how often do you watch tv?

what shows do you like?

do humans need television or some other type of escapism in life?

what do you think the future of tv is?

if you had a show based your life, would it be a sitcom? a drama? or something else?




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  1. griz 11 months ago

    Never, for entertainment.

    It’s often on in the truck-stops to the weather channel and I’ll watch enough of that to know what to expect on the road ahead.

    Even when I’m home, I don’t watch it. I’ll watch youtube if I want to laugh and stupidity that doesn’t involve cutting off big trucks or not knowing how to drive little 4-wheelers

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      Scarlett 11 months ago

      @griz I hadn’t watched hardly any tv for a couple if years, but then between grad school and working, I discovered that I do need a bit of escapism.

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  2. spitfire3dc 11 months ago

    I never thought I would say this but I don’t really watch TV in the conventional way I used to. We disconnected cable/satellite about 6 years ago and haven’t missed it.

    We do have Netflix and Apple TV and will watch movies and series, but the day to day news and seasonal TV shows just went out the window. Mostly because I didn’t trust the way I felt the media used their position to push what they wanted to push. Some of the comedies were so ridiculously stupid, yet popular nonetheless?? That made me feel like I was just being herded and maybe even psychologically shaped.

    Escapism, for me, comes from books although I do enjoy watching hometown sports. I like getting to know the players and rooting for them. I also find escapism in working around the house. There is always something to do and I’d rather feel like I have accomplished something rather than veg out in front of a TV. Detailing a car gives me a degree of instant gratification that offsets the longer term projects I deal with.

    TV, in one form or another is here to stay. I think the whole streaming thing has become no different than conventional TV was. National broadcasters have figured out how to deliver programming and run commercials,which is all they care about. The cable companies made the transition to the environment of Internet Service Provision so the transition will be seamless. There are enough sheep to serve up a diet of opinions, so they don’t have to think.

    A show based on my life would be way to boring to stay on the air? I am not into drama at all. I prefer to keep everything very simple. Comedy? i’m the only one who laughs at my jokes. I think I’m brilliant, but I have no fan base. Little House on the Prairie is probably the closest thing to show that represents me. I was bored out of my mind during the two shows I may have actually watched. I really didn’t want to get to know those characters, so I can understand how I can be perceived by the average viewer.

    TV is actually a fascinating premise. It will become the delivery mechanism for life experience. You don’t have to fly to Rome; you can experience it right in your living room. As virtual reality kicks in in earnest, why go stand in a line to stand in a line at an airport when you can people watch from a cafe across from the Coliseum with an actual cappuccino right next to you?

    I think it will switch from dumb dialogue presentations to experiential places to be with your robot companion, that laughs at all your jokes and constantly reinforces our boring behaviour as an enjoyable for It. And then there will be those who disconnect. But they will be in the minority in my opinion, just like they are now.

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      Scarlett 11 months ago

      @Spitfire3dC I used to be a tv junkie. I think it is a part of American culture at least to come home from work and stare at the box. now I am more like what you speak of. I think the streaming is a success and we will eventually see an end to expensive cable tv.

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      Scarlett 11 months ago

      @Spitfire3dC p.s. I wanted to watch and get to know the characters on little house. I think because they were nice, and I didn’t know anyone like that when I was a small child.

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  3. Jear77 11 months ago

    RARELY do i watch TV
    When i do, it’s mostly cooking shows and nature documentaries
    I watch stuff mainly on gogoanime.to – I get my weather from my phone and the news on yahoo.

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  4. Yin 11 months ago

    Actually watching TV, probably like twice a week for wrestling (that is, until the other shows come back for new seasons.) I leave the TV on though and sometimes turn the sound up and watch some parts here and there of whatever is on USA.
    (Actually watched on TV)
    WWE Raw
    WWE SmackDown
    Mr. Robot
    Killjoys
    Colony

    (On TV, but watched on the website because TV quality of CW is trash)
    Arrow
    Supergirl
    Legends of Tomorrow
    The Flash
    Black Lightning
    iZombie

    (Netflix)
    DareDevil
    Jessica Jones
    Luke Cage
    Iron Fist
    The Defenders
    The Punisher
    Black Mirror

    (Shows I loved but are canceled or ended)
    Psych
    The Office
    Defiance
    Continuum
    Constantine
    Sirens
    Dark Matter
    Complications
    Rush Hour

    As I said my TV is usually on USA, I do like Law and Order SVU, NCIS, and NCIS Los Angeles; although, I don’t keep up with it.

    I do think escapism helps. I think TV will eventually die out and shows will be streamed through the internet, which a lot of it already is. If I had a show based on my life, it wouldn’t get passed the pilot, assuming it even got that far in the process.

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    • luftballooneyegouge 11 months ago

      @Yin
      Psych kicks ass!!!
      https://youtu.be/qNrR7j-IqD0

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      • Yin 11 months ago

        @luftballooneyegouge Omg… I forgot about those NWO videos. So good. Their music was fantastic as well. Psych was the best and is still awesome to watch.

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      Scarlett 11 months ago

      @Yin I think you can get some of your cancelled shows on Hulu or amazon prime. Amazon prime has a lot of cool new shows that are free the first season. I still watch law and order svu. it comes on Hulu

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      • Yin 11 months ago

        @Scarlett Yea, some even are on Netflix. Just a shame that a number of them were over after a season or two. Some left off on a cliffhanger. Netflix is the only one I got though. I keep my TV on USA, so it is a little while until the newer episodes appear on it. I usually take the time to watch them when I notice, though. Same with Modern Family, which I forgot to put on my list this time. Oh well.

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  5. luftballooneyegouge 11 months ago

    I just found all episodes of Ten Speed and Brownshoe and Future Cop on the webs!!!!!
    https://youtu.be/ub1hDwCZ0lg

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  6. 2Thrash 11 months ago

    Here and there. Half the time I like to watch TV with others just so I can have something to discuss with them. Recent shows I’ve liked are Ash vs Evil Dead and Westworld I’m still trying to finish Season 1 of Westworld as Season 2 premiered last night. I have other shows saved in my DVR, but I haven’t got to many of them. I think a show based on me would be something like a dry comedy with a lot of nonsense.

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  7. ladybarbara 11 months ago

    In my California house, the TV was the constant sound in the background of my life. I had my favorite shows and life was centered around what was on. If there was an hour show that I was less interested in, I would leave the TV on while I went out to do an hour of garden and yard work. Anyone coming to the door could hear the TV and knew I was home. The channel selector was mine all mine and I got to watch all the shows I dearly love. I love news and science, and the Discovery Channel.

    When I moved to Arizona, my big TV was moved in to the front room here, and the TV that Immortal Pirate used to think was a big TV went into the bedroom. Immortal Pirate took over the channel selector. Well, he always had the channel selector in his house. So it did not change when his house became our house.

    Life is full of adventures and facebook and we don’t turn the TV on until evening. If there was a TV show about our life, perhaps it would be boring with a day of adventure thrown in now and then. Immortal Pirate has shows that are on at night and play until 3:00 am in the morning. My favorites are not on at night. I entertain myself with face book and YouTube, and our bedtime is at 3:00 am.. We sleep until 10:00, 11:00, or even noon. We enjoy that part of being retired. A TV show about our mornings would be boring. We are sleeping. But, his cat (Quinn)starts meowing loudly at 6:00 am and continues to meow and climb on us until we get up. That is 4 or 5 hours of cat meowing and pestering.

    When I first met Immortal Pirate in 2011, when he was SoulPancake’s EmeryPark, he had the TV on night and day to keep his dogs entertained. His dogs carefully watched the TV. I guess it was so that they would not feel the empty house syndrome from the death of Immortal Pirate’s wife. I would tune the TV to the Animal Channel and both the dogs and cats would watch the Animal Channel together.

    I am thinking that putting on the Animal Channel after we go to bed might keep the cat from all that crying and meowing for hours.

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