Saturday, January 06, 2007

Couch Potato

Reasons I like TV better than the movies:

You can't develop the same relationship with a character in two hours that you can when you spend 22 weeks a year with them.

TV is already in my monthly budget. Movies are an extra $11 a pop.


If I go see a bad movie, I feel cheated out of time and money. If I watch a bad TV show I don't care, because I didn't leave my house, didn't pay extra, read a magazine while it was on, and at most only lost 44 minutes of my life.

But I don't often watch bad TV, because I know my shows, and even at their worst they are pretty good. Each movie is a crap shoot.

Two words: Veronica Mars.

Once you have kids, two hours alone with your spouse is a big deal. If Chip and I get out of the house for a couple of hours for a date, I want to enjoy his company rather than sitting silently next to him in the dark.

I just like the feel of a remote control in my hands.


I have trouble not talking for two hours. When watching TV, I can pause when I need to say something, and no one misses any of the action. Or throws anything.


Stacey Greenberg said...

i love sitting in a dark theater all alone with no interruptions! however lately i have discovered that it is almost impossible for me to stay awake.

Unknown said...

In our house, you can see the TV from the toilet. Try that in a theater.