Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The No TV Challenge

A few weeks before leaving Utah I turned off our cable subscription. I made some crazy decision to take a No TV Challenge. I can still watch TV shows on iTunes or Hulu. But I'm just not subscribing to cable. (And trust me there is no broadcast TV here!) It has been roughly 4 weeks without TV now.
I'm not so sure how I feel about it yet. I still get to watch my favorite shows (with the exception of 1) online. And really, I spend less time watching TV because it is faster to watch it online. But I find I'm not getting as much done (as some people suggested that I might). Watching a show online means I'm not able to multi-task like I usually do when watching TV. So really, not having a TV means I am getting less done.
Granted, things are a little unusual right now. Normally I have a few more distractions during the course of a week to keep me entertained and occupied. But right now friends and activities are in short supply, and really I don't have much to do. The TV would be a nice diversion, you know?
It is nice to be saving the money on the cable bill. And for that reason only I'd like to not get a TV again. But really, I miss TV. I'm wondering how long I really want to put up with this?!


  1. WOW! Truly amazing. I don't know if I could do it. No 24, Vampire Diaries, HGTV, Modern Family, OH MY!

    I think my husband would leave, hmmmmm, that gives me an idea! ;-)

  2. GMS- I'm not sure about Vampire diaries, but you can watch all of the other shows on Hulu.com! HGTV is actually a little bit more fun online i think. You can pause the picture and really study to see what they are doing!


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