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post #31 of 42
I'm actually glad it's crappy... I would be too easily distracted if it were all good. (As I surf the internet and post on the Cat Site... distracted? Not me! )

I like House, Boston Legal, 24, and of course, most of Animal Planet. I sheepishly admit to watching a reality show once in a while, though.
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by EricaNicole View Post
i work second shift so I dont really watch to many primetime shows. I just think those are mostly the rotten programing. But I do like CSI LasVegas and Law and order SVU. I used to watch SNL but not any more. I dont watch much because of the sexual portrayal of women and men in many shows, esp the real world (although sometimes i will land on it while channel surfing) desperate house wives, sex in the city, any soaps any anything on MTV. Instead I like watching Family guy, its stupid and they offend everyone which makes me realize how uptight we all can be. I also like the Food Network and VH1's reality shows because they are just pathetic and at the end of the day I need the humor..thank u flavor of love!!!
I agree... the over-sexualization of women (and men) in many shows turns me off too. Sex sells. I like shows that portray fully rounded female characters, but those are difficult to find.

Oh yes... Family Guy and The Simpsons... can't forget them! I watch them if I catch them, but I'm often not home when they come on either. :/
post #33 of 42
There is a lot of crap on these days, but there are some really good shows, too. I love Boston Legal, Criminal Minds, and Dirt. I like the reruns of Dead Like Me and Eureka on Sci-Fi.
post #34 of 42
I lost interest in all the regular broadcast prime time stuff ages ago, which is fine, since during primetime, I'm either at the computer or making/eating dinner. Our TV viewing these days seems to be Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic, A&E occasionally, plus news and, if I'm still awake when it comes on, M*A*S*H -- oh, and DVD's, infrequently.

Maybe I'm getting old, too -- what's this "maybe" stuff?
post #35 of 42
While there are a few shows I really like (CSI, Bones and House), yes TV is getting crappy. I think the quality of the actual sets etc has gotten better, but someone needs to remind soap people about story lines. Someone posted the other day that they could start watching a soap from years back and get right back into it, thats kinda sad.
post #36 of 42
I think that there are too many stations that are trying to compete with each other...so that makes TV suck.

For example, remember when the first survivor came out? Despite the Real World already existing and stable, Survivor helped spin off all these different reality shows. Now we have reality dancing, singing, parenting, etc all as reality shows (and most really aren't).

Then there are about 10 different dramas on each night about the same time. IMO HOW MUCH DRAMA DO YOU NEED?????

Plus with the gambling on shows now. Since Texas Hold'em took off, that's on what seems like all the time, then they tried to do Blackjack which was just stupid.

You know what I could go on and on but I'm not. Just cut down the number of TV stations, so that there are less competition. Then we have less stupid shows to watch.
post #37 of 42
There is only one TV show on that is worth watching. And that is 24 with Kiefer Sutherland.


The only other thing I watch is the History Channel and Animal Planet.
post #38 of 42
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I think that there are too many stations that are trying to compete with each other...so that makes TV suck.
You know what I could go on and on but I'm not. Just cut down the number of TV stations, so that there are less competition. Then we have less stupid shows to watch.
I hear what you're saying, but really, competition should make tv better. Unfortunately that's not the case as each station just repeats the same formula with the reasoning that "well if it works for that network, why not for us". It's like advertising - pitch to the lowest common denominator and anyone a little more disscerning just has to make do.
post #39 of 42
TV is getting pretty crappy, I watch tv, but I don't watch it, it is just on. I mostly channel surf, I watch The Learning channel, Discovery, Lifetime, Court tv, and stuff like that. I like the animal planet too.
post #40 of 42
While i rarely watch tv anymore -- mostly House, Law & Order and the Unit and Standoff i have found a channel I think its a local but its called "I". It shows old stuff GOOD stuff like charlies angels st elsewhere, and good old stuff like that Even the old Cartoons/kids shows like smurfs, inspector gadget, Mr Rogers Neigborhood, Garfield and good oldies. THats about the only channel I will watch outside of my DVR full of House, L&O, Unit, & standoff.

I miss th old stuff something terrible...

I got my kids hooked on Fraggle Rock by buying a DVD that came out lately of the shows. They watch this almost daily. lol They are watching it right now! lol

But no you arent getting OLD. TV is just generally crappy.
post #41 of 42
Okay, I feel really old - I miss Dick Van Dyke, Mash Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart. I remember that was such an awesome Saturday night line up - I had to have a REALLY great date to pass those shows up!
Now, I like Monk, Brothers and Sisters, Ugly Betty, The Closer. I Have just started watching Boston Legal - honestly, I am shocked at what they say and do, but must admit that I do find it funny!
post #42 of 42
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I wonder sometimes if you could even show "All in the Family" today, it is SO NOT PC! I remember what a bombshell it was back in 1971. They had to broadcast a disclaimer about it being offensive, and it totally blew away the sitcom model that had been TV up until then.
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