When you put off something important, because you want to finish watching the program
when you are unable to give up the tv for one day or one week or one month or one year
When you start talking to TV like it's a normal person.
I only watch two hours a week, so tv does not have much of an affect on my life....but it does on many people I know,...I think when you schedule Real Life around TV...your lost
When it starts clicking me on and off with the remote.
When you can't sleep without it on, or do anything without having it on as "background noise". I never understood that- what's wrong with music or even silence?
Check out 'Idiocracy' with Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph.