Do you snack while watching TV? Not really. I don’t watch much tv, and I don’t keep lots of snacky food around. I also try not to snack unless I’m actually hungry.
What is your favourite TV show? Right now, I think it’s Castle.
What TV show makes you run to change channels? Hmm… Most ‘reality’ tv shows, and commercial tv current affairs (it’s just so bad in so many ways, I just can’t watch it. ABC and SBS at least spend less time on dodgy real estate agents and thinly veiled advertorials for fad diets or dubious alternative therapies)
How do you view your TV guide: online, on-screen, newspaper, magazine, other? Online. Sometimes the on-screen schedule will show something interesting (btw, does channel 9 not show anything in the onscreen scedule for anyone else? it drives me a bit mad…)
Have you ever been surveyed for your TV-viewing habits or do you know anyone who has been? Nope.
Do you watch TV news and/or current affairs regularly? No, I get my news from the Internet. Sometimes I’ll watch for something particular – to see video of something like an event I was involved in, or a bushfire my sister is working at…
Do you watch any TV “soaps”? (Truth please, even if it is embarrassing.) No. I have a very low threshold for cringe-factor, which actually keeps me from most sit-coms and movies too.
What other series shows do you try not to miss? Castle, Bones, The Zoo and The Force are my current regular watches. I’m following some other things, but they’re on iView, so I don’t have to worry about missing them.
Any previous series or shows you really liked? Firefly is the only one that springs to mind.
Do you have pay TV or are the digital channels enough? Pay tv would be a total waste of money for me. I’d rather spend my extra money, when I have any, on books or fabric.
Do you only watch certain TV shows online? Is that ‘do you carefully choose what you watch online?’ or ‘do you watch some shows exclusively online’? Either way, I tend to browse when I have time to kill rather than actively plan or pursue a watching schedule (except for sunday night’s The Force, Bones and Castle, and monday night’s The Zoo).
Do you regularly use services like ABC catch-up or other online replays? Not regularly, but I’ve started browsing iView more often lately.
Do you ever pay any attention to the adverts? I try not to, as they’re mostly pretty painful. I generally focus on something else when the ads are on.
Do you multi-task while watching TV & if so what else are you doing? I usually have my laptop on from before my shows start – I’ll browse the web or play freecell in the ad breaks, or in any slightly cringe-y bits I don’t want to watch. Sometimes I crochet while I watch; it’s a good way to get lots of crocheting done.
Is there a TV show that makes you laugh out loud? Big Bang Theory, QI.
Have you ever said no to a social invitation to stay at home and watch TV? (Truth again please.) Mind telling us what the show was? If I stay home and watch tv instead of going out, it’s more about wanting downtime than about the tv itself.
Do you record TV shows & if so why and how (VCR, DVD recorder, TIVO, laptop, etc.)? That would take effort, and stuff like iView is starting to make it redundant. I have got a TV card in my desktop machine, but I’ve never managed to get MythTV set up for it. Also we’re using the bunny ears with our actual tv right now, so there’s no aerial for it.
Least favourite TV personality/actor/character? I’d have to say Sam Newman and Eddie McGuire too. There’s also a bunch of conservative US tv presenters whom I strongly dislike, but they’re not on tv here, so maybe they don’t count…
Most popular TV personalities/actors/character? Mmm, Nathan Fillion…
Have you ever seen anything really memorable on TV (not news/events – made for TV drama, etc.)? All I can think of is news – like Nelson Mandela’s inauguration. TV drama is not really my thing…
Do you prefer TV series or stand-alone shows? I like the way that series allow for long-term and more complex stories. A stand-alone show is sometimes not enough..
Is there a specific show you find yourself recommending over and over? Nope.