who doesn't watch nearly ANY tv?

  • kaccioto

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    May 28, 2009 1:49 AM GMT
    been noticing that they are the most interesting people to meet lately..

    it's not that they hate tv, probly the total opposite; just they don't have time due to work, or prefer live entertainment/restaurants conveniently footsteps from their building

    you kinda forget about tv land esp. in nyc when you have many entertainment options on your block alone..except for housewives of nyc of course

    in college i used to see 'kill your tv' stickers on backpacks and thought oh, another rebel trying to fit into the college mold of trying to be different solely for the sake of being different..now i realize most of my posse of gangbangers blink deer-like at parties when discussions turn to lost, heroes, or ironically sex and the city
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    May 28, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    Zero...ziltch...nada...none!

    Kill your TV today and go for a walk today.......

    TV is for when your in a rest home and can't move!
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    May 28, 2009 2:12 AM GMT
    Count me in! I ditched my TV almost a year ago now and don't plan on going back any time soon... I catch some Netflix on my widescreen laptop, but think TV is mostly a waste of time. We may argue that I now waste that time on my computer (like now), but that's another story/thread... icon_razz.gif
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    May 28, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    Anytime I usually sit down to watch TV I fall asleep. I could probably go without a TV but I do appreciate it as background noise sometimes when I'm studying.
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    May 28, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    hardly watch it..maybe news in the morning. Totals about maybe 4-5 hours a week if that.
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    May 28, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    I watch sporadically now. Only reno911 as a matter of fact. Well I'll be watching the French Open, until my faves either get knocked out or win
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    May 28, 2009 2:24 AM GMT
    The TV of my bedroom hasn't been used in some five years, and since it got there I barely can remember having it turned on. When I lived two years in another city, I didn't bother to buy or bring a TV.

    I just don't watch TV. I actually have the time but I rather watch the movies or series I want when I want to see them (in DVDs which I prefer to see in my computer's screen) or go to the movie theater with friends. I have noticed how I really have more time than other people with a similar schedules for the gym and other such activities since I began this year. I hate having the TV on just for background noise purposes.

    Of course, I'm not screens-free. In my job I sit in front of the computer a major part of the time, I do spend time in YouTube and so on... perhaps I just changed the medium I get my content from.
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    May 28, 2009 2:25 AM GMT
    Bah! TV is fine if you are discerning in what you watch. There are wonderfully intelligent and educational shows to watch. It's not the TV that's the problem. It's the viewer. And that viewer isnt going to change by turning off the TV.
  • kaccioto

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    May 28, 2009 2:26 AM GMT
    Caslon10901 saidBah! TV is fine if you are discerning in what you watch. There are wonderfully intelligent and educational shows to watch. It's not the TV that's the problem. It's the viewer. And that viewer isnt going to change by turning off the TV.


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    May 28, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    I barely watch TV because of my job and because nothing on it really interests me anymore. If I wanna watch a favorite TV show -- I can find it online. No cable for me either.
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    May 28, 2009 2:29 AM GMT
    Never.

    It makes for awkward conversation sometimes because people will make a TV reference that goes way over my head. But its still worth not seeing the show.

    It's also awkward when my boss only wants to talk about American Idol at lunch and I'm supposed to laugh at Sanjaya jokes. Of course these days I'm sure its about that English mom, whatever her name is.

    Still, not watching TV is the best willful ignorance I know.

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    May 28, 2009 2:30 AM GMT
    kaccioto said
    Caslon10901 saidBah! TV is fine if you are discerning in what you watch. There are wonderfully intelligent and educational shows to watch. It's not the TV that's the problem. It's the viewer. And that viewer isnt going to change by turning off the TV.


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  • wander2340

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    May 28, 2009 2:32 AM GMT
    We cut out TV 100% about 4 years ago. We have NEVER missed it. EVER!!! You wouldn't believe how great real life can be without all the artificial tension that TV creates. At first you feel a little lost because you don't know what to do with all the extra free time but you get over it fast. Now it's hard for me to comprehend why anyone would waste their lives sitting mindlessly for hours like that.
  • dannyboy1101

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    May 28, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    When I lived back in the suburbs for two years after college, I was a tv addict. It was bad. Now, back in Chicago with the city-life I need, I decided to go cold turkey. I can't even get the local channels in my apartment. I watch DVD's while I eat (some of them are tv shows), but there's plenty of other things to do the rest of the time. Life is so much more calming if you can't hear the over-hyped news broadcasts (i.e. swine flu). I highly recommend it!
  • kaccioto

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    May 28, 2009 2:39 AM GMT
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    May 28, 2009 3:21 AM GMT
    I watch about 5 hours a week, if American Idol is on, about 3 now.

    Fifteen years ago, I was watching nearly 25 hours a week!

    Other things have gradually occupied my time, although the internet is fast becoming my nemesis.
  • Sparkycat

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    May 28, 2009 3:24 AM GMT
    None. I had the cable tv shut off a few months ago to save money. I really don't miss it. Life in general is more peaceful, and I'm getting things done like working on my house and reading good books.
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    May 28, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    Haven't watched TV in years - i think it's boring as all hell.
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    May 28, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    if i watch tv i only watch the food network so i learn stuff about food lol

    but i don know what to watch if i go to a friends house and they give me the remote i usually get excited at whats on the food network and then get mocked because i have hundreds of channels and i choose the one i get anyway haha
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    May 28, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    DelMar saidNever.
    It makes for awkward conversation sometimes because people will make a TV reference that goes way over my head.

    Ditto. I actually feel like I'm missing a good bit by not watching TV, but I never have. When I was a kid, my mother used to beg me to watch it (to shut me up), but it never interested me. My two brothers are basically the same way.

    I do have a TV. It's 25-years-old. My partner watches it fairly regularly. I try to watch now and then but I get instantly bored.

    On the other hand, I feel virtually addicted to the Internet, and I don't think that's qualitatively much better than watching a lot of TV.
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    May 28, 2009 3:36 AM GMT
    kaccioto saidbeen noticing that they are the most interesting people to meet lately..

    it's not that they hate tv, probly the total opposite; just they don't have time due to work, or prefer live entertainment/restaurants conveniently footsteps from their building

    you kinda forget about tv land esp. in nyc when you have many entertainment options on your block alone..except for housewives of nyc of course

    in college i used to see 'kill your tv' stickers on backpacks and thought oh, another rebel trying to fit into the college mold of trying to be different solely for the sake of being different..now i realize most of my posse of gangbangers blink deer-like at parties when discussions turn to lost, heroes, or ironically sex and the city


    lmao. i totally agree. i dont watch hardly any tv due to living in the city and having other options. but you better believe the housewives of new jersey is dvr-ed for bed time!!
  • Little_Spoon

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    May 28, 2009 3:39 AM GMT
    The writers strike is over.
    But nothing worth mentioning is being written.
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    May 28, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    Someone at work was making a reference to a commercial and I had absolutely no clue what he was talking about. The only reason I have a tv is so I can still play my video games. I find it very funny that my mom always wanted me to get away from the tv when I was growing up and now she can't fathom that I don't watch it.

    If I want to see something I just netflix it when it comes out. Just started watched season 1 disc 1 of Ugly Betty today. Was very good and without the commercials.

    Started rereading American Gods by Neil Gaimen. One of the gods is the television. You sacrifice your time to it.
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    May 28, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    Rarely watch TV myself. I have cable, but it's because the bundle with cable makes my internet cheaper than it would be alone.

    I tend to watch the news/weather in the morning, and the occasional Food Network show. My guilty pleasures are The Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars. Other than that I don't bother.
  • Thirdbeach

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    May 28, 2009 4:24 AM GMT
    I haven't had cable since 1989. Don't miss having TV.

    I do watch once in a while at friend's places. That's how I got to watch "Sex and the City" (which I now have on DVD).