Hobbying is a bit therapeutic for me. I enjoy the zen-like quietness of it. The slow, gradual building of something. BUT, on occasion, (like assembling and painting 50 of the same model to make a termigant swarm) it can be mind numbingly boring.
Enter the iPad! Thanks to streaming services like netflix and HBO GO, I have a nearly endless library of film and television to play in the background while I build tiny ruthless killers.
I find that I often watch something I've seen before, so that I can concentrate visually on the models before me, allowing the film or show play out like an audio drama. Classic stand-bys in this category would be Star Trek in its many incarnations (save for Voyager and Enterprise - yuck)
Having recently been turned on to it, I do watch a little Doctor Who. But, as I've never seen the episodes, and the show is very visual, I find myself watching the screen more than modeling - not very productive!
Occasionally though, I just fall back on a few films that I've seen dozens and dozens of times. Entertainment that is like a well worn pair of favorite jeans. The cinematic equivalent of "comfort food". Comedies like Tommy Boy, or Ace Ventura. 80's action flicks like Predator, or Lethal Weapon.
Do you have something on in the background while you hobby? Have any favorites? Recommendations? Sound off in the comments below!