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.
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!