posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 12:19 PM
I used to say that I hated tv. However, I'd like to amend that to say that there are certain things ABOUT the tv that gets on my nerves.
#1 is the amount of time my family prefers it to be on. If I were alone, I'd watch Supernatural on friday nights. Maybe look for something funny once
or twice a week. No big deal. However, when my wife and son are home, it's on all the time. How someone can have it on in the background 24/7 and not
go crazy from the lack of silence is beyond me.
#2 is the commercials. Many things seemed fine-tuned to annoy the viewer, from how often the same commercial is shown (3-4 times during the same
program? Ugh!), to the obnoxious content of the commercials (such as having several people say the same word or phrase over and over again).
#3 Most shows seem hell-bent on grabbing your attention. It's like having a spoiled child rambling loudly without ever taking a breath. This is
actually why I like it when my wife watches football. There's a constant white noise from the crowd, the announcers voices are usually at the same
level, etc. making it very easy to tune-out.
#4 Reality tv. I know its cliche to hate it, and honestly it's not so much that I do; I just don't get it. You take people with all of the worst
characteristics of the average person (drama queen, back stabber, out-of-control ego, etc.) and then give them a show that consists of the most
un-extraordinary subject matter- everyday life. If you gave me a week and shut me up in a room with no distractions, I could not think of a more
boring premise for a genre of television show.
#5 Inappropriateness. It's 2 in the afternoon, on a weekend. Suddenly a couple on a bed starts talking about His and Hers KY Jelly. Umm... are you
freaking kidding me? There's nothing wrong with advertising sex aids, but save it until after the kids go to bed. That's all I ask. That's just one
example. One time I saw the freaking SAW movie on before noon.
So yeah, I have a lot of criticisms for tv. On the other hand, I realize that a lot of what I don't like is just a matter of personal preference, and
that my tastes can be just as perplexing to someone else as theirs is to me. So it's not like I think tv is evil or anything.