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anyone else not watch TV?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by runmikeyrun, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. 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


    Jan 3, 2008
    Tyler, TX
    I watch sports and netflix mostly. We don't even carry cable at our home.
  3. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I haven't owned a TV since 2007, but I do watch Netflix on occasion.
  4. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    I watch Netflix occasionally but otherwise I only watch DVDs.
  5. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    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.
  6. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

    Dec 1, 2005
    Thornton, CO
    I never watch TV ......

    'cept when I do.
  7. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    "Naked & Afraid".
    Sunday night 9pm Discovery Channel.
  8. 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.)
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I watch TV every day. I don't really like movies in general.

  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    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. :(
  11. tonym


    Apr 12, 2011
    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.
  12. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    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.
  13. Johnny Crab

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

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    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.
  14. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    Who needs TV when you have Talkbass?
  15. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I rarely turn on a television.
  16. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    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
  17. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    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.
  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I love television in fact I'm watching Modern Family and The Clippers game while posting on TB life is good.
  19. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Yes/no tv
  20. paste


    Oct 3, 2011
    If I need to watch the TV, i'll do it on my computer.