I haven't watched TV for well over a year. When I move in with my friend (ie out of supported housing), we have decided there will be no TV in the house as it will be a waste of money. We will have a radio/the internet for the news, BBC iPlayer (or something similar) for documentaries, and DVDs for the very occasional film (I watch 1 film a month normally).
What about you? I would like to hear about your TV experiences.
NB: I am not biased. My lack of TV use is personal and I don't mean to say others shouldn't watch TV.
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I never watch tv really and like you, I wouldn't have a tv but simply Internet connection and a radio. But also like you my reason for not watching tv is personal and not an opinion I'm imposing on others
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I watch loads of TV and films. I wouldn't say I need it, but I definitely like it.
I use the internet for news and I don't watch many documentaries although I do like some of them (one born every minute, child of our time etc). I watch sitcoms, films, panel shows, drama's. Just lots of them :)
A lot of the time I have the TV on just for background noise. I reckon I could go without it for a day or two but not huge lengths of time.
I haven't ever really been into watching TV. Would watch it when I was younger with my parents but since moving out mostly haven't owned one. I had one briefly when I lived in shared accomodation in Belfast but because I misunderstood the TV Licensing laws (each of us needing one, in this case) I ended up summoned to court over it. Lol.
I was always remarked on in hospital for not watching TV. I find it too dull not to be writing or doing something productive at the same time even if there is one on in the vicinity. I have a few shows that I watch on iplayer like QI, Episodes, Gavin and Stacey when it's showing etc. I like watching films with my girlfriend because the conversation stops it having a chance to be boring.
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I usually have it on as background noise, I only really like it to play music through because it sounds better than on the laptop.
There's a few things that I watch but I've got a bit of an addiction to Netflix at the moment.
I could live without it but I live on my own and enjoy it so I watch it!
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I watch quite a lot of TV but maybe not as much or give it as much concentration as I should. I've made a point of finding at least an hours TV a night to get me off the computer for a bit. Mostly watching Crime dramas lately, and if I spot an ok sounding film on the tv guide I'll watch that
TV for me is really important, particularly when I'm on my own, it makes me feel like I'm not on my own if that makes sense e.g. there's someone in the room with me. I fall asleep in front of the TV/a DVD every night. For the majority of the time it's background noise, but something vaguely I want to watch, but for certain dramas, documentaries, comedies etc I stop everything else and watch the programme otherwise I can't concentrate fully.
When I'm baking I've started listening to the radio and actually finding I like it so maybe I should listen to the radio more?