that's what dvd boxsets are for :-)
If I'm doing efforts DVDs are too distracting, but the winter just gone for £25 I won off eBay a small TV with a built-in DVD player and worked my way through the first 6½ series of The Big Bang Theory. I've just about got to the bit where it jumped the shark.
Oh, and earphones (JVC Sports Clip seem pretty indestructible) and an extension lead, so I can hear the TV above the din of the pedestal fan and the turbo and not worry the neighbours.
I need some earphones definitely, my turbo makes far too much noise! Struggle to find ones that actually stay in my ears though, which is a problem!
I guess I think it's boring, because I'd rather be outside/running, but seeing as my heels mostly complain about running these days, I need to suck it up!!