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16 problems everyone faces when sitting down to watch telly

There is NOTHING on.

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YOU’RE SITTING IN front of the television, armed with the remote control.

And the nightly routine begins…

1. “Ah, settling down to watch the TV. I have over 100 channels, so there will almost certainly be something on.”

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2. “I know I should watch Prime Time tonight, but I just can’t right now.”

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3. “I can’t really just start watching The Walking Dead in the middle of the fifth series, can I?”

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4. “I could watch this episode of Friends I’ve seen 18 times.”

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5. “But I’ll resist.”

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6. “Oh, something I want to watch. Amazing!”

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7. “Damn, it’s nearly over. I’ll just switch over to +1.”

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9. “‘Society Scabs’. What’s this about? Oh, it’s a documentary about ‘people scabbing off society’”.

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10. “Uh-oh, I’m already at the nature channels.”

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11. “God, it’s nothing but Law & Order and reality shows about pawn shops from here on in.”

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12. “Wow, there are so many ‘pawn’ puns. Pawn Stars, Hardcore Pawn, Pawn Crackers…”

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13. “Seriously, who is Andre Rieu and why is he taking over my life?”

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14. “Aaand I’ve reached the radio stations.”

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15. “Why do I even own a television?”

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16. “Oh well, time to go back to the start again.”

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