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Why Everyone Is Watching TV with Closed Captioning On These Days

I found it inexplicable when I first started dating my wife that she required Close Captioning on at all times when watching anything on a screen. But now I’m kinda into it. My favorite part is when they do the lyrics to songs and I can hear the thematic connections to what is going on in a way I wouldn’t otherwise. Plus little callouts like “[Quiet Sobbing]” that I probably wouldn’t have heart at all. That reminds me I really need to get my ears checked.

I didn’t know it was kind of a phenomenon.