this is why i don’t watch tv

by sophie

At my flat we don’t have a TV. We don’t need it. We have internet and we can stream videos or download movies.

However, at my parents house, my dad is too cheap to get off dial-up internet once we’ve gone over our limit. Thus, internet barely loads and I end up watching TV.

The great thing about streaming videos is that there are no ads, and I only watch what I actually want to watch. The terrible thing about New Zealand TV in particular is that there are absolutely no good programmes or movies, because NZTV has no funding.

Therefore, I end up watching:

Daddy Day Care. Shown about this time every single year.

And a documentary about Susan Boyle. Who knew she was such an eccentric nobody before her fame? I have to say, I’m a bit of a sucker for the ‘unemployed person is actually a magnificent singer and becomes massively famous’ narrative.

And this is why I should not watch TV.