I don’t watch a lot of television. It’s not because I don’t want to, rather I just don’t have enough time. I see all of these shows and I know that even if I taped everything (yes, I was born in 1980 so I say “taped”) I probably wouldn’t get to it. I know people who have no less than 6 TVs with 6 cable boxes and they are constantly recording shows. Who has time for all of that?
I started watching The Strain last night. Great show. I also want to start The Leftovers. And then I need to catch up with all of my other shows. There are so many great shows to watch right now. It makes me laugh to think that most people aren’t watching them on TV these days. TV is finally worth watching and everyone is streaming things onto laptops and tablets. Or if they are watching a television, they don’t watch live TV so as to fast forward through commercials.
A Mexican billionaire proposed a three day work week recently. He says that working longer days would be a good trade off for more time out of the office. This kind of plan would allow for more TV viewing…but I couldn’t stay seated that long.
In my ideal world, I’d have a stationary bike set up with a desk attached so I could pedal and write. Watching all these shows while riding a bike would be a useful thing…but only if there was time.
San Diego Comic Con is coming this week and every year I get excited about new shows until I realize that I probably won’t have time to watch them.
I’m still working on a solution to this problem. I just felt the need to share.
Blessing in disguise? I’ve never been happier since I stopped watching mainstream TV 5 years ago. 😉
It’s funny that shows are getting better…but only because they are no longer on the big networks. I’d love it if you could buy cable a la carte and pay only for channels you use. I still wouldn’t have time to watch it all, but there would be about 1000 fewer channels of drivel….
Have you checked out the Roku? I love that little device, thousands of free channels, including youtube, that you choose to pick from, with Netflix, Hulu etc access, news, music, sports, cooking and all you need is a WiFi signal. One time $50 payment for the little box and 1080 HD free movies and TV shows when you want to watch them. Kill the cable bill and Roku your TV. 🙂
I’ll definitely check that out!