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    Default Watching too much TV!

    Do you find that you watch too much television? I did, and I've cut back significantly. I hardly watch TV anymore, I just watch news and movies. In regards to my favorite TV shows, I watch them on the computer. I'm collecting some older shows on DVD (mostly Star Trek and Stargate) while keeping up with Sanctuary and perhaps Stargate: Universe through the internet. Generally, I try to keep a limit of 3 hours of TV per day. Granted, this excludes news.

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    John Diggle DigiFluid's Avatar
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    Default Re: Watching too much TV!

    *raises and waves hand* Guilty as charged!


    Shows I regularly watch, whether currently airing or on hiatus:
    Archer
    Big Love
    The Boondocks
    Bored to Death
    Caprica
    Chuck
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Doctor Who
    Eastbound & Down
    Entourage
    Eureka
    Family Guy
    Futurama
    Haven
    How to Make It in America
    Hung
    Mad Men
    Red Dwarf
    Red vs Blue
    Rescue Me
    The Simpsons
    Southland
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Stargate Universe
    Torchwood
    Treme
    True Blood
    V
    Warehouse 13

    Will be watching, when they start:
    Boardwalk Empire
    Game of Thrones
    The Walking Dead

    Recently, currently, frequently, or planned re-watch:
    Deadwood
    Defying Gravity
    Earth: Final Conflict
    Firefly
    Battlestar Galactica
    Farscape
    Rome
    The Sopranos
    Stargate
    The Wire




    ....I need a less time-consuming hobby
    "A society grows great when old men plant trees, the shade of which they know they will never sit in. Good people do things for other people. That's it, the end." -- Penelope Wilton in Ricky Gervais's After Life

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    Default Re: Watching too much TV!

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post

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    ....I need a less time-consuming hobby
    Woah, thats the opposite to me, I love tv as much as the next person but I cant seem to watch anything but Stargate now *which is why I cannot wait for Season 2 of SGU*, and now all I watch is SG and Movies.

    Funny thing, I have never even seen one episode of:

    24
    Lost
    House M.D
    Town Called Eureka
    Sanctuary
    Doctor Who
    Battlestar Galactica
    True Blood
    Dexter
    Any of the CSI's
    The Sopranos
    Andromeda
    Farscape
    V
    FireFly

    and thats not a joke, I just never got around to watching them.
    LIKES: Half-Life, Half-Life 2, ST: DS-9, ST: TNG, Eric Clapton, GTA 4, SGU, MW + MW2, Red Dead Redemption,
    Scarlett Johansson, Father Ted, The Portal Series, The Assassin's Creed Series, Trailer Park Boys.

    DISLIKES: Reality T.V Shows and so called reality t.v stars, people who don't wear seatbelts,
    99.999% of new Music out now, 80% of new Movies out now.

    Last Game Completed: Portal 2

    Last Movie Watched For The First Time: Dumbo (1941)
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    Default Re: Watching too much TV!

    I used to be borderline addicted to television, at a point where it was just about the most important thing in my life and I made sure to fit everything around it. It got a bit scary, if I'm honest.

    I've backed off a lot since then, and now I barely watch TV. There are only a handful of shows I watch regularly - Chuck and A Town Called Eureka are the only ones that are currently airing (I'm also watching the repeat of SGU, but I didn't watch much of it last time so it isn't technically a rewatch). Everything else I watch is either a DVD, the news or just the occasional random program that catches my eye, but it doesn't happen often.
    And now it's time for one last bow, like all your other selves. Eleven's hour is over now... the clock is striking Twelve's.

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    Default Re: Watching too much TV!

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    *raises and waves hand* Guilty as charged!


    Shows I regularly watch, whether currently airing or on hiatus:
    Archer
    Big Love
    The Boondocks
    Bored to Death
    Caprica
    Chuck
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Doctor Who
    Eastbound & Down
    Entourage
    Eureka
    Family Guy
    Futurama
    Haven
    How to Make It in America
    Hung
    Mad Men
    Red Dwarf
    Red vs Blue
    Rescue Me
    The Simpsons
    Southland
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Stargate Universe
    Torchwood
    Treme
    True Blood
    V
    Warehouse 13

    Will be watching, when they start:
    Boardwalk Empire
    Game of Thrones
    The Walking Dead

    Recently, currently, frequently, or planned re-watch:
    Deadwood
    Defying Gravity
    Earth: Final Conflict
    Firefly
    Battlestar Galactica
    Farscape
    Rome
    The Sopranos
    Stargate
    The Wire




    ....I need a less time-consuming hobby
    Thats nothing jk its pretty big

    Shows i currently watch airing or schedualed to return

    American Dad
    Chuck
    Covert Affairs
    Dexter
    Doctor Who
    Entourage
    Family Guy
    Fringe
    Futurama
    Glee
    Human Target
    Modern Family
    Naruto Shippuden
    Sanctuary
    Smallville
    Stargate Universe
    Star Wars The Clone Wars
    The Big Bang Theory
    The Cleveland Show
    The Gates
    The Simpsons
    The Super Hero Squad Show
    The Vampire Diaries
    True Blood
    V
    Warehouse 13
    White Collar
    Wrestling (very occaisonally)

    Will be watching When the start

    Avengers - Earths Mightiest Heroes
    Game of Thrones
    Nikita
    No Ordinary Family
    Riese (if it gets picked up i might give it a shot)
    **** My Dad Says (maybe)
    The Cape
    The Event (maybe)
    Undercovers

    Shows i am/planning to watch/rewatch

    Star Trek Library (Up to TNG S6)
    Power Rangers Library (Up to Power Rangers Zeo)
    Buffy (Up to season 2)

    Andromeda
    Code Geass
    Community
    Eureka
    The 4400
    Torchwood


    Xena & maybe Hercules
    Lost
    Naruto
    Ranma 1/2
    Marvel tv shows

    Id Say we may be about even Digi

    Oh and i was going to check out Archer but never got around to it, is it any good?
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    I don't watch enough TV, I accidently missed the last few episodes of Warehouse 13 and Eureka! I blame the interwebz and video games....

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    John Diggle DigiFluid's Avatar
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    Default Re: Watching too much TV!

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_kennedy View Post
    Id Say we may be about even Digi
    Possibly.... I admit nothing!

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_kennedy View Post
    Oh and i was going to check out Archer but never got around to it, is it any good?
    Yes, definitely. One of the funniest new shows I've seen in a long time. I'm very glad it got a second season pickup
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    Default Re: Watching too much TV!

    i definately watch too much tv and its got to stop so im gonna try and get back into my old hobby of reading all the time instead

    The best written female character on trek ever.

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    Default Re: Watching too much TV!

    Nothing wrong with a little TV for entertainment, that's why I try to focus on just movies. However, I'm also following Sanctuary and trying to watch Stargate: Universe. By the way, bravo for promoting reading for entertainment!

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    Default Re: Watching too much TV!

    I'm almost never watching TV...


    ... But I'm always on my computer, or watching DVD, or playing with my XBox...

    I'm geek, and I'm proud to be

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    Ill try to keep tracks on Stargate Universe, Sanctuary,Glee, Fringe, LOST (well not anymore), V, True Blood and Human Target as well as Chuck and these are only new ones. This fall I am gonna ad more shows to the list such as: No Ordinary Family (hell it looks like The Incredibles only in real I hope it does well cause I really like the man from Shield), Broadwalk Empire and the Walking Dead. I hope these three shows will get many seasons I am praying especially for No Ordinary Family the other won will get many seasons I am sure of that because of HBO and AMCs shows were always good.

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    I watch a lot of TV, but I don't let it control my life. If I have something going on, I either DVR or just miss what I was going to watch on television. There are always ways to catch up if an episode is missed.

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    Speaking of new shows, The Walking Dead does look interesting. If it plays out as suspense and survivalist, I'm going to watch. If it's just typical zombie horror, I'll pass. I'm hoping for something different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman37 View Post
    Speaking of new shows, The Walking Dead does look interesting. If it plays out as suspense and survivalist, I'm going to watch. If it's just typical zombie horror, I'll pass. I'm hoping for something different.
    we'll see how it goes, atm its on my not list, but i could get into it if its abit like Zombieland

    Quote Originally Posted by the fifth man View Post
    I watch a lot of TV, but I don't let it control my life. If I have something going on, I either DVR or just miss what I was going to watch on television. There are always ways to catch up if an episode is missed.
    im not one of those people who says gotta get home for my show i cant miss it or i cant go out now my shows on, however i always try and set aside a day where i can watch all my shows alltogether and its pretty hard to disturb me on showday
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