independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Thu 23rd May 2019 9:54pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > General Discussion > Anyone besides me hate watching Television?
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 04/10/19 2:31pm

Deadflow3r

avatar

Anyone besides me hate watching Television?

I have just come back to prince.org and I see that a lot of threads are about TV stars and television and I just can't stand watching TV at all. I can watch something short on youtube. I despise when someone makes a vlog that takes more then 15 minutes and it basically could have been said in 7 or less. Hate make-up videos that go on and on about something that doesn't pertain to using the make-up. Anyway, just venting.

There came a time when the risk of remaining tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 04/10/19 3:10pm

EmmaMcG

avatar

I hate watching anything I don't like. But when I find something I like, I'm all in. Maybe you just haven't seen anything interesting?

If drama is your thing, the 3 best TV shows for that are The Sopranos (gangsters), Deadwood (cowboys) and The Wire (cops).

Perhaps you like a bit of action mixed in with the drama? Then I'd recommend Justified. It's basically a Dirty Harry TV series. Only cooler, if you can believe that.

Maybe you like comedy. In which case I'd say Veep is what you're after. Funniest show on TV at the moment.

If you're after superheroes, then check out Marvel's Netflix shows. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. All great shows.

Basically, what I'm saying is that there are hundreds of options out there so don't rule out the possibility that at least one of them might grab you.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 04/10/19 3:37pm

Deadflow3r

avatar

I simply don't own one. I have 2 roomates and one lives on the sofa facing a huge flat screen TV that she inheritted from her previous roomate. She watches tons and tons of Halmark Chanel. It is like Harlequin Romances of old on TV. The other roomate has his TV in his room. I waste my time so many ways but wasting my time watching TV FEELS like wasting my time. My parents watched a great deal of TV and they seemed more interested in the lives of these characters then in me. At around 17 or 18 I decided I was not going to get sucked up into that world.

There came a time when the risk of remaining tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 04/10/19 3:38pm

Deadflow3r

avatar

EmmaMcG said:

I hate watching anything I don't like. But when I find something I like, I'm all in. Maybe you just haven't seen anything interesting? If drama is your thing, the 3 best TV shows for that are The Sopranos (gangsters), Deadwood (cowboys) and The Wire (cops). Perhaps you like a bit of action mixed in with the drama? Then I'd recommend Justified. It's basically a Dirty Harry TV series. Only cooler, if you can believe that. Maybe you like comedy. In which case I'd say Veep is what you're after. Funniest show on TV at the moment. If you're after superheroes, then check out Marvel's Netflix shows. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. All great shows. Basically, what I'm saying is that there are hundreds of options out there so don't rule out the possibility that at least one of them might grab you.

Every once in a while something will happen that makes me think, "hey, I might like that" but I don't go so far to invest in a TV set.

There came a time when the risk of remaining tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 04/10/19 4:06pm

EmmaMcG

avatar

Deadflow3r said:

I simply don't own one. I have 2 roomates and one lives on the sofa facing a huge flat screen TV that she inheritted from her previous roomate. She watches tons and tons of Halmark Chanel. It is like Harlequin Romances of old on TV. The other roomate has his TV in his room. I waste my time so many ways but wasting my time watching TV FEELS like wasting my time. My parents watched a great deal of TV and they seemed more interested in the lives of these characters then in me. At around 17 or 18 I decided I was not going to get sucked up into that world.



LOL. The Hallmark Channel. I'd go insane if I had to watch any of that shit.

If you're spending all your time watching TV, then you are indeed wasting your time. But sometimes, after a long day, it's nice to go home and sit in front of the idiot box and just unwind. Now, I'm very particular about the shows I watch. None of that reality show bollocks. But I love great stories. When I was young (I'm STILL young, let's say "younger") I would spend most of my free time reading. Yes, even though I've been told I look stupid (that's me in my avatar pic), don't let the blonde hair fool you. I used to read A LOT. When I moved into my own place, I replaced about 30% of that reading time with television. Got caught up in shows like The Sopranos, Deadwood, Firefly etc. All great stories. I've even gotten into video games in the last few years thanks to my brother. You'd be amazed at how good some of them are. But look, everyone likes to relax in their own way. If you don't watch TV, and you don't miss it, then that's great. There's loads of things to do. I would still recommend Deadwood and Justified to you though. If only for Timothy Olyphant AKA The Perfect Man.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 04/10/19 4:14pm

luv4u

Moderator

avatar

moderator

Deadflow3r said:

I have just come back to prince.org and I see that a lot of threads are about TV stars and television and I just can't stand watching TV at all. I can watch something short on youtube. I despise when someone makes a vlog that takes more then 15 minutes and it basically could have been said in 7 or less. Hate make-up videos that go on and on about something that doesn't pertain to using the make-up. Anyway, just venting.


Welcome back biggrin

We cut the apron strings with the cable company.

So it's just Netflix for us and streaming free tv shows/sports/news.


Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 04/10/19 5:38pm

Hudson

avatar

As long as you're fulfilled with the activities you do, you can hate any activity you want. I hate watching/playing sports because when I was a kid I got disrespected constantly for not caring about them or knowing the rules.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 04/11/19 6:09am

happinessinits
uncutform

Never been a TV person. US TV is 90% ads anyways. Sucks. Can't watch Netflix or Hulu either. Nothing interests me enough these days. I'm hardly home anyways, prefer to be outside and social.

For running errands and stuff I do do audible, podcast and some 90's hiphop.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 04/11/19 6:28am

TheFman

the only time i still watch tv are some live sports games (spanish football, Ch. League, and cycling)

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 04/11/19 6:42am

StrangeButTrue

avatar

Personally I believe the Television and serialized "binge watching" phenomenon works with the "war on fun". Going out to a concert costs for a ticket + service fees + parking/transportation + $4 bottles of water and $15+ drinks/cocktails. And usually the people just kinda stand around bored on their cell phones taking pictures of themselves (in my opinion). Going out used to be relatively affordable and a tremendous amount of fun but nowadays its more cost-effective to collect platforms and watch versus experience.

if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 04/11/19 9:08am

S2DG

Cut the cord a few years ago and don't miss it at all.

It's actually bizarre to watch it when I'm somewhere that has it on, my perspective has changed.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 04/11/19 9:48am

Empress

I don't hate tv, but I'm very selective about what I watch. My husband and I watch mostly sports (basketball, baseball, golf, tennis), movies, a couple of sit coms and a couple of dramas. We also enjoy educational shows such as the stuff on National Geographic or History. I could live without those though, but I would want to be able to watch sports and movies.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 04/11/19 1:35pm

onlyforaminute

My daughter watches very little tv and rarely goes to movies over 30 and never owned a tv, but what she does watch makes me laugh cause it's all over the top drama, makes no sense to me but it's her. I've always been a sucker for stories so books and/or tv shows, gotta have them, and I feel no shame about it.
Year of Return 2019
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 04/11/19 1:53pm

NorthC

Hudson said:

As long as you're fulfilled with the activities you do, you can hate any activity you want. I hate watching/playing sports because when I was a kid I got disrespected constantly for not caring about them or knowing the rules.

Sports require a very specific form of intelligence: you have to be smart enough to understand the rules and stupid enough to think that it actually matters who wins.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 04/11/19 3:47pm

kpowers

avatar

Nope, I just like watching the shows I enjoy.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 04/11/19 9:28pm

peggyon

I am from the US but when I have visited England, I have noticed the wonderful programs there. I wanted to stay inside and watch it all day. Even wanted to subscribe to SkyTV. They said it was not possible as the satellite was not pointing towards the US (or something like that)

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 04/12/19 3:34am

tump

Deadflow3r said:

I have just come back to prince.org and I see that a lot of threads are about TV stars and television and I just can't stand watching TV at all. I can watch something short on youtube. I despise when someone makes a vlog that takes more then 15 minutes and it basically could have been said in 7 or less. Hate make-up videos that go on and on about something that doesn't pertain to using the make-up. Anyway, just venting.

I haven't watched TV in years. The only time the tv is turned on is when I want to watch a video on the big screen or play a game on the big screen. News is all corporate propaganda. Commercials make me want to poke my eyes out and set fire to my ears.

Apparently longer videos allow YouTubers to get paid or it helps in the search ranks or something. An annoyance of mine is long intros and long videos talking about rubbish from self-important, uninteresting hosts, much like your annoyances. And click-bait titles.

99.99% of youtube videos are downloaded and watched offline at my leisure, often played back at 1.5x-2x speed or so, depending on who I am listening to.

[Edited 4/12/19 3:36am]

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 04/12/19 1:57pm

sexton

avatar

This is how I feel about video games.

Someone posted similar sentiments about watching movies in the movie thread.

Soon someone else will say the same about reading books.

Or listening to albums. eek

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 04/12/19 2:32pm

Cloudbuster

avatar

Knocked it off almost 20 years ago. Useless piece of machinery.

Props 4 propaganda. x

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 04/12/19 4:07pm

Hudson

avatar

sexton said:

This is how I feel about video games.

Someone posted similar sentiments about watching movies in the movie thread.

Soon someone else will say the same about reading books.

Or listening to albums. eek




What is this obsession people have with books? They put them in their houses like they're trophies. What do you need it for?
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 04/12/19 4:40pm

EmmaMcG

avatar

Hudson said:

sexton said:

This is how I feel about video games.

Someone posted similar sentiments about watching movies in the movie thread.

Soon someone else will say the same about reading books.

Or listening to albums. eek




What is this obsession people have with books? They put them in their houses like they're trophies. What do you need it for?


That sounds familiar. I think George Costanza said something similar...

I used to always say that I prefer actual books to the likes of e-readers or, heaven forbid, audio books. But a few years ago I was gifted an Amazon Fire HD from my brother. I haven't bought a physical book since. Ebooks are far cheaper and they don't take up any room. I sold most of my physical books and made a decent sum.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 04/12/19 5:09pm

Hudson

avatar

I'm digital only with my books. Kindle Paper White is my preferred device.

I can't do audio. They are read so slowly and there's nothing I can do with my hands that isn't distracting from the book.
[Edited 4/12/19 17:12pm]
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 04/13/19 1:19am

EmmaMcG

avatar

Hudson said:

I'm digital only with my books. Kindle Paper White is my preferred device.

I can't do audio. They are read so slowly and there's nothing I can do with my hands that isn't distracting from the book.
[Edited 4/12/19 17:12pm]


Agree 100%.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #23 posted 04/13/19 4:51am

DaveT

avatar

The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Brass Eye, The Walking Dead, The Wire, Robot Chicken, Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights, Black Mirror, Stranger Things, Mindhunter, ESPN 30 for 30, Britain Greatest Walks, The Fast Show, Extras, Westworld, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Actors Studio ....

... so much amazing television in the last few years, I wouldn't be without out.

www.filmsfilmsfilms.co.uk - The internet's best movie site!
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #24 posted 04/15/19 10:13am

sexton

avatar

DaveT said:

The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Brass Eye, The Walking Dead, The Wire, Robot Chicken, Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights, Black Mirror, Stranger Things, Mindhunter, ESPN 30 for 30, Britain Greatest Walks, The Fast Show, Extras, Westworld, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Actors Studio ....

... so much amazing television in the last few years, I wouldn't be without out.


Yes, now is widely considered to be the new golden age of television beginning with The Sopranos in the late 90s.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #25 posted 04/16/19 5:08pm

Deadflow3r

avatar

tump said:

Deadflow3r said:

I have just come back to prince.org and I see that a lot of threads are about TV stars and television and I just can't stand watching TV at all. I can watch something short on youtube. I despise when someone makes a vlog that takes more then 15 minutes and it basically could have been said in 7 or less. Hate make-up videos that go on and on about something that doesn't pertain to using the make-up. Anyway, just venting.

I haven't watched TV in years. The only time the tv is turned on is when I want to watch a video on the big screen or play a game on the big screen. News is all corporate propaganda. Commercials make me want to poke my eyes out and set fire to my ears.

Apparently longer videos allow YouTubers to get paid or it helps in the search ranks or something. An annoyance of mine is long intros and long videos talking about rubbish from self-important, uninteresting hosts, much like your annoyances. And click-bait titles.

99.99% of youtube videos are downloaded and watched offline at my leisure, often played back at 1.5x-2x speed or so, depending on who I am listening to.

[Edited 4/12/19 3:36am]

This may be it. I just don't want to invest my time. Books I can flip through, put down for a while and reread my favorite parts.

There came a time when the risk of remaining tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #26 posted 04/16/19 5:09pm

Deadflow3r

avatar

luv4u said:

Deadflow3r said:

I have just come back to prince.org and I see that a lot of threads are about TV stars and television and I just can't stand watching TV at all. I can watch something short on youtube. I despise when someone makes a vlog that takes more then 15 minutes and it basically could have been said in 7 or less. Hate make-up videos that go on and on about something that doesn't pertain to using the make-up. Anyway, just venting.


Welcome back biggrin

We cut the apron strings with the cable company.

So it's just Netflix for us and streaming free tv shows/sports/news.


I am shocked by how high other people's cable bills get!

There came a time when the risk of remaining tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #27 posted 04/16/19 5:11pm

Deadflow3r

avatar

StrangeButTrue said:

Personally I believe the Television and serialized "binge watching" phenomenon works with the "war on fun". Going out to a concert costs for a ticket + service fees + parking/transportation + $4 bottles of water and $15+ drinks/cocktails. And usually the people just kinda stand around bored on their cell phones taking pictures of themselves (in my opinion). Going out used to be relatively affordable and a tremendous amount of fun but nowadays its more cost-effective to collect platforms and watch versus experience.

I am forever grateful that I was a teen in the 70's when we may have been able to buy a concert ticket with 5 hours of pay max.

There came a time when the risk of remaining tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #28 posted 04/17/19 12:13am

domainator2010

I've cut the cord too, though I am now starting to watch TV online, going from a trickle to a stream so far....

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #29 posted 04/20/19 5:20pm

ThatWhiteDude

avatar

Yes. It’s alsways the same so I wouldn’t even miss anything. But I‘m a little bit drunk right now and there’s a show coming I normally wouldn’t watch. If you know Kenny vs Spenny, then you know what I‘m talking about. It‘s the same concept but not even nearly as disgusting
"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


"Extra cheese, extra HAM, extra bullshit" -DiminutiveRocker
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > General Discussion > Anyone besides me hate watching Television?