Watcher Tendencies - Classification Essay

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Television watching has become not just a crazy but the new age lifestyle. The more advanced the technology gets the more popularity television receives. Channels, like ESPN, broadcast shows in High Definition to make the picture seem more real. Inventions such as TIVO have allowed viewers to record their shows and movies in order to watch them at their leisure. This new technology and this new obsession with TV created a new standard of living throughout society. With these new standards come many different attitudes or point of views about television. These new attitudes or point of views can be classified into four groups that I have named the addicted watcher, the specific show watcher, the occasional watcher and someone that never watches TV.

The addicted watcher will include TV into as much of their life as possible. This is the type of person who goes about their daily routine with TV always in the back or their minds.

When they are at home the TV is on, no matter what the program is and what they are doing. The program is not what is important but the mere fact that the TV is on even if it?s only processed as background noise. I had a roommate, named Katie that was obsessed with watching TV as much as she saw fit. She would put off loads of homework forcing her to pull late night-ers on a regular basis. She was someone that had could watch pointless shows, such as almost anything on M-TV and VH1, for hours at a time. Katie used television as a distraction in order to procrastinate on her homework to the last minute on almost everything she did. This didn?t mean she was a bad person or that she was a bad student and received...