What a boring start to a year
January 1, 2016 8:08am CST
After looking through the list of available television shows today I have decided that there is virtually nothing that appeals to me. When I was young there always seemed to be something worthwhile over the Christmas and New Year period, despite having only 2 channels to choose from. Now I have a choice of over 70 or 80 channels and struggle to find anything worth watching. The major channels seem to be offering a few old Carry On films, old reruns of Morecambe and Wise shows etcetera and the usual abundance of soap operas. All that I ever seem to find worth watching these days are repeats of shows like NCIS or Doctor Who, with nothing new available. It looks like I may spend today reformatting my laptop instead.
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• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Jan 16
I've watched some of the marathons the specialty channels run over the holidays, actually a good portion of the month of December. Unfortunately I missed the Ghost Adventures marathon but have had my fill of Tiny Houses and now the last 3 days of Big Bang Theory.
• Manchester, England
2 Jan 16
@marlina I get the impression that they were produced for morons as well. At one time I was a great fan of comedy programs, but these days they try to explain even the slightest humorous comment to the audience. As you say they treat us as morons and the shows end up boring.
• Melbourne, Florida
2 Jan 16
I remember growing up and every New Year's Day I hated as there was nothing but sports on television. Dad of course liked to watch all the games but the rest of us hated it. Mom would start taking down the Christmas ornaments as she was so mad. Now I watch some football games and really enjoy them. I do go on the computer if the game is boring. I record a lot of shows during the week and will watch them after my husband goes to bed. Today I had some still saved so I watched them for awhile.
• United States
1 Jan 16
My cable has been running marathons of shows I've seen a hundred times. Guess they figure people are busy and aren't watching much tv. Those of us (like me) who don't have an exciting social life would appreciate some decent shows during Christmas & New Years
1 Jan 16
Well at least it gives you a good reason to get busy with your laptop. We have hdtv here and can locate old shows even if we never watched them already. I don't bother watching too much tv, although I did watch more than I expect of the movies my husband taped this year. Christmas movies and a few mysteries. When I'm bored, there's always cleaning of one type or another, and the dreaded bookwork of which I've yet to get done for the year.