What Does It Say About My Television Habit?

Icon of a television.

Icon of a television. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I read the following article (alright, I didn’t really read it…more like I skimmed it quickly), I thought it a bit amusing that none of the shows listed have ever been seen by me. Not one. More than half I haven’t even heard of.

Now is the winter of our (TV) discontent. After a fall season that largely failed to deliver on the promise of new shows—and, in some cases, returning programs as well—it’s time to take a look back at the year in television as a whole, as we try to remove such canceled shows as Partners, The Mob Doctor, and Made in Jersey from our collective memory.

via ‘Borgen,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Mad Men’ & More: Ten Best TV Shows of 2012 – The Daily Beast.

Now I realize I am probably a bit on the odder side of the television audience, but really, am I that unusual? When I watch TV around here it’s more likely to be a movie on disk or a series from the past that is also on disk. I have begun to discover that even when I watch current series, I tend to stream them off the internet. A minute of adds, even the same one each time, beats the 4 or 5 minutes that seems to interrupt off the air shows.

Sadly for the state of television, I’d rather watch the West Wing or America’s Test Kitchen than what I see on most nights schedule. But, that’s just me…

2 Comments

  1. December 19, 2012    

    Ooops! No comment possible here, as it’s been over a year since I tossed the television. I’ve never looked back, and never regretted it. Granted, I’ve only had one glance of that Honey Booboo creature, and I’ve missed a few documentaries that reportedly were great, but they show up on DVD eventually if I feel the need.

    The only real lack I’ve felt came when I pondered Christmas without the TNT “A Christmas Story” marathon. I had to have my fix of Ralphie and crew. Now, the DVD is sitting right here next to me, and I can put it in when the time is right. 😉

    • December 19, 2012    

      While I still have the TV, I tossed cable back in the ’80′s. Every time I’ve been exposed modern cable and satellite TV, I find myself continually flipping channels looking for a reason to like all of those channels. From what I’ve seen of people who have’em, they seem to concentrate on just the same few channels all of the time.

      But, being raised around the big screens (movie theaters) all of my early years. I find I still like the immersion experience of a bigger screen for movies and such.

      Just to show you how out of touch I am, I had to Google Honey Boo Boo…

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