Can you live without TV?

I've pretty-much given up on TV

There's nothing much on that I need to see.

Having internet access is helping, but most of that isn't passive, so it's not really a substitute.

Can you live without TV?

I usually look at The Simpsons, but if I've seen it before and don't have sufficient interest I turn off. If I'm interested enough I might wait and give up at the next ad'-break.

Get used to life without TV and quite literally "you do not know what you're missing", which is mostly not worth watching.


Only today my dad was watching some lame cable car-crash show, which it turned out he'd already seen on Sunday...

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yourcat8 years ago
I DO live without TV, I don't feel like I'm missing much.
lemonie (author)  yourcat8 years ago
Neither do I. If you "cut the cable" and you don't have a choice it's not so bad. L
PKM8 years ago
Yes. However, there is the occasional gem that is really worth watching. I've recently got into Charlie Brooker, a satirist who makes Stewart/Colbert look reserved- he likened the recent G20 summit (during which our news media went gaga for the Obamas) to a particular game involving a biscuit. Then there's science-tainment (Mythbusters, Scrapheap Challenge/Junkyard Wars, Rough Science, QI etc) which I would guess appeals to a large proportion of the Instructables demographic. And, of course, guilty pleasures like Top Gear- who doesn't want to see a caravan set on fire with a jet engine or an amphibious campervan drive across 25 miles of sea?
lemonie (author)  PKM8 years ago
I do like Charlie's Screenwipe. Did you ever see TVGoHome? (I've got a couple of clips from very late night C4 I think - dark, disturbed stuff...) L
Flumpkins8 years ago
No, cuz you need a tv for Video games! Plus, if there is an F5 tornado, how will you know?
lemonie (author)  Flumpkins8 years ago
To be specific "TV" rather than "a TV". As for the F5 tornado - I'll know when it hits me... L
Oh ....
whats F5 tornado?
Plasmana8 years ago
I play xbox on TV, but the online games are better, so YES, I can live with no TV for ever. However, I cannot live even a day without a computer in hand.. :-O
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