Anyone else have a husband who is addicted to the same type of shows?

@writersedge (22577)
United States
October 3, 2007 8:47am CST
My husband is addicted to the same types of shows all the time. True crime like CSI and military history. That's all he ever watches. I'm so sick of hearing about murders and war 3 to 6 hours a day. I'm so glad when he turns off the TV to read a book.Guess what about? The Civil War, World War II, etc. You get the idea.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
6 Oct 07
Let me tell you what I think is worse than watching the same shows over and over again. Channel surfing drives me nuts as I lose something along the way and can't seem to focus on what I was initially watching. I very much enjoy watching any tv program that involves jail or offenders. I watch Court TV and various other stations offering the same programs. The way we solve the problem is, I watch tv in one room and my husband watches in another room. He can "surf" and I can be happy watching what I like. It's not a way to spend a romantic evening but it works! I'm a very normal mom and g-ma who enjoys watching the above shows and it has no effect on our marriage. I say let him watch and read what he likes. Atleast he is home and with you versus being out drinking or running around. Have you tried talking about subjects you really like? Overwhelm him with those discussions and see how he responds.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
7 Oct 07
I don't have to watch this stuff, I worked as a Prison Teacher for 13 years and a County Correction Officer for 3 1/2. I'm burned out from it. He left the Air Force because of his health and he didn't want to leave, it was his life. I left all this stuff behind, in 2004. He was watching it before then and he's still watching it now. That's years of the same thing. I like variety. Yes, we have 2 TVs. Yes, we watch TV separately. I could have done that without getting married. No, he doesn't drink and run around. I made sure I married a non-drinker and a guy who doesn't like to run around. But he's been watching prison shows since 2003 and crime onces since before that, it's 2007, can't he develop some other interests? I watch TV upstairs and he watches it downstairs. Where is the togetherness in that? I don't stop him from watching what he wants, I'm just here to complain about it. After working 10 hours a day, he doesn't want to be overwhelmed with discussions. I come home and work on the computer and he watches TV. Hour after hour, I work on the computer and he watches TV. Unless we go out to eat together, we do nothing together any more because I'm sick of seeing the 3rd, 4th, 5th rerun of the same murder. It's not like the case is going to turn out differently. I can tell you what is going to happen next. The first year, it was interesting. The second, the new cases were interesting. But now over 80% of what he watches are repeats of the same cases. If somebody kills me, I hope I'm not rerun for years after. Someone can die once and have their case rerun for years on tv. What does that do to their families? It's not that I don't appreciate what you wrote, it's that you sound too dang much like my husband.
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@MarieJ23 (1041)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Hi writersedge! Maybe for us it's good because I also love CSI the way that my husband loves it. We also love watching 24, alias, dateline and shows like that. I mean, I guess I love to watch it more than he does. But we never really become addicted to it. We can let the night pass by not watching it even if it's on but instead we will just good movies or watched fashion channel and other girly stuffs. Right now, we are a bit addicted to Bionic woman. hehehe.. Well, I do understand what you feel. Expecially if it's not your line of shows there's really time that you will get irritated to see him watching it everday. *wink* I hope somehow, sometime he will also consider watching another shows.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
5 Oct 07
He will consider watching other shows once in awhile. Like on Home Garden Television or Food Network. But after a short few times, he's back to it again. I like CSI a little and there were some interesting things about some of the wars, like the phantom army, an army of all fake soldiers. But a little of that goes a long way with me if you know what I mean. Take care and thanks for your response.
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
3 Oct 07
In my opinion, he isn't addicted. He just likes that type of show. Now, if he could not live without his TV shows and it interfered with the rest of his life, then he would be an addict. Have you tried talking to him about limiting his TV time? If not, you really should. The key to a healthy marriage is communication.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Yes, I've tried speaking to him. But he swears there is nothing else on TV. Hundreds of channels and nothing else to watch. It does interfer because he doesn't fix the things around the house that need to be fixed. So he's an addict. Tahnk you for your response. Take care
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@Dee351972 (743)
11 Oct 07
hi, my husband wouuld say that about me. I dont watch the military shoes but i like the csi and stuff like that. My husband always ask me why i watch all the shows about killing and stuff
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Yes, after awhile, a person starts to wonder.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
3 Oct 07
My Pop was addicted to the same shows... I stayed with him both at his house, and after he moved to the retirement home. After a few weeks, I was so paranoid I wouldn't go outside! Hun, on the other hand, is addicted to car and truck shows... ALL of them! I wake up on Sunday mornings to roaring engines and squeeling tires... and he wonders why I'm cranky!LOL!
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
7 Oct 07
My Mother loved Unsolved Mysteries and that show made me paranoid. I wouldn't go out after dark. I was terrified that my car would break down, so it went in the shop 4 times a year whether it needed it or not, etc. My husband, Sweetie, went through a Nascar craze. So I know what you're saying. But that was short-lived, one season. Take care
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
3 Oct 07
It is better than my husband who likes MASH and if the show has an African American actor, in fact if there is a list of movies that are on at the same time, and one of them is starring an African American actor, he will chose that one. It does not matter if the movie is crap, or only has one star, it is the color of the skin and the race of the actor that is more important. I get the feeling that being white, we are not as good as they are.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I like M*A*S*H, but I wouldn't keep watching it over and over again. Wonder why he likes African American actors so much? I like Sydney Poitier and a few others, but not one kind of actor all the time. Although I do tend to watch a lot of Native American shows and a lot of Asian Martial Artists, but I also watch American Martial Artists. TAke care