Recovering ‘couch potatoes’ like myself are a lot like recovering alcoholics… you never really recover, you just have to abstain.
I’ve abstained from TV for about 6 years now, but a few weeks ago I plugged my HD TV into an aerial. Mostly I was just curious to see how digital TV looked. That was like the alcoholic being talked into having ‘just one drink’.
Despite there being more channels of dross than there used to be, and I swear the ads are even more awful than they used to be, I will admit to the group that I fell off the wagon entirely.
Partly because I can watch documentaries and foreign language shows for the first time ever on my TV. Partly because it feels so novel after 6 years of not watching. Still, that’s no excuse for my TV bender.
I have plans to unplug the aerial and move the TV to the other end of the room… Haven’t quite mustered the willpower yet. Think I might need to find a sponsor.