Do you watch TV often?

China
June 10, 2009 7:24am CST
Well,i have not watched any TV programmes for almost half a year,sounds amazing? I am single now,and there are only some daily supplies and a laptop in my house.Most of the time ,i sit in from of my laptop,working and for entertainment. I often see movies on the internet,but i hardly wacht TV programmes,actually i think i can find all the imformation on the internet that a TV set can give me. What do you think ,my friend?Do you wacth TV often?Do you like wacthing TV? Thanks for sharing with us.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
i still watch tv and enjoy it. there are times that my husband is using the computer and so that was the time i watch tv and besides i am following some programs...like some afternoon shows and some local dramas...hehehe have a nice day! :-)
• China
11 Jun 09
Hi, I find that men are always more into the internet than women,and ladies aften like TV more than men do,have you noticed that? lol Tv and internet are both uesful tools in our lives,i thinks we can leave anyone of them nowadays,them have already become part of our lives,do you think so? Have a nice day.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
mmmmm, in my case yes. my husband is more into computer than me. maybe because he don't follow any program on tv and he likes watching movie more and nba games which he can watch from the net... and me i am giving way so that both of us will enjoy. just give & take. and true both are useful but also must be use with caution coz not all that we saw there have positive effects... have a nice day! :-)
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• India
10 Jun 09
yes, its my habit to watch television often. Really i like to watch serials, sports sucj as the cricket,basketballs,footballs,wrestling etc. and also i like to hear and also i like to watch new songs. Some channels have telecast the 24*7 comedy and news. So i always watch television some of them all telling that tv is an idiot box but according to me its not a idiot box it is an intresting box. It helps us to improve our knowledge.But i accept your point that all the information that had happening in the world can be know by the internet. Yes its correct all the information had been known by the internet itself. But when comparing television with the internet, internet is the best weapon for all. But for watching the intresting programs television is the best media. So when comparing the television with the internet, television is not bad when compared to the internet.
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@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
I love watching TV I spend so much time to it than in computer. I very fond of watching soap operas and game shows. I grow up than my source of entertainment is TV. It helps me to entertain and forget my problems for a while. I can't live without it unlike computer I can live without using it.
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• China
11 Jun 09
Hey,man,i agree with you.And i like some sports programmes too,like boxing and basketball.I don't think TV set is an idiot box either,like you said, we can learn a lot from it,and in some aspects it is better than the internet,but anyway,i prefer the internet to TV. Thanks for sharing,friend,have a nice day then.
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@youless (91532)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 09
After I have the internet, TV becomes less important for me. I don't have to often watch the TV, because I can watch it via the net. I don't have to wait a week to watch my favorite TV series and you can watch as long as you want. Today usually I just watch the news and some entertainment shows, short TV series from TV and that's all. I don't spend longer time on TV. I love China
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• China
11 Jun 09
I very much like China too,a great country. lol I couldn't agree with you more.Some American TV series always broadcast one or two episodes per week,i was impatient about this.So like you,i prefer watching them on the internet when all episodes are on. I also like entertainment shows like'i guess'emceeing by jacky wu. Talk shows are also my favorite.
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@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
When I moved in with my in-laws it became a habit for me to watch television while I go online. I wanted a background music and thought of turning the television on. I tried going online without any noise, I got really bored and so ever since I always watch while doing things online. Multi-tasking is the key inorder to watch while doing thigns online and I am so loving it!
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• China
11 Jun 09
Oh,i think is fun when you are using the internet ,meanwhile wacthing TV,you are smart. lol Maybe i will do this next time. I usually play some musics or play online radio when i am on the internet,so i don't feel bored at all.I very much enjoy the internet. Thanks for sharing,sublime,have a nice day.
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
10 Jun 09
Hello fishkingback. Like you, I seldom watch TV, but use the computer more often for entertaining myself by surfing on the Internet for anything that I love to do. The Internet is a very useful source for us. I love to use it a lot like chatting, sending emails, watching movies, listening to music and so on. I think that it is a more useful to me compared with a TV set though I watch it sometimes.
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• China
11 Jun 09
Hi,william.Yes,the internet is a great invention,it totally changed our lives.Nowadays,there are so many people who are addicted to the internet,why not,it is so useful and fun,i can't imagine how people will react suppose the internet are going to disappear tomorrow,i think the world would be crazy. lol
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@mhethess (380)
• Philippines
10 Jun 09
Hi fishkingback, I do watch TV every night but only the News program and if there are movies that interest me. I also spend my time using the internet and like you I also watch movies using the net and researching too. Thanks God bless.
• China
11 Jun 09
When i watch TV ,i like some talk shows and entertainment programmes,sometimes also news programmes.But now i usually watch them on the internet,you see,we almost can do everything with the internet,it's great. Thanks for sharing,friend,have a nice day.
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• Philippines
10 Jun 09
Well.. I love watching! TV series and movies are ones I watch most of the time. I agree with you saying that you can find infos here on the net. But I guess I like having a concrete thing to associate a series or movie I like..for example, their DVDs. :-)
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• China
10 Jun 09
Actually,i used to watch TV a lot,but i found the internet was more interesting and convenient.But I think TV set has an advantage that it can have a big screen and better image which a computer can't give us. So,there are still many people prefer watch TV progrmmes on a TV set. Ok,thanks for sharing,have a nice day.
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• United States
10 Jun 09
I don't watch much tv. I spend more time on the computer. The only time I watch tv is when a good movie is going on or my favorite tv shows. Normally, I don't watch more than 2 hours of tv a day.
• China
10 Jun 09
I have hardly watched TV this year,though i think there are still some interesting progrmmes on TV,but like you ,i prefer spend most of my time on my computer.If i had not a computer,then i think i would be very glad to watch TV for some hours everyday.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 09
Now, I seldom watch TV programs because I spend most of my time in front of my laptop.
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• China
15 Jun 09
Haha,we are the same type.Actually ,we can aslo watch TV programmes via the laptop. lol
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
17 Jun 09
Yeah, I am also doing the same thing. I always watch TV programs online.
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• Philippines
13 Jun 09
I can only watched tv when I got home after work and during weekends. I am updated during on the programs during weekend but not during weekdays as I spend all mornings and evenings at work. I catch some episodes too on the net, like movies on You Tube.
• China
29 Jun 09
It is a good idea to wacth TV on the internet,we can wacth the full series at one time.
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• United States
29 Jun 09
sometimes work does that to us and we can't find out anything till we get time off work. I watch some stuff on you tube and some other free sites for TV programs and movies. I work online a lot so sometimes it gives me a chance to take a break from working online and to watch a good movie.
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• United States
13 Jun 09
Hello, I haven't had cable TV in my house for like 4 years. I don't need cable TV when I can watch all kinds of movies on the internet. And its cheaper to watch them on the internet because most of the time they are free. I can even find TV shows on the internet. So I save a lot of money.
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• China
29 Jun 09
Haha,you are right ,and the same to me.I always watch TV programmes and movies on the internet,and there are almost all free,and is convenient,so I like using my computer as a TV and DVD.
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• United States
29 Jun 09
I like using my computer as a TV and its cheaper and its free. It gives me a break and to relax and watch a good movie online for free. I am sure most people will agree with it. Even my family like to watch movies online then on the TV. I don't think we use are TV much anymore unless we are playing the Wii game system.
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@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
10 Jul 09
i have my tv on alot but most of the time i am doing something else and do no watch it. if a show really interest me than i will watch i think i have it on just for the noise. i can listen and if something catches my ears than i will watch and listen.
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• China
11 Jul 09
I think that is what most people usually do, if I had a TV, I would be like you also. :) Thanks for sharing, have a nice day.
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I often have the television on, but I'm not always watching. Usually what I'm doing is surfing, trying to find something worth watching.
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• China
29 Jun 09
Good idea,I should do that too. lol
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@CHORES (231)
• China
14 Jun 09
well, I don't often watchTV coz I find it becoming boring and boring. I prefer watch movie instead. I some times watch TV series like Gossip Girl on the Internet.
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• China
15 Jun 09
I had watched a few episodes of Gossip girl,but i found it not so interesting,so i gave it up,i prefer Friends. :)
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I don't watch much television anymore. I just do not like most of the shows that are on these days. I watch about 10 hours a week, max of tv and it is mainly news or other shows that I do like to watch every once in a while.
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• China
15 Jun 09
I like watching news programme too,besides,i like entertainment shows and some talk shows.
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• United States
13 Jun 09
We went a couple of years without watching TV. People seemed annoyed that we never knew what they were talking about. Now, we watch tv a lot more as it is easier to get work out of our heads. There is not real informational value, as you mentioned, it can all be found online, if you are looking for it, but occasionally, something comes along that is amusing or interesting that I know I would of not made an effort to seek out online.
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• China
15 Jun 09
Hi,i think ,in a way ,watching TV programmes is more enjoyable than on the internet beacase it has a larger screen.But the internet can provide us more imformation than a TV do. :)
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@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
13 Jun 09
Yes I watch TV alot as a matter of fact my TV is on now while I am on the computer. You can get information from the computer but I still like watching TV.
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• China
15 Jun 09
LOL. I think actually there are a lot of people who are like you,it is a good habit,i think maybe i could do this next time.
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@andresimp (818)
• India
13 Jun 09
i dont watch tv much.. it is called the IDIOT BOX lol. i think soaps are waste of time. i watch tv for talk shows on interesting topics, music, and news. apart from that i dont waste time infront of the tv
• China
15 Jun 09
I like some talk shows too,but actually i think some TV series are not so bad,like Friends ,Prison break,and heros ,etc.
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• United States
13 Jun 09
it dependson whats on... if nothing good is on the history channel and house isn't on i'm on my computer... although I love obsessed and the Dog Whisperer
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• China
15 Jun 09
Hey,friend,you are right,it do depends on if there are some programmes we are interested in.
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• Singapore
13 Jun 09
Hi fishkingback, Yes I watch TV very often. And yea, I know many people say that is a waste of time but well... I am trying to kill time here as well as get some excitement into my life.
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• China
15 Jun 09
Hi,friend,it's quite normal,actually i like watching TV too,it 's just that i like the internet better. lol
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