I used to watch a lot of TV. I used to watch repeats of repeats. And although I still think there's nothing wrong with curling up with some good old episodes of some classics/favorites - I want to, I need to, limit my TV time. (I hear my husband cheering in the background.)
Now, I wish I was one of those people who never, or rarely, watches TV. Or even owns a TV. They always just seem so much more creative and peaceful and tuned in to real life. But I'm pretty sure that's not going to be me any time soon. I admit it: I like TV.
There's a lot of junk on and I get sucked in very easily. (My husband is nodding vigorously at this.) I don't know why, but I do. So, for me, it's more about limiting what I watch. If a show sounds intriguing or the preview looks good, I'll give it one episode. Maybe two. If I'm not hooked, then it shouldn't make my line-up. (It's similar to my system for keeping books - I have to really like it/love it for it to find a home on my shelves.)
I record most things then watch them at my convenience. I also pick up DVDs of shows I might've missed the first time around. (A great example of this for me is "The Walking Dead" - I heard so many great things about this show around the Internet, I finally got the first season on DVD and whew! Loved. It. I cannot wait for the rest of Season 2...)
This is where you all come in. Please share your TV habits. Do you watch TV or no? Do you even own a TV? Tell us why. Tell us how this affects your lifestyle. What are some of your favorite shows? Or tell us about ones you heard were good but maybe haven't gotten around to watching yourself yet.
(If it was up to my husband, we probably wouldn't even own a TV but I managed to get the tortoises to vote with me - a few leaves of basil was all it took - so the vote went my way, three-to-one.)