Thursday, March 09, 2006

cultural repatriation

As I continue my unenthusiastic approach into the valley of the middle aged, I am considering re-introducing television into my life. Yes, me, with TV. Maybe cable, TiVo, the whole works. It's either that or hair plugs, I figure.

11 comments:

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

Just don't start watching "reality programming," I'm begging you.

If I had cable, I'm sure I'd watch a lot more TV than I do. As it is, I watch a couple of shows. Sometimes my sister and I IM each other about what's happening on SVU.

Anonymous said...

Think of it as a substitute fireplace. I don't feel compelled to watch mine simply because it's on. The flickering changes are quite good company sometimes.

And then, if anything catching happens to come on, lift your tired eyes and, yes -- watch.

Anonymous said...

Project Runway season 2 is over, so why bother?

Anonymous said...

Yes, but there will be a Season 3!

Anonymous said...

nothing worth watching on TV - go for the hair plugs. plus, now that you can be president, just have your friends/staff brief you on current events (it works for your current president).

Anonymous said...

60 Minutes is a pretty good show.

Also, some good stuff on PBS.

Also, March Madness!

Tom Bozzo said...

Word is that CBS is webcasting at least some of the early round games... so sooner or later, March Madness won't be an excuse to get a TV.

Also, Apple and Comedy Central have inked an interesting deal to allow access to the Daily Show and Colbert Report via iTMS for a $10 monthly charge rather than $1.99/episode.

A+ said...

I don't understand why people hate TV so much. I accept it, but I don't get it. In my anecdotal non-scientific observations, I noted that the people my age who don't watch TV are either working or basically surfing the Internet. Is that better? Seriously. Is it?

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

I don't hate TV. I do hate reality programming. I don't look down on people who watch it, I'm just TOTALLY BAFFLED that anyone enjoys it, kind of like bubblegum flavor and intelligent design. On the other hand, if I had cable, I'd be watching Roseanne reruns three hours a day (only the ones where Darlene is a teenager, though).

Of course, what's even better than TV is TV on DVD.

A+ said...

Though I am with you on intelligent design, I will admit that I think bubblegum flavor is The Shit.

eszter said...

Do you have to go all the way right away? That is, can't you just get a TV and cable and decide on Tivo later? Why the rush?

There are some great shows on TV, Law & Order and spinoffs for one. The good (or bad) thing is that they are always in reruns and so you can catch one at almost any time of the day.

I recommend Grey's Anatomy among the newer dramas, great show!