I Don't Watch Tv

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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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 11, 2014

    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
    1 Response Sep 21, 2009

    i don't know about another country.

    There's no good news when we turn on the TV here. Whichever there's only 12 channels,tho. We're even get depressed more and more.. That's why i don't have TV in my house anymore. I'd rather spend time with friends or reading good books in my free time. I seriously believe TV is...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Dec 2, 2013


    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
    Feb 25, 2013

    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

    i don't even own a TV.

    It's disappointing how many other people just love talking about whatever is on TV because I don't care at all.Sure, a good story with good characters is valuable at times. I'm okay with that. There are even a few shows that I really like. But the degree to which people watch TV...
    dissolvedplasmaterial dissolvedplasmaterial
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2016

    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


    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
    36-40, F
    Mar 8, 2010

    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
    1 Response Sep 4, 2011

    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
    1 Response Nov 27, 2007

    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
    26-30, M
    Jun 18, 2011

    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

    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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 14, 2014


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

    I'm really not into TV

    that much. But when I do, it's shows like Walking Dead, Discovery or History channel or even HGTV shows. Don't like a lot of reality shows, no DWTS, American Idol...like none of that.
    BrittBratz BrittBratz
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2016

    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
    22-25, M
    Sep 12, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Jun 17, 2014

    i haven't watched tv

    for months, it just doesn't intimidate me anymore... TV=TELEVISION, television tells lies to our vision.
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    Jun 30, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    May 1, 2013


    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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Jun 18, 2014

    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
    1 Response Mar 16, 2012


    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
    Oct 12, 2011

    There's no way I'm paying any companies to

    barrage me with opinion, commercials and negative news.
    generationxxx2011 generationxxx2011
    46-50, M
    Sep 14, 2015
    iReallyLoveJorgie iReallyLoveJorgie
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2016

    Gave It Up Over 10 Years Ago

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

    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

    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
    Nov 15, 2010

    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
    Sep 11, 2014
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