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Old 09-03-2017, 04:08 PM
 
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I like to have some art painting shows on hand, Bob Ross and the like, very soothing and relaxing.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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I wish there was a channel that told late night stories , mysteries , and just showed still pictures of the characters first , to get the pictures in your head so you can fall asleep on your side without having to keep looking at the screen Lol I guess I'm asking for too much , I'm just old enough to remember when the TVs went off at 11 pm every night ,
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:22 PM
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The Honeymooners, Seinfeld, Frasier. Sometimes just in the background.
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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House Hunters (International is the most fun.)

The Great British Baking Show

I love the very old show Petticoat Junction, and if I ever see it on I'll watch that.
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:27 PM
 
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I wish there was a channel that told late night stories , mysteries , and just showed still pictures of the characters first , to get the pictures in your head so you can fall asleep on your side without having to keep looking at the screen Lol I guess I'm asking for too much , I'm just old enough to remember when the TVs went off at 11 pm every night ,
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I wish there was a channel that told late night stories , mysteries , and just showed still pictures of the characters first , to get the pictures in your head so you can fall asleep on your side without having to keep looking at the screen Lol I guess I'm asking for too much , I'm just old enough to remember when the TVs went off at 11 pm every night ,

I don't know if you have a smart phone or not but there is an app called "Calm" where they tell soothing stories to help you fall asleep.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:36 AM
 
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Back in '97, the odd comfort I took in this show stopped me from bringing some of its scenes to life.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcKyW_AtXB0
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:47 AM
 
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I wish there was a channel that told late night stories , mysteries , and just showed still pictures of the characters first , to get the pictures in your head so you can fall asleep on your side without having to keep looking at the screen Lol I guess I'm asking for too much , I'm just old enough to remember when the TVs went off at 11 pm every night ,
I set the timer on the TV and pop an audiobook CD in the DVD player. Or a DVD of a movie I've already seen before (but something with very consistent sound rather than sudden changes in volume--if I try to fall asleep to regular TV, I sometimes drift off only to get woken up by a blaring commercial).

I'm lucky that the libraries where I live have a great selection of DVDs and audiobooks, but for anyone where their library isn't well supplied and where cost is a concern, some thrift stores have very inexpensive DVDs.

For some reason the audiobooks, at least where I live, are not that cheap, even in thrift stores. But there's lots of audio material (including podcasts, even class lectures from some university courses, etc.) that can be downloaded for free.

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Old 09-04-2017, 09:50 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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I don't know if you have a smart phone or not but there is an app called "Calm" where they tell soothing stories to help you fall asleep.
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Back in '97, the odd comfort I took in this show stopped me from bringing some of its scenes to life.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcKyW_AtXB0
Strange as this sounds, TWC! I find it strangely comforting.

Thanks for the info on "Calm", chili.

Ooh, I didn't get CHILLER tv back in '97. I loved Lance and that show would have been right up my alley!
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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I usually watch cooking shows like Martha Stuart but avoid cooking shows that have a game format to them.
Also Cottage life is a channel i tune into frequently.
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