A decade ago, families huddled around the living room TV in eager anticipation of their favorite shows. They’d been waiting weeks to catch up with their favorite characters through the holiday lull. Twitter was nonexistent, and Facebook was still in its burgeoning days, so spoilers via social media were virtually unheard of — and everyone let out a collective groan when a commercial break or news update interrupted just as the plot was thickening.
It was a different time for television.
Today, family members sit engrossed in their individual tablets, binge-watching the latest on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Instant.
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