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Hundreds of Channels of What

In America we have choices. In fact, sometimes we have too many. From what we eat, wear, drive and where we live, we certainly have decisions to make. That is true with the television. In the past we chose from a handful of channels and limited programming that ended around 1 AM. Today, our TV and cable channel packages provide us more choices than ever.

However, with all these channels to select from what is there that I really want to watch? Without disclosing my cable and local TV provider, I have a package with premium channels and a humungous selection of other channels. Of the over 250 channels I can choose from, I watch no more than 12. I am weary to check the online TV Guide and see the same movies, and programming over and over.

When is it too much to watch a movie over and over? Even if you like the ‘old’ TV shows of the 60’s and 70’s, Andy Griffith and Happy Days is just too much in the past for me. As to the new comedies, well to quote a new phrase, “I’m just not feeling it,” for them. Not every sentence someone says, or silly situation the star is involved in is laughable. Reality TV? Well, I never thought people fishing by hand in lakes, police and swat teams making arrests, or the day to day fables of spoiled women with disposable incomes would ever fall into the category of entertainment.

My sleepless TV nights are captured by the programming on Discovery Channel, classic boxing films on ESPN and documentaries of something related to nature, government, or society. Yes, I am such an exciting person.

Anyway, some people may just be happy with the local and cable programming just the way it is. Not me. Never have so many had hundreds of TV channels to watch and so little to see. Oh, and the price we are charged is #$% ridiculous. Let me not get myself started.


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bestwriter wrote on September 23, 2014, 9:16 PM

If I find a channel missing I will contact my cable operator and see that it is reinstated but I would hardly watch it. This is kind of greed I could say. :)

Kasman wrote on September 24, 2014, 4:31 PM

Choice is never a bad thing but we must be judicious in our choices. Watching meaningless drivel just to pass the time is a sin against our own intelligence. There is always the 'off' button.

paigea wrote on October 6, 2014, 2:28 PM

We pay a big bill for TV each month. I do watch many shows though. I am easily amused.