Could You Spend 15 Hours A Day Watching Television

How Much TV Can You Watch In One Day - 15 Hours Of TV Too Much
@wolfie34 (26793)
United Kingdom
December 23, 2007 3:39am CST
Please please tell me there must be other people out there, somewhere, in this big wide world that actually sits and watches 15 yes this is NOT a typo 15 hours, that's fifteen hours of television in a day?What is your first thought after reading that, shock? a shrug? Speechless? Stunned? Well believe me, I can't work it out either, because that is exactly what my father does! From the moment he wakes up to the moment he goes to bed he is stuck in front of the goggle box! The only time he moves is to go to to the toilet, I joked that we should get him a commode for Christmas then he wouldn't have to miss anything!Take this morning he got up at 8.30 the first thing he did was to, yes you've guessed it turned the television on and it'll be on constant until 11.30 tonight, so that is 15 straight hours of doing nothing else but watching tv Is it any wonder why his wife has given up on him?What a waste, so does anyone else you know or live with watch this amount of television in a day?I wouldn't mind but most of it is what I call junk and I think he's one big giant couch potato!
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53 responses
• United States
23 Dec 07
Don't worry your not alone, my boyfriend actually does that. He is unemployed right now because of it being winter time and he just sits around the tv ALL DAY LONG and watches it. I dont understand how he can do it but he does........
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 07
It's when it affects other people, it becomes a major problem, thanks for your response, welcome to Mylot.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
23 Dec 07
that long??? wow. is your father wearing a thick eye glasses?? LOL or does he even take a bath?? LOL i don't know if i can watch tv that long. i haven't tried it. i watched straight for a couple of hours and have stopped either because there's nothing more good to watch or i have something else important to do. hmmm... lemme see.. i have done tv marathons of tv series that i like but i don't think i reached 15 hours watching it. as i've said, there would be something else important to do. but i think i can do that 15 hours as long as i'm watching a show i love and nothing and no one would disturb me. ^__^ i wouldn't be surprised if you father has vision problems. ^__^;;
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 07
He only needs glasses to read not to watch tv with! Otherwise he has good sight!
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• India
23 Dec 07
Gosh, that's amazing! Do you live with your Dad? What does he do for a living? Watching that much TV is so bad for the eyes too, to say nothing about the other dangers. Well, anyway, TV is not for me. I can hardly stand one hour of it. About ninety percent of it is commercials anyway. Your idea of getting a commode is hilarious!! Wish you a merry X'mas!!
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 07
Yes I do live with him and he's retired. I can only stomach an hour of it then I get restless, I could quite easily live without the tv! I will watch movies but like you can't stand commercials.
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@funnycole (392)
• United States
24 Dec 07
hey wolfie, sorry this is your father, but what a waste of time..he needs a hobby or two. maybe you could encourage him to listen to books on CD, or take him out, and then there is housework and cooking... who is doing that?
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Our TV is on all day, but we still are pretty active. Like right now a movie is playing and I'm playing on mylot. Earlier another movie was on while I wrapped all my Christmas presents. Earlier while I was cleaning the TV was, of course, on. I can pay attention to the show and still do plenty of other things! Anyway, I would not be able to sit idle for 15 hours, no way. I know people who watch a lot of TV and sit a lot, but every one of them takes breaks to get up and stretch, eat, clean, get on the phone, whatever!
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@farazkh1 (1157)
• Pakistan
23 Dec 07
It is completely nonsense to watch to TV 15 hours a day........i am sure i will get mad if i do that ever ..........i think 2 to 5 hours are enough for watching tv in a day .........
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@dupiwang (13)
• China
23 Dec 07
He must be crazy. But I have ever spent about 18 hours on the internet. ^_^
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@eden_shii (508)
• Australia
23 Dec 07
really?...i just can't believe that there is such a person that watch tv for like 15 hours...i mean, i can't take it watching tv for 10 hours...before when i was in high school, during school vacations i watch tv for like 10 hours, and at the end of the day, i feel weak and so tired...so i changed my routine and would do something else on school holidays and would just watch tv for a few hours...
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I write to TV, so it's not really watching it. It's more like creating noise to inspire my muse. Sometimes I even use to TV inspire posts, especially here on Mylot.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I also don't watch it 15 hours a day, maybe 4 to 6, because that's how long I write per day, usually.
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 07
Oh my! Watching television for 15 hours a day is the most I have ever heard of. Only getting up to the toilet is a strange thing to do. It is not awfully healthy to sit around indoors all day. Think of your dad's eye sight too. Television is wasting his life and there are plenty of other things he could enjoy doing. In the summer he could sit in the garden and read a book. He could take a short stroll along a footpath. When he gets some fitness he could enjoy walking even further. He could go swimming at your local pool. He could have friends visit or go to see them instead. I only watch television if there is something I want to watch on, like a travel program. Good luck to your dad. I hope that he is happy. Merry Christmas Wolfie.
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 08
Thanks for giving me best response.
@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 08
I think this can be possible. I remember I watched a lot when the Sydney Olympics started. At that time I didn't have to work, so I had long time to watch TV all the time. So I was quite happy because I almost wouldn't miss many competitions at that time. I love China
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I really could not sit that long....I like to watch a good show or movie but then get on with Life. I am just the type that likes to be doing something productive. I have also found that it can be habit forming for many. Dont you think that everything in life requires some self disciplin? The big point is your health and also just watching others live instead of living yourself.....well seems like that could be depression related? What do you all think?
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
I can spend more that that! but not on tv, but dvd.. haha.. last school vacation, I was just at home, and I had nothing to do.. I watched asian series. I was able to finish one series (16 episodes) in 2 days. I eat while watching.. haha.. I was able to watch many series last vacation.. and some series I watched in the internet..
• India
1 Aug 08
watching tv for long hours - watching television
oh thats too much dose of television for a day! I think i have watched tv for that many hours once or twice. It used to be the days when i was crazy about cricket and internet was not around. I hardly watch tv these days. Normally a cricket match takes up around 8-9 hours and when that match is followed by another match or some interesting program which i cannot miss i might have sat before tv for 15 hours or more!
@shooie (4989)
• United States
1 Aug 08
television - Watching a lot of tv?
I honestly don't think I can watch 15 hours of tv. I like it when it is quiet and well tv isn't to quiet now is it. Now if I am at home alone that night and want noise I will turn it on in the back ground but usually not watching it. I do have shows I like to watch so about three housrs on some nights that might be 2 nights at the most.
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
19 Jul 08
i couldn't believe my eyes when i first saw the title of this discussion. 15 hours a day watching television? when does this person get to sleep? doesn't he do something else? it's such a sad life to do nothing else but watch tv. some tv is good to relax our mind. but 15 hours is taking it way too far. i'm sure i don't know anyone who spends more than 10 hours watching tv on any day. cheers ;p
@Ithink (10673)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Noone in my family would be able to, hmmm I dont think. I had to rethink that for my one daughter but I dont think even she would be able to. I have problems sitting thru a whole movie so I know I wouldnt be able to. It sure cant be healthy for him and I cant imagine being married to someone that just sits all day. Is he depressed or something? It just doesnt seem normal.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
17 Jul 08
First of all, wolfie34....where have you been? Good, I hope! Missed seeing your posts...actually sent out a discussion to try and find out how you are! I think he's a "mashed" couch potato, and sorry if I was his wife, the couch would get junked....and the T.V. would NOT work, and the cable bill wouldn't get paid! Yikes, what a life......what a useless life. How, but how, could one let life slip you by in front of the "idiot" box? Glad to see you posting again.....Cheers & Rainbows!
@anonymili (3138)
17 Jul 08
LOL Wolfie hun, is your dad Keith Miller out of Eastenders? That was one character I thought was crazy cos he was constantly sitting in front of the box and never out looking for work and driving his family nuts! My mum is retired and spends quite a bit of time in front of the TV now but it's in between doing other stuff, like housework - my dad on the other hand can sit in front of the day for short bursts of time as he gets very uncomfortable sitting around - too much aches and pains which he can ignore if he's moving around being active.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
17 Jul 08
I dislike being a couch potato and watching TV for so long. I would rather read a book, magzine or a newspaper to keep myself busy, instead of watching programmes on TV for 2-3 hours. Because after watching TV for 1-2 hours, it appears to me, I have waster my precious time, so I better avoid it, except during some exceptional circumstances.