Couch Potatoes!!!

I have just suggested we turn off the tv and play some music, chat or play a board game.

But I am being looked at as if I need a straightjacket!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orangetas Orangetas
51-55, F
27 Responses Feb 12, 2009

I love ER and only watch the world cup becuase little choice but usually get into it ..

Some of the wildlife documentaries are fascinating, I agree, but NOTHING will ever induce me to watch sport!<br />
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There doesn't seem to be much in the way of good comedy on in the UK at present.<br />
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There's only one British series that I watch religiously, every Saturday evening - as I have since the very first episode in 1986!<br />
It's called, 'Casualty' and I suppose you'd call it the British, 'ER.'<br />
The emergency departments of British hospital were always known as the Casualty Department, you see. Then they were known as Accident & Emergency and are now called the Emergency Department.<br />
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I watch, 'ER,' too - though we have to wait AGES for a new season to reach the UK. As we do with new seasons of, 'CSI' and 'Law & Order, - both of which I watch, too.<br />
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I tend more to record theses shows now and watch them when I have a boring chore like ironing to get through.

Some of the wildlife documentaries are fascinating, I agree, but NOTHING will ever induce me to watch sport!<br />
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There doesn't seem to be much in the way of good comedy on in the UK at present.<br />
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There's only one British series that I watch religiously, every Saturday evening - as I have since the very first episode in 1986!<br />
It's called, 'Casualty' and I suppose you'd call it the British, 'ER.'<br />
The emergency departments of British hospital were always known as the Casualty Department, you see. Then they were known as Accident & Emergency and are now called the Emergency Department.<br />
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I watch, 'ER,' too - though we have to wait AGES for a new season to reach the UK. As we do with new seasons of, 'CSI' and 'Law & Order, - both of which I watch, too.<br />
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I tend more to record theses shows now and watch them when I have a boring chore like ironing to get through.

I enjoy national sports matches but mostly just enjoy some comedy shows and wildlife documentaries on tv.

Wel, we're moving into the season here in the UK in qwhich there will be little more on TV than tennis (Wimbledon).<br />
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Soccer used to have a season, finishing with the FA Cup in April/May, but now it seems to go on all year!<br />
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I HATE sport!<br />
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My husband hates sport, so does our son.<br />
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We're selective in what we watch on TV, but we all-too often find that the few programmes we like to watch are shunted off the schedule to make way for some sporting event that has run over time!

I agree Tas. I can clearly understand your frustration. I don't have a TV on my own room and the only stuff I watch on TV is international sport competitions like the FIFA world cup (I'm pretty patriotic when it comes to that) and programmes on National Geographic Channel and sometimes Discovery. Oh, and movies, but those are mostly on DVD's so I can get to choose what to watch. Only good stuff.

What made it awkward when staying at my friend's was that I slept on the couch in the living room - where the TV is. That meant that I had to sit up, no matter how sleepy, till she'd finished her viewing for the day.<br />
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Worse was when her toddler refused to settle down. Then she'd bring the child into the living room and park her in front of the TV!

Loved your comment sliderule . I would not miss a tv at all.<br />
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I realise megg that tv can be great for people who can't get out much. Like you say, its just a matter of choosing what to watch instead of having it on 24/7

I watch more Tv these days than I used to watch, because I'm mostly housebound.<br />
I'm selective in what I watch, though.<br />
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When I was still able to travel, I used to stay with a friend for a few days every year.<br />
She has the TV on ALL THE TIME - from getting up to going to bed<br />
She watches anything and everything without discrimination. It drove me CRAZY!!!

I'm all for turning off the TV, so much so that I turned mine off, stopped paying the cable bill, and eventually gave away the dust-collecting box . . . 20 years ago. Every now and then I see some when I'm away from home, so I still don't feel like I'm missing much, and I now spend so much time skating, bicycling, cooking, reading, playing games, and just generally *living* that I don't want to give any of that up to find time for TV.<br />
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(And in response to the question of "what do you do if you're too tired to do any of those things?", the answer is "Sleep, of course".)

Yeah, TV, who needs it?

We dont have any extra channels so not much choice .. I enjoy some old comedies and love wildlife documentaries. But I try not to watch the news anymore it is so depressing

i just watch me movies but usually come across crap when im switching movies to watch ... i just flick through channels and happen to see things ... anyway i just work on my writings thats all...

read the comment just before yours

My guess is that TV protects people from engaging with each other in genuine conversation. My husband loves his TV .. and watches the commercials that play over and over.... I asked him how he could just sit and watch it all and he says he trained his brain to not hear the commercials and blanks out until the show comes back on again.. Sounds like the TV is turning society into ROBOTS.

you DO need a steight jacket or cable <br />
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and what you want to start a conversation that will turn into a debate that will turn into a shouting match only instead of it being about the "crap" on TV it'll be about world events that could divide you <br />
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and i can tell you i have leared a lot from TV so its not all brain rot

You got it marji .. !!

Yeah .. think I will head for bed soon x

I don't like the programme and the role she plays .. loads of canned laughter in that show!

Thank you runnagirrl

i know how you feel! there are certain things on tv i really enjoy, but there are plenty of things that are just too ridiculous to be for real. sometimes we all get into that rut of watching even when there's just stupid stuff on. if i can feel my brain going numb, i know it's time to turn it off!<br />
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those cartoons are hilarious, btw! :)

Hehe. yes .. I might just go on EP!!!

Better yet -- go on ep!

I sometimes like the tv as background noise and find it 'homely' at times but just now I feel so fed up of rubbish programmes and especially the 'canned ' laughter.<BR><BR>I shall go in the kitchen, wash up and listen to some calming music ...

I know what you mean. But living in the ghetto there was always something to talk about, the TV was just background noise to cover up the sirens and noise. I moved into the suburbs and it's sooo boring! So we find stuff to do and talk about (we still have background noise except the reason is that it's so quiet here). <br />
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However, it is a problem when I want some quiet and need the TV off. They do look at me weird. Aaaah...sometimes the obnoxious noise is too much. Buy, sell, drama, heartache, loud kiddy programs where the characters scream talk...meh...

I enjy watching tv but just not on night after night.<BR><BR>'Conversation' here has been reduced to comments about tv programmes!

Agree with you 100% Ladee . <br />
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It's crazy .. talk about addiction!!<br />
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I am writing this to the sounds of an inane reality programme .. aagghhhh!!!!!!