Neither dh nor I watched anything but dvd's on our respective tvs for years before we were married, and a few years ago, we even did away w/ that by selling the tv. We made pretty strict rules about dvd usage on the computer and life went on easily. Fast forward to last year when the networks began putting their shows on the internet & the birth of Hulu.com & the RedBox (dvd rentals for a dollar).
Did anyone else love the Hulu Super Bowl commercial featuring Alec Baldwin? The one where he said, "What are you gonna do, get rid of your tv AND your computer?" Yeah, that is us, 100%, because a lot of people on this forum mention the glory of there not being the temptation to "just turn on the tv" b/c they don't own one.. Neither do we, but you don't have to do ANY work, or barely wait, for a show to load on Hulu. It is all streaming content. They also have old shows (full seasons!) and movies.
We started watching some while I was pg b/c we could. It really bloomed into full-on watching after the birth when dd was a little nursling & I was stuck on the couch for at least 30 mins several times a day. We cut WAAAAAY back from then b/c it was way too much tv. I used to be so proud of us b/c we did not even rent dvds! For years!
So, yeah, I would love it if I could still say that the tv temptation did not exist b/c we do not own one, but that era has passed, my friends. Direct streaming content, delivered hot and fresh with less commercial interruption than on regular television. This is the way of the future. If you own a computer, you DO own a tv.
Between Hulu and Netflix, we watch 6 different shows regularly. I did stop watching any other shows besides those six. Compared to the average consumer, we are doing GREAT, but we went from zero to six in one year. I suppose I could call us tv-less rather than tv-free
Any other net tv watchers out there feeling my pain?