Interesting observation, today. I was on one of my regular commutes. I had my iPad with me, ready for me to watch the second episode of Sebastian Bergman, when I realised I’d left my headphones at home. How could I possibly watch it now? The noise would annoy everyone else.
So I didn’t watch anything at all and read a book instead.
It was only on the way home this evening that I realised that Sebastian Bergman, being a subtitled drama, possibly didn’t need sound. I could mute the iPad and still watch the show.
And yet I didn’t. Now this could be for several reasons:
- I’m stupid
- There’s a sort of ritual there that I didn’t want to break
- Sound, even if it’s not dialogue, is still important to full the appreciation of TV drama.
Which do you think it is (I’m expecting a lot of ‘1’s here) and if you were in my position, would you have watched Bergman with the sound muted or waited until you were at home?