Boring – Dull and Boring – a daily post spark


Just looking through the week’s TV listing. Such a chore to find something worth watching. I used to be satisfied with Bones, CSI, NCIS, SVU, Sunday Murders, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, The ƒ Word,  Hotel Rescues, Dr Phil, Oprah, Jeremy Kyle and Rachel Ray. Some of these are either between seasons or I’m losing interest.

Afternoons and evenings are such a dra-a-a-ag when all there is to choose from are such as these…
Kardashians, The Johnsons, Shortland Street, Coronation Street, Eastenders, My Kitchen Rules, Come Dine With Me, Renovation Wars  and Infomercials galore…

Some channels are so boringly programmed I read the listings and simply run a big black marker down their dull columns in the tv guide. Out goes TV2, Four, Māori TV, U TV, TV One Plus 1, TV3 Plus 1, C4, Trackside, Choice TV, Shopping Channel (TV1’s Good Morning show on speed), Parliament TV, Cue, Te Rēo, Shine TV, Firstlight, Chinese TV 8, Channel 9, TV Central, TV Rotorua, Info Rotorua, Television 33, regional channels we can’t receive (obviously they’re out).

I admit I like Storage Wars, but that’s too predictable to stay on my “must watch” list for much longer. Teen vamp or goth shows bore the crap out of me. What americans call comedy or situation comedy – well, I dub them vomidy: Friends, Hope & Faith, et al. “Reality” shows are finger-down-the-throat shows. Swapping wives or houses – so excruciatingly predictable they are “there must be some laundry to fold” shows.

And the dull alternatives? In daylight, pulling weeds, hanging laundry, vacuuming, washing dishes, drinking coffee … Hah-hum… just as attractive – Not.

But nothing, no, not any of these, is as boring as being stuck at the front door with a neighbourly friend (sorry, forgot the quotes around that) with absolutely nothing in common, telling a lo-o-o-o-ong dull tale of this aunty saying whatever about a cousin’s sister-in-law’s great aunt’s tea spoon collection. Or any such saga of dull interactions between people you don’t know and never will.

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