Could you survive without TV? : LUSENET : I Wasn't Built to Get Up at this Time : One Thread

I'm having a go at ridding my life of the box in the corner, could you? Or have you?

-- Tim Partridge (, August 20, 1999


Hmm... After just returning from watching my soap, I'd have to go with no, for now. However, once school starts, I won't be able to watch that show anymore. So when that happens, I may possibly be able to go without tv. I don't watch it that much (except in the summer), but I will miss Jeopardy. I'll have to try it and see how not watching the television goes.

-- Sarah Joy Maddeaux (, August 20, 1999.

well......i am not sure...but i would say probably not. especially during the summer when it is really boring during the day. so i would say i could live without the tv at night because there is better stuff to do at nite than watch tv......except for wednesday and sunday nights during the school year when dawson's creek and felicity are on =) I think i would probably have more fun and get a lot more done if i didn't have a tv.

-- felicty (, August 20, 1999.

I definitely could. One of my friends' mothers has forbid having a TV in the house for the last two years, and they're still living. :) Besides, I don't usually spend time in front of the box (other than "Felicity" tuesday nights).

-- Rebecca (, August 20, 1999.

I only watch maybe three shows, as my cable-less viewing choices are limited. But I miss terribly my "smart channels", the History Channel, A&E, etc. I'm fine without TV, but every now and then I just get so phenomally bored, the kind of boredom that only a good CityTV show can fix. So I could survive, yes, but there would be much weeping and gnashing of teeth.

-- Samantha (, August 20, 1999.

"phenomally". Duh. I meant "phenomenally".

-- Samantha (, August 20, 1999.

I never watch TV. Seriously. The last time I watched it was a few weeks ago, and I hated what I saw. I'm going to sell my TV in order to buy a computer. Wait, I already have a computer. But I want another. You can never have too many computers, just like you can never have too many invisible watch straps. [Zed starts singing Spice Girls song and decides not to inflict it on other innocent viewers.]

-- DoctorZed The Hempfiend (, August 20, 1999.

yes, i could, but why would i want to? it's analagous to the question: could i survive without indoor plumbing? well, yes... i could... and, in fact, have for brief periods, but it's just so, pardon the expression, primitive. likewise, i have survived for brief periods without the box in the corner, but life seems duller without it. even now, i sit at the terminal and watch the evening news. me? count me as a one vote for total-media-saturation. life is just better with the box.

-- jessie (, August 20, 1999.

Well, I most certainly could. I hardly ever see anything on tv that I like (its on often because of my brother) and other than the X-files, which aren't having a new season now, I never watch tv. Therefore, I could live without the tv. Thats what computers are for :o)

-- Wendie J (, August 21, 1999.

I've never had a TV. Frankly I cannot see how a sentient humanoid could possibly have time for it. I read my magazines on the bus and my books on the train, and at home I barely get time to sleep. I think the last time I was bored I was 14 or so. (Staff meetings etc excepted.) I'll reconsider TV if I break my neck and go lame from my eyelids down, but I doubt anything else would make me consider buying one.

-- Magnus Itland (, August 22, 1999.

I actually enjoy having the television on...even if I miss most of the shows that are on...I can usually just listen to bits and pieces. I rarely watch shows under an hour. There are times, though, that I'm too tired to read, but not tired enough to sleep...and so relaxing on the sofa and watching a show is just what I need. It's basically the only time during the day/week that I can really relax...away from the computer, work, or running around frantically...arghh..I have to go...I'm missing my show...j/k

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-- Greg Barber (, August 24, 1999.

i could get along just fine without a television. but take the internet away from me, and i will be the shriveled raisin in the corner. never ever EVER take the internet away from me.

-- kate (, February 23, 2001.


-- James (, February 25, 2001.

We don't have cable, so yes, I could. I really don't watch TV that often, except for sports. However, if we had ESPN, I would not be able to live without it. I would be glued to the TV 24/7. So perhaps it's better that we don't!!! =)

-- Haley (, February 25, 2001.

Possibly. It's been known to happen for short periods of time. The scarist thing about the box is that my parents watch more of it than me!

-- Jeremy (, February 26, 2001.

Prolly, yes. I can only watch TV on weekends anyway, so I tape about 3-4 hours' worth per week, and half of that are reruns. [Just realised I forgot to set the VCR this week. Ack well.] So yes, TV is expendable for me.

-- Sofie 'Melle' Werkers (, February 26, 2001.

YES! TV is a total waste of time, in my opinion. My husband & I are expecting our 1st child this August and we do not want her to be raised in a household where there is a "box" for entertainment. We don't want her to get targetted with all that advertising. We have found, since giving up the TV, over a month ago, that our house is a LOT cleaner, we have finished reading several books, we talk more, we take more walks, and we are a lot happier. We do, however, LOVE movies and have quite a collection. So, we are kind-of in a dilemna with that?! Maybe we will sell all of our VHS movies & buy a DVD player for our computer & start a new collection of DVD's to watch.

-- Sandie Simms (, April 14, 2001.

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