I get a lot of flack for not owning a TV and here's why:
I threw the TV out years ago because the dumbing down of TV made me feel quite ill. I want to expand my mind in this short lifetime, not get even more stupid! Just as I gave up smoking cold turkey (after 24 years) so too did I cart the TV off to the skip and have never looked back. Who needs that form of mindless drivel?
Reading to expand my brain and other interests fill my spare time (of which I have very little).