Sunday, May 17, 2009

Holly crap! I did what?!

My friend Jen Green told me this weekend that she had stopped watching all TV for a month. She felt like she watched way too much and wanted to cut back. She had been watching 9 different shows and has now cut it down to four. In my mind I thought, "holly crap I know I watch more than nine TV shows." In fact I have been think about this a lot lately and knew I needed to cut back.

Last year I moved into my new house and have never gotten cable. I watch all my TV on the internet. At first I thought this would be great because there would only be a few of my favorite shows I could watch. How wrong I was! You can find and watch everything online. It use to be when I had cable that I would turn on the TV while I was eating and just watch what ever random show was on the Discovery Chanel or something. Now I started finding myself starting to find new TV series to start watching when I had already seen my normal ones. For example one night I sat down to eat dinner and decided to watch an episode of NCIS because I was all caught up the other show I watch. This kind of thing happened a lot in the summer time. Back when I just had cable that my have been a one time deal, but with internet it's a whole new game. Basically for free I ended up watching all 6 seasons of NCIS.

This lead me to write down every TV series that I followed this last year. This included over the summer and the television season that is now finishing up. I knew it would be a lot more than Jen's nine shows but I was shock when the list ended up at 54!(really it's only 53.5, I didn't watch all of American Idol) I'm glad I did it though because it shows me just how bad it's gotten. I think I need to follow my friends example and just stop all TV for the summer. That shouldn't really be the hard part, it's trying to figure what shows I will keep watching next season that will be difficult. I'm sure Lost and the Office will make the cut but I will have to do some major cutting.


Lizzy said...

Wow! Good for you for writing it all down and challenging yourself to cut back. It's hard to quit those good shows.

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Where's the one episode of The Ex-List? You know the one I mean :)