Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- 15 August- Entertainment

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “pro/con.” Talk about the pros and cons of anything. Enjoy!


Today we will discuss the pros and cons of entertainment.

Specifically television.

I don’t really like to watch much tv. A few Netflix originals are my go-to series but given the pandemic, I don’t think we will be watching any new seasons this fall. So what do I think is the good ( Pros)thing about tv?

The fact that it provides;

•Good source of background chatter while I write, like now some movie, is playing and I am working.

•White noise when I want to sleep; I am a light sleeper and the slightest sound can wake me up. So tv can provide that white noise buffer which can make sleeping easy.

•Music; It plays a mix of songs while I do other stuff. I cannot have my favorite playlist on it but occasionally a good song is on there which I enjoy.

Things that I really don’t like (Cons) about tv;

• News; I don’t want to hear the news. It’s mostly depressing, usually extremely irritating, and too repetitive.

•Time consuming; Who has time to watch a show at a specific time anymore? If you want to catch your favorite show, you’ll have to time in at the given time. And frankly, I cannot remember the showtimes like I used to do!

•Too repetitive; Did I Say it was too repetitive? Same re-runs every year. The same newscasts repeated over and over again.

So my verdict;

Tv is good for distraction, not actual watching!




27 thoughts on “Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- 15 August- Entertainment

  1. We watch TV over-the-air as opposed to cable or satellite. We found that there’s more than enough TV without paying $50 a month. Add a Roku box or Apple TV, and you can stream all kinds of shows for free (though for some services you need to pay a fee, but you can cancel anytime and resubscribe when something else is on).We don’t watch a lot of TV, either, and what we do watch is at least 40 years old…

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  2. Our TV is on all the time, but it only plays Ben’s DVD of choice. We’ve had Hocus Pocus playing for quite a while. Thank goodness we keep it muted. It’s a Roku TV so we use it when we have Family Movie Night to stream whatever Disney movie we’ve picked.
    I personally don’t want to waste the small amounts of free time I have watching TV.

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      1. Oh, the movie is muted. There’s no way… he had one of the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies playing for like a month with the volume up… this was last year? Maybe longer… I’ve blocked it! I never wanna hear Alvin again☹🤦🏼‍♀️

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  3. I only watch the news for weather, the rest is depressing – this shooting happened, Trump did that, and there was a deadly accident in town. We watch more of the reruns of older shows we used to love more than anything else. Most of the time, like you, I use if for background noise. Great post!

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