So, this is an interesting topic because I used to swear by the TV. I would come home from school and watch Double Dare, Guts, Salute Your Shorts, Pete and Pete, Legends of the Hidden Temple… well, you get it. Anyways, I spent hours upon hours watching TV. I want to say it was during the 2004 span of hurricanes (or the year we were hit by 4 different ones, I think that was 2004), where our electricity was off for a couple weeks, and our cable was off for a few months. I realized all the things I could do in the same time I would normally be forming a permanent butt mold into the couch, and I stopped watching TV. Sometimes I would watch it at night, like Cheers, I love Lucy and Three’s Company, when I would be falling asleep, but that was on a rare occasion. I still don’t really watch TV. I do though have a Roku so I get my old roommate’s dad’s Netflix account. Orange is the New Black, and New Girl are basically the greatest things to happen to me in the last year. Also I’ll always be addicted to SNL, The Colbert Report and Family Guy, but I catch that on Hulu.
I’ll be surprised if in the next 10 years TV stays where it’s at. Most things are done online, so I’m extremely interested to see how it adapts. I know a lot of TVs are “smart” now which I’m still absolutely in love with, but even I don’t use my TV for watching shows. It’s for movies and Spotify.
I also think I’m one of the only people who will watch TV and not skip through the ads..
but I think that’s somewhat understandable.