Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TV, do people out there actually watch it?

Yesterday I saw some posts on Facebook (yeah, I'm on all day) about how Patrick Swayze had passed. Of course, I had to look it up (on line, CNN) and confirm because you just never know what the hell some people are blathering on about (Farmville/Mafia Wars crap anyone?). It was then that I realized that 1) I don't watch the news on tv and then 2) I don't watch tv. Oh yeah we do use our tv, the kid sometimes watches cartoons but with her school and homework she never gets a chance anymore. So with that gone we on occasion turn it on in the evening but we don't watch network tv. We used to watch some shows that we'd put on the dvr but eh, we got over it.

We really prefer getting entire seasons on dvd and watching at our own convenience. I stopped watching the news on tv almost 10 years ago. It's just so depressing and none of it is unbiased right? So we have this dvd collection that has practically taken over an entire wall of our house. It's so unattractive but hey, we don't waste time watching commercials anymore! Funny thing is people out there do watch network tv, I hear them talking about it at work. Mostly the reality shows though, and Dancing with the stars, biggest loser and whatnot. I don't ever get curious about them though, none seem terribly entertaining. After all the Joss Whedon stuff gets cut I'm left with very little that interests me more than an infomercial.

What about ya'll? Anything out there you value enough to sit down and watch real time?

4 comments:

DoubleDH said...

DVR and no commercials. ON Demand works too.

The Urban Cowboy said...

I only watch a couple series, and maybe an occasional movie or sometimes sporting events. Other than that...nope!

Anita the Immigrant Mom said...

I agree with first comment. DVR some news stuff although I get most of my news from the internet. I like the Huffington Post and Slate.

As per TV not that much, no time but I do have one show I watch, Big Love for some reason I got hooked on it...
CHeers,
Anita

chocolate and whine said...

I just wrote about my embarrassing addiction to network television. Sigh. I understand if you don't want to be friends anymore.