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How much TV do you watch and what?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Old P Bass Guy, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Old P Bass Guy

    Old P Bass Guy

    Nov 26, 2017
    Being retired I have more time on my hands and refuse to spend the rest of my life in front of the"Boob Tube" wasting the rest of my life away. I train bird dogs in the morning and practice my bass in the afternoon. I watch AXIS a fair amount, home improvement shows and cooking with my wonderful wife. I watch just enough news to keep in touch with what's going on in our Country (another discussion for another place). I find myself listening to PANDORA when I'm not doing anything else. How bout U? :)
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  2. 15 hours/day:

    Stargate: SG-1
    Andromeda (Gene Roddenberry)
    In the Heat of the Night (Carroll O'Connor, Archie Bunker)
    The Talk (CBS talk show with Sharon Osbourne)
    Charlie's Angels
    The Jeffersons

    that's just in the daytime

    Wheel of Fortune
    The Goldbergs
    Fresh off the Boat
    The Big Bang Theory
    Young Sheldon

    Law enforcement & military drama:
    SEAL Team
    Blue Bloods
    Chicago Fire & P.D.
    Law & Order: SVU
    NCIS: New Orleans

    now for hospital drama:
    New Amsterdam (greatest new show in a while!)
    The Resident
    The Good Doctor

    Just for fun:
    Charmed (reboot on The CW)
    Haunting of Hill House
    The 100

    I'm dropping sitcoms to watch on my own & holding onto one-hour dramas.
    Some I've given up on:
    The Walking Dead
    Magnum P.I. reboot
    not sure how much longer I'm going to keep tuning in to F.B.I. on C.B.S.

    So, I guess the question would have been answered more quickly with, "What do you NOT watch?!"
    If something decent comes on Comet TV I'll watch, Fido was on today (domesticated zombies) & I've watched the original Max Max about 3 times in the last month.
  3. Old P Bass Guy

    Old P Bass Guy

    Nov 26, 2017
    Snaggs..you apparently the "gold standard" in marathon TV watching!
  4. Old P Bass Guy

    Old P Bass Guy

    Nov 26, 2017
    Snaggs..you apparently the "gold standard" in marathon TV watching!
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    My habits are similar to yours.

    If I get 15 minutes to sit in front of a TV I hit the headlines and then see what's on AXIS. Tons of concerts and interviews.

    I run earbuds up my back and go back and forth between news and music all day. I have infotainment ADD. I'll be listening to the BBC one minute, a blues iheart radio station the next, another news station the next, prog rock the next, jazz, Christian music, all over the place. (Technology is incredible.)

    Just the idea of hanging out with dogs half a day every day seems amazing.
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  6. We (my 16 y.o. son and I) like 1) the Discovery channel … Street Outlaws, Gold Rush, etc. but the content is buried in commercials. 2) Motorweek , Sat. @ 7 on channel 7.

    My own tv habits:
    - Golf (I love to watch golf on tv, oh yes I do).
    - Modern Marvels on Quest, "celebrating innovation, invention, ingenuity, and imagination".
    - Also Modern Family is a sitcom that I enjoy because it has no canned laughter, it is clever, and you have to pay attention to get it.
    - Stephen Raichlen's Primal Grill - dreamy bbq fuud
    - Outdoor Idaho, shows much of the land and rivers that I have jet boated, floated, camped, and four-wheeled or atv'd
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  7. Old P Bass Guy

    Old P Bass Guy

    Nov 26, 2017
    I like most outdoor shows. Off the grid stuff.
  8. I thought I was exaggerating with the hours, because some days it's on from 10:00 - 23:00 (only 13 hours),
    but then there are nights that I stay up watching the late shows until 01:30 (15-1/2 hours).
  9. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    The only time I am in front of the toob is to watch Formula 1 races. Other than that, it may as well not be there.
  10. I could never watch a sport or the news on TV & I'd die happy :smug:
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  11. 928cat


    Aug 6, 2018
    0 hours. It's been that way all my adult life, and I highly recommend it.

    I think the period that I last watched TV was when the Rockford Files was a current production show.
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  12. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    A bit of Food Network, HGTV, Modern Family, A&E, History, Outlander In STARZ, and Disney Kids.
  13. twinjet

    twinjet GE90-equipped Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    No TV service of any kind in our home. Netflix is what we use, occasionally. When at work I plow through Star Trek, but otherwise I don't put much time into TV.
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  14. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Wifey watches, but before we got together there had not been a TV in my house since the early 80’s when my first wife left and took hers with her.
    I don’t have one because if i did i’d soon be watching a test pattern if that’s all that was on. I stream movies and occasional series on wifey’s rig since she’s been away so much looking after her sister, but i’d say maybe four~five hours a week. I enjoy reading and working much more than TV.
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  15. _Some Dude

    _Some Dude

    Sep 14, 2016
    I haven’t watched TV since 2003.

    Once reality TV started to take over I just couldn’t stomach it anymore.
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  16. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    I watch 0 TV.

    If I had it my way, I wouldn’t even own a TV, but my wife likes her shows.

    I listen to music almost all the time and news radio on the way into work. Yeah, I’m that guy.
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  17. gelinas666


    Sep 8, 2009
    Netflix ,Velocity,History,Home Improvement Channels.. I have my studio hooked up with a set of open back headphones.. I can practice scales,technic,do my setups at the same time.. :thumbsup: My time spent on it? Whenever life slows down enough to get it done..
  18. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I do most of my viewing on Youtube/Netflix on a Samsung Galaxy tablet at work.
    After a lot of back trouble my bosses have me restricted to aircraft pushback/towing mostly, so I get to sit in a tug while the young fit folks do the hard work.
    I feel so guilty.:)

    As for what I watch, mainly music docs, or any decent series/movies.
    Just finished House Of Cards this week, next up is Ozarks.
    @928cat , if The Rockford Files hits Netflix, I'll be all over it!
    I've no interest in sports or politics.
  19. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I am falling behind on my TV viewing. Currently backlogged with the following ready to be watched:

    "Daredevil" - Season 3
    "Star Trek: Discovery" - season 1
    "Legion" - season 2
    "Westworld" - season 2
    "Maniac" - season 1
    "The Handmaid's Tale" - season 2
    "The Walking Dead" - season 9
    "Cloak and Dagger" - season 1
    "Marvel's Runaways" - season 1
    "The Leftovers" - season 1 - 3

    I'm currently in the middle of:

    "The Venture Brothers" - season 7
    "Doctor Who" - season 11
    "Ash vs. Evil Dead" - season 3
    "The Gifted" - season 2

    And I just finished up:

    "Fear the Walking Dead" - season 4
    "The Haunting of Hill House"
    "BoJack Horseman" - season 5

    Coming soon:

    "The Orville" - season 2
    "Agents of SHIELD" - season 6

    And stuff my g/f and I watch together to pass time sometimes:

    "Modern Family"

    The problem here is that there is more TV to watch than I am willing to give time over to. Between work, playing bass, working on my band's upcoming album release and being a new homeowner (yardwork and home improvement projects), days at a time will pass without my turning on the TV.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  20. Between work, kids, chores, gardening, home improvement, exercising, practicing bass and gigging, I am lucky to get more than an hour a day of TV. And then it's usually whatever my wife wants to watch. I'm active and exhausted most of the time.

    Walker Texas Ranger and NCIS are old faves...
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