Strictly - Another night ruined

We bought a new BFO telly after the lockdown from our 'savings'. It's hardly ever been on.

Because, the best hing that happened was when SKY et al decided to launch a new satelitte which meant the reception footprint does not now reach us. Just at the same time as Netflix, Prime and all that lot started. so after our evening meal, it's out lappies, in headphones and a couple of hours of marital bliss! I use the big TV for watching rugby and some dramas, but have headphones for that too.

The last thing the big telly was used for both of us was the first episode of The Larkins, which coincidentally due to its wokeness was also the last episode of The Larkins, here at least!

We are as happy as pigs in poo!
 
My tolerance levels for a lot of things in our relationship (and to be perfectly honest life in general) has gone through the floor recently, so much so that I'm really starting to wonder if it's worth carrying on. I've been suffering from a lot of mood swings recently and it seems everytime we have a good moment it's ruined shortly afterwards by a kick off (invariable down to a misunderstanding, an argument over her stroppy daughter / overbearing sister or an imagined slight).

Perhaps this is something worth exploring.

I've 'only' been married 10 years, though following an argument a period of reflection ensues to determine if the argument was caused by the actual matter at hand (a misunderstanding/ miscommunication or something as trivial as deciding what to watch/ eat) or if the argument is a vehicle for something more deep seated that's been bottled up by either party.

Viewing-wise, Mrs G_J stopped watching soaps/ weekend TV years ago, though loves all the garbage drama stuff you find on Netflix etc. I'll typically just jump on the laptop and leave her to it rather than one of us feeling compelled to retreat to another room in the house. At least you're still able to speak with one another, fuss over the dogs etc. Fortunately, we have the same tastes in a lot of TV shows/ films for evenings/ weekends.
 

MrBane

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We bought a new BFO telly after the lockdown from our 'savings'. It's hardly ever been on.

Because, the best hing that happened was when SKY et al decided to launch a new satelitte which meant the reception footprint does not now reach us. Just at the same time as Netflix, Prime and all that lot started. so after our evening meal, it's out lappies, in headphones and a couple of hours of marital bliss! I use the big TV for watching rugby and some dramas, but have headphones for that too.

The last thing the big telly was used for both of us was the first episode of The Larkins, which coincidentally due to its wokeness was also the last episode of The Larkins, here at least!

We are as happy as pigs in poo!

Why aren't you streaming to the expensive TV from the laptop? Either an HDMI cable or something like Chromecast.

We went in a different direction. When we bought this place last January, we decided we didn't want a telly in the living room. If the missus and I fancy something more mature, then once the kids are in bed I bring out the projector and via HDMI from the laptop watch Amazon / Now / etc. Then tuck it all away out of sight once done. Works really well.
 

spoolerdog

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Have to agree with so many on here SCD does my tits in. Can't stand the presenters, the judges, the competitors (whoever they are??? - celebrities my arrse!!) and the demented audience. Even worse SWMBO (who i love dearly - been married for 30 years so have to say that) tapes the fecking thing every night - the sh1te on BBC2 - and watches this when such other greats are on - forged in fire, the sopranos etc. But this now gives me the excuse to feck off to my secret lair in the attic where I can watch anything I want or even better pack up the boom sticks and head off to the club for a bit of plinking. So although I detest the utter sh1te that is SCD long may it continue.

To the OP get yourself a hobby and don't go to SWMBS house when the mind numbing keek is on!!!
 

theoriginalphantom

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at least Brucie had the good grace to die rather than continue with the show
 
Per comments above; it’s 30 mins of (mostly) fit women flashing their knickers...
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And on the rare occasion its on the telly while I'm in the room the Mrs thinks I'm doing her a favour by not objecting......
 

Daxx

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OP, Sometimes you have to suck it up to have an easy life.
 

Ravers

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I mean who doesn’t want to watch birds like this prancing round in revealing clothes?
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Nemesis44UK

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My tolerance levels for a lot of things in our relationship (and to be perfectly honest life in general) has gone through the floor recently, so much so that I'm really starting to wonder if it's worth carrying on. I've been suffering from a lot of mood swings recently and it seems everytime we have a good moment it's ruined shortly afterwards by a kick off (invariable down to a misunderstanding, an argument over her stroppy daughter / overbearing sister or an imagined slight). I just don't seem to be able to find a happy medium and get back to the way our relationship used to be when I really couldn't give a **** about what she watched as long as she didn't watch it whilst I was there.

The first sentence is a cause for concern that goes much deeper than Strictly.

Is it her, or is it you? Are you feeling happy and on form away from her, or do you feel pissed off all the time?

If it's only around her, it may be that your relationship has run its course and it's time to call endex.

If you feel fed up all the time, whether she's with you or not, it might be that you're suffering from a bout of depression. Go see a doctor and explain to them about your mood swings and your general low mood.

Disclaimer - I'm not a professional health care provider, just someone who has a bit of personal experience.
 
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If I understand the OP correctly: He has a girlfriend who was a dancer, probably still has the body for it (It seems to be that way), who invites him over for a cracking home-cooked dinner with the implication of grown-up cuddling later. However, he won't tolerate her watching something on her TV, in her house, that he doesn't like and ends up tramping home through a dull autumn evening, somewhat upset and unsated.

You sound like a proper catch, you ingrate. She should ditch you and move on to someone with a little more common-sense and hunting instinct.
 
Ah yes ... " Milfs In Sequins " great show .
I have asked the Beeb repeatedly to have action replays of legs and cleavages in slow motion , but to no avail
 

Ravers

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Nah, I would rather see similar lovelies on Youporn or Painal, having their hoops stretched, til they tap out. But each to his own.
You have Youporn playing in your kitchen while the family sits down for dinner?

Fair play.
 
I agree about the programme. It really makes me fear for the intellect of the nation that shít of this kind can be so popular.

Most TV these days is the equivalent of the Buddhist concept of Idle Chatter. One reason why Buddhist monks and nuns are forbidden to watch TV or go to the theatre.

Idle chatter is pointless talk, speech that lacks purpose or depth. Such speech communicates nothing of value, but only stirs up the defilements in one’s own mind and in others.

Idle Chatter can also be described as something which has no value but is endlessly repeated, to the point where it becomes meaningless and those who espouse it find that no one is listening to them.

IMHO any so called "reality shows" fall into this category - both the shows and the people who make and appear in them are merely Idle Chatter generating meaningless noise which would waste my time if I ever bothered to watch them (I don't).
 
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