What do you do when TV become so boring??

Indonesia
March 31, 2012 4:25am CST
this last days I found that nothing interest thing anymore with television programme in my country. all programs is similar repeating programs : rubbish, dull comedy, stupid opera soap, politic news, etc. I almost waste my time in front of tv just to rechange TV channel many times. BORING!! It's very boring to stand with those programs.sometimes I thought that television program in my country doesn't have much creativity especially about stupid opera soap who the story is always the same and long ending. I try to listen radio, but it's not good idea when other family doesn't enjoy it, I want to read megazine or busy with my notebook, but then I realize that TV had already broken my mood. If you were me, I wonder what idea comes to you to make you more enjoy your spare time in evening beside watching boring television program??
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@maezee (29484)
• United States
31 Mar 12
Try reading a book! Or renting some movies! Or taking a break from TV in general. That works for me. Then again, I don't watch a lot of TV. Of course there are always certain series that I have gotten hooked onto (on Netflix) and watched the entire series - such as NCIS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, Desperate Housewives, and Sons of Anarchy. Maybe you just need to find a good show to watch the entire series of. . Or if TV gets incredibly boring, come on MyLot! At least you make money for participating.. . Happy MyLotting!
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• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
you're right, may be I have to reduce my time for television which I'm getting hard to find interisting entertainment. anyway some western serial such as Desperate Housewife & Glee is very known in Indonesia, but it was broadcast overnight so we can't really enjoy it.go to mylot is good idea when I'm in mood because sometimes I just want to sit down and relax, have no moods to work or doing anything
@aghiuta (526)
• Canada
1 Apr 12
Even though we have a lot of channels on TV in Canada,sometimes there is not a thing that I am interested in watching! Then I love to catch up with my reading,I paint,and soon when finally spring and summer will arrive,we will be spending more time outside.Also there are a lot of things to do on the computer,find free courses,and learn an other language,or learn about something that interest you,You tube has a lot of info about anything and everything....
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
same like in Indonesia, there are many channel but no good quality program. outside activity sounds so interisting, and may be I should try to start it. aghiuta, do you really able learn other languange through website?? what language do you learn in website and does it effective to learn only through website?
@aghiuta (526)
• Canada
4 Apr 12
I speak 5 languages,and understand a bit of Spanish,so I decided to give it a try ,since I was offered a free introduction . I liked it and it helped,but unfortunately I could not afford to continue,so now I try on my own.I learned Italian that way when I was young,listening to music,reading magazines,and eventually books.There are websites the guarantee learning in a few months.check it out on the net.
• Indonesia
4 Apr 12
woowww... that's cool?? those 5 languages your learn through website?? really only through website?? I'm always excited anything about Italy, so if there's chance to learn online, I'm so excited to try it..
• Philippines
31 Mar 12
When I get bored watching television, I surf the internet. Sometimes I use the internet as my television because there are websites that give livestream tv. I can also watch youtube and choose what I prefer to watch. It might be wise to just have the internet and cut the cable. hehehehe
• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
surfing on internet is interisting. what is your favourite website that you visit when you get bored except youtube?
• Philippines
2 Apr 12
Except mylot, I find websites that offer livestreaming and programs that I can choose to watch anytime. I have a sport livestream website. Its just simple you just type it in the search engine. How about you?
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
my daily visit lists are mylot, blogger and newspaper website. so anytime I get bored I will go to mylot or blogging. I have been starting blogging for half of years and excited with it. Now I have three blog to maintain and sometimes made me so busy and forget mylot for a while -but still I can't get enough with mylot! actually I'd like to enjoy streaming website too, but I guess my laptop or my modem doesn't support it, so I just get dissapointed everytime streaming on website
• India
31 Mar 12
Whenever I don't have anything to do I often switch on tv. Tv is the best medium of keeping myself engaged especially if I am feeling bored. But sometimes watching tv also becomes boring. The television soaps, movies, music channels nothing seems interesting. Well, at that time I often pick up some book to read or I chat with my mom.
• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
TV actually can be good stuff to enjoy our relax time in the afternoon if they had good programme. but in my country, I found nothing interisting about the soap opera, music or anything. those are just program with repeating same stuff. how boring!! I'm not good book reader, so it's not good option for me. do you think there is one more interisting activity to do?
• India
2 Apr 12
Well, it depends. May be you can call a friend to chat or hang out with some friends. You can go for shopping, do painting, listen music, water plants etc etc... You can take up anything which interests you at that particular time.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
chatting with friend can be good idea, inder, I think I can sit down, relax and enjoy it
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
31 Mar 12
TV can be really repetitive, I would suggest reading books, watching movies, playing video games, going outside, exercising, drawing, writing, doing yoga, meditating, or anything else that catches your interest. A lot of people end up just sitting in front of the television because they don't know what else to do but there are so many things to do out there with your life. Find things that interest you and it is never too late to start doing something that you would like to do with your life.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
31 Mar 12
I hae to say that i a great response. Too many people turn to television for mindless entertainment when there is so much more beyond the scope of their television out in the big wide world to do.
• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
find something interisting on TV after working from home -and I hope that it's relax my mind and entertaint me to find some good show and news. but in fact, I always rechange my channel since didn't get what I expect about. I want to open my laptop which may be entertain me to play some gamesbut then so lazy because of my perception above.hmmmm.... may be my precious time should alocate well for writing some articles and listening music. It's sounds good idea. so, what are you doing in same situation, jambi?? do you think doing hobby is working in replacing your boring with TV? are you from Indonesia too?
• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
@sharon : you're right, it's great response, I even don't think about it
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
31 Mar 12
You could look into seeing if there is a way to stream Internet TV to you TV. In the US were have Neflix and HULU. You need to subscribe to them and you might need a box like Roku to establish a connection. Netflix has a lot of different movies and TV shows. It will also suggest shows to you after it learns your preferences. You may also be able to see some shows from the US or UK before they get broadcast in your country but you need to check that out first.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
okay, now I understand what Netflix is. Is Netflix and Hulu offer similar thing?? where can I get the website access?? what is the website address?? it's sounds interisting to watch US/ UK show because they are very rarely broadcast in my country
• Indonesia
4 Apr 12
hi, burrito, thank you for explain me detail about Netflix, Hulu, etc. I'm understand and got the point even little confusing. Seems confusing because those technology really unknown in my country -may be somebody know, but I'm not sure about that. For me it's sounds great because people in your country sounds know very well how to make entertainment alive even through internet streaming that not everyone can't enjoy. and I guess $8 is worthy if you can enjoy many show and program. Hmmm.... I'm so jealous with that, and asking myself, when Indonesia have similar creativity like people in US/ UK? People in US/UK is very luck! we also still strange about connect tv with internet through wire, but may be I should try this and found out if netflix,etc can work for me or not, based on your tutorial. I'm gonna find out this soon
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
31 Mar 12
When there is nothing good on TV you could usually find me on the computer mylotting or playing Words with Friends. I also like to put 1000 piece puzzles together for artwork on my walls. My hubby and I spend hours doing puzzles and love it. Another thing I like to do is crossword puzzles and search and circle word books. We also rent movies on Saturdays because there usually isn't anything good on TV that night. So we will rent three movies and watch while snacking. However, my most enjoyable thing to do is to read a good book that you can't put down.
• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
hi, lelin, I think your hubby is very excited to make your day becomes not boring. and about playing puzzle, do you mean it's real puzzle or puzzle game on PC?? crossword is excited game too for me, so I think it could be nice to play it again when I get bored.movie in saturday night also good idea, lelin
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
4 Apr 12
Its a real puzzel with 1000 pieces. We have two done of the grand canyon and one of an Indian Chief and his daugher. They are alot of fun to do and it seems to be relaxing too!
• Indonesia
10 Apr 12
wooo.... 100 pieces of puzzle? how unique! I think I would never found this one in Indonesia. yeah, obviously sounds very interisting activity to do, dear, you can enjoy it anytime
• United States
31 Mar 12
Why would you watch television if there is nothing on it that interests you? Get up and get active--go for a walk, a jog, hiking, bicycling, do yoga--to improve your mood and your health. You could also spend some of your free time working to learn new things; there are numerous resources online offering free courses in a variety of subjects.
• Indonesia
2 Apr 12
the only answer for your question is because sometimes I'm so lazy doing such as activity and choose to sit down and relax. i know it's not healthy habit, but I would be so excited with that outdoor activities if I had some partner to do it. Do you think it's not interisting to do outdoor activities alone?? what do you mean with resources online offering free courses? can you give me some example?
• United States
2 Apr 12
MIT's OpenCourseWare is one example. Khan Academy is another. UC Berkeley is a third. These are three of the better-known ones.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
I'm just hear it from you, may be it's not really known or phenomenon in my country. so, let me know what I can do or what the benefit I get if I were part of that three resources online?
• United States
2 May 12
I don't even watch TV anymore unless if it's "Family Guy" or something from Gordon Ramsay. I just go to my room and listen to music, or go on the computer. I read my magazines or if I have a really interesting book you might find me reading that.
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
3 Jun 12
As long as you are having fun doing what you are foind!! I find that I spend a lot of time on the Internet and I need to find something better to do.
• United States
2 Apr 12
There are lots of things to do in the evening when you can't find anything to watch on television. All you have to do is think about all your options. You will likely end up thinking of a lot of things that you could do. You could watch a movie on dvd, blueray, or maybe netflix or a movie channel. You could play games on the internet or post on sites like mylot or helium or others. You could do work for money on Amazon Mechanical Turk. you could go outside and go for a walk or bike ride or something. You could go visit friends or relatives or get things done around the house that you know need to be done. You could play a video game or join a club or take a class. There are some fun fitness classes like Zumba or Pilates at most gyms. There are also classes on computers, cooking, crafts, scrapbooking, and many other things available in most communities as well. I am sure you can find something, just be creative and open to try new things.
• Indonesia
4 Apr 12
hi, packersfan, you're right, I should have many option and open myself for new thing to do. I'm kind of hommy girl and very lazy to do some activities. but playing games on laptop seems intersting beside cooking. I also rarely open mylot at home, may be start by now I had to try to enjoy mylotting at home. and I just heard about helium. would you tell me what is helium?? is this same forum such as mylot which offer discussion forum and we can earn for participation? *welcome to mylot, packer
@Woody7189 (247)
• United States
2 Apr 12
Whenever I am unable to find anything interesting on television I go on the internet. Between mylot and the other sites I am active on I usually have no problem finding something interesting to occupy my time. If that doesn't work then I watch videos on youtube. I hope this was of some help.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
yeah, last night I spent much time in front of computer, start playing game and doing some surf in internet. It's very good enough replacing tv rubbish program that useless and waste time. I never take it as my daily activities, in long particular time, I hope I enjoy this
• United States
2 Apr 12
It is funny that even though we have so many television channels available to us these days that we still sometimes are unable to find anything to watch. Sometimes nothing just catches our interest or maybe there are channels we need to explore that we haven't yet? There are plenty of other things to do in the evening though. You could go for a walk, go to the gym and work out, read a book, play on the internet, write articles online, bake or cook something, maybe try out a new recipe, spend time playing with your children if you have any, start a hobby of some sort that takes up time like scrapbooking, embroidering, or knitting. You could also always clean or do things that need to be done or maybe visit or help a neighbor or friend with things they need to get done. You could find an online course to take and spend your evening doing that or take a class at a site nearby. Another option would be to find a part-time job where you work a few hours in the evening. There are always things to do in the evenings, sometimes you just need to find them. Television isn't everything.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
you're right, television isn't everything. before this I only thing that my country is the only country who had many tv channel but contain unentertainment stuff, but then, in this discussion, many people complaining the same thing. I'm not really active with outdoor activities in the evening, since my home is very far from my work place, so after back from office, I only want to come home soon, relax and get some entertainment. I have no baby yet, but hopefully this end of the year I will have one. may be after this I found one activity in the future that make me interesting and little busy. I'm still young, so little nervous to imagine that
• Philippines
1 Apr 12
I seldom watch TV nowadays. I just watch news and then search for some interesting things to watch. If I find nothing, I would spend my time playing games at the computer. I have lots of games to play too so it allows me change game whenever I get bored. Spending time with my wife and kids are the most important moments of the day for me. I always find time for this.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
there's no good news in our tv channel. we had very bad government situation and everytime I see news itt's only about rubbish thing and politic manipulation. the news also unreliable because some tv channel in my country own by politician. it's seems like stupidity publicy. I had many games too, but not all game had been install. I only play some games which interest me such as dinner dash, freeding frenzy, plantvszomby, etc. simple game but funny
• United States
1 Apr 12
I think if you are getting board watching TV you might be spending too much time in front if it. I also get board with it because I'm only interested in watching documentaries. If they are repeats I will get board. I normally just keep it on for the noise and go about with my work. I've got Netflix and I live it. I have 2 laptops. I'll work on one and have the other one open on Netflix. I am no really paying attention to it, but I do enjoy the distraction while I work. I'm a writer so it helps to have that noise.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
hi, pointless, you're right, may be I spend too much time in front of tv till I thought I don't have another option to do in spare time. sometimes I also use my laptop to work and publish some article for my blog, and may be after this I should realize that alocate my time for write and my blog can be so much worthy than only rechange my tv channel
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
1 Apr 12
I don't usually watched TV if I know there is no good programs to watch for. I don't have a cable channel that's why I knew most of the programs. At weekdays I'm having fun watching my favorite soaps even it is annoying sometimes because of the story are almost the same. Most of the time I'm here on mylot specially on weekends I don't watch TV, at the same time I consume less on my electric bill.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
that's the problems for those who dont' subscribe tv cable. you have same reason to get bored with tv just like me, but at least you still can having fun with the opera soap which you can guess what the story about. same here, the opera soap is almost same story with the previous one, moreover in my country, if one of opera soap had good rating, then the story would never end year by year. OMG!!
@jbf111967 (137)
• Philippines
1 Apr 12
If watching TV for you becomes boring then i recommend that you open your personal computer and browse the internet you can log in and make comments from social networking media or you can watch movies from streaming videos or listen some music in YouTube or participate and post comment in some Blogs and Website.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
so far I had maintained my 3 blogs, may be you're right, post comment on my friend's blog can be good idea, instead giving good impact for my blog, such as backlink. I guess this can be funny! are you blogger too, jbf?
@TheIzers (680)
1 Apr 12
If I were you, I will take a walk enjoy the fresh air outside and bring my book. I can just sit somewhere outside the house enjoy reading in the fresh air. After one hour it will bring my mood back.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
I guess that idea is very ideal in morning/ day situation, but what about if you stuck with tv programs in the evening/ night, can't sleep and got nothing to do, what will you do??
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
31 Mar 12
i borrow a lot of movies and old tv shows from the library all the time so if we are not inteested in anything on tv, we put in a dvd.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
it's like a renting dvd, isn't it?? the problem is there's no DVD rental near my new neigbourhood. in the past, in my old neigbourhood I love to watch dvd that I borrow from dvd rental with my friend. now I plan to collect some DVD in my house, still searching for place where I can get cheap DVD with complete movie choice
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
31 Mar 12
Hi redvakaurvaki, I must say that I have not reached that time yet.... I like to watch TV but there are so so so many channels to watch, I don't know if I will ever become bored watching TV,,,there are so many choices....
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
do you mean you paid for some tv cable network?? do you only watch local program which provide local tv channel or can watch international program with many channels?? tell me what kind of program that available on your channel and make you so excited?
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 12
I usually watch vloggers on youtube instead of t.v. I do have a few television programs that I enjoy watching but they come on later at night. I watch them and then a few hours afterwards go to bed.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 12
watch vloggers?? what is vloggers? many people use youtube as tv alternate, but I can't used since bufferinc problems. do you have method or tips to make me use youtube without buffering? do you have special software or application? same like you, If I had special program that I like, I would also wait and see it before go to bed, but this last days I never find any interisting stuff on tv, everything seems like boring, dull, duplicate, fake, repeated and uncreative program anymore