anyone else not watch TV?

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  1. runmikeyrun

    runmikeyrun

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    In the last 2 years my TV habit has taken a huge downturn. I realized the other day that I haven't sat down and put on a tv show in months. In fact, when I'm somewhere there is a tv on (bar, etc) I don't watch it. I also have zero interest in any shows that my gf watches in the evening in bed. I just have so many other things that I'd rather be doing. I still watch movies, but as for TV shows I find them incredibly boring. Has TV programming changed that much? I'm 37 and it seems like I haven't had much interest in anything for years. Just wondering if I'm the only one or if there are other like-minded people...
  2. basslayer

    basslayer Supporting Member

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    I watch sports and netflix mostly. We don't even carry cable at our home.
  3. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck Supporting Member

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    I haven't owned a TV since 2007, but I do watch Netflix on occasion.
  4. Basshappi

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    I watch Netflix occasionally but otherwise I only watch DVDs.
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  6. Milk

    Milk Supporting Member

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    I have to say i thought it was gonna be one of those smug "i don't watch tv, i dont even OWN a tv" kinda thread.


    I don't watch much. I didn't actually have tv for some years. I'm more a movies person i got tv for my gf but mainly my interest was for films. Of course by now i realise ive watched 95% of films they might show on tv that might interest me. Lately i watch mainly talk shows. For some reason. I think its because it helps me de-stress before sleep AND since i dont have much a social life, it makes me feel part of the world somewhat. Is that sad? Thats probably pathetic. But yeah. When i DO watch series, i usually just get them online. I hate watching series as they are ongoing. Im not good at the waiting a week, or months, between episodes thing.
  7. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

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    I never watch TV ......


    'cept when I do.
  8. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

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  9. Auzzie-Phoenix

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    Gave up watching tv ages ago. Anything i want to watch can either be streamed (hulu/netflix), or purchased on dvd. Not that the networks really put out much that's worth watching. (mythbusters, river monsters, metalocalypse, and venture bros.)
  10. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    I watch TV every day. I don't really like movies in general.

    -Mike
  11. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    yeah,.. less & less TV for me these days. just too friggin' predictable. everyday the same format on every channel. what year did the industry decide that the protocol would be so strict. :(
  12. tonym

    tonym Supporting Member

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    We've been turning the TV off completely (no movies or DVDs either) every other day for the last couple of years. It's been great.
  13. Selta

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    It's somewhat common for us to not watch TV for 3 or 4 days without either of us caring really. Sometimes in those days one or both of us will be playing video games, so the TV still gets used. I have a bunch of shows I like, and I find new ones every now and again, but mostly I let my friends who watch TV way more "filter" it for me before hand :D. It usually works pretty well, as I'll tell them about new music, hiking trails or events to hit up in return. It does seem like there's more garbage to sift through, but that could just be a matter of perception.
  14. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

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    Dumped satellite 2 years ago when we realized that we were paying about $60+ per month to MAYBE watch 1 or 2 shows. No time, no interest, news was 99% BS. HuluPlus & Netflix now come from modem to "monitor" wirelessly via a PS3.

    PS:The signature line below has been following me around for a LONG time.
  15. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Who needs TV when you have Talkbass?
  16. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    I rarely turn on a television.
  17. Rodent

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    turned off the tube back in Spring of 2010 and haven't looked back. how did I ever get anything done when I wasted so much mindlessly staring at the screen
  18. PWRL

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    Dropped cable around 1998 and never looked back. I find some good stuff on Youtube, though. That's as far as it goes, though. My TV is only for the DVD player.
  19. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I love television in fact I'm watching Modern Family and The Clippers game while posting on TB life is good.
  20. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Supporting Member

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    Yes/no tv
  21. paste

    paste Supporting Member

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    If I need to watch the TV, i'll do it on my computer.

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