Why do you watch TV? and do you have one?

@jessieBee (1046)
Trinidad And Tobago
July 10, 2008 11:38am CST
How often do you watch TV, and what are your reasons for doing so?Can you go a week without TV? or even a day without watching it? My great aunt only watches the news she says it's important to know whats going on in the country. But would you believe she doesn't watch world news? She thinks that what ever is going on outside of where we live is not her business, let them deal with there own mess. I think old age is catching up with her if you know what i mean Some people watch tv only for the news, some to view there favorite game show, Some even watch it all day. Some just like the reality shows. So what's your reason....
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@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I couldnt go without my tv one day. I love my shows way too much. I do watch the news everyday along with all my rrealty shows and others. I just have too many too list thank heavens for Tivo lol.
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@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
i wish i could be like you taking in the good flicks but if I'm not tired when i get home then i have a number of things to do so lately i have not been watching as much tv as i used to or even would like too.
@Bugsey (775)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Fox News, American Idol, Lost, Grey's Anatomy heck I even watch those classic old movies at TCT. HBO episodes are great too.
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@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Jul 08
I like to also watch Gary's Anatomy also and the classic old movies. I even enjoy old western movies.
• United States
10 Jul 08
Most of the time, I just have the TV on for noise since I can't stand the quiet. Haha. But if I am happening to watch it, I tend to watch the old 90s shows. Family Matters, Full House, and the likes. Or some really good shows like CSI: Miami, New York, AND Las Vegas. Haha. I prefer dramatic or comedic shows. The reality shows just aren't cutting it for me.
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@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Jul 08
I too can't stand certain reality show and we also keep on the TV just for noise sake also.But do you think you can go a week of even a month without TV?
@anawar (2406)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I don't have a television right now, and haven't had one for months. I use my laptop to play DVDs and I don't have to put up with "dumbed down shows", commercials, noise and general anxiety stemming from the constant barrage of yelling and screaming. When I have a TV, I still only use it for DVDs. People ask me "How can you not watch television?" The answer is simple. "I don't turn it on." Up to date news comes from the internet, when I am ready to read it. Internet news doesn't have commercials and it's very quiet. If you get the idea I'm weird, that's okay. Someone might want to try not turning on a television. Your whole experience will change. Families might start talking again. Remember, tv wasn't always 24/7. It went off the air at midnight. Since when do we need 24/7 news? We don't. Last words, if you are a couple, take that tv out of your bedroom, or use it for playing DVDs only. Watch what happens.
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@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
i don't really think that your weird, because you actually do have a really good point. tv did use to come off at mid night now it's just 24/7. and it has given a lot of families a lot less reason to talk about things and have actual conversations. tv now takes up people family time. everyone at home has there own tv either in their room or the living room.
@chirantani (1382)
• India
10 Jul 08
I love watching television,and i watch it whenever I get time. I watch sports,news,movies or soaps.I am not at all too addicted to it,and can live without it.
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@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Jul 08
You can live without it? Wow! i don't think i can do that, maybe for a little while yeah. i like to take in the soaps too and lifetime. thank you for your comment.
• United States
10 Jul 08
I watch TV to watch sports. I do watch my favorite television shows too such as 24, The Simpsons, Heros, etc. But mainly I watch TV for sports. I watch Football, Basketball, and Baseball (Hockey really isn't my thing). Absolutly I could go a week without watching TV. I didn't it all the time in College. Heck if I didn't have a TV I would just listen to the games on the radio, or better yet, actually attend the games.
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@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Jul 08
Well it's good to know that you can, but that's because you can find a number of other things to do in your spare time. i can also the the same as you, i teach all day and by the time i get home. I get something to eat,take a shower and then just go to bed. i don't have much time for myself during the week. But thank you for your comment.
@risris24 (712)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I love watching tv, it is entertaining and is a part of my daily routine. I like all different types of shows, reality, movies, music channels, documentaries, etc. I mean if I could not watch tv for a day, I would live, but for the most part of it I have to at least watch a littl tv even if it is at the end of the day right before I go to bed.
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Jul 08
I used to be a real TV freak but lately I'm not because i no longer have cable. But i did however like watching the movie channels, documentaries and the music channels also. I also watch it before i go to bed just to see what's showing.Thank you for your comment.
• United States
10 Jul 08
I always have the tv on but dont really watch it much, i just have it on for background noise. But there are some shows i like to watch. I could go with out tv because where i used to live i got two channels and they were snowy so i never bothered turning it on.
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@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Jul 08
I too think i can go without Tv for a while because currently i don't have any cable and there are only three channel and i don't really be home to watch them. But sometimes my mother has it on for just back round noise too and also to let people know that we're home because we keep our doors closed.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
11 Jul 08
My fiance and I will most the time only watch it if we see something we like on, or if we are relaxing in bed. I am sure we could go without it for a week or even a month. Have a Wonderful Day!
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11 Jul 08
i watch tv everyday but mostly in the night when the soaps are on for example eastenders corry and the simptons hehe
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
i would have to say i view tv mainly in the night time also. because that's the time i am actually home i like watching soaps also and a little western. thank you for your comment..
• Indonesia
11 Jul 08
I watch tv for many things. Most of the time I watch playhouse Disney with my daughter, they have great educational series, and I can teach my daughter english while watching them. I love watching Discovery Travel and Living and get many food recipes there, I love Nigella's feasts and many other there. I love watching tv series, reality series, love them! I don't really like watching the news, they are soooo frustrating sometimes, but I do watch bloomberg because I watch and have forex account. Happy mylotting and have a nice day!
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
i don't have a daughter but i have nieces and they love to watch play house Disney also. i like to watch discovery for there is always something new to learn. the reality show really get me going so much drama at times, and you never know who's going home. thank you for your comment.
@celticeagle (119870)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jul 08
I couldn't go a week without watching my shows.
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
neither can i ,thank you for your comment.
• United States
11 Jul 08
Like most people I watch TV for entertainment and to help the time pass. Also, I watch TV for the lastest news and weather reports.
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
yeah i also watch tv for the entertainment of it. you know just too kill the boredom and the feeling of having nothing to do. thank you for your comment...
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
10 Jul 08
There are two main times I watch T.V. When I'm writing and it's background noise. I barely even know what's going on on the T.V. I'm just not used to writing in silence as I used to live in a house full of people or a dormitory. Now that I live alone (except for Richard, my cat who's not a noisy creature) I must create noise somehow in order to be creative. T.V. suits that. The other time I watch T.V. is when I eat. I usually schedule eating for around shows I actually enjoy so that I can watch them without being distracted by my computer. Lately though, I've watched more T.V. because of Planet Green. I learn a lot from that channel so it's not so good to have on while trying to write. I usually watch Oxygen or TNT when I'm writing or sometimes the SciFi channel, but a lot of time those shows are too interesting to me as well. In answer to your second question, I own two televisions. The second one of which is barely on and is located in my bedroom.
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
thank you for completely answering the questions to my post. i have lent that there are many people who just have on the tv for sound, to add a little noise to the home. and you watch it only when having a meal, two tv's and you don't really watch them? i don't know how you do it, but you do.. thank you for your comment...
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
10 Jul 08
I use to watch television a lot before I met my fiance, and now me and her will only watch television from time to time,especially if we are just laying in our bed relaxing before coming to the computers to do some mylotting,unless something we want to see comes on,and then will leave the computers to go watch it,and I know we could go a day without watching television,because we have done that before,but I do not know if we could go a week without it,because it would be really hard, even though we barely watch it.
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
yeah i think going a week without watching tv will be kind of hard for me too. i still want to know what happening in the world around me, so i will still put on the tv. thank you for your comment and have a great day..
@akrockz (306)
• India
10 Jul 08
no i dont watch tv...
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
thank you for your comment.
@srpkinja (375)
• Canada
10 Jul 08
I watch TV usually because Im bored. I have nothing to do that day so I watch some TV to pass the time away. Its also really calming to watch TV. You dont have to do anything except just sit there and watch your desired TV show. Its something to occupy your time with. I love watching TV and seeing what is going to happen to my favourite characters. Not only can you watch the news, but reality TV, educational shows, cartoons and much more. Whats not fun about TV?
@jessieBee (1046)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Jul 08
i also watch tv for some of those same reason also especially when i get board. just to pass time and have something to look or laugh at. thank you for your comment.
@Ricky007 (512)
11 Jul 08
I usually watch TV for movies and news, this gaves a lot of relief after coming back from hectic office hours..i dont watch serials and game shows,i mainly watch movies on start movies, HBO..
@LadyAbboz (237)
11 Jul 08
Yeah I watch TV, mainly when im bored and often for background noise, and then there's the occasional show I like to watch like Robin Hood, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Topgear...
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
11 Jul 08
no, i couldnt go that long without watching tv. i like to watch the news, the weather, the history channel, the home and garden channel as well as our local PBS station. while i do like to watch law and order, i mostly like to watch tv to learn stuff!