We've lived over a year now without TV. We still have a TV that we watch dvds and Netflix on but as far as cable/network television...nada. And after spending a few days with relatives that have TV I can now say with great confidence it was the best decision we made in late 2009.
I thought it would be absolute torture not to have the really fake housewives make their weekly visit each week. A day without Paula Deen? How would I know what to make for dinner? If I didn't watch Oprah, how would I know which book to buy and then not read because I was too busy watching Oprah tell me which book to buy? And don't get me started on the crab fishermen...missing out on their fun-filled "in the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun" Kathie Lee Carnival cruise adventures each Monday night was unthinkable.
But a remarkable thing began to happen. The things we decided to watch began to become very, very selective. And after a few weeks, the void I thought TV would leave was filled was some really good stuff.
and best of all...Jesus...more of Him.