What do you watch on television (or the computer)?

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  1. Battle3

    Battle3 Well-Known Member

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    I almost never watch tv. In my parents house the tv was only allowed to be on Friday evening through Sunday, and then only for certain shows. After leaving home, I never picked up the tv habit, most of the time never even had a tv to watch, or time to watch it when one was available. I've watched some tv lately, not impressed at all. I do like "Good Eats", I've seen some of those shows.

    I'm of the opinion that tv rots your brain. Besides, who wants tv when real life is so much more exciting?
     
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    I have not either, but someday I may, be a good one for binge during winter some day, did the same with LOST, that was a good one for binging....
     
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    We are Netflix and Hulu only in our house, and we have a large list of to see lined up. Right now the two biggest is me watching Naruto on my own and one wife and I going through Once Upon A Time. We all love the Marvel and DC superhero series. Lucifer, Sherlock, and Elementary are also ones we are working through as we get all of us together. My husband tends to watch what we call "disaster porn". My one wife and I watch My Little Pony also. Even if you don't have kids, give it a try. The writing is excellent and has a level aimed at adults, with many pop culture references hidden throughout. It does have a whole episode featuring Dr Hooves (although never explicitly said) and John DeLancie is a regular voice. Next season is supposed to feature Falica Day and William Shatner.
     
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    double post
     
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    Just so I'm clear here, we're talking about two wives and one husband?

    Sounds like you need a spreadsheet to keep track of what shows you're watching with what spouse.
     
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    Just don't freak out on the plane! :D
     
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    I like Good Eats. I like pretty much any cooking shows.
     
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    A lot of those shows have a short shelf life with me.
     
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    Correct. And I do have a llist of who is watching what with me. Mostly it is with the one wife, and the other wife's shows with me is relatively short. Mind you there is much we end up watching together, just not alll of it is something others are worried about keeping up on. For example, husband watches the various Border Patrols. I enjoy watching then when it is on, but I have no need to keep up on it.
     
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    It is available on Netflix in Sweden.
     
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    Netflix, Youtube and 'watch free online' sites. Dropped cable and network 'programming' long ago.

    Life Below 0- living off the grid in Alaska
    Walking Dead (of course!)
    Forbidden (suppressed)
    history/archaeology on YT
    The Ship- a USN destroyer crew trying to reverse an apocalyptic pandemic
    Dark Matter- my current fav
    Firefly- an oddly incredible mix of classic western and future sci-fi (Im really just watching the one season over and over between other series, its THAT good)
    Futurama
    Rick and Morty
    Gotham
    The Arrow
    The Flash
    so many others
     
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    I love this one, too. I have all of them on DVD.
     
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    I just found this on Youtube and was captivated by its beautiful filming and thoughtful, poignant narration.

    And I could not escape the realization of the corollary it makes to our society and its protectors.

     
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    I never bother with that. Usually once I've watched something, I don't really want to watch it again. If I bought them, I would probably never watch them. Lol.
     
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    Very nice. Those dogs are adorable. But are you saying we are just a flock of sheep? :D
     
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    No. The human animal has the capacity to fight and to kill, either for food, or in defense of itself. Sheep will do neither, so that sets us apart from the sheep as a species.

    But among us are peaceful, productive people who have little capacity to protect themselves from the wolves and almost no willingness to put themselves at risk for others. These are not bad people, mind you.

    And then there are the predators among us as well - the wolves. They are the criminals who prey upon the peaceful and vulnerable.

    And then there are those who are driven to protect. They are the ones who will run towards danger rather than away from it. They are the ones who will confront the predator.

    I have owned two Great Pyrenees Mountain dogs. They were both gentle and yet fearless. And they had a natural discernment that made them utterly safe around children or other smaller, harmless animals, while, at the same time, being acutely aware of the human or animal who was a threat. It was uncanny how they could do that.

    You know I'm a retired cop. And as a cop, I loved the example those dogs set - for me. And as I went through my career, I wanted to be like the Great Pyrenees Mountain dogs. Gentle and watchful over my flock, vigilant, and fearless when the flock was threatened. From the video ...

    "There are guardians in our pastures. They are real. And they are watching."




     
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    Don't sheep live in herds? :p
     
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    Well, some of us are sheep, that is for sure, but some of us are more capable of independent thought instead of just following the flock. And it is FLOCK, not herd. ;) A flock of sheep.
     
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    My apologies then. Swedish only has one word to describe "collectivistic animals" and that word is 'flock' (only bees and fish are categorised under another label). English is so confusing with its terminology. What do we have? Flock, pack and herd... What more? :shock:

    I always thought pack=wolves, herd=cattle and flock=birds. :p
     
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    Nope, sheep are a flock too. There is no method to our madness. Mwa ha ha.

    A gaggle is a flock of geese. :D
     
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