I Hate Television

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    Terrified Of Television

    "Did you see the new episode of Glee last night?" my friend asks me as we sit down to lunch. I politely remind her that I have been living without a television for a year now, and have not watched Glee, nor any other show. She proceeds to rattle on about the plot and various...
    Vellamo Vellamo
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 22, 2011

    The Freedom To Not See...

    I think, as a consumer, I should have the right "NOT" to see people naked, drunk or disorderly. Now-a days these things come on the tv screen with no warning at middle of the day times of day and even in commercials for everything. I also think I have the right, as a woman, to...
    elisacr elisacr
    1 Response Aug 4, 2011

    Hubby Obsessed With Tv

    my husband is totally obsessed with television!!! his first words when he comes home from work are "wheres the remote??" no kiss, no asking how my day was. just concern for his almighty squack box. and he watches dumb shows all night long. i cant stand it. the same jokes and...
    susie2375 susie2375
    4 Responses Nov 24, 2012

    Horrible Television Programming

    Television is a great thing, but the programming sucks, and the commercials are unbearable. I quit DirecTV two and a half years ago and I can't say that I miss it. There are times where I would like to see a program, but I'll either play the radio, watch a DVD or go online for...
    WayneWheeler WayneWheeler
    51-55, M
    May 29, 2011

    People With The Tv On, While Not Watching -.-"

    Omg my roomate, I can't stand this. She has to go to sleep with the TV on, leave it on as long as she is home, not to mention the senseless waste of electricity.. I mean I guess I feel a bit sorry for her that she is so boring and empty that the TV droning in the background is...
    bluetree88 bluetree88
    22-25, F
    Sep 30, 2012

    Turning Off The Tube

    I turned off the tube about 10 years ago. Can't get over how much time it was wasting. I'd rather read for entertainment anyway, or play on computer. Last time I turned on my television was election night (maybe for an hour) because I felt history was in the making. That said...
    EllenThis EllenThis
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 22, 2012

    Television Is Analogous To Slow-acting Poison

    Every time I am unfortunate enough to be exposed to a TV that is on, I get disgusted to the point of nausea. I shake my head in uncomprehending disbelief at the numerous people who live their lives around the television schedule. Since when do reality shows have anything even...
    BurnPhone60 BurnPhone60
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2012
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    Jun 18, 2015

    Only Like A Few New Shows

    "Revenge" "The Middle" and " Shark Tank" are good, but if I had my way, I would stick with the old shows like they show on ME tv and Antenna channel. For example you could watch "Green Acres" all day and won't be offended. The only problem, I only get limited ME tv and no Antena...
    Shamrin12 Shamrin12
    Aug 6, 2012

    It's a Tool, But the Only Time I Use the Tool,

    is to see if there's a tornado approaching, if there's an event of note to be aware of, or if there is a messsage top digest in an old film on the DVD player...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 24, 2009

    Yeah, I'm Really Not Li...

    Yeah, I'm really not liking it much these days,, too many reality shows.  I do occasionally watch Court programs, and have learn a lot from them,, but, that's about the extent of my TV watching,, I prefer to listen to music and surf the web. 
    justANNIE justANNIE
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2009

    Not Rock-bottom Yet

      So much of the noise in my brain is a result of television.  There is no escaping it.  Its just always there, buzzing in my ear, because no matter where I am there is bound to be a loyal box-watcher who just has to allude to something the television said.  ...
    Cade Cade
    1 Response Jan 21, 2009

    I have a tv in my room,

    but it's only so I can listen to Sirius XM. My Pap-pap however, is using his tv every moment he's awake. From 6:00am (7:00am on weekends) to around 10:00pm-12:00am every day. It's on as loud as it can go. Thankfully the Olympics are on so I get a break from listening to old...
    mattihope mattihope
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2014

    I Hate Soaps

    I particularly hate soaps, because everyone on them always seems to be screaming and arguing with each other in high pitched voices.  It makes me want to scream too,  but I can't switch the telly off because everyone else is addicted to them.
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2010

    Well, Most Of It Anyway!!

    its like here in the uk, every time i decide to sit and watch some television, there might be 1 or 2 good programs on, and then its like repeat after repeat after repeat among all the other shows i dont like anyway, then they come up with all these extra freeview channels and...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Mar 12, 2013

    Biggest Waste of Time

    Ever. Except for the history channel.
    descent descent
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    All of It

    Every single commercial, every t.v show, every made-for-t.v. movie has some degree of racism, sexism or homophobia. I'm sure you've noticed every commercial for a cleaning product features some woman, all pretty and proper, being excited cuz now she has blahblahblah to clean with...
    SoulScreamer SoulScreamer
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2007

    Television Today!

    Our Nation is no longer built on the Biblical principals set forth by our Forefathers. We havent been able to study the Bible in School for years. Wer've lost Prayer in School since the Supreme Court Decision in what...1962. Part of Society for the most part lives without Christ...
    JB4J JB4J
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2011

    The reason I hate and despise the TV is

    because whenever my father comes home all he wants to do is watch TV. He doesn't want to bond with me or my brother. This is his routine walks in door yells at us, sits on his chair, pulls up his computer, turns on tv, picks something to watch, than starts playing a video game...
    Xiolee Xiolee
    22-25, F
    Jan 17, 2014

    Why We Can't Think Outside The Box...

    Television messes with your head. This is particularly the case now we're wandering parched through the death valley non-ratings period, when watching TV is akin to having dust blown in your eyes by the networks. If you're a couch potato like me, it's a good bet you're...
    boredbylife boredbylife
    26-30, F
    Jan 9, 2011

    It Irritatates Me, And It Distorted My Reality

    I hate Television, simple as that. i just had to write this story to see if there is anyone out there who thinks the same. its just something i have realised in my later years, that i have watched tv less and less to the point that i dont even turn it on. I just hate how its...
    jonnyronny jonnyronny
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2010

    Everything About It...

    It is so staged and just annoying. there is so much more you could be doing with your life. It is one big mess!
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell
    16-17, F
    Nov 15, 2007

    Bad For You

    I try to live as tv-free as possible. A little while ago I began to notice that watching tv made me feel sick. Headache, nausea, depression, anxiety, fatigue. I noticed that i feel better when i don't watch it. What i hate most about tv is the views that it spews into people...
    3strikes 3strikes
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2010

    I feel as if everyone is running out of ideas

    for movies and tv shows so people create these stupid, pathetic shows that aren't the least but funny. Or it's just recycled material.
    flowerscum flowerscum
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2014
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