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Ian O'Doherty: Welcome to the days of instant TV gratification

Published 30/07/2010 | 05:00

So, are you looking forward to Season 2 of True Blood? The show, which has been on in the States for a while, is airing first on the fantastic FX Channel in a few weeks' time, although the chances are that if you are a fan you will already have seen the first five episodes.

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Really? How is this possible? What weird magic allows you to see five episodes of a show that hasn't aired yet?

Well, thanks to the wonderful world of broadband, the days of waiting weeks and even months to see our favourite American programmes -- and let's be honest, this genuine golden age for American television -- have gone forever.

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