posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:20 PM
I have an HDTV, but no cable. Haven't had cable in 8+ years. I watch some broadcast TV, mostly stuff like Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Kitchen
Nightmares, that kind of stuff. I like Kitchen Nightmares, but I could do without Ramsay's potty mouth, even when it's bleeped.
There are some shows that should not even be on the air, and are prime examples of how the media is deliberately dumbing down and exposing children to
adult themes. For example, Two and a Half Men. This piece of garbage is nothing but dick jokes and sex talk for the entire duration of the show, and
it is on in prime time when kids are watching. For example, I was channel surfing through my 7 broadcast channels, and I landed on that show. At that
moment, that druggie Charlie Sheen's character points a finger at the effeminate character that Jon Cryer plays, and says "You are a vagina". I
then switched the channel. As I was surfing a little while later, I landed on it again, when Charlie Sheen says to Cryer, "Yes, I love the man, now
go to your room and masturbate". Or something like that. Is that really quality TV? Do those writers just sit around late at night high as a kite
and write that crap down? It's insulting and not the least bit entertaining.
When I was a kid... hell, even in high school, I never heard the words 'vagina' or 'masturbate' on TV. Not even late night. The closest they
ever got was the SNL sketch during the Belushi days in the "Bad News Bees" sketch when they were giving one of the bees crap because he was
"buzzing off". That was LATE night.
Things have gone downhill since. Imagine what will be broadcast 5 years from now. There are hardly any standards left.
By the way, I have a young daughter, and that means that I will NEVER be getting cable or satellite service.
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[edit on 29-4-2010 by AwakeinNM]