TV is my friend

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  1. d barham

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    Thought about posting in the other TV thread but didn’t want to come off as contentious.

    I’m an unrepentant TV watcher. In all my 56 years I’ve never lived without one. When I was a little guy TV was there. All through my school days, TV was waiting for me to get off the bus. When I separated from my first wife, TV and I spent a lot of quiet evenings together.

    Sure there are a lot of crap shows anymore, but there are still a few gems out there.

    Don’t get me wrong, I have a fairly well rounded life. Wife, kids, friends, music, etc.
    Don’t watch if you don’t want to, but me and TV? We’re good.
     
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    I don t really care what you watch on tv, as long as you watch malcolm in the middle/

    and watch out for those Orwelian thingies.
     
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    No contention at all, my friend! I started that other thread, and it was merely my opinion. You most certainly don't have to feel the same way.

    What I found amusing was how (seemingly intentionally) some folks totally misconstrued my meaning. But that's okay, they can do that too.

    If you like to watch TV, that's A-OK with me. It'd be a pretty small corner if we were all alike.
     
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    Wow! Someone came out of the closet and admitted watching TV.
    I though 98% of our members didn’t even own a TV..
    Yes there is a lot of krap
     
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    There is some canadian that I want to record sometime.
    Also, Backwoods law (game warden TV) has nice outdoor scenes
    fishing and hunting and hiking circumstances.
    (during work week when you can't camp) fyi
     
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    I agree there are a precious few gems there. I like The Neighborhood, Jeopardy!, Sports, local news, and the Master Chef series particularly. The TV haters do have a point because the overwhelming majority of programming on TV is total crap, IMO.

    In particular, all of the crime drama shows. They’re awful. I have a smart tv, so most of my time in front of it is spent watching YouTube videos about music, gear, cooking, gear, dog rescues, gear...
     
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    (lyric) youre not alone when the tvs on yeah!

    (song/band) bleed american - jimmy eat world
     
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    Try watching TV with stereo headphones on to take the experience to the next level .
    (and turn off the lights)
     
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    You make an excellent point when you said "TV was waiting for me to get off the bus."......I'm "only" ten years older than you, but we spent most of our available free time outside, playing. My parents VERY strictly controlled our TV watching time. And.....remember, we only had four channels....three networks and one independent, so our program choices were extremely limited compared to today's. Now, there's gonna be a LOT of "cr*p" because of the variety.....how many books in a library?.....do you want to read everyone of them? Probably not.
    I, too, watch a fair amount of TV......because with over a hundred channels available on my cable system, there's usually ONE or TWO of good quality. AND....if you don't want to watch.....DON'T! Don't waste your precious free time complaining about those who DO want to watch. ;)
     
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    I am always surprised by the amount of folks that feel superior because they choose not to watch TV.
    To each their own, but it seems like an odd brag to me.
     
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    There's something for everyone in today's TV landscape. We've dropped a few shows that we used to watch, but we still have some shows that we don't miss. We also really enjoy the selection on Netflix, especially all the British shows. Television also means that we get to watch our favourite sports for a far lower cost than actually going to the games.
     
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    I actually don't know how you can stand it. I mean I grew up on TV, like most people my age. It just got to be completely insufferable to me--the braying commercials, the pandering to the lowest common denominator, the sensationalist nonsense, the padding and filler: I don't know how you can take it.
     
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    I'm one of those guys that watched tv constantly from the mid-60's to sometime in the late 1980's and loved it....

    Over the past 25 years, I cut the cable and do not watch the news at all.

    When I express this to people, they look at me like I have three heads!!

    Sure I have a Netflix account, Amazon Prime and a library account which allows me to borrow DVD's for free. If I have a hankering, I will binge watch a TV show or watch a movie, and even more rarely watch a documentary...

    It is what it is. When I feel like it I do, when I don't the tv stays off.

    But I have no opinion if someone watches everything they can or don't watch anything. What's the point?

    Life is meant to be lived, the great part is that you get to choose what to fill your time with. As long as you are enjoying what you are doing, there is no reason to care about what others do or say...

    Just my two cents
     
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    I recently been watching You Tube TV. It has a lot of the lots of great shows that were some of the greatest. We have seen the complete Amos & Andy (best show ever) and are now 1 season into The Beverly Hillbillies. There are also lots of music shows like Shindig, Hulabaloo etc.... Todays TV shows do suck but there is still lots of good stuff if you look.
     
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    Is Jonny Quest on youtube yet. That would be cool.
    Only ones I ever saw were excerpts.
     
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    Late night broadcast TV

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