The Last Furlong

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Misery-fests and Violence-fests


I have become quite bored with the TV we watch. Of course, this is our fault. Well, no. It’s Mr Furlong’s fault!

We have got stuck in a rut of watching stuff on Cable TV (in the UK, that’s Sky). There is a preponderance of Misery-fests and violence. Well – Mr Furlong seems to like them. But some of the stuff on ordinary TV, is just as bad.

Mr Furlong and I have similar tastes in many things – but not so much for TV. He is a real gentleman and often watches what I like, without complaint. I like documentaries, history, factual programs. Or something uplifting.

We tape a lot of shows to watch later – and Sunday night on TV, there is a cluster of good stuff all on top of each other – too much even to tape. What the hell is wrong with the schedule that we are offered worthwhile shows on a Sunday night, and starved on Saturdays!

And there is SO MUCH misery-fest and violence-fests in TV culture nowadays……


Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

2 thoughts on “Misery-fests and Violence-fests

  1. Sad to say, I watch a lot of Pirate TV, on line. British, American, Canadian and Australian.
    I moderate a Forum, and it helps to stave off the boredom of perpetual, Cyber throat ripping.
    And at least you get to choose what you watch.

    Some of The Australian and Canadian stuff is really good, and often quite gentle.

    Link available if requested. See my email address. And if it isn’t under my user name profile I am quite happy to put it up here.

    PS. I actually quite enjoy The Forum. It keeps me connected to the outside world.


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