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How to avoid getting hooked on TV

Not a week goes by without someone recommending me a new awesome TV series.  I know it's totally justified as we have been living in the golden age of television since the 2000s.

Lea & I have watched some great series together  such as Breaking Bad, Daredevil (Season 1 only), Sherlock & GoT.

The quality of writing and directing has gotten so good that you could quit your job and watch TV full time and still not be fulfilled.

So what do I do when a new series genuinely intrigues me?

1. Disconnect
I don't have broadband or Netflix or iFlix at home. We borrow or buy DVDs when we want to watch something.  We also go to the movies pretty regularly.  Of course, we still have internet at home (via mobile data)

2. Wikipedia
99.9% of the time I'm sure that I'm not gonna watch it, but I'm intrigued by the premise or maybe what friends are telling me about it, so I spend 5-10 mins googling the plot points & spoilers.  After that, it's done. Cravings killed.

3. Read the book or do some writing instead
To be honest I haven't done this much. I can foresee that it might lead to an even bigger temptation to watch the TV adaptation. Probably much better to produce some output instead of constantly soaking up external input.

Less addictive & compulsive behavior means more time for creative stuff and family time.

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