Out of the loop and I guess I'm happy to be here…

 I’ve never been much of a television watcher despite having a tv since I was 3 or 4 years old. I can’t remember NOT having a tv (and I was born in 1946 so bear that in mind…)

While I absolutely lived in movie theaters when I was a kid and a teen I think the last time I saw a movie in a theater was the second Harry Potter film, that was 2002. I think I saw the rest of the Potter movies on television but I can’t be sure. 

This morning in the Washington Post was a story titled “Here are 29 pop culture blind spots you can stream to hide your shame.”  I have to admit, according to this list, I’m not just blind but quite possibly in a coma. 

I started to run down the whole list but that would turn this into a tl;dr post. But there were shows on there I had never even heard of, and super popular shows I’ve never seen and/or watched a few episodes and thought “WTH?” 

Some of the movies I’d never seen at all and a few I saw on television or via streaming. And a few I saw bits and pieces of but never the whole thing. There were some classic movies on the list that came out before my time, so of course I only saw those on tv. 

Currently I watch 45 minutes of tv a day – my husband never saw ER when it first ran so he is watching that via Hulu – I saw every episode when it was first on and I’m enjoying watching the series again. 

Oh wait, I also watch “This is Us” but that’s just 45 minutes once a week when it’s on and I occasionally sit through part of “A Million Little Things” – I mostly listen to that show as I wander around doing other things. 

Aside from the news, local news at 6pm, world news at 6:30pm, we watch everything via streaming – Hulu, Netflix, PBS, Britbox, and Acorn. (And again, I don’t watch the news, I listen to it as I do other things…)

I don’t understand tv watching – I don’t have the patience to just sit and stare at a screen and do nothing. If you point out that I spend an inordinate amount of time on my computer – well, you would be out of line because my computer time is interactive – I’m reading, or researching or writing – I’m DOING, not just sitting. So there – Pfft!


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