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Goodbye TV! January 20, 2010

Filed under: Life in Amreeka — The Goddess @ 11:10 am

Yesterday, we finally cut cable. Now we only get to watch reruns of Friends, Seinfeld, That 70’s Show and Scrubs in the evening and “Judge Judy” kind of shows in the afternoons. Granted, we still have Youtube, Netflix and a hundred or so dvd’s at home but we still feel liberated.

TV in America is so specialized. There are channels dedicated to Home and Garden (HGTV), cooking (Food Network), real and imaginary catastrophies (The History channel), mating habits of animals (you know which one that is) and reality shows (all of the others). It’s so different from Indian TV where on any channel, at any time of the day, you can only find gaudily dressed women wearing atrocious makeup plotting against each other.

So now we’ve slipped into this little cocoon where we’re cut off from mainstream America. I feel more desi than I ever did in India.

I think the self imposed holiday is finally over. If I don’t find a job soon, I’ll turn into one of those wonderful NRI aunties who do “all housework without help” and also find time to knit and sew.I’m going to go job hunting! Wish me luck!


5 Responses to “Goodbye TV!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Anyway we used to watch only HGTV and Current TV. I suggest Current TV to everyone. Its kind of new and refreshing.

  2. Sudhir Pai Says:

    We gave up TV long back, eversince we started our engineering. Sharing on TV with 100 other at the hostel taught me how a remote can control more than just the television. Of course, we only watch the great Indian saga on the cricket field now.

  3. deepti Says:

    go hulu!

  4. Joy Forever Says:

    I left watching TV when I started living alone in 2005, and although it feels a bit odd at first, it is actually fun. You get time to do a lot of things which you wouldn’t have been able to do with a TV.

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