Sunday, January 8, 2012

Opening Post: TV Transforms Us

There are people out there in the world that think TV is evil  and rots the brains of those that watch it. I am not one of those people. I would fall at the opposite end of this spectrum. I believe TV not only can add value to our lives, but it offers an escape from the typical headaches and curveballs life often throws our way. The majority of people have a day that looks like this; wake up, eat, go to work, eat, do more work, go home, eat, ESCAPE, go to sleep, and repeat. This escape can come in the form of many things. People may run, work out, paint, hunt, ride a bike, write a blog, check their social media, watch a movie, visit with family, take their children to practice, or watch TV. TV is just one of the ways many people escape the stresses of the day-to-day grind. TV allows us to laugh, learn, and sometimes realize how much more screwed up someone else's life is. TV offers this escape for me. I am an engineer by day, but by night (after I have finished my daily exercising) I transform myself into a TV junky. The TV shows that I watch vary from one extreme to the next and can be drastically different from one night to the next. The remote control is a sacred device and there is no telling where it will lead. Many people prefer to DVR their favorite shows. I prefer to use the remote control to guide my night and flash back and forth from one program to the next. Let the best show win! Commercials are the great equalizer that allow me to watch multiple shows at once. This blog will follow my TV watching habits: the good, bad, and ugly. I was going to use this time to list some of the shows that I am currently intrigued with and entrenched in, but let's just let this blog grow and breathe and see where it takes us.

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