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Why don't men watch TV?

CmdrShepN7

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I do recall hearing a friend who is a college professor back in 2014 say the reason why there are no more shows like BSG, Firefly, Farscape, etc. is because more women than men watch TV. I took that at face value but if it that is the case than why have red blooded American men shunned TV as well as intellect and imagination?

How have red blooded American men lost their fascination of space and space dogfights?
 

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This is an international forum.

I haven't watched tv since high school, personally, which is like a decade and a half ago.
 

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Life lost its luster. When I was 20 I felt I needed to accomplish something with my life. Not just relax after school/work but make something. Improve the world as a real-life inventer. Seeing others accomplish things gave no satisfaction. I wanted to accomplish something. Plus I had severe anxiety. Its been 13 years and I still am trying.
 

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Men watch TV a lot as far as I can tell, and a huge ammount of programs are made for them. Source please.
 

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If u are watching anime, shows on netflix, yt stuff u are watching tv. Just now it's on demand.
 

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I'm a guy and I watch tv quite a bit. Not as much as I used to, because of school and such, but I still watch a lot of shows and such
 

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Actual cable television is polluted with overly dramatic fake BS. Why would I watch something on tv, when its not exactly what I want, or educational, and you end up watching ads, longer than your show.
mindless people watch cable tv, or use it as background noise.(background noise isnt mindless, its probably just a sign of how overstimulated we are as a generation, that we like constant noise.) Listening to people say lots of words, and actually share nothing of value, makes me want to blow my head off. woman on the radio told me to stay home and wash my hands multiple times per day. No I don't think I will, thanks for the common sense lecture.

no thanks I will watch youtube and learn any skill I want in 4 hours.
I learned to rebuild cars, and now cobbling, instead I could know what kim kardashian is doing, or why the top chiefs beat the other chiefs, or maybe I would have a new vacuum I dont need, or spent hours hearing the same ad, campaigning against a virus with a death rate below .5%

Cable television isnt even free, and its absolutely horrible compared to yt, or audiobooks, or playing with sticks.
I dont know a single intelligent person that watches tv. TV appeals to drama, and scripted "limited time to do x, or x will be mad at us".

I would rather pay not to have to watch it, than be paid to watch it.
 

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watching tv is essentially being spoon fed trash, I would at least like to pick the trash I consume, kthnx.
 

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I dont know a single intelligent person that watches tv. TV appeals to drama, and scripted "limited time to do x, or x will be mad at us".
There are plenty of intelligent people who watch television. There are beneficial things that can be watched on cable television, though platforms such as Netflix or Hulu prove much more useful, as there you have complete control on what you wish to watch.
 

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I said I dont know any, I didnt say there arent any. The "educational" things on tv are extremely shallow and dont show the actual process, its not super useful. Maybe you know a little about the process, but thats not super helpful when you dont have the info to fill those gaps. tv doesnt compare to actual educational videos, not even close. At the end of the day, tv is meant to be entertaining, not educational.
You want random surface knowledge and shitloads of gaps in your understanding? tv
want an actual viable understanding? yt
watching tv is essentially being spoon fed trash, I would at least like to pick the trash I consume, kthnx.
This sums it up entirely, the rest was unnecessary
 

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The "educational" things on tv are extremely shallow and dont show the actual process, its not super useful. Maybe you know a little about the process, but thats not super helpful when you dont have the info to fill those gaps. tv doesnt compare to actual educational videos, not even close. At the end of the day, tv is meant to be entertaining, not educational.
True, tv programs often lack a lot of depth to them as they are more concerned with giving a large overview of the topic on hand, but at the same time it can still spark an interest in something you may never have decided to look into before. So I would not say that tv entirely is trash, as it can serve a purpose in the sense of sparking interest. At the same time though, if you are looking to just add tidbits to your knowledge depository tv will accomplish this fairly well, but tbf, no one wants just little tidbits if you are an actual knowledge lover.
 

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Based on all the very accessible google results, men generally watch more tv than women.

Old folk watch the most.
 

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Based on all the very accessible google results, men generally watch more tv than women.

Old folk watch the most.
Well if you think about how most old folk tend to stay at home indoors, it would make sense for them to watch the most tv.
 
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