Post # 1
I was having a conversation with my fi about television.. We don’t exactly have the same views on it to say the least. I think television is a huge brain suck and I refuse to watch regular television at all. I’ll watch a show on netflix or itunes, but I won’t sit through brainless channel surfing and commercials.. He, on the other hand, will watch television almost every single day.
I cannot stand it.. But I could just be crazy! I told him that we won’t watch television like that once we’re living together and he was quite agreeable. I’ll happily watch Grey’s Anatomy or Walking Dead on hulu with him.. Football, sure on occasion! But I don’t think people should just sit and watch television all night long every single day. I don’t think you can truly build a bond on mindless television every day and night!
So bees, how much television do you watch per day? What are your favorite shows? Do you have shows that you and your fi will watch together? Do you have a limit on watching television during dinner?
Post # 3
@happilyeveraftergirl: We’re series whores. We started out watching all the Harry Potter movies because he had never seen them. And then I had my Downton Abbey (which I was not delusional enough to think he should watch with me). Then my sister told me about Game of Thrones. So I bought the 1st Season and started watching. After a few episodes I thought FI would like it so I started over and we watched it together. Then Season 2. Then we started on The Walking Dead Season 1 (we were behind everyone else because Season 2 was done by the time we started with Season 1) Then Season 2. Then Season 3 of GoT. Then we started on Breaking Bad (way behind because we started Season 1 when Season 5 was almost out on DVD). Then Season 3 of Walking Dead. Finished all of Breaking Bad. Watched Star Wars 1-3, followed by all three LOTR + The Hobbit. Now onto Season 4 of Walking Dead. Eagerly awaiting Season 4 of Downton Abbey (January!) and GoT (March, I think!)
Other shows we have considered getting into Tudors (only me, lol), Rome and Vikings. But we never even started watching them. We have no interest in True Blood or Vampire Diaries. Nothing against vampires I swear!
He watches soccer and I usually sit on the computer when he does. I know it seems like a lot of TV watching, but we get into it. We have discussions about what we think is going to happen (I’m usually right, lol), it’s some good ol’ cuddle time.
Post # 4
An hour per day maybe. Depends what home renovations are taking place or where House Hunters international takes us 😛 we also like documentaries. I don’t like mindless dramas but I do like learning about real estate (we are huge investors in it).
Post # 5
It depends on the day. When I get home from work after working 12+ hours, I really don’t feel like doing anything other than laying on the couch watching tv. So, I might do that for an hour or two before I go to bed.
However, I am a HUGE football/hockey junkie and I will sit and watch sports for hours on end.
If there is family stuff or FI wants to go out and do something, then that is what we do.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Barely any… I watch maybe 30 minutes of TV 1-2 days a week. I always end up falling asleep – it’s just not my thing. Even if we DVR something so we don’t have to watch the commercials, it just doesn’t entertain me, there are 100 things I’d rather be doing. DH watches sports a few days a week, but we don’t have any show that we watch every week.
ETA: Our TV broke last summer, and I think it took us ~3 months to get it fixed. Didn’t miss it at all! Haha. I *realllllllly* want to cancel our cable, but DH loves basketball and football and would be so sad not be able to watch any games at home. I wish there were a way to only subscribe to sports for, like, $10 a month – we pay for so many channels we dont’ even watch!
Post # 7
Well, my Hulu queue is currently crowded up with more than 40 episodes, if that’s any indicator of how low TV is on my priority list. Primarily, I use TV when I need background noise to help me not focus on my tinnitus. He has similar views on using it for background as well. I’m actually so not compelled by the TV, I often fall asleep while watching with him.
Post # 8
Way too much. I’d venture to say we’re TV addicts. I’ve always had a dream to write for TV which started the obsession. I watch EVERYTHING (besides a majority of reality television). On a weekend day, I would say we watch 6 hours (so embarrassing). We’re early birds, so we’ll get up at 6, have breakfast, snuggles and coffee in front of the TV for maybe 3 hours then go about our day. We’ll get back and do dinner, fire, and snuggles by the TV. On a weeknight, I would say 3.5 hours.
Post # 9
I usually have the TV on in the background while I’m cooking or cleaning or whatever, but I’m usually not really watching. I’m home alone a lot after work and I like the background noise!
Post # 10
We watch together 1-2 hours everyday. But I get home nearly 4 hours before DH and I put it on but mostly for noise. Unless something really interesting is on.
Post # 11
We watch more than is probably good – but I think it feels like a lot to me because I grew up not watching TV very much at all. We decided not to get cable, so we use Netflix and Hulu – so we do a mix of once a week shows that we are up to date on via Hulu and series that we are behind on via Netflix. We probably watch .5-1 hour most evenings, but there are nights where we don’t watch any and nights where we binge watch part of a series…
He watches a lot more than me – I’m pretty sure on his days off the TV is on most of the day. He has a lot of shows I don’t watch, where I have maybe one that is “mine.” I am more likely to curl up with a book.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
We only have Netflix — no network television.
Post # 13
Idk if it counts as just sitting and watching tv if you mainly have it in the background. We’ll watch it during dinner sometimes and we’ll watch our specific shows but 95% of the time it’s on, it’s background noise…like right now. I’ve been on the computer for 30 mins and the tv has been on the whole time but I barely know what show I’m watching lol
So there’s no solid answer from me
Post # 14
We don’t have cable, so we actually watch very little TV. Between cooking, cleaning and crafting, I really don’t have the time (or interest) to watch most TV programming.
Post # 15
@happilyeveraftergirl: we watch a stupid amount of TV and I’ll admit it. Part of it is habit. When I lived alone I always had the TV on, silence is really uncomfortable for me. Now, the TV is always on. Often we’re not even watching it, it’s just on.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
We love TV. On the weekends we obviously watch more because we are just relaxing, but during the week I’d say we watch about 2-3 hours before we go to sleep.