(Closed) No, I *don’t* want to watch this guy get killed

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Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Fiance 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 Fiance always ‘previews’ it and covers my eyes during the gross bits. It works out pretty well for us :).

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Bumble bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 Fiance 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t mind seeing bodies or gore, but torture or incredibly bloody movies do get to me.  Fortunately, Fiance 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 # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@septcabride: We are the same way.  Criminal minds is one of my favorite shows and my Darling Husband hates it.  So. he plays videogames on the computer while I watch the episode. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 Fiance 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
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Sugar bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@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.

 

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