This is a confession. I’m not proud of what I am about to tell you. But I am relieved it’s over.
It started a few weeks back with The Musketeers. I don’t watch a lot of television, but that nine in the evening slot on a Sunday tends to be a good one. I am one of millions who loves Sherlock. The clip from the Musketeers looked pretty good I thought. But I found the voice overs explaining the action a real turn off. I didn’t bother with the second episode.
Then I watched something else, and there were the voice overs again. It must be a trend, I thought. I hope it doesn’t last long. Apart from that, I haven’t watched much apart from QI and Channel 4 news. It didn’t happen then. Come to think of it, it didn’t happen with Inside The Animal Mind or Outnumbered either. That’s a bit of a mystery.
So, last night I was watching QI when Aunt ‘phoned. We talked for quite a while and I left the television on. The next programme was Gavin and Stacey, and an episode I must have missed. I let MasterB out, poured a glass of wine and settled down to enjoy.
Suddenly there was the annoying voice saying that Smithy had put his head in his hands.
The penny dropped.
It took a few minutes and several wrong buttons, but it’s sorted now.
No more Audio Descriptions.
There might even be time to catch up on The Musketeers.