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I Don't Watch Tv

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    Television Is a Waste of Time

    Television is big ugly waste of time. Even documentaries are crap these days.  They're mostly filler captures and the same narrative questions answered over. Buy DVD boxsets, support the show and neglect broadcast TV.
    Chronological Chronological 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2009

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    Don't Own One

    If I'm somewhere and there's a TV I'll probably waytch, but we don't own one at home.  We didn't have one when we moved and never saw much reason to get one.  There's not much worth watching on anyway.
    forkbender2000 forkbender2000 26-30, F Sep 8, 2008

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    I Think Tv Has Gotten Utterly Idiotic

    I do not watch television. I do not own a television. I haven't owned one for over 6 years. When we were kids, there were 3 channels, if nothing good was on, (often) we went outside and played. Then in Junior High, our tv broke down for the final time. No more going to the...
    Sydgrrl Sydgrrl 46-50, T 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    I've only watched two shows

    since Friday. I've not even watced a second since Sunday afternoon. I aim to make it zero so this experience is completely accurate.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    I seriously haven't watched any television in

    the last 4 years. I just find it utterly boring. You can't blame me though. Imagine trying to watch friends or the Simpsons or an action movie when you have almost no eyesight. Truly boring. Here's an embarrassing story. I once went to the cinema with my brother and my sister in...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jun 17, 2014

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    I Don't Miss It..

    It's been over a month since my tv has shown anything other than dvd's..  I go through phases where I'll make a point of turning on the news to keep in touch with what's going on, and there are a few tv series that I've gotten on dvd over the years, but I have an issue with...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F Dec 15, 2010

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    Eh...

    We own a tv, but it is not hooked up for cable or network stations. Basically we only use it for watching dvds on the rare occasion that we rent one. If I am somewhere and a tv is on, I will pay some attention to it if it's something that interests me, but really I don't miss...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Mar 8, 2010

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    Well, very rarely nowadays.

    Most of it bores me. Eventually I want to get to the stage when I watch none at all. Reading these stories might well give me the inspiration to do so.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Sep 11, 2014

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    Well...

    Mostly not... I usually don't unless my mother has recorded  a movie, or she wants to watch something during dinner ^___^
    OleMona OleMona 18-21, F Feb 4, 2009

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    And after visiting a friend

    who does, I want my brain cells back!!!! Total garbage and reality shows. Like signing up to be deliberately dumbed down. I don't think it is unintentional either.
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 13-15, F 3 Responses May 14, 2014

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    We Have A Monitor.

    We stream movies and documentaries from two or three services, but haven't watched commercial or broadcast television for nearly five years now. Don't miss it, either.
    casualwear casualwear 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    I Prefer An Authentic, Tangible Reality

    It is amazing how much more I'm able to accomplish, and learn, now that I don't watch TV. Watching TV slows brainwaves and creates a trance like state, much like a hypnotic state. This opens the filter between the conscious and subconscious mind allowing new information to be...
    Starseed9 Starseed9 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    No Tv!! Omg

    There are many rasons for someone for no watching TV, mine it's that in my country ARGENTINA; TV has lot of sexual themes and they are always treating the womens as stupid sexual objects... and they made absollutly absurd sexual jokes ... like the other day EVERYONE was clapping...
    Nidimon Nidimon 18-21, F Jun 28, 2009

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    Never Upgraded To Digital

    I never paid for cable, and I let the TV go dead with the change to digital. I only ever watched PBS NOVA once a week anyway. I can download that, and other science and history documentaries, and Bill Maher. Other than that, nada. I don't think I'm missing much, despite the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    The Silly Box

    When my children were born (1986) I learnt that watching tv was affecting children. I regulated the time spend in front of the set. Today (2012)not everybody is aware of how addictive it is. For the past 10 years I have not watched it and feel that the media is controlling how...
    vicramaco vicramaco 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    I Don'T Watch TV

    Am I the only one? I remember it was when I was in grade 11 that I stopped watching it. It is just complete mindless garbage in my opinion. I see whole family's sitting around watching TV and it puts me off. It was mainly the advertising that threw me off, but the content seems...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    I Just Can't....

    I don't even watch the news, anymore, because I'm afraid some bad news is gonna creep up in there somehow. I listen to the cartoons that my kids watch, but I just can't do Jersey Shore, Teen Mom and all these other shows....Dancing with the (non)stars....lol If I ever watch tv...
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30 31-35, F Sep 15, 2010

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    Gave It Up Over 10 Years Ago

    I watch some shows, but I watch them commercial-free on the internet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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    It's Addictive

    I'm actually addictive to TV.  I would sit in front of it and watch show after show...not really caring if it was good or not.  I would sometimes think "WOW I wasted my time watching this??"  I haven't had cable since I left my ex, in April 2010.   My kids are now outside...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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    Actually

    I do watch one show on TV it's on the BBC channel, it's called Doctor Who, otter than that, I don't.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 25, 2013

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    Just Law And Order: SVU

    I only get the bare, and I mean BARE, basic channels. I get all the local channels, TBS, QVC, and USA. Twenty channels total. Out of those channels, I only really watch one show: Law and Order: SVU. Sometimes I'll get lucky and see Big Bang Theory when Law and Order isn't on. My...
    caitiebug1119 caitiebug1119 18-21, F Dec 2, 2013

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    I Can Do Well Without It.

    Since I moved to live on my own (when I started to study in the uni) about a year ago I haven't been watching television. In my country I should pay for television licence in ordor to able to watch TV and as I am a poor student I decided not take that that option. Funny thing is...
    IdontKnowEther IdontKnowEther 22-25, M Jun 18, 2011

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    TV-free and Proud!

    During my first year in college, all my free time was spent watching TV.  I could feel it draining my life and my energy, ruining my relationship with my boyfriend, and wasting my time.  When we broke up, I moved in with a friend.  We decided no TV.  We had...
    Babeifer Babeifer 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2009

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    No Tv

    I used to watch TV here and there and its been a while, I don't at all.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jul 30, 2010

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    I Watch Tv Shows... But Not Actual Cable

    because its terrible. its msotly "reality" shows and commercials for reality shows with commercials for unhealthy stuff i dont need mixed inbetween. we have cable in our house, but it isnt in my room and i never watch it.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M Jul 19, 2011

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    Best Thing Ever

    I have two TV's in my house. They are for watching movies only. I don't have cable. Not even basic cable. The TV's are very rarely ever on. I live in the country and my kids and I are outside every chance we get. Watching TV brought a lot of stress to my life. And I noticed my...
    Laughtereverafter Laughtereverafter 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 29, 2011

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    Very seldom will I watch TV

    and it's usually the weather channel to get the radar or forecast when it's on. I'll watch 2 or 3 shows on netflix after doing class work. Nothing on tv interests me. I prefer to Learn online or learn for myself. Now my sister who is 24. Doesn't pay for a thing. And will be...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 12, 2014

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    Blessed Silence!!

    I hate the sound of the TV. I hate everything about TV actually. I don't like to be still while someone else chooses what I'm going to see. I don't laugh with those silly programs. I've never seen Friends, Dr House, or anything. I remember my childhood. I didn't like cartoons...
    anonimacy anonimacy 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    I can't stand Tv. Honestly I think it makes

    people stupid. They just stare into that screen and get brainwashed into buying products they see on commercials. It's a distraction from the big picture, from what's going on in the world. It's sad that people pay more attention to the latest tv celebrities than the problems we...
    SkyPander SkyPander 22-25, F Jun 18, 2014

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    My Sister Would Kill Me

    Not that I ever get the chance to try. My sister is glued to the remote!! God, she'd kill you if you even so much as touched it!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    Television

    TV is mostly junk directed at the mindless who sit in front of it.  It's been shown/studied that it's not good for you when you could be reading, running, working out, or talking.  TV sucks and I rarely use that language.  It's a curse on our culture.
    epoxy201 epoxy201 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 12, 2011

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    Tv

    I only watch sports, but other than that, I have way better high Definition Imagination than that stupid TV, or any TVs, channels, News ruins your mood, and the TV does all the work, all you do is sit there and pay the cable bill, while I check sport updates from Xbox Live, its...
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 16, 2012

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    I Don't Have Time For Mindless Garbage...

    I like to live life, not watch some fantasy version of the lives of fictional characters. Aside from that, commercials are boring and annoying. Most TV shows are geared to people with a grade 8 education. The news reported by mainstream media is more propaganda than truth. I am...
    Moonlightdreamer Moonlightdreamer 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    Poetess: Painter and I have a tv.

    .. but we leave it on for the dog.. Everyday when I leave for work, I pat the dog on the head and give him a snuggle and say, "Now Maxwell Smart, you don't watch Maury all day..it's going to rot your brain.." and he looks at me with his newfie eyes..and passes out on the floor...
    PaintedPoemCpl PaintedPoemCpl 36-40 Sep 11, 2014

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    There are no good shows on television any more.

    All I ever watch on television (occasionallly) are the local news or a movie on the weekend. I refuse to pay for any cable or satellite television service. I just use an antenna to pick up a few channels, which is just fine with me. I have a DVD player, and I like to watch...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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