49. That's how many days it's been since I watched a new episode of Heroes, and I can't wait for the new episode tonight. These breaks are painful for regular viewers, but they're magnified for someone used to watching shows on DVD. Yes, I'm a DVD snob - I snub the network airings of shows because I know a glorious DVD set will be waiting for me, and I can watch every episode on my schedule, which often includes 4 to 12 episodes in a row. Once I have the DVD set, the long breaks between episodes last for only hours or days instead of weeks, and certainly not seven of them at that.

Heroes is the only network series I watch on a weekly basis, and I'd like to keep it that way. Waiting 49 days for a new episode is far too painful. How about you guys? Do you wait for DVD sets of shows you're interested in so you don't have to put up with the painful breaks in the season, or do you watch the season as it airs and then buy the set when it comes out so you can watch the extras, and have something to watch later on?