Is it important to you that you watch a tv show while it's current?
If you're going to start watching a tv show, is it important to you that you watch it while it's currently airing and while it's popular? Or would you not mind if you waited a few years and watched it after it had completely finished?
I can think of a few reasons why I like to watch a show while it's airing. For example, if the show is so popular that everyone's talking about it, then I'd feel like I'm missing out on that and even worry that it'd seem like I'm not keeping up with the latest trends. Or if people irl aren't talking about it, I may still want to get involved with the fan community online, chatting with other fans online and looking at fan art/fiction and memes, so then it'd be important that I watch the show while it's current so that I won't miss out on all that. Or even if I don't really get involved like this, I do just feel somehow more connected to society and like I'm keeping up with the times if I watch the show now while it's current. Or if only for the reason to avoid any spoilers.
But then on the other hand, a great reason why I like to watch a show after it's completely finished airing is that I don't have to wait up to a year for the next season to be released, which is such a long time that I often completely forget what happened in the last season.
So is it important to you that you watch a show while it's currently airing? If you miss the first one or two seasons, then would you just not bother watching the show at all then? (at least not until it had completely finished airing). Or would you try to catch up to the latest episodes?