Thursday, October 14, 2010


I've been a couple of weeks without television now, ever since I called our satellite television provider and cancelled, effective immediately.  I worried that I would miss it, that I would regret my action and call back to reinstate our service.  But that hasn't been the case at all.  In fact, when my son and his girlfriend were visiting this past weekend, they never mentioned the lack of television.  They even got out our old Scrabble game and played that, as well as another board game.

I often hear people complain about television, how programs lack values and push immorality on us.  My question to these individuals is, then why do you watch it?  If everyone who feels that television is contributing to the decline of western civilization would just stop watching television, or at least the programs they protest, then the media would have to change.  Simple as that.  

For me, I've never been a huge television fan.  I think it has something to do with growing up in a household where we only had one television and my father's viewing habits dominated.  Whenever possible, our television was tuned to either a western movie or a western series, like Gunsmoke.  I think that might also be the reason why I detest John Wayne, but that's another story...


Deanna said...

I could happily give it up. We do watch The Daily Show most weeknights but otherwise it's mostly sports that my husband and son watch. Just don't ask any of us to give up our computers. ;)

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

To Deanna, we watch The Daily Show on the Comedy Central website a day late but it still makes me laugh and cringe.

While at my parent's, with their full cable, HBO + Showtime, there has been nothing on but I am watching a bit of On Demand (again, appointment TV) and did myself a disservice by watching 4 episodes of Dexter s5 w/o a means of continuing the season before it comes out on DVD.