I grew up on '50s and '60s TV. Occasionally I'd get to go to a movie. With literature, I preferred short stories to novels. Most of my reading these days is non-fiction or reference books. I generally avoided books that were trilogies or multi-volumes interconnected with each other.
With visual entertainment, if I want a novel, I watch a movie. If I want a short story, I watch a television episode. Multi-episode arcs were very confusing for me when I couldn't catch all the episodes in an arc. Now of course, I have plenty of time to watch stuff like that, but I can't afford to spend the money to be able to do it.