Thursday, January 22, 2009

television smellyvision.

Television and I have a love/hate relationship. I love many of the shows that television brings us, and yet I hate how TV often causes one to get sucked into a zombie like state of being and become numb to the world {maybe that's a slight exaggeration...but only slight.}

This, thankfully, hasn't really been much of a problem for husband and I during our year-and-a-half of marriage. Mainly due to the fact that, well, we haven't had cable {until just recently due to an amazing bill reducing negotiation by husby.} We've watched movies on occasion and caught our favoritist shows on hulu, but there has never really been any channel surfing in the Zajas household.

But still, even with only watching our favoritist shows...those shows tend to add up in time. Once you add Heroes, Fringe, LOST, The Office and 30 Rock, there goes 4 precious hours of our week {16 hours a month, 208 hours a year...which is over a WEEK of television a year!}

Just recently we came to the decision that because of the super busy semester {super busy, but filled with super good things} that husband has...our time together is not to be wasted. So, we came to the conclusion that we would choose our two MOST favoritist shows {and watch them online during the weekend}...and then save the rest to watch sometime this summer if we really want to.

Now that we've made this decision, it really has made our week easier. We don't feel like we have to sit down and watch a show just because a new episode comes on. And we are able to spend more quality time together, not just sitting together on a couch.

I know you must be dying to know...which two shows deemed great enough to be our MOST favoritist shows?


The Office and 30 Rock.

Because the laughter that Michael Scott and Kenneth the Page bring to us is just so wonderful.

So, friends...I am curious. What ways do you try to control your television intake? And what are your MOST favoritist shows?

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” -Groucho Marx

1 comment:

  1. pretty sure if you read one of my most recent posts you will know that we stink at not watching to tube to much. and, like you, i hate getting sucked in and feeling that crappy feeling after. but come on...the office and 30 rock are AMAZING and thus can not be missed. im proud of your commitment to being better!