The Rules

One of the original intentions of this blog was to help me stick to 10 hours of TV per week.  These were the rules I set and occasionally remind myself of from time to time:

  1. I am allotted 10 hours of dedicated TV watching time per week. This is 10 hours in actual time which means about 13 hours of scheduled programming.  (fast forwarding through commercials of course)  Dedicated TV time is time when I am mostly focused on the TV and it is not just on in the background while I am doing something else.
  2. Netflix streaming TV shows  DO count towards the 10 hour budget. Shows on Hulu (which I rarely use) would also count towards the budget.
  3. Weeks start on Sunday. Unlike my childhood (Love Boat, Fantasy Island, BJ and the Bear, etc) there is nothing worth watch on Saturday.  So in my world, the TV week starts on Sunday.
  4. I get bonus points for ONLY turning the TV on for my dedicated TV watching time. The current BONUS is a HUGE sense of accomplishment and a quieter mind.  Perhaps I should come up with a real reward for myself…..
  5. TV watching at the gym or in a bar does not count. These are clearly social and health related activities where TV is totally allowed.
  6. My selected TV Shows for the week will be posted on “The TV List” page.  At the beginning, I was posting an updated list each week, but that got really old and the list does not change that much.  Not sure who really cares what I am watching but it is a nice list to help keep myself in check.
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