Things I've Learnt From Watching Television

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It's often said that watching too much TV is not good. Yet, I've learnt a few priceless lessons from the TV shows that I'm a big fan of. Feel free to add your own views below.

Prison Break - Always deal with the most important issue first. Michael Scofield has tons of problems and is constantly surrounded by chaos. Yet, he always focuses on the most pressing problem at hand and solves that first.

The Mentalist - Always think differently from the norm and have fun. Patrick Jane is quirky, eccentric and funny but never fails to show that he is the smartest guy in the room.

Burn Notice - Always have a Plan B. Michael Weston knows that in the field, anything can go wrong and is always prepared to deal with it.

Spartacus - Never give up fighting for what you believe in. Even when his woman dies or he has to kill his best friend, Spartacus, still fights for freedom.

Arrow - You can't do everything alone. Oliver Queen has good friends(JV partners?) to help him nail his targets.

Breaking Bad - Obsessing over your work or anything can make you lose everything. Things started to go haywire for Walter White, once he began obsessing over power and money.

The Walking Dead - Get far away from haters The survivors have to constantly kill or runaway from zombies which just wanna drag them down and eat them. Just like haters.

Dexter - Honestly... I learnt nothing but it's such a cool show
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
    Awesome post!

    I learnt never to trust anyone who goes by the name of "The Governor" from The Walking Dead...

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    • Profile picture of the author Arun Chandran
      Originally Posted by Joe Crosbie View Post

      Awesome post!

      I learnt never to trust anyone who goes by the name of "The Governor" from The Walking Dead...

      Joe,
      HAHAHA! Definitely! Just like politicians in real life... He fooled an entire town.
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    • Profile picture of the author joesfortune
      I envy you. You must be spending some time in front of the TV set. I seldom get that chance now. On a daily basis, I have about 45 mins of news and 30 mins of movies while saying my daily rosary. Even prayers can be a segment of multi-tasking.
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      • Profile picture of the author Arun Chandran
        Originally Posted by joesfortune View Post

        I envy you. You must be spending some time in front of the TV set. I seldom get that chance now. On a daily basis, I have about 45 mins of news and 30 mins of movies while saying my daily rosary. Even prayers can be a segment of multi-tasking.
        Hi Joe,

        I never watch the news. Too much misery and negative stuff.

        I do not watch TV daily... I may go a week without watching tv and suddenly watch an entire season on DVD at one go. So, I could probably finish off a whole season of Dexter in one day. I wouldn't recommend it... but I like it. I don't waste time with commercials.
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        • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Originally Posted by Arun Chandran View Post

    Dexter - Honestly... I learnt nothing but it's such a cool show
    Seriously? This one has the biggest lesson of all.

    Live by a code, and don't deviate from it without a damn good reason.

    Also, stand out from the crowd. If you have to be a serial killer, be the one that kills other serial killers. How's that for a killer differentiation?
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    the only thing i have ever learnt from watching tv ..is it is best to have an empty fridge ..seems it it hard to watch tv and not snack..unless you are watching food programs and get to depressed about having junk to eat and not the good stuff..
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      Here's what I've learned from watching television.

      Don't watch television!

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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
        Originally Posted by Enfusia View Post

        Here's what I've learned from watching television.

        Don't watch television!

        Patrick
        Some TV can be quite good and I think it's important to relax.
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      • Profile picture of the author Arun Chandran
        Originally Posted by Enfusia View Post

        Here's what I've learned from watching television.

        Don't watch television!

        Patrick
        But why? It's fun... and a brief escape from reality sure helps when things get hard. As long as you don't overdo it.
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        • Profile picture of the author nicosuccess
          Here's what I learned:

          If I watch television I don't make money

          If I switch the television off, I make money

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        • Profile picture of the author Odahh
          Originally Posted by Arun Chandran View Post

          But why? It's fun... and a brief escape from reality sure helps when things get hard. As long as you don't overdo it.
          I have the internet ..the add thingies on the internet .. somehow have a clue what my interests are ..but i can watch what i want to watch or read what i want to read without being bothered to much.

          watching tv takes the control of what you can watch righ now away from you and places it in the hands of somone you will never meet . who only values you for what they can charge advertisers for how mmany of you there are watching
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  • Profile picture of the author emelef
    Only watch television to rewind... don't become addicted.

    24 - there are 24 hours in a day, there's a lot of time to do a lot of stuff... even save the world!
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