The TV Thread

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ghall, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I'm curious, how much TV do most MacRumors users watch a week, not counting the shows you download of iTunes? Do you have cable? What shows do you watch?

    I'll start:
    At most, 1 hour per week.
    No.
    The Office.
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    House M.D. and 24 weekly....Criminal Minds when I can.


    Sometimes Numbers, or House M.D. reruns on USA network...as for iTunes stuff, that changes
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    How about...close to nothing?

    Seriously, I don't even know why I own a TV.... well, I do love my Guitar Hero.:p
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I use a DVR, natch, but my regulars are:

    House
    Battlestar Galactica
    King of Cars

    I watch Law & Order (SVU mostly) & CSI, but not regularly. I watch maybe 3-5 hours per week on average.
     
  5. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    I'm a history channel buff. I just can't get enough of it.

    Best. channel. ever.
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I watch LOST, Heroes and Family Guy weekly, but I DVR more than that and catch up when I can. Another show I watch that I catch as often as I can is Studio 60.

    Beyond that, I mostly leave it on the Food Network for background noise.
     
  7. InWake macrumors newbie

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    Mostly download shows.

    The Office
    Harvey Birdman
    Aqua Teen
    Malcolm in the middle
     
  8. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    We have cable. Not allowed to have satellite in the part of the city where we live. About 2 hours of watching, but mostly while on the computer (watching a taped "Bullets of Broadway" now). Mostly, the TV programs are taped to scratch the commercials
    Heroes
    24
    Numbers
    Medium
    Jeopardy
    Surf between Discovery Channel; PBS; Food Network; MuchMusic (Canadian equiv of MTV); MusiquePlus (the French Quebec equiv of MuchMusic; great benefit of living in a French province is seeing videos you'll never see in the US)
    DVR and DVD Movies
    I HATE "reality" shows
     
  9. shecky Guest

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    religiously, every week, no matter what:

    24
    Lost
    Deadliest Catch
    Work Out
    The Sopranos
    and until it was cancelled/hiatused/otherwise gone Studio 60

    and then a mix of DVR/surfing (only when i have the time, which varies depending on how many project i have at a given moment):

    Mythbusters
    Tyler's Ultimate
    How It's Made
    Planet Earth
    Futurama
    ATHF
    Greg The Bunny
    Home Movies
    random stuff on IFC
    random stuff on The Science Channel
    random stuff on the DIY Network
     
  10. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I'm usually too busy watching DVDs to watch any TV. I try to catch Heroes when it's on, but I've missed a few episodes when my Netflix workload was high that day. I also watch some reruns in the background between when my last movie finishes and I'm ready to go to sleep.
     
  11. BCains macrumors regular

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    I watch a bit of TV, usually just my crime shows unless im flicking over and something looks good.

    CSI NY / Legas
    Law & Order SVU / CI
    The OC / One tree hill (Finished / Cancelled here)
    MTV
    Fuel TV
     
  12. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Scrubs
    The Simpsons
    Lost
    House

    When i can
    Futurama
    Aqua Teen hunger force (btw who here has seen the movie)

    History and Discovery channel have some great shows
     
  13. FrankBlack macrumors 6502

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    No cable. Too expensive, I cannot justify the cost.

    Likes:
    24
    Lost
    Prison Break (off until august)
    Cold Case, on occasion.
    Cops. A nice look into What Hunter Thompson called "The Savage Heart of America".
    Drive. A limited run series. Not bad. Not great, but not bad. I can't see it as a permanent series.
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

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    Eastenders and Desperate Housewives only...I have my GCSEs to think about...
     
  15. jng macrumors 65816

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    I like syndication shows that are 1/2 an hour. I'll put the TV on if I'm cooking - which is not often enough. TV on avg...about 2 hrs a week total?

    But generally I don't watch tv shows anymore. It's all crap. Desperate Housewives used to be good, and same with Grey's. If I'm around I try to catch CSI. But usually I just watch DVDs. Redbox is amazing.

    History Channel is amazing. I also love the Science Channel (which is technically Discovery I think). Midday they have lots of engineering specials on about trains, bridges, and buildings and I'm a sucker for that stuff. Haven't had time to veg in front of the tv lately though.
     
  16. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    If I watch tv, I usually watch a film on HBO/ ect., or on AMC/ TCM. That's American Movie Classics and Turner Classic Movies on Directv here in Cali.

    Sometimes the Discovery Science channel gets my attention for a few hours.
    The History channel as well.

    I bought the Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv sets from iTunes. Along with some Dave Chappelle and a few other comics. This Dave Chappelle is totally worth $2 if you're in the US.:D
     
  17. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Uhm Dave Chappelle isn't worth anything...But you like hat you want, no need for me to tell you otherwise. :p
     
  18. Dagless macrumors Core

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    When they're on I watch-

    Casualty
    Doctor Who
    Robin Hood
    Life on Mars (such a perfect series)
    Spooks
    Peep Show
    The Apprentice
    Lost
    Have I got News for you

    That's pretty much it, ever. Unless there's a great looking one off miniseries like Superstorm or Mobile.
    We have Sky but don't watch it, it really is just crap. Got Freeview hooked up to every TV now (all... 12 of them! which is strange as we don't watch much TV). Pretty much a BBC addict with their awesome stuff, but I wouldn't mind just not watching TV. A last resort media!
     
  19. sem23 macrumors newbie

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    Hey VFrankBlack like me am also can't watch it as a parmanent series.
     
  20. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    I don't watch any particular programs regularly. Stuff I watch...

    Stuff on: The History Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel, National Geographic Channel and History International. :)
     
  21. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    I dunno.

    I dont technically own a TV.

    Just a 27" computer monitor, a Media Center PC, a FIOS set-top box, and BitTorrent. :3

    I mainly watch japanese shows and anime.
     
  22. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I watch a few hours a day... Simpsons, Friends, Futurama, Top Gear, Doctor Who... Lots of stuff I watch, TV tends to take up a large portion of my life.
     
  23. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    I got Sky, so i watch a bit in the evenings, about 2.5 hours unless i'm working, mainly watch things like 'only fools & horses' or 'the worlds lost tribes' or 'Topgear' or any discovery program to do with history, the war, manufacturing or science,usually something interesting on there,
    Can't stand the news and haven't time for soaps i.e neighbors. eastenders or coronation street, they bore the crap outta me, got the movie channels but haven't watched anything on those for last 2 years (nothing worth watching)
    i watch the worlds rally championship when i can remember on sunday evenings, but i like to watch a good rugby or football (soccer) match, don't really follow a team, just like to see football played well.
     
  24. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Sure there was a thread like this recently...

    Anyway, i watch about 1 hour a day. Maybe more at weekends.

    Top Gear,
    Have I Got News For You,
    Never Mind The Buzzcocks,
    Battlestar Galactica.
     
  25. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Good, maybe you can tell me where to download Macross and Macross II. I gots the Macross Zero episodes, but can't find the others.
     

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