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Television

The needles of an evergreenWhich is better, television or real life? Do you watch a lot of TV? What's your favorite series, and why? Do you like commercials? Would you rather watch TV silently or do you talk when you watch TV? Do you eat while watching TV? Do you even own a TV? Do you think that television is becoming obsolete because of the internet? Is television bad for you?

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Television

by Ashton, age 12

I think real life is waay better, but at the same time television is good, too. My favorite TV show is Jersey Shore. I think it is the best, but I also have to rememver that they might think it's real, but it's not. I think the internet will soon overpower television because now you can practically already watch it on an ipad, so I assume it will soon be outdated.

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Pretty Little What?

by Kiya, age 14

I love Pretty Little Liars! That is my absolute favorite show. It's filled with so much drama, suspense, and romance. I like watching Spongebob, too. That's my second-favorite show. Sometimes I yell at the TV screen, like when someone goes into a dark hallway and the killer is right behind them. I start shouting like crazy! But if it's a really good show, then I'll stay quiet. Commercials annoy me. It ruins the show I'm watching. Just when the end comes, there's a commercial, then a "To Be Continued..."

Television will always be better than real life. You can be anyone, say anything, be friends with anybody. You can have the perfect life, but that's not what I want. I want my own life.

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T.V. Or Reality? It's Your choice :-)

by Maya, age 12

Real Life is the A+ focus in Life. T.V. is about a D or E. It's not the main focus that you want good grades in. Real life is what is really going to happen to you and what you can determine how it will go. T.V. -- yeah, you can switch the channels and adjust the volume, but every reality show is fake! Yeah, some "educational" shows are on there that you can watch often, but T.V. is an electronic. If T.V.s went away, your life would still be THERE! So what is really important? A box with pictures displaying or a real living reality? Ask yourself and YOU make the right decision. :-)

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Television or No Television?

by Gangsta Girl, age 10

I think real life is better because some shows aren't even real. No, I don't watch a lot of TV. My fav series is Tom and jerry cuz it's been around for the longest. I don't really like commercials because they interrupt a very good show. Sometimes I talk while it's on a commercial, but when the show is on, I'm dead silent! Yes, I definitely eat watching TV, especially when a horror movie is on! Of course I own a TV, duh! I have no idea what obsolete means, so I'm not gonna answer that question. [Is television bad for you?] Yes and no cuz some shows teach kids about sex and violence and some teach about how to avoid bad things and whatnot.

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T.V.

by diti, age 6

I eat while watching TV and I like television. I like Arthur because it teaches you a lesson. I like commercials. I like to watch TV silently. I own a TV. I think that television is becoming obsolete because of the internet. Television is not bad if you don't watch it too much.

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Repulsive Commercials

by Patriot, age 70

Has anyone noticed the relentless assault on white men in commercials? It gets worse every day. According to the sponsors: white men can't eat, talk, walk, or do anything on their own. They are beat up, humiliated, buried under rocks, etc. They have to be dragged to the dinner table, told what to do. They are called freaks by their children, they lie to their children, they can't reach or let go of the TV remote. The assault is brutal and unrelenting. Come on! Do women really like men like that? The opposite is true. All commercials portray white men as incredibly stupid and hopelessly inept while portraying black men and women as captains of industry. Where is the outrage? Are sponsors so terrorized by the NAACP? Why buy their products when they show such disrespect? Our men are being attacked in all commercials. It's not funny, it's horrible.

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Losing Yourself

lyss, age 12

I think sometimes TV is better than real life because if your life stinks, it is good to lose yourself in someone else's life. But on the other hand, people shouldn't ignore their problems. I have always liked fantasy movies like the Lord of the RIngs because it is the exciting life I always wish I had.

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TV

by Janice, age 11

Do you watch Coronation Street? Do you watch Benidorm? Do you watch Emmerdale? Do you watch Friends? Do you watch Lark Rise to Candleford? I watch all of these. One thing I didn't mention, my favourite of all: HARRY POTTER!

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duh TV!!

by Lisa, age 16

Real life has drama just like TV. Yet at least we know that TV is not hard to watch. Yet my favorite soap opera is in Spanish and is called Truinfo del Amor. My least favorite character in that show is Victoria. Yet my all-time favorite show is Blue Water High, an Australian teenage show. I like watching foreign shows.

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Topic: Television
Which is better, television or real life? Do you watch a lot of TV? What's your favorite series, and why? Do you like commercials? Would you rather watch TV silently or do you talk when you watch TV? Do you eat while watching TV? Do you even own a TV? Do you think that television is becoming obsolete because of the internet? Is television bad for you?

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