Whether consciously or unconsciously, we tend to gravitate towards things that represent who we are on some deeper level. And since the Internet has become such a core part of our day to day lives, it makes sense that our choice of entertainment might subconsciously reflect our current Internet situation. Here are some of today’s most popular shows and what they say about the viewership’s likely Internet connection.
The Walking Dead: Similar to the action on the show, your Internet connection is unreliable, works in fits and starts, and has been known to leave you hanging more often than not. You roam your house like the undead looking for Internet hotspots that will allow you to binge-watch Rick and the rest of the gang without suffering from fatal buffering. What started as a promising relationship with Your-Local-Internet-Provider has morphed into a life and death struggle, on which the fate of the human race relies!
The Bachelor(ette): You long to find an Internet connection worthy of your time and affection, because it seems like everyone is in a happy Internet relationship these days. What do they have that you don’t have? A dedicated signal, robust bandwidth, and zero lag time, that’s what. You can either drown your sorrows in a 5th glass of pinot gris or you can upgrade to an Internet service provider who is serious about the future and doesn’t run away at the first mention of commitment. [CTA] Find compatible Internet service in your area here.
Silicon Valley: You’re smart, driven, and a bit of a know-it-all, which is why you likely have the fastest Internet speeds available and probably live in a super-techy area similar to the show’s namesake. Google Fiber is what you eat for breakfast and your diet is hearty. Fans of this Mike Judge creation spend much of their time online and rely heavily on a dedicated Internet signal to satiate their appetite for media consumption.
Last Week Tonight: You are smart, informed, and just the right amount of sarcastic—just like your Internet service provider! You seek the truth behind today’s most pressing issues, and you aren’t afraid of uncovering a scandal or two along the way, even if that means losing a few Tumblr follower along the way. The first to sense a hike in your Internet monthly bill, you’re primed and positioned to preemptively bailed on your Internet provider in search of greener, obligation-less pastures faster than you can say Net Neutrality.
Mad Men: You spend most of your time online wishing you had a better connection, scheming ways to get a better connection, all the while drinking and smoking like there is no tomorrow. And now that the series is over you’ll have to find a new storyline to follow. Why not upgrade your Internet connection while you’re at it?
Game of Thrones: Brutal, medieval, and with a touch of gratuitous nudity, you like your entertainment like you like your Internet: XTREME! You know what you want and you aren’t afraid to go after it. And while you long for an Internet connection fit for a Lord (of Winterfell), chances are your connection may be a bit outdated.