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Why I'll never give up tweeting while watching telly

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Here’s a warning to anyone wishing to befriend me: I am a challenging person with whom to watch TV. I chat all the way through, offer unsolicited feedback on the storyline, comment on the attractiveness of the actors, critique the dialogue and wardrobe, and – frequently - ask for clarification about those tricky plot points.

“Who is she?” I ask. “Why is he looking so horrified? And what’s with the weird red dress?”

Apparently, those who tweeted whilst watching the ancient reruns (because, let’s face it, Friends is old news) were less able to "experience 'transportation' into the content and, in turn, more intensified emotions."Credit:iStock

“Will you please shut up? I know as much as you,” my companion will hiss in frustration.

But for me, sharing the viewing experience is fundamental to my enjoyment of the show. I can and do watch movies and TV on my own, but it is far more fun when I can watch with someone else. (And far less frustrating when I have someone I can ask, ‘Who killed the annoying blonde chick?’ and ‘Is the guy in the black suit a baddie?’)

Still, since my divorce – which may or may not have had anything to do with........

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