Post # 1
I hate violence in TV shows and movies (well, in real life, too, but fortunately I don’t see too much of it in real life). It makes me hideously uncomfortable and sick to my stomach. I can’t watch it; if I do, I can’t stop picturing it. FI knows this. He, on the other hand, loves shows like The Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy and horror/slasher movies. It’s weird because he’s not a violent person…I really can’t explain it.
So my vent for the day – he’s working from home today because of snow, and I just had to ask him to turn off Sons of Anarchy so I didn’t have to watch someone get tortured and have their head blown off, and now he’s all snippy and peeved at me. This has happened quite a few times before on the weekends, too, when he’s watching The Sopranos while I’m there. Well, sorry, honey, but I don’t want to see that! Save the nasty violent crap and watch it on the three or four nights a week when I am not home.
At least the crappy TV shows that I like don’t scare him or make him feel ill, they are just boring to him. 😛 Anyone else fighting TV wars at home?
Post # 3
Nope. We have two different *main* TV’s for this reason. If he wants to watchy something super bloody then he watches it in his office (spare bedroom)
Post # 4
FI and I battled it for awhile. I don’t mind action movies where people get shot, but it’s kind of fake and there’s no gore. I hate the really gory stuff, though.
We watch Fringe, which is super gross, and FI always ‘previews’ it and covers my eyes during the gross bits. It works out pretty well for us :).
Post # 5
I love to watch grusome legal and crime scene shows (L&O:SVU, Without a Trace, and Criminal Minds are my favorites) and my husband HATES them. I can only watch them when he is not home. It kind of drives me nuts sometimes, but I get where he is coming from – I would hate it if I were in your position!
Post # 6
We usually like the same stuff, but we do have two tvs so when necessary, we can both watch whatever we want that the other doesn’t care for.
Post # 7
I hear ya! Some people are just fascinated by violence, or at least aren’t bothered by it on TV. You can be a completely nonviolent person and like slasher movies–my FI is like that too. I can’t stand SoA either. The violence is just TOO much and the storyline isn’t good enough to support it! Gag! (I did like Sopranos but had to shield my eyes for some of the really bad scenes)
I always switch to Antiques Roadshow if he’s watching a show I really can’t handle (and, if I’m watching something he hates, he does the same). That’s the rare show that we both love…
Post # 8
Can someone go in the other room? In our house the person that has the problem goes in the other room if we can’t find something to agree on to watch. That happened once though. Or my husband might put headphones on and watch something on his computer.
Post # 9
I don’t mind seeing bodies or gore, but torture or incredibly bloody movies do get to me. Fortunately, FI rarely watches those, and on the occasions he does, I just go into a different room or engross myself in my computer or a book or something. Really, the only problems we have are when he wants to watch hockey during my TV shows. That almost always gets solved within seconds, though. Whoever got there first wins, and the other one gets to watch it on TiVo the next day.
Post # 10
I think the trouble is, we both like to spend time in the same part of the house, the living room/kitchen area. Our other TV is upstairs in the bedroom (yeah, not a good idea having a TV in the bedroom, I know…another thing we occasionally argue about), and I don’t like to hang out up there during the day.
Post # 11
Well ours isn’t a huge problem and we tend to like the same shows, except I always end up having to miss certain shows and it’s irritating to me. We have two separate tv’s but the “big kahuna” is in our bedroom. We kind of do “first come, first serve.” If there’s something else you’ve just GOT to watch, take it out to the living room. (Example: the Speed channel – no I don’t care what type of engine that is, yes I still love you.) lol
Post # 12
@septcabride: We are the same way. Criminal minds is one of my favorite shows and my DH hates it. So. he plays videogames on the computer while I watch the episode.
Post # 13
We both usually watch the same types of stuff (and they all contain some blood and gore). However, whenever we can’t agree, the person without the remote has to go watch TV somewhere else. Sometimes FI needs to study or do some work and wants me to turn the TV off so he can stay in the same room as me but that’s a no go…LOL. If I am already into a show it annoys me when he wants me to change it…I’m like shoo fly, don’t bother me.
Post # 14
He watches ESPN. All day, EVERY DAY!! Not bloody or gory but so incredibly boring to me. UGH. I watch most of my shows on Hulu so I don’t bother him. I do watch Masterpiece Theater and he can’t stand it but it’s the one time during the week that I put my foot down. I’ve caved though. We got DVR so now I just watch it when he’s doing something else.
Post # 15
We tend to like the same things. But, I like House and Glee and a couple other shows that he has no interest in so I just DVR those and watch them when he’s working late or something. But, mostly we watch the same stuff.
Post # 16
@Bubu82:Yes we like completely different tv shows! FI loves movies so will go to anything with me which is good, but when it comes to tv he likes all the action, gory things, which I do not like at all.
I am exactly the same if I see a tv show late at night that is gory I will stay away all night picturing it in my head.