Friday, November 27, 2020

Out of the loop and I guess I'm happy to be here...

 I've never been much of a television watcher despite having a tv since I was 3 or 4 years old. I can't remember NOT having a tv (and I was born in 1946 so bear that in mind...)

While I absolutely lived in movie theaters when I was a kid and a teen I think the last time I saw a movie in a theater was the second Harry Potter film, that was 2002. I think I saw the rest of the Potter movies on television but I can't be sure. 

This morning in the Washington Post was a story titled "Here are 29 pop culture blind spots you can stream to hide your shame."  I have to admit, according to this list, I'm not just blind but quite possibly in a coma. 

I started to run down the whole list but that would turn this into a tl;dr post. But there were shows on there I had never even heard of, and super popular shows I've never seen and/or watched a few episodes and thought "WTH?" 

Some of the movies I'd never seen at all and a few I saw on television or via streaming. And a few I saw bits and pieces of but never the whole thing. There were some classic movies on the list that came out before my time, so of course I only saw those on tv. 

Currently I watch 45 minutes of tv a day - my husband never saw ER when it first ran so he is watching that via Hulu - I saw every episode when it was first on and I'm enjoying watching the series again. 

Oh wait, I also watch "This is Us" but that's just 45 minutes once a week when it's on and I occasionally sit through part of "A Million Little Things" - I mostly listen to that show as I wander around doing other things. 

Aside from the news, local news at 6pm, world news at 6:30pm, we watch everything via streaming - Hulu, Netflix, PBS, Britbox, and Acorn. (And again, I don't watch the news, I listen to it as I do other things...)

I don't understand tv watching - I don't have the patience to just sit and stare at a screen and do nothing. If you point out that I spend an inordinate amount of time on my computer - well, you would be out of line because my computer time is interactive - I'm reading, or researching or writing - I'm DOING, not just sitting. So there - Pfft!

 

13 comments:

  1. We haven't watched live TV since the management took down the antenna on the roof of our apartment building, but I do stream a lot of commercial-free programs and movies. I never sit and watch, I exercise, so the better the programs, the healthier my lifestyle. I works for me. 🙂 :) (Just checking ot see if you have WordPress or Blogger.)

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    1. The building we live in has an antenna on the roof (as well as a cell phone tower) and we thought about connecting to it, but that would involve them drilling a hole through the wall over the apartment door and running some wiring - and quite frankly it seemed like a pain in the patootie - we had Hulu Live but the one national station that my husband wanted they didn't have at the time - now they do but the cost of Hulu Live comes in at the same amount of money as basic cable - Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

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  2. Should be "to see if" and you have Blogger. Good to know for the emojis.

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  3. I watch roughly 45-60 minutes of the TV screen per day, switch off downtime as l call it - otherwise when not walking or exercising or in the garden l am sitting all day in front of screens.

    Although of an evening in bed, l have my iPad with me and watch ten minutes of a movie before lights out.

    Anyway that aside, Here's wishing you a jolly good morning Grace :)

    Some music for your pleasure.

    https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2020/11/28/the-hello-322/

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    1. I've just switched back to an iPad mini which is too small to watch anything LOL I'm just not a passive sit back person. Even when I do watch tv or a movie with my husband I keep up a constant flow of commentary on whatever we are watching.

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  4. I prefer older shows to most things that are on these days. I hate reality shows and won't watch them. I go between an antenna for local tv and streaming. I have a couple free streaming services and I also have Hulu. I tend to turn the tv on more for noise than anything else. When I have it on I'm usually also scrolling through my tablet.

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    1. I must admit the only reality shows I watch, or have watched, are the House Hunter shows, tho my favorite is really the British "Escape to the Country". I used to watch "Say Yes to the Dress", the NYC one, but that has gotten old (oddly my husband liked that show) - two-bit hooker wedding dresses really offend me. LOL

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  5. Anything I watch is on my computer. I cancelled my cable a few years ago, and my tv is just sitting there collecting dust, and unplugged so it isn't using any electricity.

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    1. I've tried watching tv shows and movies on my computer (I have a 23.5 inch screen) but it's just uncomfortable and I get bored more quickly than if I sit in the living room and watch the bigger tv. All the years I lived alone the tv was on a rolling stand and kept in a closet until I wanted to use it. That was back in the days before computers.

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  6. I don't watch much tv either, but back when I had cable I'd turn on HGTV as background noise, now I listen to either music or the quiet. I just don't have the patience to sit and let some box entertain me, I'll do a craft or read instead. And sometimes I listen to a book while I'm doing a craft. 😄

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    1. We all know I don't craft LOL But I suspect it is good to have a constructive, creative outlet. I do admire people who have the imagination to create. I don't like audio books because I hate people reading to me! I don;t like people talking at me either probably why I don't have much patience for tv or movies.

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    2. Sometimes blogger drives me nuts. I had a comment all typed out and accidently clicked outside the comment box and 'poof', comment gone.

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    3. No worries...

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