I spend more time on the computer than watching TV
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I'm a mystery buff, and I enjoy a few of the contemporary US detective shows (Elementary, Bones, NCIS, Body of Proof, Rizzoli and Isles) because I like mysteries and because they have a nice tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, but most of what we watch in this household is stuff we DVR to watch later.
I much prefer British mysteries (Morse, Inspector Lewis, Endeavor, Midsomer Murders, Pie in the Sky) because they are ever so better written, as the writers have to churn out eight to ten shows a season, rather than 24 or 26.
A TV programming? It programs us pretty efficiently.
I don't even have a TV at home. No TV at work. No TV at all in my life. All media is evil. Some are less, some are more. Newspapers 100 years ago also were evil, just less than today's TV. TV in 80s–90s was just about the same evil as today, it just was more interesting to watch. Today's TV... well... I don't even know what to say about it... Modern movies and TV shows (filmed last 2–4 years) are seed-plot of anti-nationalistic and anti-family debauchery and insanity. It's made to destroy people. No exaggeration here.
What I am disappointed in most are the "science" and documentary channels. They now contain virtually no science at all, just blowing stuff up, reality shows (mostly of the survivor type), and religious "mysteries" or religious philosophy disguised as a documentary on the universe. How useful, and it's getting better all the time. They seem to have completely downsized the Mythbusters from what I see. They now use a handycam and they seem to have fired most of the crew, or was it just a few episodes and they're going to fix it ?
I won't even mention the state of the movie industry at the moment. I wonder how much longer they will survive putting out such complete garbage.
Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 08-31-2013 at 07:05 AM.
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
I only watch TV through my computer using YouTube and the online players that the television companies here in the UK provide as well as DVDs I have bought. That means I get to watch what I want when I want and without adverts (due to Firefox plugins). So, I get to watch my Jonathan Creek, Midsomer Murders, Poirot, QI and others whenever I feel like it.
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
Heh, "Thirteen channels of sh** on TV" was amplified a little, eh?
In the UK we're lucky that adverts are kept to a size less than the programming material -- Norway, for example, goes so much further that you seem only to see an advert after every hour. I think the US suffers from advertisement fever.
So, I get to watch my Jonathan Creek, Midsomer Murders, Poirot, QI and others whenever I feel like it.
Which I notice are all repeats of years old series.
If it's not repeats of old series, it's the same dozen or so films repeated over and over and over again: things like the Jason Bourne films, Mission Impossible series, Terminator 2, The Matrix, LOTR, and so on. And if it's not those same old tired blockbusters, it's singing or dancing reality contests, and property buying/renovating/selling reality shows, and Antique buying/selling reality shows, and lots of idiotic soaps. Oh and the never ending and out-of-sequence re-runs of US series like NCIS, CSI x3, Law & Order x3, etc.
Occasionally I'll find a "_________ live in Concert", or an interesting documentary on BBC4, but these also suffer from excessive repetition, so finding something both interesting and also not-seen-before is a rare occurrence.
When sooner or later my TV breaks-down I'm going to have a hard time trying to come up with a justification for buying a new one. The way things are at present, I'll likely just not bother -- and I don't mean that in a "I'll watch them on my PC instead" way either. I don't install flash so that precludes using any of the live streaming services most channels provide.