I recently moved in with a new batch of roommates, which can always be interesting, but luckily for me mine are super great. Because of this super greatness, they bestowed on me the privilege of introducing them to Jane the Virgin. (Thank you, Netflix!) We watched the first three episodes. There were many squeals, what-the-hecks, and my attempts to not spoil things. This experience inspired me to talk about the process of conversion to fandom and its different point of views.
So I introduced Jane the Virgin to my roommates, my sister, my mother, and our very own Sky. Re-watching the series with someone else can be a completely new experience because there are new insights and additions I had never thought of the first time around. Plus, it's fun to fangirl around.
Then there are times people just aren't into what you are into. I'm going to sound like the biggest fangirl hypocrite, but I don't care much for Doctor Who. I watched all the way until David Tennant when one of my best friends suggested it, but I stopped because I found I wasn't enjoying myself. I have been on the other end of this spectrum. When you really like something, sometimes it can be hard when someone you care about doesn't like it as much. Because you want to fangirl, but you can't fangirl. Because people get so bored by a show, they're on their phones during your favorite part.
On the other side, I have been introduced to shows I've absolutely loved. In the case of Jane the Virgin, I was the hipster fan who watched everything first, but not with Vampire Diaries. The show was well into its third season when I started watching. My sister was the hipster fan, and after some fairly spoilery discussions, I was hooked. It gave me that needed dose of post-Twilight vampires.