well eventually they actually stopped talking - miracle! Think it helped that I refused to let them vote unless they actually watch the programme... and in the end they didn't vote anyway as they know how tight I am with the phone! lol....
Bah, I have to listen to my DW talk,talk and talk some more through Lie to me, and Stargate Universe, when I moan i always get "but nothings happening" so good on all men who talk through your shows, in some ways it makes me weirdly happy
My Mum does this, drives us insane! Her best one is if we put a film on when she's round, she'll chat throught the first ten minutes, decide to watch and then expect a quick synopis of what's happening as she hasn't been watching! she'll then proceed with things like, "why's he doing that?" "ooo, that's to do with so and so that happened" or "who's she?" about some major character in the film. Consequently we try not to watch films with her!
Its one of the main reasons I come on MN in the evenings. DW just getscrotchety listens but doesn't respond much when I talk to her if she is watching TV. Her mother is the same and insists on watching all 'the soaps' in total silence. I don't like TV much at all and tend to get bored and start nattering.
<wonders why it is women say they can multi task much better than men but apparently can't talk and watch TV at the same time like men can>
I find this with my dh and dd during X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, I have been known to go upstairs and watch in peace!
My dd tends to question everything, (not a bad thing sometimes!) but every time Bruce Forsyth makes a joke or one of the X-Factor judges makes a comment, she'll say, "What did he mean/why did he say that/doesn't he like that performer or is he just joking?"
Arghh! By the time you've explained the last gag to her you've near enough missed the next act!!