Essay on The Effects Of Television On My Life

878 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
An article gets shared on my Facebook Wall, BuzzFeed: 25 Ways To Tell You Are A Kid Of The ‘90s. #1 the list; “In West Philadelphia Born And Raised”. If you can’t finish the next verse or at least tell me what show this is from you are not a “ ‘90s kid!” I will save you from the suspense, “Alex Trebeck, what is The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air?”. Actually, 9 of the 25 items on the list are television shows. 9 different shows that I watched for entertainment are on the most accessible form of entertainment during my childhood, television. By default, the television was always on in my house, whether it was dinner time or Saturday morning cartoon time, you could find my family huttled around our 27’ inch Sharp television set. Between those childhood cartoons, teenage sitcoms, and the present time streaming of content via platforms such as Hulu and Netflix, television has been a major and constant factor in my life.

When I was a kid, between the ages of 4 to 11, the place of gathering in my house was the living room. At the time, this also happened to be the location of the only television set. My older brother, younger sister, and I would watch tv shows or rented movies. During TV time, my mother would allow us 1 hour each to choose the show we wanted to watch. This worked well, unless my brother was watching the stupid X-Files. As a kid, I didn’t understand the concept “The Truth is out there”. On weekend trips to Blockbuster, my siblings and I would each be allowed to pick a…

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