I went years without watching primetime or daytime or any other time television. I spent my evening time knitting in a chair next to my husband's computer so I could chat with him while he played his online game. There came a time in his gaming when my chatting with him became disruptive to him and I moved myself downstairs to the couch, and ultimately the television. It started out innocently enough with movies from Netflix or borrowed from my father's extensive dvd collection. It progressed to watching a full movie every night and Netflix just wasn't keeping up. On the nights when I didn't have any new movies to watch I started looking through the channel guide to find something to listen to while I knit.
I've always been a fan of crime dramas and real forensics so I was easily able to find a few hours of viewing to keep me entertained. Then those dastardly commercials started doing their jobs, enticing me to watch more and more shows. My television watching got pretty out of hand for a few months, I was even choosing to watch "my shows" over spending time with my husband. I have it under control these days with just a few shows I keep up on. I've started knitting upstairs next to my husband again, or sitting at my sewing table sewing or crafting, or reading a book in bed cuddled up next to my little boy. This week I gave up all television (and crafting) to play my husband's online game with him, sitting side by side, doing the thing that makes him happy.
I know you think I already made my confession, but the real confession is still to come. I really enjoyed this week of doing my husband's "thing" and I think the time together being interested in what interests him has brought us closer together. It would never have happened with On Demand cable and full episodes available on the internet though. I am a tv junkie.