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Thread #151619   Message #3542345
Posted By: Little Hawk
27-Jul-13 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mad Aussie Irritates Olive!
Subject: RE: BS: Mad Aussie Irritates Olive!
Good posts, Grishka and Andrez. There is still the odd good thing on TV here and there, but I think it's pretty much as Grishka said: "The world of TV is divided in two sections: the cosy one (providing heartwarming stories, and news in the style of soap operas to give the watcher the illusion of really understanding the world) and the cynical but affluent youngsters' one." We have reached Orwell's "1984" when it comes to broadcast media.

In any case, I simply gave up on TV by around 1989 and have never regularly watched it since. I go to books and the Internet for information and entertainment, not to TV. My friends who do watch TV usually get around to letting me know about some TV show that is worth watching...such as the HBO series "Rome", to give an example...and I then rent it from the video store and watch it...sans commmercials!

I have no TV cable hookup of any kind, simply use the flatscreen TV to watch DVDs...or go to the Internet.

And I read a lot of books.