I've been TV-free since March, though I watched little enough for the two years before that. Was reminded of this by a blog entry recently, titled "Normality is ..." and one of the items was, "Avoiding depression with massive daily doses of television programs."
I almost 100% like being TV-free. There are occasions when I'd love to sit down on the couch and veg in front of a show... but most of the time it's not an issue.
There is still a VHS/DVD connection, so I can rent or borrow from the library, as well as watching my horsey stuff once in a while.
What I don't miss: news, "there's nothing on," mindlessly watching stuff I don't even like, getting sucked into shows and wasting time/having a schedule I have to make (e.g. 8 pm on Thursday)/worrying about taping it. Inviting people over and anyone being distracted by the TV. Paying the cable company. Dealing with the cable company
What I do miss: easily available comedy.
Now, not going to lie, I've substituted some of my TV time by spending it on COTH
You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng
We went for 19 years without having one in the house. Then 9/11 went down and I bought a set. We got a lot or reading and projects done during those 19 years. Now we pick and choose our shows (there are only a select few we really like), do other things, or turn in early.
I have a TV and try to watch the news, because what happens out there impacts our business.
We need to have some kind of idea about that, plus the weather is also important.
Other than that, I have never watched, well, don't even know what they are called, but Ophra, Springer, comedies, tragedies, whatever those shows made for TV are called.
Partly also because I am hard of hearing and so miss much and it is boring to watch and not quite catch on what is happening but a bit here and there.
Have not seen a movie since 1972.
Sure makes for much time for other, as someone commented.