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I Don't Watch Much Television

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    It's a Lie, You Can Use the Tv Without a Remote

    Usually because my sister is glued to it. Once I nicked the remote so she could change channels, I walked in ten minutes later to see she was happily using the box under the tv to swap channels, grrrrr, I was told that would work by someone. All it meant was she had to see right...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    Most of it is just utter ****.

    Too many 'reality' shows, sitcoms that aren't funny as the classics, property programmes etc. BORING. I only really watch news programmes and live sporting events nowadays. Unless there's a good film on.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Jul 7, 2015

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    I Used To Love Tv

    watched movies and documentaries or current affairs etc I had a few fave tv serials I loved at different times 70's I liked Battlestar Galactica, Hitchikers Guild to the Galaxy, Blakes Seven, Man about the house, Countdown and Insearch of series and Carl Sagan cosmos 80's I loved...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response May 27, 2011

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    It's Too Easy

    It's too easy to just switch the TV on and then drift from one programme to another and before you know it life was what happened while you were busy watching TV.  When I think of all the things I want to do in my spare time, watching TV comes pretty far down the list. ...
    RamblingRose RamblingRose 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2008

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    Boring

    I have always found most of TV to be boring.  I gave myself some quidelines way back and have stuck with them more often than not.  Any show that uses a laugh track I will not watch.  I will not wrap my life around a TV show.  I have broken this rule twice...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 23, 2010

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    myprettybrowneyes myprettybrowneyes 26-30, F Dec 10, 2010

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    I do watch sometimes-

    but have to be engaged. On a daily basis I much prefer the wireless. Radio 4 is a fine thing..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 10, 2015

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    Tonight I'm watching WWE Royal Rumble

    and it's really annoying because the shield hasn't gotten out yet,it sucks too
    mimi7882 mimi7882 16-17, F Jan 26, 2014

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    Boring

    I can keep myself far better entertained with the contents of my head and a book!
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 15, 2011

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    But when I do its usually stuff Ive recorded

    so there is always something to watch. Last night I watched stuff I'd recorded from christmas years ago!!!
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    It seems like the only time I watch TV is at

    other peoples houses. At home I never turn it on. I started watching DWTS but even then it was on YouTube. I really could just get rid of my TV all together and it wouldn't make a difference. I forgot .... there is a show I will watch but I watch it on Hulu and that is Married...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F Nov 24, 2014

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    I dislike television.

    Look at it there, burbling away to itself in the corner, unregarded by anyone. Low mentality drivel which does nothing to improve, educate or otherwise enlighten us. Pointless programming, endless self appointed celebrities continually pushing their products. Mundane...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13, 2015

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    Waste of Time

    There are a few shows I watch with my husband out of habit. They are entertaining, but I always have the nagging feeling that I could be doing something productive. I could go the rest of my life without a TV and not regret it, as long as I could watch movies.
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Very Rarely

    When I have it on, i tend to keep it tuned to the music channels, for background noise. I am not interested in any continuing dramas, I don't have the staying power, and truly hate reality television shows, I find myself comparing everything I watch to something I ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    I have a Netflix account,

    which apart from sports and the odd repeat of The Bill, I tend to watch TV on there, even then it's maybe two hours towards the end of the day. Unless I'm in binge mode of course, like I was whilst watching Breaking Bad. I read much more nowadays. TV bores me more often than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28, 2014

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    Busy Bee

    ever since i became sooo busy with college life. i tend not to have time to watch too much TV anymore... i only watch some shows during weekends, and american idol, too:p.. oh, & now that i'm on vacation, that's teh only time i get to watch some more..:)
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 4 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Pasttime

    I used to watch television. I don't nowadays. It's been a couple months since I watched tv. It isn't that I don't have time or that nothing good's on. I just lost interest in watching. Will I gain interest in watching the channels I used to love watching, again? I hope so. I...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Dec 23, 2012

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    Kill Your Tv

    My father was very strict and pretty unconventional. TV was against the rules. We had a TV and a VCR, movies were allowed (rarely) but TV never. At one point, when I was a curious pre-adolescent girl, we were living in Brazil. Soap Operas or 'Novelas' are very...
    MissCalamitie MissCalamitie 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2009

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    I Don't Watch Much Television

    When I was growing up, I was the middle child and I always got voted out on what I wanted to see and back then we only had one tv in the house.I guess you can call me the loner because I never spent time in the living room with my family because I could never watch what I wanted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    I Don't Watch Much Television So Am Looking For A Female For A Loving Anr Or Abf Relationship In Tampa Bay, Fl.

    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open Minded Female In Tampa Bay, Fl . I am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in Tampa Bay, Florida. If you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    I do like some television programmes

    that concern history, animals, nature or some comedy but other than that I prefer listening to the radio. It is more relaxing I find.
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F Jul 8, 2015

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    Don'T Miss It At All.

    I used to have direct TV. 3 months ago, i cancelled it and bought a ROKU instead. I havent missed regular TV one little bit. I went from almost $80 a month to $16 by subscribing to netflix online and Hulu plus. Probably one of the best financial decisions i've made since i only...
    kellysimon kellysimon 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    T-V Has Taken A Back Seat

    Ever since I got a computer April 2008 the T-V has taken a back seat. I only watch about three or four shows per week on average. At least with the computer I can make my own entertainment.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    Boring

    Honestly I find most of the shows on tv these days quite boring and repetitive. There are a few exceptions but even the shows I really like get a bit old after a while. I would rather read a book than stare at a television so I can't really relate when people freak out about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 6, 2012

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    Never Missing Much!

    At home I hardly ever watch TV. The news is about the only thing I watch once in a while. DVDs are my main viewing, when I borrow, or download. I like TV when I visit friends and hey have tuned into something foreign.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Sep 15, 2013

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    Hardly ever, I haven't had cable in over 5 years

    either haha on purpose my choice, to make sure my kids were focusing on school work every day instead of TV. I watch the occasional movie with my kids, but no TV. I do miss watching the news or certain shows but I just deal haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 26, 2015

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    Not Really Missed

    Yeah, I used to watch a lot of TV. I liked watching game shows and cartoons. In fact one of my favourite things to do in grade school was rush home and watch the Disney Afternoon. I noticed as I got older, that although the shows I loved were long cancelled save for Jeopardy...
    fgsZERO fgsZERO 26-30, M Apr 10, 2013

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    When a dented up rustbucket-ed beater of a

    buick dangerously cuts me and all the other people in the lanes besides me off...barely scraping it into the far exit lane a few short seconds before smashing into a barrier... I am often reminded why my dad's catch phrases regarding driving and drivers often included memorable...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 8, 2015

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    Everything is changing continuously in a pace hardly imaginable. I'm almost nothing like the person I was two years ago, finances changed drastically (and thereby my lifestyle and...
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    My energy is severely limited by a disease and I don't think I could physically handle the care for a child. That lack of energy also gets in the way of gathering the money for...
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    I don't understand the people that add you to their circle, when they haven't even responded to any of my topics. doesn't mean I'm going to add you. and most of them are men, with...
    myjason myjason 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I don't understand today's "obsessional" priority of a phone call...we've all got voice mail, so use it...if you're actually with someone that took the time out of their day to be...
    BooBoo493 BooBoo493 61-65, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I don't judge anyone.. I am far from the position to judge anyone and truthfully if I was, I wouldn't.
    ZachOrZasha ZachOrZasha 26-30, T 2 hrs ago

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    I have a secret that I keep close its eating me up but it's so fulfilling he holds me like HE don't he pays special attention to me he tells me I'm special he calls me his queen...
    staceel1 staceel1 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I went to a psychologist a about week ago. She said that I need to start trusting people and being more open. I tried to be more open and trusting with the few people that were...
    cupcakedips cupcakedips 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I really don't care if you don't talk to me or block me or whatever ... kind to ppl which they are kind to me ... I Don't Careee ..
    aminisam aminisam 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I (a lesbian) hit my girlfriend Saturday while drunk(I don't drink often, maybe twice a year.) She kept calling me ***** and I lost it. I only hit her once. She hit me 8 times. I...
    Maia12345 Maia12345 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I don't have one and I feel like I wont have one ever.
    PromegleKing PromegleKing 16-17, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    like I think the world is so stupid! I hate people, including myself sometimes. why does everyone want "equality" and "peace". these are things that can't be achieved. and I...
    bizzbanny bizzbanny 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    I know I'm probably the only American who feels the same way about (American) football. I have no opinion on soccer (er, real football?). But I really don't like American football...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Morning after the night before.Bleary eyed and heavy headed,Ten degrees short of feeling deaded,Cold water shower invigorates,Clears the brain,But don't you hate,The morning after...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I like all sorts of things. I could put here. And you could decide you like me. Or hate me or whatever. I feel like I'm missing the point. When I was little I like a carnival...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You told me how I mattered right to my face, and how there was no way I'd ever be replaced. Well your words have etched out disgrace. BS. And I wonder how it tastes? Repeating it...
    Taynkbot Taynkbot 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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