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Originally posted by smyleegrl
I forgot to mention my dirty secret: Project Runway. I don't know why this show fascinates me. I could care less about fashion and the extent of my sewing skills are buttons.
Just think how much money and time we could save by tossing the tv. I'd love to do it but I'm pretty sure it'd end in a divorce.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
If you look, you can find good shows.
Nat Geo has a lot of good shows, as well as the sci fi channely, syfy channel,science channel has been my big favorite expecially lately.
But then I am nerdy and I like documentaries. I think How its Made is a great show. lol
Originally posted by nake13
reply to post by ThePublicEnemyNo1
I'm with you 100% on this,here in the UK the TV is full ofr reality shows on any subject you care to mention,Dancing on Ice,Britain's got talent(now there's a bloody misnomer if ever there was one!),pop idol,American Idol etc etc etc as well as many mind numbingly insipid programmes about cooking, House renovation,fishing even! I find this extremely worrying everything is laid out on a plate for the audience,no thought required,but then that is the intention anyway isn't it?.
I too yearn for Tom and Jerry and Roger Ramjet! and we used to get classic Laurel and Hardy,Chaplin and Buster Keaton Movies as well as Sgt Bilko.
Originally posted by DavidsHope
I just turned 62. I remember "Tobar The Robot" , grew up with Jackie Gleason, and Lucy.
There was no sex, no profanity, and no deceit. Our children were not exposed to any of the previous from TV.
I used to think I was just getting old. Well, maybe, but not so old I cannot tell what is just, good, and right.
I have cable TV. I almost never watch it. The TV is for movies of our choosing. Not HBO or something someone else chooses for me to watch. I have cable for the Internet connection...
Reality TV is not real and there is no reality to it. It is deviant TV. It is fake. It is there for only one reason. To make money and turn our young into couch potato zombies.
I have a term for all of this garbage spewing into the homes of people around the world.
"Normalizing deviancy" Over time...taking that which is not good, just and right, and making it appear to
be....just, good and right. Our children learn it is OK to murder, rape and kill as a result of TV...after all...we have seen it a thousand times on TV so it must be good.
Reality TV is the worst of all because it gives the impression of a good thing, with no murder, rape etc. People are looking for reality by escaping into a world of deceit. This is not the way the world is. The world is real. The TV? Well let's just say if you were to throw it out tonight, after a week or so. You would not have missed a moment of reality. You miss the reality while you view Reality programing. Or any programming; Especially the MSM.
Nothing on TV is real. Not even the news....no especially the news.
This is one of my pet peeves so I thought I would add a little to your rant. Sorry; I have had a very bad day