Who controls the remote is not an issue, for if it resides beside me and the Companion objects to the show I've selected, I of course, de-select it. If her selection is HGTV, which it likely will be, I have the choice of watching it or leaving the room. I am not a wimp; I am a loving and devoted husband.
So, to the point. Every show is a style show, for BBBH WATCHES everything, whereas I tend to try to hear the dialogue and follow the "story line," if there is one. She notices, in order 1) hairstyles, 2) clothing, and 3) set design. Apparently, everything else is irrelevant, though I will never understand how it is that six months later when the same show comes on as a repeat, it is "new" to me, but she knows every detail, including the outcome of the story.
But, that she observes the things that are important to her is not my problem. The difficulty arises from her
A wave of my hand to indicate I'd like her to be quiet is one of the worst mistakes I ever made. And once was enough. One time I tried the line, "I really appreciate that the writers throw in a lot of nonessential dialogue so that missing some of it doesn't interfere with my ability to follow the plot." I only did that once, too. I'm