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There is a reason why expats are not glued to their TV sets like the West

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2 hours ago, marko kok prong said:

Thai tv is unwatchable,i have netflix.

Added to Netflix I like the free movie web sites. Three are my favorites. I avoid CAM movies on all. Quit US TV 30 years ago

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What is worse: Looking at the TV or looking at facebook what over people write about TV?

 

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3 hours ago, transam said:

The best thing I ever did here was buy a Smart TV which has YouTube built in, stuck it in my own space and watch...In fact I have learned more history and other stuff on that than I ever did during my life...?

 Love YouTube, 90% percent of my TV viewing is on YouTube loads of documentaries and content from around the world. Watching a documentary  on the railroads in India right now. Fascinating.

sometimes when I can't sleep, I would put some lecture from the Royal Institute   (RI chanel) then close my eyes and listen to it.  

Hours later i will wake up and there would be an entirely different lecture playing, 

I wonder if I learn anything in my sleep?  LOL

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4 hours ago, colinneil said:

Reason i am not glued to watching tv is i havent got 1.:cheesy:

Dont need 1 get enough laughs reading some of the crazy comments on here.

Neither have I. ☺

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Australian TV is pretty rotten, tho'I have met a number of "square eyes" since I have been back..usually glued to sports channels where the adds feature pretty sylph like females selling dietary foods to the bovines...or flogging funeral insurance to the aging couch potatoes existing in God's Waiting Room.

 

Like other posters I enjoy YouTube.

 

I don't have facebook and I am not even remotely tempted to go there.

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3 hours ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

Read the first sentence, knew exactly who wrote this

He must have nearly popped a blood vessel restraining his ego and conceit ALL THE WAY to the second to last paragraph. 

 

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What a life, how could I possibly go back to such humdrum after creating a more extraordinary life? 

Dan is the man though.  He's been a crusty old expat for sooooooo long, he'd completely forgotten the UK has shit weather. ?

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We occasionally watch à la carte quality tv with a 14 days' history for every transmission.

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6 hours ago, rooster59 said:

they have two days where they do not need to work

That in itself says it all.

 

I learnt a long time ago that 5/7th's even 6/7ths of my life was going to be working, "the life sentence".

 

I couldn't see myself working a single day, ever again, never, it ain't gonna happen, nop, nah, ever ! 
 

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5 hours ago, LomSak27 said:

Live TV, movie viewing habits to continue sharp decline in 2018

This is in the US - TV capital of the world. It has a whole industry petrified. It has been in decline since 2014 and before that viewing was "stationary" at best. This is  backed up by my trips back home. There might be a sports game on but nothing else friends and family are watching. Cheesehead needs to get out more often, I bet its the same in the UK.

        Deceiving with the 'live' and 'movie viewing'.  Latest statistics I could find, 2017, show Americans still watching 5 hours of tv a day, on average.  Different surveys put it from 4 to 8 hours but 5 hours came up several times.  Whatever survey you choose, that's a lot of tv watching.  "Live" and 'movie viewing' might be declining in America but I doubt tv watching in general is.

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TV is the opium of the masses, and the op is correct about the UK, the normal work day leaves most people exhausted to do anything else and the weather leads most to seek indoor pursuits ... and that’s TV for most people. The younger generation are hooked on their own opium, Facebook, instagram ... and other such nonsense, giving the impression of an exciting and glamorous life ... that’s not a reflection of their reality. The weather in Thailand and the lower cost of eating out leads people to get out more and be more social, not a bad thing.

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My US friends talk about TV and TV stars and I don't have a clue what they are talking about.  Game of Thrones is about the only show I've attempted to keep up with and given all the restrictions on Internet viewing that pretty much means waiting for the DVDs to be released.  But given that GRRM has dropped the ball on the whole epic, I'm about to drop it too. As far as I can tell, HBO just wrote the end to the SOIAF series.  A Dream of Spring?  <laughs>  Never gonna happen.  Can't even get Winds of Winter to press and DB Weiss must be winging it. So as far as TV goes? <yawn>

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In the UK I literally threw my TV out of the window because of the rubbish it produced and lived without TV for years. Here in Thailand I only watch what I download using the TV screen.

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1 hour ago, AlexRich said:

TV is the opium of the masses, and the op is correct about the UK, the normal work day leaves most people exhausted to do anything else and the weather leads most to seek indoor pursuits ... and that’s TV for most people. The younger generation are hooked on their own opium, Facebook, instagram ... and other such nonsense, giving the impression of an exciting and glamorous life ... that’s not a reflection of their reality. The weather in Thailand and the lower cost of eating out leads people to get out more and be more social, not a bad thing.

"to get out more and be more social.."

 

I agree with you 100% and it is,in fact,one the biggest things I miss about Thailand.The colour,vibrancy,sheer energy and the sociable people.

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8 hours ago, transam said:

Well back in the UK near all the pubs that were on near every street have closed down so the TV took over..

Was that because they didnt want to upset the Muslims?...?

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