We still have our internet service of course, and our DVD player and VCR, but no programming whatsoever. Doing so will save us $100 a month.
Looking at it like that, it makes perfect sense. Especially when one is trying to stay afloat financially.
We did this three weeks ago. I anticipated going through some withdrawal because I just couldn't wrap my mind around being without TCM, The History Channel, and The Food Network.....but amazingly enough I've been doing alright. I'm surprised at how much reading I've been able to get done, among other things, without the constant distraction of the "boob tube."
Do people even call TVs "boob tubes" anymore? Would kids today even get what that means?
To soften the blow a little I ordered the first season of the Donna Reed Show on DVD and we've been enjoying slowly making our way through the episodes. I have to say this is my favorite TV show of the 50's, even above I Love Lucy.
Of course, we could buy a digital converter box and an indoor antenna so we could at least get the local channels for free.....and we still might do so. But for now we're enjoying the novelty of filling our time with other things.
How about you, have you ever voluntarily given up television?