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Watcha watching on the tube

Trail Nazi

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Okay, my husband tells me that I am a tv junky, so I was wondering whatcha watching? Has anyone watched any of the new tv shows on this season? If so, what have you liked?

Also, what returning shows are you excited about?

For new shows, I had to watch Navy NCIS since my mother works for the agency. It was typical of a Bellasarious show (I think that it is the right spelling).

For returning shows, I can't wait for 24 and Alias. I like the CSIs as well.
 

Mud Princess

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I don't watch much TV anymore. Too busy... too much Internet surfing.. too tired.

I did watch the new "Frasier" last night, and was pleased to find it still makes me laugh. My husband and I also enjoy "The Daily Show," usually during dinner when we need to unwind.

I like "CSI" too. But I can't WAIT for the new "24" season to start!!!
 

SkeLeton

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I barely watch TV... besides the ocasional news and educational programs here an there, no TV at all. But that's because I don't have cable, and local (national actually) TV sucks (and so does cable tv anyways....).

I do watch movies regularly...
 

The Irish One

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cause I've got faith.....nevermind Enterprise is fun enough. I've liked Scrubs for a while and the ultimate tv C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, and god willing, someday C-SPAN3.
 

Rem

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I like the Sapranos but it is not on at the moment - we won't see the new series (if there is one) until mid next year.

It is normally shown very late on Monday nights - when I wouldn't normally be watching TV but I have a Council meeting every Monday and so a bit of gratuitous violence helps me wind down. It's been replaced by 6 Feet Under which I think has turned to mush. Maybe I'll start spending my time productively on Cyburbia instead.
 

Greenescapist

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Rem said:
I It's been replaced by 6 Feet Under which I think has turned to mush. Maybe I'll start spending my time productively on Cyburbia instead.
Six Feet Under - turned to mush? That show is awesome. Are you watching the third season? That's the best one so far, I think.
 

Rem

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Greenescapist said:
Six Feet Under - turned to mush? That show is awesome. Are you watching the third season? That's the best one so far, I think.
It's the one where the black sheep son has ditched Rachel Griffiths and is married to the hippy mother of his only child. But we aren't quite sure if he is dreaming - it's like a soap opera.
 

el Guapo

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I like the weather. Sometimes I'll watch an hour or two of murder-cop-trial shows a week.

When I am up late I'll try to catch Reno 911 on Comedy Central. God do they have cop stereotyping down pat!
 

Chet

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*it has to be said for our cyburbia culture*






I DONT OWN A TV
 

Chet

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el Guapo said:
Are you channeling jordanb?
Well... if I'm channeling with him, I might as well be winking at Michelle Zone and trying to bed...

[new thread for the prevs]














*humor the chet and use images*
 

H

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el Guapo said:
When I am up late I'll try to catch Reno 911 on Comedy Central. God do they have cop stereotyping down pat!
I echo this, it is too funny. It just gets funnier and funnier every episode.

Also “tough crowd” is a good show on that station.
 

Jeff

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TV is just crap anymore. If I'm watching it is either sports or the news. Oh....except for Playmakers, but thats sports right?

That show needs to be on HBO, they need some cussin'
 

Plannerbabs

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Simpsons and PBS. We have one of those little dishes, but it's stashed in our closet. We've never used it--don't see the point. Lots of movies, though.
 

biscuit

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I'm about ready to throw my TV out the window. $56 a month for basic digital cable? That's such BS. But I doubt I will because there are shows/channels that I enjoy too much, such as...

Reno 911 - This show gets funnier and funnier every time I watch it.
MTV2 - A music channel that plays music videos, innovative.
Adult Swim - Cartoons for grown ups on Sunday nights on Cartoon Network. Some really funny stuff.
CSPAN - A policy nerds best friend
Science Channel, History International, and other Discovey Channels
Scrubs
Law and Order - Who doen't like this show?

And I agree with MikeD Playmakers definitely needs some cussing.
 

donk

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Hello, my name is donk and I am a TV junkie. I'll watch nearly anything and have to be careful about getting sucked into bad TV series.

My favorite shows

Trailer Park Boys
All three Law and Orders
Sopranos


I don't understand the fascination with CSI, it is soo cheesy and easy to lay out the crime and technology they will use. Even less thinking then most other shows.

I am still trying to figure out if I like 6 feet under or not. Unfortunately, it is on at 11:00PM on sunday night and I tend to fall asleep watching it so I miss the punch line to the show.
 

giff57

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I have watched Myth Busters the last couple of nights. These guys expermentally test urban myths to see if they could be true. Night before last they tested weather a toilet full of gas would explode if a cigarette were dropped in, and if so would it throw a man across the room. When hairspray or gas would not explode, they used a pound of black powder. blew the pants off of the test dummy but that was it.

Last night they strapped rockets on a 67 chevy impala to see if it would go airborn and crash into a cliff. Didn't get airborn, but boy was it fast.....
 

BKM

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I refuse to pay for cable (that was the one monthly check I hated writing the most). Who need "250 channels" of crap.

Don't watch a lot of television. For sheer camp value and offensiveness, I sometimes will catch WWE Smackdown! If I can stay awake, I'll sometimes catch Mad TV or Saturday Night Live. And, Malcolm in the Middle is hilarious! (Sometimes the Simpsons, too. King of the Hill is too treacly in my mind)
 

Richmond Jake

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The baseball playoffs are starting soon so I'll be camping my ass in front of the tube watching as many games as I can (Go Giants!!!). No cable here, thank god for dish TV.
 

Tranplanner

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My wife and I agreed to scrap the cable subscription as a cost-cutting measure for when we move. I haven't done it yet...

I am not sure how long I will last without cable once hockey season starts.
 

Budgie

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Cable Guy

I was recently accosted by a cable inspector who stated that according to company records my address has not had cable for over a year and a half. When I told him that we don't watch television, his jaw dropped and he was dumbfounded. He said he could give me a great deal and I refused.

Then I returned to my patio to listen to the Royals on radio and he entered by backyard and searched for signs of cable box tampering. I about laughed my posterior off when he left dejected.

Anyway, this occured 3 months ago and the cable company has contacted use twice since. They are persistent.
 

SkeLeton

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Ugh.. I hear ya Budgie.. I've also been contacted multiple times by my ex-cable operator, asking if we would like to get hooked up again... I've always answered in a kind manner telling him that we're not interested. At least we haven't been inspected for cable box tampering...
 

el Guapo

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Re: Cable Guy

Budgie said:
Then I returned to my patio to listen to the Royals on radio and he entered by backyard and searched for signs of cable box tampering. I about laughed my posterior off when he left dejected.
How was he legally able to enter your yard? Did you give him permission or did he tresspass? Or did he say within the utility right of way?
 

Budgie

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Trespass?

I don't know if a blanket access is provided as part of establishing cable service or not. I'm renting at the moment, so it's not my ultimate concern. The area he was inspecting was near a utility pole located near the rear property line and I don't know where the easements are.

Perhaps I should carry a shotgun and dare him to "step on my land" in my best hillbilly (squeal like a pig) voice.

Wasn't there a land use case that makes utilities a "deminimis occupation and taking" of property? Oh yeah, Budgie v. Cable Guy.
 

nerudite

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We only have a few shows that we watch regularly... namely that 70s show and Most Extreme Elimination Challenge. The Simpsons we catch from time to time as well.

Edit: Oh yeah... and we're getting satellite soon. All the hockey we can handle... woohoo!
 

Budgie

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Reading Suggestion

I'm always dispencing often ignored reading advice, but take a look at Chapter 13 of "Bowling Alone" by Robert Putnam. The television viewership and declining social interaction data is insightful. The entire book is about our declining social capital, rise in apathy and incivility.
 

Cardinal

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Re: Trespass?

Budgie said:
Perhaps I should carry a shotgun and dare him to "step on my land" in my best hillbilly (squeal like a pig) voice.
Whew! I was starting to worry about your "alternative lifestyle" for a bit. First a Segway, then no television - what was next, vegetarianism? But now I see that deep down you are still one of us. ;)
 

jordanb

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I just skimmed this so I'm assuming someone already made the obligatory "I don't have a TV" post, but if not, here it comes: I don't have a TV.
 

Belle

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We don't have cable--though I do start to miss it around this time of the year (see avatar).

The cable company called last month and asked why we didn't have cable. When I told the guy it was because we didn't have time to watch television, he paused and floundered...it was obviously an answer not found in his telemarketers' playbook...

I like Alias, West Wing, and ER, and the occassional L&O (original or SVU, NOT criminal intent--the guy's too affected/cocky)
 

Plannerbabs

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Yup, we've had problems with cable marketers too. I always tell them we have satellite, and they say they don't have that in their records, and I tell them it's because it's still in its box in the closet and it doesn't seem very likely therefore that we'd need cable, now, does it? Flusters 'em every time.
 
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