Back in the day, how to work the VCR was about the hardest TV-related lesson you’d have to teach (and reteach) your parents. These days, you need a PhD in tech to figure out how to get to the show you want to watch. The NYT’s Kevin Roose on the messy, confusing future of TV. “We’ve rushed headlong into a hyper-fragmented mess, with a jumble of on-demand services that, added up, cost more and often offer less than the old cable bundle. There are lots of great shows and movies being made, but finding them has become harder than ever.” (TV’s modern challenge is to find the show you’re looking for before social media spoilers ruin the episode for you.)

+ Netflix just lured Shonda Rhimes away from ABC with more money and the promise of creative freedom.