I’m 50 years old. I’ve been a Christian since I was a child, and a Catholic Christian for 3 years.
I’ve found over the years that as I grow closer to the Lord and His Church, my interest in TV and movies has waned greatly. It just doesn’t have much appeal.
My husband and I each have a few shows that we love. For me, it’s The Unit, mainly because my favorite actor is on the show, and one of the writers is a graduate of my daughters’ school in our city.
My husband likes Heroes and Lost.
We both love to watch football and figure skating.
And we still watch The Simpsons, but we don’t go out of our way to watch it. Usually we’re home, but if not, oh well.
I usually watch the local news because I really do take an interest in my city and my community. I like to stay abreast of what’s happening and get involved if possible.
That’s about it. Often the set isn’t even on in the evening. We have other things to do. We make love and go out for dinner or theater and talk and talk! We take care of our house and our cats. I write novels. He does a lot of work from home. He helps with RCIA and other church activities. I play piano and often have a choir or a soloist to practice with. Both of us love praying the Rosary and other chaplets. I try to make a Holy Hour everyday, although that’s not always possible. And of course, we try to make time for family activities with our extended family.
All that takes a lot of time. TV just doesn’t fit in.
This is just a humble suggestion, but perhaps as you fill your time with worthwhile activities and spiritual exercises and devotions, you will find that TV doesn’t really seem all that important anymore.
Please don’t think I’m implying that you don’t do worthwhile and spiritual things right now! I’m not saying that. All I’m saying is that you might discover as you grow older that you won’t have to make decisions about which shows to watch. You may find that you really aren’t interested in any of the shows.
(I am assuming that you are able-bodied, not bed-ridden. For the invalid, immobile, or the seriously ill person, TV can be a real blessing.)