Miss Von Trapp (missvontrapp) wrote,
Miss Von Trapp
missvontrapp

Television: What's the point?

I have been watching an awful lot of television since we moved house April before last.

Prior to that I hadn't watched any television for years and years - just videos/dvds of movies and retro TV series mostly - but when we moved, we got a house that wasn''t practically underground and my sister gave us a Freeview box.

Since then, it has been on rather too much. Mike seems to leave it on Yesterday or Dave - episodes of Top Gear, Colditz, Monarch of the Glen, Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster... A lot of the time it's just a box talking to itself in the corner. Hazel watches CBeebies in the morning and late afternoon - when her meals are being prepared, and that's mostly what I end up watching. I have no personal preference of programmes that I'd like to watch. They don't really interest me.

Which leads me in a roundabout way to my point. There's so much on, on so many channels, but most of it is old stuff or completely uninteresting and uninspiring. Right now, I'm on the computer in the dining room and it's burbling away to itself with Antiques Roadshow in the other room.

Only when Doctor Who is on is it really worth watching...

I think I've lost interest in the Gogglebox. The electronic Babysitter.

In the words of 'Why Don't You' (the aged among us will remember)

Why Don't You.. JUST SWITCH OFF YOUR TELEVISION SET AND GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING LESS BORING INSTEAD!!!

Right, that's it. I'm off for a cup of tea and some washing up. Joyeux!!
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