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#1 orangeblossom

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:00 PM

We've been watching shows on the internet and we've discovered two new shows that we probably wouldn't have watched otherwise. There's one called LIFE and another called Journeyman.:D

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:01 PM

We switched to mostly DVDs ages ago... but I would watch online if my computer would let me :confused:

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:04 PM

We have been finding some different shows that we didn't really watch before. My kids are having a blast watching Ninja Warrior and I tend to watch a lot of Discovery Health now. Also, we are watching more dvd's.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:21 PM

My kids watch a lot of DVDs. There are some shows I like to watch, but right now most seem to be re-runs.. I do watch some online, which is very nice :)

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:53 PM

Oh yes, I'm tired of nothing to watch. Actually I've been reading more. I did watch the one Earl show.....can't remember the name of it.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:56 PM

Oh yes, I'm tired of nothing to watch. Actually I've been reading more.
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Same here. . . I'm getting through my 888 list a lot quicker than I would if I had more TV shows to watch! :)

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:58 PM

Same here. . . I'm getting through my 888 list a lot quicker than I would if I had more TV shows to watch! :)

Ditto! I have already gotten through 6 books!

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:04 PM

We haven't been watching as much tv, and maybe a few more dvd's. It has definitely made my evening schedule a bit more flexible - I love watching tv but don't feel like I'm missing anything if I'm busy doing other things now.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:05 PM

It hasn't affected my viewing, but I am greatly irritated that the strike is going to cut this season of House M.D. short. Grrr.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:12 PM

Well, we really don't watch much tv. THe thing that I've noticed are the commercials with people screaming. What's with that?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:51 PM

It's frustrating. Although we have started watching Lost and have recently gotten very addicted to it.

Writers, get over it already! Ugh

I need a life :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:53 PM

People screaming???? Okay, you need to share more about this.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:56 PM

It has not really affected me that much, as I watch BBC America more than anything. I have never been able to get into American TV shows.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:39 PM

What writers stike? (said tongue in cheek). But we watch zero tv around here except for Frasier reruns from the days when writers knew how to write a sitcom.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:41 PM

I haven't cared until now. If the writer's screw up the upcoming season of 24, though, I'm going to be really upset.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:45 PM

But there are a few shows that have new ones on. At least Grey's Anatomy did have a new show on a week or so ago. I was going to ask if there was a rhyme or reason to why some are new and some aren't.

Then I also watch some shows on cable that are new shows. My family has also discovered Ninja Warrior. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it makes me cringe.

I have to watch tv, really. It's what I do while I knit. I have a friend having a baby shower on Sunday! The baby blanket isn't done yet! :eek:

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:15 PM

I've been watching a lot of DVDs. I recently splurged and bought the first season of "How I Met Your Mother." I think it's hilarious! Now I want Season 2 (and possibly 3...but I think that's the interrupted one...dang writer's strike!).

#18 WTMindy

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:16 PM

Well, since all I watch is American Idol and Football, the answer for me is No. :)

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 08:18 PM

I am missing shows around here! I've been reading a lot more too.

#20 NicksMama-Zack's Mama Too

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:29 PM

:)

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:05 PM

We don't watch TV except for occasional sports and news shows. I just got Seasons one and two of Cosby Show from the library :) They don't make shows like that any more, writers strike or not.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:11 PM

I will miss Grey's Anatomy. However we are loving Meerkat Manor, and other shows on Animal Planet.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:12 PM

Not really. We don't watch much televison (in our opinion). When we do watch television, it's because we're playing a DVD or watching the History Channel or Discovery and sometimes, Bravo. Those types of things.