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  •  I love television (7+ / 0-)

    and am not ashamed to publicly admit that.

    We do not have pay-TV, and in fact, we don't even have HDTV, but must use a convertor box for regular broadcast TV and an HD antenna.

    My husband and I watch a lot of PBS and since television went HD, we have 4 PBS stations now.
    And yes, Downton Abbey is a must, as is the new version of Upstairs/Downstairs and then there's the 21st century Sherlock and The Midwife, plus all the documentaries and one of my favorites - American Experience.
    Also watch Keeping Up Appearances and As Time Goes By.

    We watch movies on THIS TV, another new addition since HD.
    Sure, a lot of the movies are old, but there are some great older movies and they do show not-so-old movies, too.

    Another addition is Retro-TV, which is 3 stations, and so we watch reruns of Frasier and Seinfeld nearly every single night, and we also switch to a sub-station and watch old Star Trek episodes, Dick Van Dyke, and The Golden Girls.
    Also watch reruns of Old Christine and Everyone Loves Raymond.

    One of the stations shows Monk, The Closer and Burn Notice, all of them favorites and believe they are or were cable shows.

    For regular broadcast TV we watch The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, NCIS, Neighbors, Grimm, Once Upon A Time, Person of Interest, Elementary and another of my favorites - Subjurgatory.

    We record David Letterman and Craig Ferguson and watch those in the morning.

    We used to be political junkies and watched PBS Newshour and then on Friday nights, we watched the full line up, but we stopped.
    We don't watch any news shows, but get our news from the Internet and newspaper and we are much happier.

    So yeah, I LOVE television!

    •  Wow arizona, this is such a juicy comment, (2+ / 0-)
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      pucklady, arizonablue

      so much to reply to.

      One of the many ways TV is better than ever, imo, is that you get to watch all those good things you missed, in one venue or the other, whether it's on cable or on demand.

      For instance, I never saw "The New Adventures of Old Chirstine" in real time. Catching it now in reruns and really enjoying it. Lots of laughs. Same is true of other series.

      Have never seen even one episode of "Everyone Loves Raymond," but am enjoying the star of that show on the latest season of Parenthood.

      And you know, I just know, that if Shakespeare had TV as a possible stage for his brilliance, he'd have jumped right in. As have many great artists.  

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 08:55:35 PM PDT

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