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Cigarettes, gambling, porn and booze. What's your addiction? How low have you sunk and how have you tried to beat it?

Thanks to big-girl's-blouse for the suggestion

(, Thu 18 Dec 2008, 16:42)
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When I was a student,
finishing at 1pm almost every day meant that daytime TV became not only a significant amount of my time, but also a downright necessity after a few months.

My TV watching would start at about 1.30pm when I could watch the end of BBC Points West while unpacking my things. The fun really started at 1.45pm when I'd watch Neighbours so that I could spoil it for my flatmates when they wanted to watch it later. Usually Neighbours was closely followed by Diagnosis Murder (an absolutely cracking show) and then Monk. By this point my flatmates arrived home so I'd usually make a cup of tea and wait the few minutes for Countdown to start, then it was only 15 minutes or so of watching something random before Richard and Judy or the Paul O Grady Show started, or we'd watch Neighbours again if it was a good one at lunchtime. That would last until 6pm when I could watch the Simpsons, then Hollyoaks, then at 7pm I'd cook dinner. At 8pm there was normally something good on, and if there wasn't we'd all go down the pub. Sometimes I could end up watching TV from 1.30pm til midnight, almost non-stop.

Addicted? Me?! Never.
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 11:15, 10 replies)
I got like this during revision times
Except that, because we were too cheap to pay the TV licence, it was radio instead. Radio 4 to be precise.

For some reason, being able to quote Radio 4's weekday schedule from 8am to midnight is not seen as something to be proud of.
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 11:47, closed)
It's only sad when you
can recite the shipping forecast too...
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 17:37, closed)
6th form for me
Fridays were the best: Neighbours, Ironside then Love Boat: The Next Wave. I think this would be followed by Childrens BBC, Neightbours again, Simpsons and Hollyoaks.

I repeated this a few years later when briefly unemployed. By then the after-Neightbours shows had changed to Diagnosis Murder (I concur), Murder, She wrote, and I think Father Dowling Mysteries.
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 13:48, closed)
Murder she wrote! Yes!

(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 14:09, closed)
This is going back a bit, but...
I used to absolutely love weekday mornings in the school holidays circa 1993. I was way too old to be watching some of this gubbins but I religiously viewed 2 hours of The Big Breakfast (with Chris and Gaby), then Power Rangers, Star Street, Hammer Man (MC Hammer!) then Pugwall. Then only a wee while to wait before Home and Away followed by Neighbours. Heaven.
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 14:24, closed)
Hammerman was ace,
had a great theme tune too
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 14:53, closed)
he opened up the BAG. and took out the magical SHOES.

For some reason that line always stuck in my head.
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 23:11, closed)
Me too, that's a little weird
maybe because it doesn't rhyme :D
(, Tue 23 Dec 2008, 10:21, closed)
*Hangs head in shame*
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 16:31, closed)
Doctors replaced Diagnosis Murder,
I was happy as they moved DM to the Monk slot when that had finished and I could keep up my 12 hours of telly without missing a show :')
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 16:32, closed)

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