I Rarely Watch Television

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    And when I do, afterwards I feel I have wasted

    my time unless I have watched a documentary
    Zafrony Zafrony
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2015

    So damn boring!!!!!!!

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    3 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    TV is awful for me. I

    now just find myself playing games and studying. Sometimes going out to the sunlight. Oh what my life has become. but I just still fcking love it. Except for the studying.
    Funny0 Funny0
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2015
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    4 Responses Feb 29

    I stop watching tv because is not productive,

    also no I have no time to waste in garbage, what is almost anything on every channel
    toeichi toeichi
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    I prefer to read books

    or to chat with my friends on EP instead staring in a box.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    Or movies, or videos.

    Honestly Have zero interest in it. Super weird, I know. But I get SO much more done in a day :)
    Alexz72 Alexz72
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    I find that there is just too much stupid stuff

    on, the "reality shows" and most scripted shows just don't interest me anymore. I had a group of shows that I used to watch but as they have been getting cancelled I don't replace them with anything new. I am watching less and less. I do watch some sport though.
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    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    I don't have time! But I love quiz programmes.

    Does that make me British? I record Pointless, Eggheads and University Challenge. I also like the Scandinavian dramas on Saturday night. Trapped was great. I am partly Icelandic and partly Italian so Trapped was great and so was Montalbano! Especially as my dad was from the...
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    Mar 22

    understanding the impact of tv on individual

    mindsett of reality made me anti-tv even dough under my ignorance years of childhood i did watch tv and play video games. now i dont have computer or tv. i use my phone nett sensibly and know how much better it is to go out with friends, playing sports and read a book. I know...
    Phoeazarus Phoeazarus
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 8

    I don't like sitting

    and staring midlessly at a screen all day. It just seems like a complete waste of time. I've always found phones to be a different type of time waster. At least on things like EP, you're interacting and thinking. Not just staring at the screen completely without thought. Don't...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7
    18-21, F
    Apr 15, 2015

    I have a roommate that watches a lot of

    television and it bugs me. I can't help but get distracted by the entertainment junk food. I never watch television by personal choice.
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    3 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    I cut the cord. I do have Netflix

    and love that but I am much happier without the TV always on. I read more and more importantly I engage with people when they are over.
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    5 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    IT seems the same all the time.

    Some American and British shows are ok, but they can get repetitive too. I might catch the news sometimes but little else really.
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    I am a gamer woman =) Internet killed

    television. I mostly Watch YouTube.
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    i only watch the big bang theory,

    hiw i met your mother, unsolved mysteries, cops, cops reloaded, hollyoaks (sometimes), doctor who and a new drama humans.
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    Jun 14, 2015

    I'll binge watch sitcoms on Netflix sometimes,

    but I very seldom watch TV. I prefer to read and listen to music.
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    3 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    The only reason I even own a TV at all is

    because I need it to play Video Games.
    Redstar86 Redstar86
    26-30, M
    Oct 14, 2015

    Cut the cord a year ago

    and I don't miss it
    veegee1962 veegee1962
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    I used to watch it all the time in my younger

    years but now, I really don't care much for it. I don't even have cable in my apartment. Even if I did, the only thing I would ever really watch frequently would be the news but I have the internet for that. Sure I still tune in to shows on Netflix or Hulu but even that isn't...
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    22-25, F
    Feb 27

    "Chewing gum for the eyes" I remember being

    told that's what television is. In essence it's a way of switching off your brain and doing something mindless for a few hours. On the few occasions I have had to "indulge" in watching TV it has been a mind-numbing experience. All this "reality" garbage and game shows. It...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    I never really was a fan of tv.

    my sisters can watch it for hours at a time. usually i like to listen to music or hang out doing stuff. idk why but tv just isnt my thing
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 18

    I prefer reading over tv watching.

    I have a Netflix subscription, but my bf is really the only one who uses it. I like orange is the new black, and watched that obsessively for a minute. This was over a month ago. I tried to get into a new series to obsessively watch again, but couldn't even get into breaking bad...
    KJPKelsey KJPKelsey
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2015
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I really don't have much time For tv

    and can't afford cable.... So why bother. What's going on in my head is usually better anyway.
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    1 Response Jan 5

    I have two televisions

    both state of the art Sony 4k, I don't have cable or any dish service or even an antenna. Not sure why I have them.....lol. I do have Apple TV which I bought so I can show my iPad and MacBook Pro on the tv. I don't have Hulu or Netflix either. I have a lot of **** though lol
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    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    Here in England there's Netflix!

    Need I say anymore? Why sign up to all the rubbish the BBC has to offer when you can enjoy the variety of Netflix.
    Grenard93 Grenard93
    22-25, F
    Oct 17, 2015

    I haven't watched tv in 3 years.

    For some reason it has a weird negative effect on me. I can't watch horror movies. I can't watch killing or fighting. People getting hurt can affect me for days
    alcheme36 alcheme36
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 19

    I much prefer Netflix

    and I don't have cable because I cannot afford it-money is tight because I spend the vast majority of it on coffee, cigarettes and my psych medications.
    xxretroholidayxx xxretroholidayxx
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    I want to put this out there I have one one tv

    but I could never make time to watch it, I am always to busy working or studying or doing other creative thinking, but when I do watch it, it just turns into a Netflix and chill
    sharichi sharichi
    22-25, M
    Dec 26, 2015

    People ask Oh did you see Dancing with the

    Stars?" I couldn't care less to be honest I like a good family movie Thats about it. The news well I can get that online
    delawarelady delawarelady
    61-65, F
    Dec 28, 2015

    To be exact I never watch TV.

    I didn't have a TV in the last 15 years or so. I watch youtube or on demand videos, and movies if I want to watch something. TV shows? No at all. I've never watched big brother or your country got talent and x factor and shows like that.
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    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    I am still in dream..

    . I like to I expecting Everyday I wanna have coffee and cigarettes in my dream....
    skyglad skyglad
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 15
    Jaybird17 Jaybird17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015

    TV Is a Waste of Time

    Most of the stuff on TV is a load of crap... people watch other people on TV to escape for an hour or so from their own lives. There are so many life-enriching things someone could be doing rather than watching TV, even reading a book is more stimulating...
    VeloriumC VeloriumC
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2009

    Tv is so boringgggg, I'd

    rather go outside and watch birds, trees moving in the wind,smell fresh air & nature noises.
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    4 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    I have so many better/other things to do.

    .. I don't need or want or care what they are selling. And that's all TV is: selling.
    WintherPrinzessin WintherPrinzessin
    36-40, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    being a truck driver you rarely watch TV.

    just a Lil Netflix here and there
    options2015 options2015
    26-30, F
    Mar 20

    Other than reality, police

    or medical shows. Little is left. The sitcoms of my childhood are long gone. My husband and I are middle aged. We find ourselves watching Animal Planet, History, and PBS most days. We watch the evening and/or the nightly news. We have a few shows that we have followed for...
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    2 Responses Feb 12, 2015

    There may be a handful of shows I watch on

    television. I probably watch 5 hours of television a week. I spend most of my free time out with friends, reading, on social network sites, YouTube, watching movies, and playing apps on my phone.
    imdebbie87 imdebbie87
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2015

    I don't even have a TV.

    I hate watching tv idk how people do it, I would much rather read...
    salmaamarir salmaamarir
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015
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    Dec 2, 2014

    I don't think anyone ever really watches TV

    nowadays what with shows being easily accessible via laptops
    Oreo90 Oreo90
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2015

    I wish I could watch TV.

    ..although because its been so long since I've watched it ...I'm not sure that I would watch anything if I had the chance. Probably just sit there and stare at CNN never realizing I can change the channel.
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    1 Response Mar 22

    I hate TV. It's mostly complete garbage; soaps

    and reality TV designed to placate the masses, like opium. Karl Marx is alleged to have said that "religion is the opiate of the people" but he didn't figure with modern TV networks who inculcate people with their indoctrination. Fox news is the perfect example - a poisonous...
    Riffster Riffster
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    Neil Young- 1971 https://youtu.

    be/6LkAOnzlsuY What do we need TV for when we have You Tube! I'm not into sports. I'll rent it before I pay to scroll through channels trying to find something good on that's not all doom and gloom news reports and commercials.
    AlisynWonderland AlisynWonderland
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    Television has deteriorated

    so much Most programs are ffor teen agers . I spend much more time on my computer now. I write to my friends on EP Times have changed I am so glad there is an EP2 We needed new rules. The old EP was fun at first but it deteriorated .
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    1 Response Apr 18
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