Last night after supper I was scrolling down the guide on the TV for something to watch. I kept scrolling and scrolling and couldn’t find anything stimulating to watch. I can’t believe it, we have over 100 channels to choose from and I still catch myself saying “there’s nothing on.”
We have nearly 10 sports channels that all show the exact same thing. I can pick up the CBC on 4 or 5 different channels with the same shows coming at me from different time zones. If I don’t want to watch a program at 7, I’m certainly not going to change my mind by the time 8 o’clock rolls around. We have Netflix, but there’s not even one show that captures my fancy. There are so many programs and movies to watch on Netflix and I haven’t even heard of most of them. Argh!
Our monthly cable bill comes to more than $220. That includes the internet. I can’t remember the last time I even logged on to our home computer. I’d cancel that part of our cable, but my wife wants the Wi-Fi for her cellphone.
I like to watch programs that I can actually learn something from, so the History Channel and National Geographic are probably the two most watched channels when I’ve got control of the remote. My wife and I love The Big Bang Theory, which seems to be on about 50 times a night on 40 different channels. There’s been a Big Bang marathon for the last few days, but, even with that show, there are only so many times you can watch it.
I really haven’t figured out a way to remedy this situation. I don’t want to cancel anything in case something comes up that I actually want to watch, yet the last phrase I certainly don’t want to mutter 50 times a day is “there’s nothing on!”
I guess I’ll just leave things as they are. Maybe I’ll get lucky in the near future and catch myself saying “man, I can’t believe how many great shows there are on TV tonight.”