Do you think watching tv is good?

Tv - Kid watching tv
@bows280 (184)
Romania
January 31, 2009 5:51pm CST
I heard many people saying that tv is a crapp and you have nothingh to learn from it all those news about people killing each other an all reality shows that are just a waist of time Personally i think canals such as animal planet,All that types of Discovery are good to see, even though i think some documentaries on discovery are not to suitable or deforming reality Also cartoon channels Last time i checked one of this channels had cartoons with anime killing themselfs or other creepy wonders of human nature becoming the hero of earth Long time ago i spend most of my time in front of the tv But now, easily i only watch some tv series on axn or putting a movie on dvd How about you? Do you think tv offers you something useful?
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25 responses
• India
1 Feb 09
Hi friend, Tv as both good and bad . Its depending upon people how they use it.All inventions as both good as well bad.We have to use it right manner they are discovery channels and also many news channel so that we can get information from them.We can watch tv to relax or to reduce our stress. So we have to use it in a right manner. Take Care
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• India
2 Feb 09
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• United States
1 Feb 09
I have to say that I get just a hand full of chanels. I dont pay for tv. I have a digital reciever. Yes I was ready for 2/17/09. I get regular channels nothing special. How ever I do have one channel that seems to be on my tv more than all the rest. Its a great kids channel called qubo its wonderful it shows cartoons all day long and the great thing is that this channel is teaching good lessons to my kids. No killing no hurting each other just learning how to get along with out hurting each other. Other than that we rarely watch tv. I am usually on the computer making money or just surfing the net.
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• India
2 Feb 09
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@smileonstar (4012)
• United States
1 Feb 09
TV is entertainment and it helps you release stress and if you dont focus or act like TV does then it would be find. Nothing is bad, it is depend on you... I love all those channel and it is part of my day too :)
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
1 Feb 09
It all depends on the kind of programmes you watch, some programmes can be highly educational and you can learn a lot, especially from Nature programmes, scientific programmes which my dad seems to watch a lot. But I agree some programmes can be a waste of time, reality shows, soaps and violence for the sake of violence, some people just find them good as entertainment, if you've had a long day at work or need to relax and watch them. I hardly ever watch tv to be honest. Quiz shows are also good as well which I like, especially Weakest Link with Anne Robinson, I love that woman!
• United Kingdom
1 Feb 09
I absolutely love watching the television and I treat is as my very close companion! I don't know where I would be without my tv. I do other things obviously but, I think that things would be pretty dismal without a television in my flat. Nowadays we have over a hundred channels and there is always something that you can watch. I'm not that keen on the reality tv shows, I think they are really irritating. I love watching movies as well and I tend to go through my old time favourites like The Towering Inferno and several others. There is a lot that you can learn from tv although I admit that there's always a lot of bad news on the news channels. Happy my lotting. Andrew
• India
2 Feb 09
• China
2 Feb 09
I love to watch TV. From my childhood. TV is a friend of mine which can teach me many things. And now, TV is a good way to relax myself after a whole week's work. Sometimes, it also can provide something useful, such as cook method, discovery, and so on. It doesn't matter how naive and trashy on TV, the point is how can you find something useful for yourself.
@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
2 Feb 09
I watch TV if there's new reality shows. I like to see Project Runaway, Fear Factor, ect. I like to watch some dramas especially taiwan dramas like Jang Geum because the story is very interesting and inspiring me. I agree that sometime watching tv is wasting our time, make us lazy and gain our fat in the same time. So, manage your time carefully. We need some entertainment for a while and back to our work after that. enjoy mylotting!
@mikeysmom (2091)
• United States
1 Feb 09
well i have to say that tv has saved my life in many ways. there were many times in my life that i was completely alone and if not for tv to keep me company and give me something to occupy my time and my mind i would have been lost. i say the same for books as i have read many a book in my lonely times to keep my mind occupied. there are so many choices of what to watch and i think there is truly something for everyone on tv and the best part is if something comes on that you do not want to watch you can simply change to channel. i am sure people who are shut in believe tv is a great thing too.
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
1 Feb 09
I don't think watching TV is an "all good" or "all bad" thing. As you already know these devices are made for good and if you use it wisely, then you can profit from it. However, if you sit in front of the TV and idle all the day, you will also miss the life which is running outside. I don't think the time you have is such useless.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I like to watch TV but would rather be listening to music and on the computer or working on my jewelry. For me I like to watch the news just to catch up on what is happening both locally and nationally. I learn by watching channels like Discovery, National Geographic, History, PBS etc. It is nice sometimes to veg out and be entertained by a movie or series. I like shows like Law and Order SVU, Big Love(HBO), Saturday Night Live and a few others but I do not schedule my time around these series, if I happen to sit and they are on then I will watch. For a while there I was just watching movies I had seen before several times and realized I could be doing other things like exercise, working on my online shop, posting on myLot, etc. I like to limit the time I am watching Tv that is for sure.
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
TV is very usefull for all of us. No matter what shows you are watching i know that you will always learn something out of it no matter how bad the movies or what you are wathcing you learn something from it.
@patialvi (715)
• India
1 Feb 09
to some extent TV is harmful as more violent and adult programs are in the air. some cartoon channels do show some adult contents sometime. but there are some channels which are good to see and learn new things like discovery, national geographic.... etc. and news channels which are full of information and all. some channels show good programs like mad, backyard science etc...are good and knowledgeable programs....
@henahuda (158)
• Australia
1 Feb 09
no there is nothing new coming on the television these days.infact even the news channels are not interested in showing the facts its not that they donot show at all but they are more into gossip news like hollywood and bollywood stuff they are more interested in showing about thier personal lives into picture and tv serials are not worth watching it.reality shows are becoming too much now days.i used to disney channel most of the time as it had some funny serials and i can say that for me it was worth watching instead of wasting time on other channels.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Excessive TV watching can be bad for a person IMO BUT if its sensible its a great way to unwind, relax, learn, etc etc depending on what one watches...I know that after a stressful day i love kickin back and watching tv with my family...Of course educational shows are great but sitcoms, movies etc are great for you too...its a perfect way to escape or chill...Just like reading a book is, it just so happens that with tv its visual...
@nzl8343 (50)
• China
1 Feb 09
Television can help us learn more about the world we live in,we can get the latest news.It helps us keep up with the outside world so that we can make progress faster.We can enjoy ourselves very much while watching TV.It helps us forget about our problems,at least for s short moment.We can communicate with many other people through televison.We also get information,we get much knowledge by watching TV,and we learn fast in this way because this is always interesting .
@barbie81 (20)
• United Arab Emirates
1 Feb 09
hi bows280 i don't think watching TV reading for too long is good for your eyes. i know from my experience. i am now using specs. But now iam helpless. My little girl wants to see her dedarest cartoons. So most of the time iam seeing it with her. when i deliberately tries to deviate her attention she points her little hands to the TV. But there are many useful things on TV. Nothing is bad. It depends on how we use it.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
i will not say television as totally bad to us. cause that television a good source of information. and also it is good way to learn and entertain ourselves. but of course too much of television cause also be bad and cause rob us of important time for more important things.
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
1 Feb 09
Hi, It depends with what intentions and for how many hours U r slave to TV channels.News,Discovery,Cartoons,even good movies if u choose strictly and see- the ADDICTION will never touch U.U r in safe zone... =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@GemmaR (8521)
1 Feb 09
I think there is a lot of good stuff on TV, just that people generally choose to watch the 'entertaining' rather than 'educational' programmes. There are so many history and nature programmes to watch, as well as genuinely hilarious and entertaining comedys or series. You might not like everything that's on the TV, but if you look around a bit, I think you'll find something you like no matter who you are.
@zhangfzoe (432)
• China
1 Feb 09
I think watching the good TV programme is good. As you've mentioned that the Discovery is a good choice worth of watching. And also there are some crap programmes. Watching them are killing our times and may harm to ourselves.For kids, programmes with violence are not suitable for them. We should pay attention to and give them a guide.