|I'm not watching TV right here, but it is on inside.|
This is also approximately how long you were awake during 2016. So, how did you use your time?
In 2016, I kept track of the amount of TV/Movies I watched. I added 500 minutes as an adjustment for all those times when I was sitting in a restaurant or sports bar and there was a TV on the wall, or I was at another person's home and their TV was on. These times I did not log. My total time: 15498 minutes.
That is 4.41% of my time, or about 42 minutes and 20 seconds of TV/Movie watching per day, on average. Counting days in terms of awake time (960 minutes rather than all 1440 minutes of a 24 hour day), I watched TV for 16 total days of my life in 2016.
Many of you know that I don't watch very much TV. Erin and I don't have cable. We've canceled Netflix. Still, I've managed to be in front of the tube 42 minutes each day.
When I think of what I could have accomplished during those 16 days, I get a little nauseous. What if I practiced playing the guitar for those 42 minutes each day? What if I practiced learning Finnish?
I could probably play guitar somewhat decently by now, or perhaps speak, write, and read fluent Finnish.
It is a little unreasonable to think I can utilize all of that time. We all need some of our time to be entertaining, and there were several shows and programs that I thought were very worth my time. On the same token, there are many more programs that I would have been perfectly fine having not watched.
If interested, here was my list for 2016. I've italicized all those that I believed worth my time in terms of the quality of the movie, the company I was in, the educational aspect, or the pure entertainment value.
|Mozart in the Jungle S1 & S2||480|
|Bridge of Spies||142|
|Sicario (2 viewings)||242|
|Mad Max: Fury Road||120|
|The Big Short||130|
|The Americans S1||612|
|Star Wars: The Force Awakens||138|
|House of Cards S4||635|
|Sherlock Holmes: The Abominable Bride||44|
|Game 7 NBA Finals||140|
|The League S6||288|
|Bosch S1 & S2||1020|
|Walking Dead S5||672|
|Magic Mike XXL||115|
|Whisky Tango Foxtrot||112|
|Better Call Saul S1||460|
|The Fundamentals of Caring||97|
|Beasts of No Nation||137|
|The Hateful Eight||187|
|The Last Man on the Moon||95|
|Sons of Anarchy S7 Ep1-Ep6||345|
|Mr. Robot S1||460|
|Game of Thrones S5||560|
|The Nice Guys||116|
|Eye In the Sky||102|
|Knight of Cups||118|
|Star Trek Beyond (2 Viewings)||244|
|The Man Who Knew Infinity||108|
|The Kettering Incident S1 e1||50|
|Hell or High Water||102|
|Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||134|
|Pay 2 Play||87|
|The Jungle Book||106|
|~ Adjustment for TV in other places||500|
|Total Time Watching TV/Movies 2016||15498|