i really do hate eating dinner while watching tv on sofa. the angle is all wrong for your belly when you're having a good meal. much prefer dining room table. even if watching something while waiting for the food to cook i try to take the 10-15 minutes with my partner at a dining table to eat together with no tv. not always possible but i find it's much nicer as some days it can be one of the only moments when it's us and nothing else.