Originally Posted by blargfromspace
TV does suck. It's a huge waste of time. I went without one for years and didn't miss it one bit. And why are they in pubs? It's hard to find a pub that doesn't have at least one enormous TV on the wall that people sit about staring blankly at. Last NYE I was at a pub that had the channel 9 NYE special on TV as visual entertainment. Seriously.
Don't misunderstand me - there are shows I really enjoy watching that are made for TV, but with the proliferation of TV shows on DVD, it's easy to rent them from the video shop or library and not have to endure the ads. The endless, relentless ads.
I hate the ads you are bombarded with online when I'm trying to read the news or watch a video on youtube. Does that mean you think the internet sucks?
Originally Posted by jjkrause84
In short, I don't watch TV, but that's just because I find it boring.
I guess that's where we disagree. I don't go see movies in theatres and I haven't seen a movie in quite some time because of "stars" like Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Wil Smith. Boring and one dimensional, always playing the same character in every film.
Like your feelings with tv, I find a very large percentage of films boring and formulaic, not demanding anything from you, again, I'll mention the Transformer "franchise" as an example.
(... and expensive, what's the deal with having to pay over $10 for a small popcorn and 2 small cokes? Oops another rant for another time).
I'm stuck wondering why watching something on prime time television is a waste of brain power as opposed to reading a crappy novel, watching an Adam Sandler movie or a youtube video someone made of their dog doing something cute?
"If you read a lot of books, you're considered 'well read' but if you watch a lot of television, you're not considered 'well viewed'. " - Lily Tomlin