We don’t watch television. Mostly it’s because we object to paying a licence fee just to get five crappy channels that we can hardly see due to the bad reception in this area. There’s still no freeview reception or cable in our part of this town either. And our landlords won’t allow us to get Sky, which doesn’t really bother us too much as we’ve had some bad experiences with them. So, we don’t watch TV.
So what do you do then?
I’m glad you asked. What we do for entertainment is to blog, play video games and we rent and buy dvds a lot. Sometimes it’s nice to stick on a comedy show while having dinner or simply as background noise, so we normally get tv shows. The other reason we get tv shows is how much you get for your money compared with films. When you buy a film, you’re normally getting between 90 and 150 minutes of entertainment. When you buy an american tv show it normally costs twice as much, but you get about seven or eight times as many minutes to watch.
That’s partly the reason we bought the first series of Ally McBeal yesterday. Not only was it on sale for less than a movie normally costs but it was boasting a 974 minute runtime on the back. So, of course, we snapped it up despite me not being entirely sure that it’d be a good investment. I don’t remember much of the show but I do remember thinking it was a tad “samey” for want of a better word.
Is this going somewhere?
Well, not really. I’m just happy that I was wrong. It’s a much better show than I remember. Not only that but it’s still on sale so we’ll be grabbing another series this week. Who needs television eh?