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Are you watching more tv?

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CircusMaximus  Male  North Yorkshire
15-Dec-2020 08:14 Message #4800755
Many of us have more time on our hands and I'm watching more tv than I was a year ago.
Female
Molly  Female  Essex
15-Dec-2020 08:51 Message #4800757
I used to visit my friends or they would come to me in the evenings so now I'm watching more telly and reading more too.
Male
Pboro Trevor  Male  Cambridgeshire
15-Dec-2020 09:26 Message #4800764
Yes. Caught up on may of the programs I never had time to watch

Trevor
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
15-Dec-2020 11:21 Message #4800774
No, I'm watching the same amount.
Male
Orson  Male  Tayside
15-Dec-2020 15:37 Message #4800794
One hasn't owned or watched a television for over 20 years. A situation that one has yet to regret. Where there is books, writing, drawing, music and one's own imagination. There is no need for what precious little there is on television to watch.
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BrexitBob  Male  Oxfordshire
15-Dec-2020 15:58 Message #4800799
No reflection on you Orson as you sound a level headed and intelligent guy but everyone I have ever met who doesn't have any access to a tv has been a right boring sod.
Female
sunnyagain  Female  Hampshire
15-Dec-2020 17:58 Message #4800808
Yes. I can't visit friends and family, because of a health issue I can't go for a long walk anywhere so I've become a couch potato instead.
Male
brisinger-the-beekeeper  Male  Lancashire
15-Dec-2020 19:28 Message #4800813
No, I'm busy building more hives and taking time out with Zoom sessions of Brazilian Zouk (Dis)dancing with Sydney Charisse & Kristine Krosi.
Female
NoSaint  Female  Devon
15-Dec-2020 21:38 Message #4800819
I'm watching more tv. I'm doing more of everything except going out to eat, cinema or socialising.
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
15-Dec-2020 23:15 Message #4800836
After many years of hardly ever watching tv I no longer go to work in the early hours and I've started to watch programmes around 6.30am to 8.30am.

I have been gobsmacked at the choices of programme and surprised at the selection during the early morning.

Yesterday I was watching the building of electric cars. The early ones used by Harrods for London deliveries and later ones built by Tesla ... very interesting. Tesla are building a factory which may be the largest factory in the world.
Tim Peake on the international Space Station showing the manufacture, testing and how innovation helps them survive.
A number of programmes and footage of volcanoes, floods and earthquakes. Dinosaurs. Aliens. Ancient buildings. Lots of wildlife, plant life and similar.

If anyone had told me there were interesting programmes on at that time of day I would have laughed at them.
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire
16-Dec-2020 07:51 Message #4800839
I have a dislike/hate relationship with tv, as with the cinema. When it's on it's because I'm too idle to do anything else and mostly I just channel hop, rarely watching anything completely. For many years I didn't have one, then when moved ashore I got one to combat the aloneness, I often think of getting rid of it but the idleness tends to win out.
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
16-Dec-2020 08:24 Message #4800842
TV without any of the 'trimmings' can be a 'love/hate' thing.....All through the years......

The schedules were planned by 'the schedulers'.....and then you had to wait.....for the one opportunity to watch your favourite thing.....and then....tune in next week....same time same channel...for the next exciting episode......

The eager anticipation of Christmas day scheduling......Morecambe and Wise....The Two Ronnies.....The big Film etc...

When VCR came along....Wow.....I was mesmerised.....Being able to record stuff....Watch it when I wanted.....Fast Forward things....Just for the fast comic effect......Pause stuff....to see how they did it.....and also to see Barbara Windsors bra fly off in 'Carry on Camping'.......RIP Babs...

Through the years it's all changed.....and now.....as anyone who has ever read of of my postings will know......Youtube and the like Rules ok.....

I'm my own scheduler of anything......any time.....

It blows my mind.......A seemingly endless supply of anything you want....whenever you want.......A bit of imagination....and away I go.....
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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
16-Dec-2020 11:08 Message #4800857
I don't watch telly during the day, it goes on for the news at 6pm and we watch what we choose often what we've recorded as everything we want to watch is on at the same time. I think people can get very snobbish about TV, what channels they watch or don't watch, whether they have one at all and often casting nastursiums at those who do. As long as we watch what we like and remember where the off button is I don't see the problem.
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Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
16-Dec-2020 11:49 Message #4800862
I like quiz shows and often record them to watch at a later date. The Chase is a firm favourite at the moment. Television is an easy and cheap way of improving general knowledge, learning about all sorts of things as well as entertainment. As you say wonderoushen we can switch of at any time.

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Greencare  Female  Berkshire
16-Dec-2020 13:00 Message #4800866
I'm watching more films now the winter is approaching and the dark nights are here. So many to choose from.
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
17-Dec-2020 07:49 Message #4800918
Television is often under estimated by those who have never checked out how many good informative documentaries are shown.
Female
Greencare  Female  Berkshire
17-Dec-2020 08:30 Message #4800919
I've said that many times HoW. I have a friend always complaining there is nothing on tv but she has only ever watched the 5 old channels full of soaps, reality tv and repeats.
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire
17-Dec-2020 09:52 Message #4800922
Wouldn't disagree about the amount of subject matter of the 'serious' channels, what irks me the most is the way it's presented, they are rarely done in a way that seems logical; regarding films though, for some reason I seem to prefer watching them with someone rather than alone - I'm too critical when watching those on my own.
That plus being too idle to pick up a book now.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
17-Dec-2020 10:26 Message #4800927
I get annoyed with documentaries that do so many recaps after the adverts that theres only about 20 mins of actual information.

I don't see whats wrong with watching "fluff", Mummyhen and I love watching property programs, not all of them, Manthing asks what the attraction is, we say its because we're nosy and like looking in other peoples houses. We also love cookery programs, like Masterchef and GBBO, although I often feel a bit disheartened at the sort of ingredients they use as I'd never get them round here.
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
18-Dec-2020 07:59 Message #4800996
Further to my discovery of early morning viewing ... today I watched an hour programme Massive Engineering Disaster. Not in-depth investigations which would be a bit heavy for me this time of day but a short report of each.
A Baltimore sewer which pours into the bay polluting the water. Why it happened and how it is hoping to be fixed. A railway bridge which collapsed due to faulty engineering and lack of maintenance and a Count who built a mini Las Vegas on an Italian mountainside which was so heavy and disturbed the environment to such an extent the hill sank beneath it. This was very interesting and has piqued my interest enough for me to look into it in more detail.

That's my relaxing hour while eating breakfast ... back to the grindstone.
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
18-Dec-2020 17:48 Message #4801036
I might get up early just to watch tv lolol.
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
19-Dec-2020 08:09 Message #4801058
You should Hot.

This morning I watched the construction of an innovative hotel design in Shanghai built part at the top of a quarry then stretching down into the quarry. Tricky construction and then having to make it earthquake proof. The finished hotel will be partly submerged when they flood the quarry with bedrooms and the restaurant below the water.

Then just about to switch off when up popped Sandie Shaw singing ... and Dusty Springfield ... and Lulu ............

Must crack on.
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
22-Dec-2020 07:02 Message #4801312
I'm still watching little tv but I am very selective choosing something to watch. This morning I have just finished watching a documentary on the railway built from Quinhai to Tibet.
The highest railway in the world with the highest tunnel and station and much of it built on permafrost. There were also technical problems to overcome due to the high altitude and therefore serious lack of oxygen.
I like the way they look into the technologies and explain where the original ideas, such as turbo charges and electronic communications, originated and developed.
Male
Neros1954  Male  Devon
22-Dec-2020 10:37 Message #4801329
There are a lot of documentaries and genuine film clips from the Second World War. I find these very interesting and very watchable.
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
22-Dec-2020 11:16 Message #4801332
The war stuff can be fascinating.....For the right and wrong reasons.....

I was watching the Nuremberg Trials recently........Monster Goering grinning away during parts.......

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