If you don't watch television, why?

@megamatt (14327)
United States
November 25, 2010 9:42am CST
I think that I find that there it is a combination of three things. Not enough on television to interest me, not enough time, and if I wanted to watch something, it would be available without commercials by other means. Too many commercials and too many repetitive commercials is a big reason. So how about you? If you don't want television, why don't you?
7 responses
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
25 Nov 10
i have to say that i do hate the commercials, but i dont watch a lot of tv unless it is historical or frugal living or interior decorating related.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
25 Nov 10
I think that the commercials do serve a purpose in that they allow me to do other things like check my e-mail, go to the bathroom, or make a snack. However when I can't really make an excuse to do those things, then they are just an exercise of frustration. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
• Mexico
25 Nov 10
I don't watch TV because I only get like 5 channels, and most of the shows are soap operas. Now if I had cable, it would be very different.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
25 Nov 10
Yeah, I am not too fond of soap opera. If I had the five channels that one would get without cable, there might be a couple of game shows that I would watch but other than that, it is really thin pickings. All of the channels that I would watch are on television. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
25 Nov 10
I wouLD rather listen to yhe radio than watch telivision. Music relaxes me more than watching tv.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
25 Nov 10
I think I would find myself agreeing with that. There is just something about music that puts me in a stress free mood. At one time television might have done that but even then, music is just doing it more so. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
• United States
30 Nov 10
The reason I don't watch TV much anymore is because I am a huge gamer, and I have more good games that absorb a lot my time. That, and the only TV show that I love to watch doesn't come on at a very convenient time, so I miss it most of the time.
@joystick (1680)
28 Nov 10
I seem to watch alot less tv now then i use to watch.I think the reason behind me not watching the tv is due to being on the internet, like i have been today,as well as there are not many things on the tv that i watch other than soaps.I even think that christmas will be just the same.
• China
26 Nov 10
My study is so busy that I barely have time to afford to watch TV. And I think I can get more information from reading than watching TV.
• Mexico
26 Nov 10
I don't watch much TV cos I got internet and with it access to all things that interest me,but I do watch some shows, like Simpsons and Intervention,and specially natgeo,discovery,animal planet,history and that kind, I specially like shows about fat people getting fit cos it encourages me,not to be fat haha, but to work out and get in shape,and sometimes it's just good to lay on bed and watch TV, but I read a lot so no reading on tv unless it has subtitles,hehe guess TV hasn't much to offer anymore.