How Do You Use Your iPad? Mine Is My TVS

Between the shows and movies available streaming on Netflix, and those on HBOGo, I consume more TV now, with my iPad, than I did a year ago, when I still had an actual TV and a cable bill to with it. The battery life is long enough for me to get through several hours of programming before needing to recharge, and it's small and slim enough to come to bed with me, propped up on a pile of blankets.

How do you use yours? Which gadget does it play the role of, in your life? Mine is my TV.