Husband and I recently obtained cable television after nearly 5 years without it.
I'll be honest. I think I manage to watch plenty of TV no matter how many stations I have available to me. There just comes a certain time of the day where I want to turn my brain off, and unless I am reading a really good book, tv is where i zone.
But I think the machine is driving us apart. Mainly because the selection of programming that we both want to watch is slender at best. Which leaves us with a majority of shows that one or the other of us is lukewarm about (at best) or that one or the other of us can't stand. (at worst)
I married a sports guy. I have been resigned to be a football widow pretty much since we met, but the availability of sports on the cable means that pretty much any time of day there is a game of some sort or other on. It doesn't help that the Bulls are in the playoffs right now. So Husband's default channels are invariably of the sporting variety. I can handle a little sport once or twice a week, but not every damn day.
My go to channels? (For Brain-numbing only mind you- we also visit the PBS fairly often and dabbles in History channel) Well, ok admittedly not very guy friendly. Bravo (Any of the "Top" programs - even the hairdresser one), TLC (What Not to Wear- it's useful!), Food Network (The rare occasion of a cooking show, Iron Chef), and E! (The Soup and urm... ok I don't know why but I totally have a guilty pleasure in The Girls Next Door. Anyone with me?)
So what happens? I go upstairs and watch in bed, that's what.