And if it's no good you've wasted your time. When it comes to a new series I record it but don't watch it until I know it's really good or once it has been renewed for a 2nd season. If I do otherwise I've wasted my time, like I did with Sleepy Hollow. I also like to bing watch some series like Homeland, Banshee, Black Sails, American Horror Story, The Americans, etc so therefore I record the whole season before watching a single episode. I still haven't started on season 1 of Bates Motel but have all of it plus what has been shown of season 2 so far.
To each his own and one shouldn't be chastised for how they want to record and watch their shows.
I use the same approach. Sleepy Hollow caught me too. Should have waited until it got cancelled instead of watching a few episodes and getting bored.