoid at home, him being a certified TV and movie addict. It is a different story now that our 6-year-old son has his own TV shows to watch in the morning before he goes to school, in the afternoon when we finish reviewing his lessons, and at night before he goes to bed.
I seldom watch TV these days because father and son usually squabble over what television channel to watch. Luckily for me, there’s a newly emerging medium called web television where I get to watch online video web series. A web series is a series of videos, usually in episodic form, released on the Internet. One website in particular that I frequent is Blip, formerly known as blip.tv.
At Blip, viewers can watch original internet videos made by independent producers for free. Here is where I get my daily dose of news, drama and comedy. Instead of regular TV shows or movies, Blip offers online video web series in various categories, such as Animation & Comics, Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Home & Family, How To, Learning, Music, News & Politics, Sports & Cars, Talk & Interview, Tech & Gadgets, and Video Games.
After work today, I plan to visit Blip’s Learning catalog to watch a few episodes of Untamed Science. The durian fruit is featured there. While we have durian here in our country, I haven’t had the chance to try it. Why does it have a strong smell, and why is it illegal to bring durian onto any public transportation? Those are some of the things I intend to find out later when I watch Blip.