Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Guess who needs life?

Slashdot, recently published, a story based on a survey titled Unhappy People Watch More TV . The story says, quote:

A new study by sociologists at the University of Maryland concludes that unhappy people watch more TV, while people who describe themselves as 'very happy' spend more time reading and socializing.

Cause-Effect notwithstanding, it got me thinking. I tried to come up with the tv series, sitcoms, I watched in 2008. The results were astonishing. I surprised myself. Before I say anything else, here are the results:'*' indicates currently running series.
[1] Heroes is the only series I have decided to stop in between.


You do the math. Ok, I'll do it for you. That totals to 604 616 episodes. And I am not even counting almost daily dose of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and Friends revisit once in a while. That averages to almost 2 episodes PER DAY. Funnily enough, this story was published on my birthday. Guess, who needs life?

9 comments:

Eliza said...

ha ha ha.. and you forgot to mention those innumerous movies that you must have watched :P (I can only match you on the movies and Big bang...sigh)

Nishit said...

oh you too watch the big bang theory? awesome, isn't it?

Ankur said...

Ohh that pretty much summarizes everything. :)
Keep it up, a world record may not be very far and for that article, I have got a quote from the movie sex, lies and videotapes
"Being happy isn’t all that great. I mean… the last time I was… really happy… I got really fat." -Ann

:)

webmaster said...

well, let me count few uncountable things... avatar episodes - 10 more and grand finale was 1 hr ... so

avatar -> 11 episodes
big bang -> 20 episodes
heroes -> 30 episodes
90210 -> 50 episodes

NOTE:- ALL FIGURES ARE APPROXIMATION. THERE MIGHT BE MORE UNCOUNTED EPISODES (BUT DEFINITELY NOT LESS).

NOTE:- SOME OF THE SERIES ARE CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS. HENCE, BY THE TIME YEAR ENDS ....

webmaster said...

the ones i counted were the episodes seen again ;) sorry, forgot to mention that earlier.

Nishit said...

@webmaster, please reveal yourself. :-)

anshuj said...

going by that definition. I may be happiest person alive - no television in this household. I watched quite a few movies this year though.

Rajiv Mathew said...

interesting thoughts!

Kaushik said...

Dude I seriously think you need to add House M.D to your arsenal .. cheers