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How many of you watch T.V still?

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 06:07 PM

Originally posted by -Thom-
Great thread! I removed the television from my room about 6 months ago, after systematically not watching it for 3 years...
I don't miss it a day, everything I want to see (and no, not just porn
) I watch on the internet. Movies on demand!
It's funny that I hear people say that the television makes them feel stupid. I've got the same feeling, and in my opinion it's worsened too lately. I mean, come on, our commercialbreaks aren't even as annoying as the American ones and still the TV irritates me without boundaries

[edit on 1-5-2010 by -Thom-]
I heard that commercials over there are more humorous and/ or informative than the ones we have here in America,most of ours are really lame and way to many info-mercials.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 06:25 PM

Originally posted by baddmove
reply to post by simpsonizer

I'm just glad i found sites like hulu to be able to watch some good documentaries, there are some good sites on the internet that i have found to be able to watch good shows. I love nova and PBS has a decent website too..

Cool I forgot about those sites were you can go to and watch stuff for free like that
I really did! Guess I did not want to get my hopes up for any content that needs to have "premium access" on any of those type of sites. All in all, documentaries will definitely keep me hooked onto any learning channel. I totally did not think about hulu having this.

I liked to watch Bill Nye The Science Guy on PBS when it used to air!

posted on May, 2 2010 @ 06:33 AM
reply to post by baddmove

Really? Well I know we seem to have fun commercials to watch (with the severe backdraw that you don't remember the brand when the next one comes in
). But more informative...well at least they are probably more effective too. Or not, with all these people removing their tv's, lol. Funny fact is, by the way, that if you download a series from the VS, like House for example, you can see where the commercials are left out, and for me, there are soo many breaks! We have large blocks of commercials, about 5 to 8 minutes I think, so it's more heaped up in our case. And no, that's very irritating too.

Sorry for the slight offtopic post btw.

posted on May, 2 2010 @ 08:43 PM
I do watch alot of TV-series and film. But seeing as I'm about to finish a bachelor in Film Production I convince myself that I am doing it for educational purposes.

All of the film and series I do watch though are downloaded and without any adverts. Although while at home with the rest of the family I do watch TV from time to time. And I have come across a pattern, my dad watches all the educational channels (Discovery, History, Nat Geo), my mum watches awful drama and Swedish and British crime, my brother rarely watches TV and if he does he watches the news while looking at an Atlas and my sister plays XBOX. I merely bump between those.

Although sometimes we do all watch TV together when there is certain programs on that are shows that has a wide entertaining appeal for most of the family. And every time there's adverts, if there is any, everyone gets up and do something else whilst I stay and switch the channel for 5 minutes before we all reunite later.

I am not sure I agree completly with the dumbing down. There are certain educational purposes with television, such as language. My sister being 12, and Norwegian, I heard her speak perfect English with an adult American on XBOX live and my brother is extremly prone to political issues which he sees on the All-News channel.

I believe it is the general term of laziness that makes so many prone to being slaves of TV. There is nothing that stops you from just turning it off and doing something else, or getting up and do something useful during adverts. TV is a form of information, a medium of news (unless you're paranoid) and entertainment for those who may be less fortunate or those who actually enjoy it.

I have nothing against TV, I watch it and I don't mind adverts as I choose to ignore them. Buut perhaps that is just me.

[edit on 2-5-2010 by Fergu]

posted on May, 2 2010 @ 09:34 PM
My wife and I watch it all the time.

I dvr everything to avoid the commercials.

We were gone for 2 weeks and there was 18 hours worth of programs recorded.
Dr Who
Extreme 4x4
Gold Prospecting
American Shooter
The Whitest Kids U'Know
Modern Toss
Family Guy
How They Make It
Myth Busters
No sports or reality shows whatsoever!

posted on May, 3 2010 @ 04:41 PM
O.K. i'm going to admit it..I watched t.v. last night..
But it was the Stephen Hawkings show, now while i thought i was a pretty interesting program, I can't say as i agreed with all of it as that is not my field, I will say this though..The commercials were so bad, one of them , when it was over, i still don't know what they were trying to sell me

posted on May, 3 2010 @ 05:51 PM
Watch some. Commercials, well frankly neither I or my wife even see them. The second the commercials start we start a conversation. It's odd but until considering your thread I hadn't really realized that we did that.

Both in your generation(OP) by the way.

Why do I watch, well sometimes it is good to "go passive" for a few hours of harmless entertainment.

posted on May, 3 2010 @ 05:58 PM
Dont really watch TV anymore the internet is so much better I think it will all blend into one soon

posted on May, 6 2010 @ 09:47 AM
This is actually a very good question. I was brought up with the tele on all the time. With 2 younger brothers and a sports mad Dad, the tele was rarely off. Most of the posters on here are right. It seems in the last 5 years there has been nothing worth even wasting electricity on.
I, like most people are aggreived to have to buy a tv licence, but we have to do it. The last programme that i can remember, getting upset for if i missed it was 'Only fools and horses'.
Apart from the odd documentary and the news, the tv it is a waste of space.
Sky is a rip off aswell...who can be bothered?

Another dust collector!!!

posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:34 AM
Haven't watched TV in eight years because I'm busy and there the Internet. I do turn on the TV without sound every time I go to sleep.

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 07:35 PM
reply to post by happinness

I, like most people are aggreived to have to buy a tv licence, but we have to do it. The last programme that i can remember, getting upset for if i missed it was 'Only fools and horses'.
Apart from the odd documentary and the news, the tv it is a waste of space.
Sky is a rip off aswell...who can be bothered?

So, you actually have to buy a license to watch t.v. in the U.K? I did not know that..are they costly and are they worth it?

posted on May, 8 2010 @ 07:58 PM
Gave up watching t.v back in the late 80s. Havent owned or watched t.v since. Too busy actually living and seeing the world to waste my time watching t.v ..

posted on May, 9 2010 @ 12:27 AM
reply to post by baddmove

Some one clue me into this license thing in the U.K. is it for t.v. time for the year or what?

posted on May, 13 2010 @ 03:17 AM
You are glad to have suche a quality in television. Here in Germany we can't keep up at the movies or series...
And american series are only imported with a high delay and truly bad dubbing. So most of the time I'm watching television content but on the internet...

posted on May, 13 2010 @ 11:38 PM
whoa.. i actually made it through a show called river monsters last night, now that was pretty cool..who knew so many freshwater fish were deadly like that? still couldn't watch the commercials though..

posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:20 PM
I had someone ask me why I dont watch anything 21st century- and I told her why:

"Stupid programming, idiot commercials, insipid plots, morons and sluts for characters, toilet humor,..."

I feel 95% of tv is for people who are regressing into apes.

posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:24 PM
It's been a year since i had cable tv and it's so AWESOME-O. Whenever i go to a friends house who watches TV 3+ hours a day i want to shoot myself. The only thing i miss is Comedy Central but they have all their shows online For The WIN (FTW!) and history/science channel but if i really want to watch something i can torrent them.

posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:42 PM
I'm a sucker for sports, whether it's soccer, basketball, baseball, boxing, etc. That's what 50% of my TV time entails. The other 50% is for the history channel, planet green, hgtv, stuff like that. For those who say TV is bad for me, so is pretty much everything else. Moderation is the key to all things.

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:14 PM
I came home for lunch today and my daughter was watching a show called Ru Paul's Amazing Drag Race, or something like that. I was completely dumbfounded, i was sitting at the table eating my lunch , thinking , wow, this is actually on T.V. and people are watching this is what i was trying to say in my OP about t.v....I'm still scratching my head over that..

posted on May, 27 2010 @ 06:11 AM

Oh yes, we have to pay for a TV licence every year for the privlage to watch the bloody thing. The current price is £142.50

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