The Sun Used to Shine on TV

 By Shamus Feb 3, 2006 6 comments

We’re having a Superbowl party this weekend. For the most part it will be the members of our regular D&D group. In preperation for this I went ahead and ordered cable TV. I don’t mind watching games in fuzzyvision, but I imagine most people – such as our guests – have more discriminating standards.

Today the cable guys hooked me up and I got my first taste of cable TV in five years. I wondered if the long break from television would make the thing seem more new and alluring. My reaction? Meh. I obviously haven’t missed much. I looped through the channels once and not a single thing caught my eye. I can’t believe I spent my teenage years watching this stuff.

I’m going to cancel it. But not until the Superbowl is over. :)

6Six comments, I think. Maybe half a dozen.


  1. Mom says:

    I’m sure you will keep it a minimum of days, won’t you? Are the kids watching it? Do you get a lot of black and white era shows on any channels? Remember the years we did not have TV?
    Mom

  2. Shamus says:

    The only TV hooked up is in the office, so the kids never get the chance. I don’t know about blck & white programs: I haven’t even turned it on since Sunday.

    I remember not having TV as a kid. I always felt left out because the other kids were talking about shows I’d never heard of. But I went to school. TV is a lot worse now, and since the kids are home schooled I don’t think this is a problem.

    Not a problem worth $40 a month to fix, anyway.

  3. Mom says:

    my comment was not intended as advice. Just comment. I remember you and Pat benefitted greatly by not having a TV!
    You began writing at that time as I recall.
    Mom

  4. Ermel says:

    Is the title a play on the A-ha song “The Sun Always Shines on TV”, or did A-ha borrow that one elsewhere, or is it all a coincidence?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

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