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User currently offlineJoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 493 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

1. Two and a half men.. Should have killed it when Chalie Sheen was canned
2. American Idol... Why is this even on?
3. Teen Mom... My niece watches this show all the time.. She now cant wait to have a baby, she is 15.
4. Judge Judy.. She had made enough $$$ already
5. Honey Boo Boo... The title alone...


I dont watch no much TV anymore, I question why I write a check to Comcast for $160 every month.  

[Edited 2013-03-23 08:11:59]

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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2323 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

Somebody must be watching those shows, or advertisers wouldn't pay for commercials and they would get canceled. I have an effective way for dealing with TV shows that don't interest me - I change the channel.


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Just about anything on Bravo. Horrible, horrible network. And E! too

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

What about that Baby Ha Ha, or whatever her name is. The child pageant «reality» star.

On the other hand, you could go down to the dollar store for some batteries for your remote control.  



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User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2921 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

Every show on the freaking TLC channel.

Not to mention Deadliest Catch. How did that show manage to last for so many seasons ? I really hate the Discovery Channel's obsession with producing more and more reality shows instead of producing more educational programming.....

[Edited 2013-03-23 07:59:54]


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User currently offlineJoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4028 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
What about that Baby Ha Ha, or whatever her name is. The child pageant «reality» star.

Honey Boo Boo??? Now thats a waste!


User currently offlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Quoting alberchico (Reply 4):
Not to mention Deadliest Catch. How did that show manage to last for so many seasons ? I really hate the Discovery Channel's obsession with producing more and more reality shows instead of producing more educational programming.....

The History Channel has become the biggest offender in this department and it breaks my heart. I used to be an avid watcher of History. I almost never watch it anymore except when they have a random rerun of Modern Marvels in the morning or mid-afternoon.



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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12560 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

I like sci/tech documentaries and "men at work" reality shows, and the one in this category that baffled me was "Redneck Rocket Scientists". The whole premise is insulting to people from the South, and the show itself is an insult to the viewers. No idea who thought that one was a good idea.

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
American Idol

In passing I saw Leno (who seems to be getting eased out) make a joke about AI and no one got it. He then said something about how no one must be watching it any more. Duh.

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
I question why I write a check to Comcast for $160 every month.

I hate writing checks to cable providers especially because they make me pay for so much content I never watch. Unfortunately for the content I like I haven't found a better way. Hulu is out there, but doesn't provide the content I want to watch, and doesn't provide 'time shifting' ie dvr functionality.



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 2):
Just about anything on Bravo.

I remember when Bravo (as well as A&E) was a channel dedicated to the arts and not a reality TV dumping ground.

Quoting alberchico (Reply 4):
Every show on the freaking TLC channel.

The only thing you learn on TLC is that the world is like one big Jerry Springer episode.

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 6):
The History Channel has become the biggest offender in this department and it breaks my heart. I used to be an avid watcher of History. I almost never watch it anymore except when they have a random rerun of Modern Marvels in the morning or mid-afternoon.

H2 (formerly History International) seems to be taking up the shows that History used to show.

About half of the cable channels seem to have some version of the same exact show and nothing really original seems see the light of day.

What gets me is that channels like the Science Channel are airing shows like Firefly and Fringe that should be airing on SyFy and not the Science Channel.

Even BBC America seems to be airing less and less BBC stuff and more American TV shows and movies (Many of which have some links to the UK either via an actor or two of the director.). They've got the extensive BBC vaults they can mine and yet they're showing "Star Trek: The Next Generation". The majority of local PBS stations air more BBC comedies than BBC America does.

Don't even get me started on MTV and VH1........ It used to be that if you wanted to see videos after MTV and VH1 stopping showing them, you could go to MTV2 and VH1 Classic but even they rarely show videos these days.


User currently onlineeicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2163 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Geordie Shore (a Newcastle version of Jersey Shore) & X-Factor!

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. It's about to infest our part of the world (via TLC), and the ads alone makes me want to vomit. South Park's take on the whole thing ("Raising the Bar") really struck home with me.

Add to that the numerous scripted reality shows that everyone seems to be airing these days, especially the countless auction shows.


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12560 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3966 times:

Quoting alberchico (Reply 4):
I really hate the Discovery Channel's obsession with producing more and more reality shows instead of producing more educational programming.....

They (and TLC/History/etc) are just "following the money".

At least the reality shows are billed as such. I watched some recently produced "history" content that was in essence a docu-drama and shut it off pretty quickly.

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
They've got the extensive BBC vaults they can mine and yet they're showing "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Interesting, I never correlated the two. The only reason I watch STNG recently is because TiVo decided I might like to watch it, not because I tuned in BBC America. I don't think the current generation expects a given channel to follow a formula, they just flip channels till they see something they like.

It'd be nice to have the equivalent of Hulu for the BBC vaults, but the BBC already is "pay per view" courtesy of the UK taxpayer and so I don't think there's the same financial imperative. We do see they release a lot of stuff on way-overpriced DVDs but their cost just means they don't sell that many so they can say they tried to be more open without really being more open. The real danger of BBC America is that they are now mere content providers to the US cable monopolies and probably can't/won't try an innovative distribution model such as the Hulu one (which aren't really independent either, they are all outlets of the content providers and subject to their priorities).

Bottom line to me is the BBC has enough content and enough funding to be disruptive, but they don't seem to have any motivation to be disruptive.



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User currently offlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3963 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
Even BBC America seems to be airing less and less BBC stuff and more American TV shows and movies (Many of which have some links to the UK either via an actor or two of the director.). They've got the extensive BBC vaults they can mine and yet they're showing "Star Trek: The Next Generation". The majority of local PBS stations air more BBC comedies than BBC America does.

At least they show Doctor Who and the Graham Norton Show still.



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 12):
Interesting, I never correlated the two. The only reason I watch STNG recently is because TiVo decided I might like to watch it, not because I tuned in BBC America. I don't think the current generation expects a given channel to follow a formula, they just flip channels till they see something they like.

It'd be nice to have the equivalent of Hulu for the BBC vaults, but the BBC already is "pay per view" courtesy of the UK taxpayer and so I don't think there's the same financial imperative. We do see they release a lot of stuff on way-overpriced DVDs but their cost just means they don't sell that many so they can say they tried to be more open without really being more open. The real danger of BBC America is that they are now mere content providers to the US cable monopolies and probably can't/won't try an innovative distribution model such as the Hulu one (which aren't really independent either, they are all outlets of the content providers and subject to their priorities).

Bottom line to me is the BBC has enough content and enough funding to be disruptive, but they don't seem to have any motivation to be disruptive.

For many years, BBC America was showing exclusively BBC content and aired a number of BBC comedies that were rarely seen in the US (Shows like Dad's Army, Father Ted, Big Train, Knowing Me Knowing You With Alan Partridge, Little Britain [Before the HBO version], and The League Of Gentlemen.) in addition to classics like Monty Python, Are You Being Served, Good Neighbors, Red Dwarf and Blackadder. Later With Jools Holland was a mainstay on the channel for years and now airs on Palladia, which is a pretty good music channel that airs a lot of old MTV and VH1 programming (Unplugged, Storytellers) as well as concerts and other musical performances.


User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3945 times:

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
I dont watch no much TV anymore, I question why I write a check to Comcast for $160 every month.  

Yeah I had to stop doing that. I can get enough of my entertainment needs met online (yikes, I guess there are a few ways to take that), that the extra 100/mo for TV feels pretty ridiculous...

Quoting Revelation (Reply 7):
I hate writing checks to cable providers especially because they make me pay for so much content I never watch. Unfortunately for the content I like I haven't found a better way. Hulu is out there, but doesn't provide the content I want to watch, and doesn't provide 'time shifting' ie dvr functionality.

Personally, I like Netflix a lot for this. I know that I basically have to wait a season back to get caught up on something, but OTOH, I can also watch a whole season in like four days. I actually like watching shows that way better as the continuity seems a bit more relevant.

As well there are things like Project free tv, etc, but I do admit this doesn't do much for sports. I do have the antenna for network TV (since I'm finally coming out of the stoneage and buying a television next month), but for liteally anything else, it's internet or I don't follow.



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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12560 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 14):
For many years, BBC America was showing exclusively BBC content

I didn't know this, and would say the current content is less desirable to me as well. I never saw it because the 'old' BBCA never was in a cable tier that I'd pay for in the past, but that alone suggests the reason for the change: every channel dreads being in the premium tiers because they get crap advertising rates. This was made abundantly clear via the NFL Network squabbles over the last few years.

As for BBCA, I don't need to see every Top Gear episode from the 2000s again and again...

http://www.bbcamerica.com/schedule/ shows STNG, Top Gear and Ramsay's Kitchen are the bulk of the content these days, sigh.



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2444 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
TV Shows That Need To Go!

Anything involving the Kartrashians.

Quoting comorin (Reply 8):
I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.

Think you're in a minority there.



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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12560 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Quoting Darksnowynight (Reply 15):
Personally, I like Netflix a lot for this.

I was a member for a year or so and found it good for catching up on older or second-tier movies but that was about it for me.

Quoting Darksnowynight (Reply 15):
As well there are things like Project free tv, etc, but I do admit this doesn't do much for sports.

Interesting - I'm going to explore that a bit...

Quoting Darksnowynight (Reply 15):
I do have the antenna for network TV

Have looked into that, and with an 'average' antenna at my home I'd be getting just ABC and PBS, would need to get a larger antenna with a pre-amp to hope to get most of the networks, and it's probably not worth the hassle to me. I don't watch much network content other than the NFL.



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6437 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

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User currently offlinecompensateme From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
About half of the cable channels seem to have some version of the same exact show and nothing really original seems see the light of day.

...and yet people continue to pay for it -- the average entry-level cable (and equivalent) package has risen more than $10 over the past three years. Of course, much of this has to do with the insanely ridiculous contracts for sports coverage. But with most broadband internet providers also offering video, this has blocked progress toward a true a la cart IPTV-based system.

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
Don't even get me started on MTV and VH1........ It used to be that if you wanted to see videos after MTV and VH1 stopping showing them, you could go to MTV2 and VH1 Classic but even they rarely show videos these days.

In fairness, few people want to match music videos on TV today - instead, they go to YouTube. MTV2 was popular as a digital sub-channel on terrestrial, antenna based television for the longest time but has since been replaced by CoolTV -- which shows an array of videos from different time periods. CoolTV is pretty good, but is being dropped for nonpayment (it paid local stations to air its content, but kept all advertising dollars).



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8908 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

There is not enough room to list the junk shows that should be taken off, in my opinion. Of course as was mentioned before, someone is watching this garbage. This is scary. I know my wife and I have nothing in common when it comes to TV. Unfortunately her choices are proliferating, while mine shrink every year. If I watch an hour a night, I am lucky. If I was bedridden, and had to watch TV, I would take the pipe. I read, watch the news, some computer. I love the show, How it is made. I love reality shows, history, Geographic, space, travel, war, military, reality as in real life, not this garbage that is on now. Just listening to some of it, turns my mind to jelly. I made the mistake of putting my computer in the same room as our largest TV. A colossal mistake on my part.   


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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
They've got the extensive BBC vaults they can mine and yet they're showing "Star Trek: The Next Generation". The majority of local PBS stations air more BBC comedies than BBC America does.

They're actually limited by rights. Stuff like music, 3rd party imagery etc. needs to be cleared for the US, which doesn't come cheap, and it's partly for that reason stuff like QI haven't made an appearance yet.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 2):
Just about anything on Bravo. Horrible, horrible network.

With the exception of Top Chef, yes.

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 6):
The History Channel has become the biggest offender in this department and it breaks my heart.

   I watched an episode of Vikings, I could not believe that the History channel logo was hovering in the corner of the screen. What a disaster.

Not that Discovery and TLC are that much better.

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
Even BBC America seems to be airing less and less BBC stuff and more American TV shows and movies (Many of which have some links to the UK either via an actor or two of the director.). They've got the extensive BBC vaults they can mine and yet they're showing "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Yeah, that puzzled me too. I'd have hoped that the criteria for a show to be shown on BBC America would be a bit more restrictive than "the lead actor is British".

-Mir



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User currently offlineKBJCpilot From United States of America, joined May 2012, 176 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

The Kardashians gotta go. Followed by the Bravo Channel, Real Housewives of Skanksville, American Idol, any show on NBC, any show on MTV/MTV2/VH1, 2 Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, and pretty much any other crappy sitcom on TV today.

TV today is geared towards the lowest common denominator and most shows are written so that a typical 12-14 year old can follow along. You will find very few shows that cater to a college educated individual. The dumbing down of the population is a sad result of what is watched on TV these days.

As I type this I am watching "Inside Combat Rescue" while my wife and 16 year old daughter are upstairs watching "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami."



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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13114 posts, RR: 12
Reply 25, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

All of the reality shows that just show the worst of human behavior. I would love to watch shows like the 'the great race' but one episode I did watch at the ruined it when a husband/boyfriend verbally beat up his wife/girlfriend for not keeping up with him. Shows like 'The Biggest Loser', I don't want to see fat people trying to lose weight and getting abused to do so, it is a real turn off. I am getting turned off by these shows about people buying storage lockers, one has to wonder if the contents were the only real wealth of someone who lost their house, their job, due to divorce and maybe the party with the responsibility to pay for the locker intentionally doesn't pay to screw the other party.

Almost all sitcoms. Far too many are of unrealistic lives (big homes/apartments but no or much lower incomes than can support them), they never show money problems, never show tragedy, and so on. Some like 'Two and a Half Men' are bad even when Sheen was on it had questionable content.

Police procedurals - too many look the same, use 'ripped from the headlines' sensationalism, show too many good looking cops, always show cops getting away with all kinds of civil and constitutional rights violations always 'get their man'.

CSI series. I bet those that watch the various CSI's must laugh their asses off with the way they show them doing their work, with $100 Million labs, with 3-D and expensive tech, no budget issues, able to do magic in minutes.

Adult cartoon series. I don't like children in cartoons being foul mouths (like South Park), or otherwise so silly and borderline as to being acceptable in the language to many adults.

I watch but also have become less interested in the Original UK and USA versions of Top Gear. Far too much unnessary distruction, too much man-child-idiot behavior.


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6209 posts, RR: 30
Reply 26, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3880 times:
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Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
4. Judge Judy.. She had made enough $$$ already

I love Judge Judy! It´s like watching legal Jerry Springer.



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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1951 posts, RR: 9
Reply 27, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

Quoting alberchico (Reply 4):
Every show on the freaking TLC channel.

Remember when TLC had good, original programming?


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7560 posts, RR: 18
Reply 28, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3899 times:

I'm glad im in Japan. I love the TV here! so wholesome and funny!

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
2. American Idol... Why is this even on?

     

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
3. Teen Mom... My niece watches this show all the time.. She now cant wait to have a baby, she is 15.

      ew. Talk some sense in your niece! -_-

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
5. Honey Boo Boo... The title alone...

         how the hell did that even get airtime?

Quoting SW733 (Reply 2):
Just about anything on Bravo. Horrible, horrible network. And E! too

        

Quoting comorin (Reply 8):
I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.

      Annoying show.

I'll add a few- MTV, BET, VH1, MSNBC, and Current TV



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 29, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 17):
Quoting comorin (Reply 8):
I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.

Think you're in a minority there.

*sigh* It's not easy being me....

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 28):
Quoting comorin (Reply 8):
I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.

Annoying show.

Thank you. I cannot rest until that show is off the air.


User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11657 posts, RR: 15
Reply 30, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Bravo and TLC need to go back to their roots. I think we all love watching white trash so we can feel a little better about ourselves, but, honestly, I would rather be educated. I want to learn and see things that make me stop and think.

As far as shows that need to go? If I don't like a show, I change the channel! There was some stupid show on ABC about some aliens or something. It was stupid, so I didn't watch. I changed the channel.



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

The Simpsons. Why is that still on the air? That show ran its course 15 years ago.

Now there's a reality program about demolition derby drivers. Really?????

Velocity channel needs to be renamed the Wheeler Dealers channel. That program is on every day and night.

Anything on MTV, VH1, TLC, E!, Bravo, OWN, FOX News, MSNBC, HLN, CNN, and the Food network.


User currently offlineandz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 32, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3803 times:
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Quoting comorin (Reply 8):
I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.

I just watched (not all at once, of course) all 111 episodes of the series 1-5 boxed set I bought on Amazon. Hilarious, one of the few American "comedy" shows I can watch.

I have had enough of the cooking programmes, it's bad enough that they have taken over BBC Lifestyle channel but they are starting to creep onto BBC Entertainment too.

I agree with what someone before me said about Dicovery and their "reality" shows.

In addition, Discovery and NatGeo have this compunction to over-dramatise everything, it's like "oh, the humanity!" in every commentary. What happened to factual, impartial reporting?



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User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3786 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 27):
Remember when TLC had good, original programming?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpgdl0V3j4E

There is a show on the Smithsonian Channel named Air Disasters that is basically the same show you posted.

http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?series=802

Quoting comorin (Reply 8):
I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.

No way! That is one of the best comedy sitcoms on TV!



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 34, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

Quoting bohica (Reply 31):
Velocity channel needs to be renamed the Wheeler Dealers channel. That program is on every day and night.

I don't even know what Discovery wants to do with that channel. I liked it better when it was HD Theater and Velocity was originally an auto-centric channel and some of the nature programming they used to air when it was HD Theater has started to creep back into the channel (nothing wrong with that though).

The fact is that there are way too many channels out there and is part of the reason why there are so many reality shows. In some cases, these newer channels are filled with a lot of older programming from their sister channels. For example, the Cooking Channel here in the US has a lot of older Food Network programs combined with original programming (Some of which airs from time to time on the Food Network.). Even some older Food Network shows have made their way onto the Travel Channel. Destination America is another such example. The channel has gone through multiple rebranding and format changes since Discovery launched the channel in 1996 (Discovery Travel & Leisure, Discovery Home & Leisure, Discovery Home, Planet Green, Destination America) and airs a number of shows that previously aired on the Discovery Channel and TLC.


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12560 posts, RR: 25
Reply 35, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Quoting andz (Reply 32):
In addition, Discovery and NatGeo have this compunction to over-dramatise everything

They also seem to use the same music building up to crescendo that should mean something exciting is going to happen but in reality means they are about to go to commercial. In my case, it's time to pick up the tivo remote and hit skip-30-seconds either six or eight times...



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User currently offlineGSPflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 36, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
1. Two and a half men.. Should have killed it when Chalie Sheen was canned

Right, I hate the idea of removing/changing the main characters in a show. I stopped watching shortly after they replaced him.

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
2. American Idol... Why is this even on?

I never followed it, but every now and then I would tune in when Simon was a judge to watch him tear someone apart. Now that that thing (Nicki Minaj) is a judge, I don't see how anyone can watch it.

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
3. Teen Mom... My niece watches this show all the time.. She now cant wait to have a baby, she is 15.

To the producers credit, the idea for this show was to show teenage girls the struggles of being a young parent, but I guess the teenagers of today are too stupid to see that, and just see that these girls are on TV and getting attention, so they think they can get the same attention if they have a baby too. I graduated high school 3 years ago, this happened a lot.

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
4. Judge Judy.. She had made enough $$$ already

To be fair (in my area at least) it airs when most people are still at work/school, and most viewers are retired people, or young children that are stuck at home with their grandparents, watching it against their will.

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
5. Honey Boo Boo... The title alone...

I am convinced that this show only exists to make the south look stupid.

Other shows that I think need to go:

The Simpsons: How did this show last this long?

The Cleveland Show: I can't believe they cancelled King of the Hill for this crap. For the most part, it is the exact same thing as Family Guy. They need to cancel it to bring back King of the Hill. I liked King of the Hill because it wasn't just a bunch of fart jokes, (like Family Guy, the Simpsons, Cleveland Show are).


User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5041 posts, RR: 19
Reply 37, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

My neighbor loves that Honey Boo Boo show. I can't stand it. My neighbor defends it by saying "Oh, that's ok, they just don't know any better.". My response is "Since when is it considered OK not to know any better?" It's pure ignorance, plain and simple. Take the damn thing off already. We need more educational programming.

As someone else also noted, there are too many shows to list that need to be taken off the air.



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User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 8):
I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.

+1. Lived through that five years in grad school in real life. Can't laugh about it any more, was too disturbing to see the real-world version .



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User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1261 posts, RR: 3
Reply 39, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

In my opinion almost all reality television shows are rubbish and should go, with exceptions of the small minority that actually have some informational or (proper) entertainment value and aren't full of exaggeration & sensationalism, such as some TV shows about daily work of police, travel guides, healthcare personnel etc, regular people doing real work instead of some useless celebrities getting drunk together.

I don't know that many American TV series (actually I rarely watch TV at all nowadays as anything useful can be seen from the internet without too many commercials), but at least American Idols, Honey Boo Boo and anything that involves teen moms should definitely go and never be seen again.

Also Big Brother is something that I dislike, I have no idea why some people find watching some childish nobodies getting drunk together and having stupid tasteless conversations about meaningless things.



"A rational army would run away"
User currently offlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 40, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 38):

+1. Lived through that five years in grad school in real life. Can't laugh about it any more, was too disturbing to see the real-world version .

My problem with the Big Bang Theory is that it reinforces bad stereotypes of people in the sciences.

The smart guys are nerdy and socially-inept and the girl is dumb and pretty. Drives me insane. The creator of Ph.D. Comics has a good bit about this from a recent speaking engagement.

[Edited 2013-03-24 19:32:40]


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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 41, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

tBBT is just another show in a long line of sitcom shtick, repackaged for yucks for a new generation. You have five stereotypes: the Jewish nebbish, the Indian grad student (replete with a horrible accent), the uber-geek Sheldon, the 'sensible like us' Penny, and Lenny. The guys are supposed to work at Caltech; RIP, Prof. Feynman.

The pity is this could have been an interesting show, just my opinion.

No disrespect meant to those of you who enjoy the show.


User currently offlineAviRaider From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 42, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 35):
They also seem to use the same music building up to crescendo that should mean something exciting is going to happen but in reality means they are about to go to commercial. In my case, it's time to pick up the tivo remote and hit skip-30-seconds either six or eight times...

I totally agree, I hate the overly dramatic music. And let's not mention the use of sound effects in so called "reality television." All of them do it and I feel almost insulted that they (producers) think I won't catch on.

Quoting GSPflyer (Reply 36):

The Cleveland Show: I can't believe they cancelled King of the Hill for this crap. For the most part, it is the exact same thing as Family Guy. They need to cancel it to bring back King of the Hill. I liked King of the Hill because it wasn't just a bunch of fart jokes, (like Family Guy, the Simpsons, Cleveland Show are).

I loved King of the Hill, it was story driven and the jokes flowed from the story; not like Family Guy or Cleveland Show where the story centers on carrying out the joke.


User currently onlineSoJo From UK - England, joined Nov 2012, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
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Quoting type-rated (Reply 37):
As someone else also noted, there are too many shows to list that need to be taken off the air

After many years of paying the TV licence in the UK to watch the same old carp, I made a decision. Save £145.50 a year and dump my TV and all add-ons. I do not miss it at all. As for BBCi player, twoddle all the way. So my American pals, get rid of your TV's and turn on the radio. Personally, I love Cajun music..... Good listening



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User currently offlineAviRaider From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 44, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

Teen Mom needs to go. It started off as a half-hearted effort to show the challenges to being a teenage parent. But since it's popularity, it just shows spoiled young adults who, due to a handsome salary, buy new homes, cars, clothes and who have trivial relationship problems; instead of educating kids on teenage parenting it now glorifies it.

Also, anything on TLC, Bravo, or E. Tune in next week folks for The Amish Housewives of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

And what happened with Discovery and NatGeo? Not much discovering these days.


User currently offlinejagflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 4
Reply 45, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

I don't care for that Moonshiners show. Something about watching bumpkins with grade 5 educations making overproof backyard alcohol doesn't appeal to me. Yesterday they had some country folk "professor" of moonshine with 2 teeth talking about how to get the stills set up. I couldn't understand half of the things he said.


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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 46, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

All singing and dancing competition shows, The Bachelor & The Bachelorette, I couldn't care less about watching wanna be singers, dancing C-List celebs and fake dating shows.

I'll literally need hours to list all the TV shows that need to go, some of them have already been mentioned by others.



Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
4. Judge Judy.. She had made enough $$$ already

   On a list of highest paid TV show hosts her salary was listed at 45 million, that's almost as much as David Letterman & Jay Leno's salaries combined!  Wow! Unbelievable.



Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
I dont watch no much TV anymore, I question why I write a check to Comcast for $160 every month.

I don't write any checks, I just pay online!   On a serious note, I'm a TV buff and I pay under $100 a month for TV, phone & internet.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6437 posts, RR: 17
Reply 47, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 46):

My understanding is that BACHELOR PAD has been canceled.

The only reality shows are WIPEOUT & SHARK TANK



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 48, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 47):
My understanding is that BACHELOR PAD has been canceled.

Don't worry NBC is filling the gap with "Ready for Love" premiering next week! I'm guessing the same boneheads who fired Jay Leno thought we need yet another stupid fake matchmaking show.    No wonder they have been beaten by Univision! Congrats NBC on your stellar rating.  


User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1261 posts, RR: 3
Reply 49, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

Quoting SoJo (Reply 43):
After many years of paying the TV licence in the UK to watch the same old carp, I made a decision. Save £145.50 a year and dump my TV and all add-ons. I do not miss it at all. As for BBCi player, twoddle all the way. So my American pals, get rid of your TV's and turn on the radio. Personally, I love Cajun music..... Good listening

I wish we could still get rid of TV license payments like that... But no, some years ago our government made a decision to put TV tax on everybody, even those who don't even own a TV.

Apparently that money is used to fund a couple of channels owned by YLE, which is a government owned organization. Of course those channels then have a bit of higher quality stuff and less junk than traditional commercial channels, but I would rather just have an option to dumb TV completely and pay nothing at all & see everything worth watching from my computer.

But oh well, I guess some documents are worth watching every now and then... At least we have this one show about our police forces, it isn't full of sensationalist rubbish like most foreign ones but actully shows all the daily duties very realistic way, mostly just dealing with drunk people.



"A rational army would run away"
User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 50, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):

I detest all of those judge shows, how low class un funny trailer trash and those awful depressing commercials for sleaze bag lawyers, money scams and rent a centers.

Honey Boo Boo personifies America how our culture is going down the toilet.

Some of my choices:

1. The Voice
2. America's Home Videos (enough already)
3. Rules of Engagement
4. The 27 different Country Awards shows
5. Family Feud
6. Conan
7. Most infomercials
8. The 700 Club and those awful Religious programs
9. All the damn Basketball.
10. Golf tournaments
11. Time for the Simpsons to take a hiatus
12. Johnny Bravo
12. Teen Titans
13. Powerpuff Girls
14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 51, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 50):
6. Conan

When Conan did Late Night at NBC it was funny but it stopped when he took over from Leno on his first retirement. When he transitioned, the funny stopped either because he was told to cool it on the humor that pleased his audience for Jay's "Midwestern" audience or he just stopped the funny and lost his "college" audience for good.

Hoda and Kathy Lee Gifford. KL is the queen of outrage (HOW DAAARE YOU!!!!!!!!!)!

Nancy Grace: America's Prosecutor, another queen of "indignant outrage".

Toddlers and Tiaras. A magnet for fat and ugly young moms, yeah I said it who want doll up their baby to looks like 20 something hookers and live the life they where to fat and untalented to have. A magnet for pedos, remember that Ramsey kid.

16 and pregnant

Anything with the Kardashians

HLN. They need Jody Arias to keep up ratings, no HD

The History Channel. No history just Pawn Stars

TLC and Discovery. No science, just crap reality TV.

The Travel Channel. Total crap since Bourdain left.

E!. See above

MTV and VH1. Self explanatory



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 52, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2542 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 51):
The History Channel. No history just Pawn Stars

Excuuuuse me! You have obviously not been watching "Vikings". Rip-roaring stuff! MUST SEE  


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 53, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 50):
3. Rules of Engagement

This is one of my go-to shows when I just need something dumb to veg out to. I like it.

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 50):
9. All the damn Basketball.

You shut your mouth when you talk to me! Basketball is the game of the gods  
Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 47):

The only reality shows are WIPEOUT & SHARK TANK

I rarely watch Shark Tank because it's just not on at a good time for me, but when I do, I mostly enjoy it.


User currently offlineSmittyone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 54, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

I'm watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on DVDs borrowed from the library. And enjoying the hell out of it to be honest with you.

User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 55, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Well, my top two were already mentioned about 24 times.

Honey Boo Boo and the Kardashians really need to go!

Would it be a bad thing to say that I am getting a little tired of Family Guy? That show has gotten very low-brow, and I cannot stand Bob's Burgers at all!!

I love American Dad! though. Roger and Klaus are hilarious, as is Stan. All three can be total dirt bags, but they are funny!



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 56, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 55):
Honey Boo Boo and the Kardashians really need to go!

They should be on the must go list by default, I can't imagine there's an aviation enthusiast/professional who'd be stupid enough to watch them.


User currently offlinecharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 57, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Honey Boo Boo has that car wreck on the freeway effect, I don't want to watch it but when I'm channel surfing I can't help but to stop and watch.

Anything Kardashian has got to go

Travel Channel has got stop with this haunted crap and actually do some travelling and stop with the world's best beached 2005 stuff..get with the times


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 58, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

I forgot to add these to the list I posted earlier:

Any show based in Alaska. (Except Ice Road Truckers. I like that one.)

Any show based in a swamp.

Hoarders.

Operation Repo, South Beach Towing, Lizard Lick Towing.

Any program where they turn junked cars into pimpmobiles.


User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 59, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 50):
5. Family Feud

Come on! FF is way too hilarious with Steve Harvey hosting.

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 50):
6. Conan

IMHO, his best comedic days were as a writer on The Simpsons.

Marc


User currently offlineairportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 60, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Not sure what the issue with Big Bang Theory is. Penny is a total smoke show...unless you don't like that sort of thing. Sorry

If it was up to me, I'd vote off Judge Judy and the like. The show pays the claims, so it's no wonder no cares to be bitched out by her.



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 61, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 9):
Quoting SW733 (Reply 2):
Just about anything on Bravo.

I remember when Bravo (as well as A&E) was a channel dedicated to the arts and not a reality TV dumping ground.

Well, in Canada at least on Bravo we get Flashpoint and Wind at My Back, both watchable.

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 17):
Quoting comorin (Reply 8):
I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.

Think you're in a minority there.

Definitely in the minority. Penny hasn't screwed everyone yet, either.



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlinecorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 62, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Mythbusters -- used to be such an amazing show but the past couple seasons are just plain boring. I miss the days when they would test actual, well known myths and not some obscure "myth" that allows them to set off an explosion after 45 minutes of "small scale tests".

User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 63, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 53):
Quoting zippyjet (Reply 50):
9. All the damn Basketball.

You shut your mouth when you talk to me! Basketball is the game of the gods

Worst team game ever. Invented by a Canadian, too. Has to go, even baseball is better.



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 64, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Quoting corey07850 (Reply 62):
Mythbusters -- used to be such an amazing show but the past couple seasons are just plain boring. I miss the days when they would test actual, well known myths and not some obscure "myth" that allows them to set off an explosion after 45 minutes of "small scale tests".

Mythbusters may have to tone it down a bit after the cannon incident. Can a cannonball fly outside the test range, through a house, cross a highway, bounce off another house, and crash into a minivan? CONFIRMED.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui-xBeqBNi4


BTW have I mentioned that American Idol and all the other singing contest shows need to go?


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 65, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

I do like How I Met Your Mother. But they are currently in their 8th season, and it at this point (3 episodes left I think), it seems to be coming close to a logical conclusion of the show, and there have even been some hints to a possible sad ending that puts the whole show into perspective. They can really close of this show well.

It is beyond its prime, and time to stop it. However, they have renewed it for a final 9th season, which I think is the wrong decision, and I don't know how they can draw this final bit out so long without creating unrelated subplots that are just going to annoy the viewer.

So, I believe it is a show that needs to go by the end of this season, even if it has been enjoyable.

-CXfirst



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