the television question

I don’t watch television. At all. Ever. It wasn’t a conscious decision based on contemplating pros and cons. I used to watch a lot of television, especially tv series.
Then I started to really get into photography and sewing. I started reading blogs and started a blog myself and I opened a shop and my free hours were filling up so quickly that it was some time before I realized I hadn’t switched on the telly for weeks.
I never looked back and I haven’t missed it one minute. It’s amazing how unbearably annoying ad breaks become when you’re not used to them anymore. And how much bad dubbing bothers you and makes you just want to watch the original on youtube (which has the double advantage of no ads).
And why would you spend time on filtering out the 10% good stuff out of 90% trash when there is a whole world of blogging and photos and and learning and community out there?
And don’t we all have our own soap operas at home anyway even if they are ever so slightly less dramatic😉 ?

16 thoughts on “the television question

  1. Raven

    Oooh, we are so on the cusp of cancelling our cable. I have cut back more and more over the past year. I think all news seems to be bad news lately, and with kids in the house, I don’t really want them watching it at all. You might have given us that little push….
    Thanks!

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Raven, I think that’s a great idea! You could try it out for a month or so first (unplug the cable)…I bet you’ll be surprised you don’t miss it!
      That said, I have very fond memories of the stuff I watched as a kid like carebears and such. But I guess you can always get stuff like that on DVD nowadays and don’t need cable any more.
      Let me know how it works out for you!!

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  2. rosamaria

    that is great! i’m not alone! more than a year ago, Alex and me gived away our tv… we don’t buy an other one and the people always is asking why…
    we have books, blogs, i have sewing and quilting, alex had climbing and we have so much work at home!! and even we have several DVD’s at home, we can see them on our laptop, without breaks…
    and go together to the cinema is also a great date!!

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      1. tidytipsy

        That is great that you actually gave it away! I don’t think my boyfriend would allow that haha…in fact, he’ll want a huge flatscreen when we get a bigger apartment I suspect. But we’ll cancel our cable then so we’ll only watch DVDs on it, too.
        There’s just so many better things to do right?
        I love going to the cinema as well! I don’t go very often though, because only 1 cinema here shows the films undubbed and I often have to wait until they come out on DVD. I have this thing with dubbing, I just cannot bear it🙂

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  3. Lynda

    Great photos! Look just like our cats.

    We don’t watch live tv much anymore except maybe the news at 5:30. We tape shows we want to watch (mainly cooking, history, music and gardening) and then zip through the commercials. However, once gardening season gets going, we’ll be outside until late and too tired to do anything but crash! Great post.

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    1. tidytipsy

      I was thinking about getting one of those thingys as well that tape shows and cut the commercials directly but then I’d have to research good shows and even that seems to much of a bother right now😉 So I just quit watching completely :))

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  4. Studio MME

    haha. What adorable cats. When I was in college, I didn’t watch tv at all. Now that I’m watching my parent’s house for three months while they are in Arizona, the tv is on all the time just so that it sounds like other people are here with me.

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks🙂 I guess it depends on what level of noise you’re comfortable with…I know friends who cannot work unless there is some kind of background noise.
      I’m different there, to study I need absolute silence and since I’ve been studying at home for years I kind of grew used to having the house really really quiet.
      My cats are company enough most of the time🙂
      Must be pretty lonely to watch your parent’s house for three long months though??

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  5. bambooska

    I think the only time I turn the TV on is to watch the news. Local news. Everywhere news. I like it on TV, but that’s pretty much all I watch on television. I like my shows and movies in the laptop better.

    Oh, ooh! And Discovery Channel and soccer. But that’s all I watch on regular tv.😀

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    1. tidytipsy

      It’s amazing how many people don’t watch (a lot) of television anymore.
      I guess us bloggy and crafty people are just too busy ;))

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