This Slate article on watching TV shows on DVD is great. Like the author I live in the "cultural gap" between the airing of shows and their release on DVD. I am always behind and unable to discuss with friends. But in the end I come down with the author, I would much rather be able to watch them as quickly as I want rather than having to wait a week. I am currently watching Battlestar Galactica, 24, the Sopranos, Deadwood and the Shield in this way. I am watching far more TV in a given month than before, just on my own time.