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TV Shows That Need To Go!

Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:29 pm

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.  

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:32 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:36 pm

Just about anything on Bravo. Horrible, horrible network. And E! too
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:49 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:59 pm

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.....

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:12 pm

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!
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:22 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:35 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:53 pm

I wish they would can the Big Bang Theory.
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:56 pm

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.
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:10 pm

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:14 pm

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.
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:15 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:23 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:28 pm

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.
 
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RE: TV Shows That Need To Go!

Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:38 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:57 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:00 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:26 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:41 pm

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:05 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:56 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:16 pm

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.
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:43 pm

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".

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Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:55 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:41 pm

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.
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:23 pm

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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Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:51 pm

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

Remember when TLC had good, original programming?


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Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:07 am

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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Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:25 am

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.
 
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Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:35 am

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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Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:04 am

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.

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Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:30 am

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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Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:58 am

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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Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:14 pm

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.
 
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Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:40 pm

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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Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:18 pm

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).
 
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Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:19 pm

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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Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:31 pm

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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Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:48 pm

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.
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:32 am

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.

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:05 am

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.
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:52 pm

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.
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:06 pm

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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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Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:07 pm

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.
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:35 pm

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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Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:52 pm

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.
 
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:00 pm

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 46):

My understanding is that BACHELOR PAD has been canceled.

The only reality shows are WIPEOUT & SHARK TANK
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Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:30 pm

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.  
 
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Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:00 pm

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.
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