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Topic: Reality show overload
Posted By: i8acannibal
Subject: Reality show overload
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2015 at 6:30pm
I was just wondering how many reality shows are on so I looked it up. Holy sh*t! There's way, way too many. And this is just for this winter. Now, I'm sure there are probably more than what is actually listed. It seems like the networks are getting lazier and lazier. Most of them have cheap to produce reality crap, back to back reruns of shows, and copy ideas from each other. How many alaska, gold, pawn, swamp, housewife, dancing, talent, bachelor\bachelorette, look how many kids we can squeeze out, look how cool my kids are and redneck shows do we need anyway? Add more commercials and tons of paid programming to the mix and what's left? I can probably count less than 10 shows I actually like. Even the History channels are just as bad with back to back repeats and reality dung. Discovery channel too. VERY disappointed about that. Anyways, I cant decide which circle of hell this belongs in. I've narrowed it down to the  4th, 5th or 8th. But hey, there's enough of this reality sh*t to smear between the 3. 

http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2014/12/winter-2014-reality-tv-schedule/" rel="nofollow - http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2014/12/winter-2014-reality-tv-schedule/


4th = greed
5th = anger
8th = fraud

You can try to decide for yourselves. It's harder than it sounds. Wink




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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2015 at 6:49pm
These promos for the midgets in LA are killing me.
 


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Posted By: peachblossom666
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2015 at 7:05pm
^ Your post is spot on, i8!  Creative, entertaining and real -- just like the myriad of "reality shows" are supposed to be.

The L.A. Midgets?  It's so sad to see what people will do for attention (and money).  To debase yourself like that is just pathetic.


Posted By: usmaak
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2015 at 7:25pm
I have a special, burning hatred of all reality television.  It's very existence just bugs the hell out of me.  I was hoping that it was all a fad started by that stupid and awful Real World that was on MTV, but it has lasted and lasted.  They just keep on coming out with new and shiny turds to foist on american viewers.  And everyone just gobbles up those turds.


Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2015 at 7:38pm
About Reality shows, I'll admit, I got a good laugh when a "woman," did an audition tape to be a Contestant to be Flava Flav's girlfriend on Flavor Of Love, Season 3. "She" was obviously a transgender. "She" began talking about how horny "she" was for Flava and how "she" could give it to him good, as he begun to play with his clock(his oversized clock he wears around his neck) uncomfortably... Flava said, "Get that *beep,*off my TV."

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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2015 at 7:46pm
That's why I like PBS (CPTV) and Smithsonian Channel nothing but entertaining educational documentary style entertainment no swamp people, no gold, no housewife etc. Etc. Here! Right now I'm watching a show about National parks on CPTV Sports. Its great filler until Star Trek: The Next Generation comes on.

The closest that PBS got to reality was Antiques Roadshow.

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2015 at 7:52pm
I saw a cool movie today, I'll be damned if I can remember the name of it.
Set in Sao Paulo Brazil, cool movie.
 
Donna made me think of the scene, a transgender whatever was yelling in the street, the badass mob/ drug guy was yelling back at her/it.
She threw a bottle through the window and hit him, I'd be pissed too.
He chases her, catches her/it, cuts her face up real bad. Later in the movie she/it shows up and shoots the guy. 
I love the Indieplex channel.


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Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2015 at 7:54pm
Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

That's why I like PBS (CPTV) and Smithsonian Channel nothing but entertaining educational documentary style entertainment no swamp people, no gold, no housewife etc. Etc. Here! Right now I'm watching a show about National parks on CPTV Sports. Its great filler until Star Trek: The Next Generation comes on.

The closest that PBS got to reality was Antiques Roadshow.

I do like PBS. Nova, Secrets of the dead, Nature and the cooking shows. Thank God they got rid of Katie Brown. They do have some british baking reality show on now, though. That's a start. 


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'In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus to contribute something to solving overpopulation' - Deutsche Presse Agentur Prince Philiip (1988)


Posted By: sunbreak777
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2015 at 12:04am
I agree. Television show quality keeps disintegrating.  The only things I watch now are Antenna TV, Me TV, PBS and crime/detective type shows. The rest is garbage.


Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2015 at 2:28am
I don't know what Flava's problem was.
.. Someone found his ugly ass hot. I'd be thrilled if I were as ugly as Flava Flav is, and someone was horny for me.
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Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2015 at 5:11am
Originally posted by sunbreak777 sunbreak777 wrote:

I agree. Television show quality keeps disintegrating.  The only things I watch now are Antenna TV, Me TV, PBS and crime/detective type shows. The rest is garbage.


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Posted By: DKS
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2015 at 6:19am
Originally posted by sunbreak777 sunbreak777 wrote:

I agree. Television show quality keeps disintegrating.  


The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Justified, Longmire, Walking Dead, Mad Men, Rescue Me, Community, Modern Family, Leverage, Criminal Minds, NCIS, American Horror Story, Boardwalk Empire, ...sure, not all of them will appeal to everyone, but there's a LOT of quality tv there.

There aren't as many good comedies as there have been in the past, and yeah, westerns(at least, traditional westerns) aren't a thing anymore, but hell, if you like dramas, some of the best TV shows of all time have aired within the past decade, if you think television quality keeps disintegrating, upgrade to cable and quit watching only basic channels.


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2015 at 2:22pm

^  Agreed.  I was going to say the same thing last night, but couldn't come up with a list of all the well-received shows offhand.  I've heard both critics and people say good things about most of those shows.  I watch a lot of The Walking Dead, and it's definitely not garbage.  

But I've been around practically since TV began, and I've been hearing the same thing forever---that TV used to be so much better.  I think people just look at the past through rose-colored glasses.  

It's also possible that TV viewing habits have changed.  It used to be that there was a limited number of shows, everyone watched the same ones at the same time, and everyone talked about them the next day.  With cable, On Demand, DVR, Netflix, etc., that's no longer the case.  TV no longer has that unifying effect.




Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2015 at 12:47am
I left the TV room for a brief while to fill some cups with soda. What was on was "SNL In The 2000s". When I came back the TV was still muted some ladies were arguing. I pushed on info and what it was called "Mob Wives" I had no interest in it and "60 Minutes" was on so...

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One good thing about TV-you could always turn it off


Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2015 at 3:52am
If Mob Wives doesn't peak your interest,  maybe Amish Mafia will? Wink

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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2015 at 11:01pm
Nope! I Don't think so!

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Posted By: usmaak
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2015 at 11:16pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


^  Agreed.  I was going to say the same thing last night, but couldn't come up with a list of all the well-received shows offhand.  I've heard both critics and people say good things about most of those shows.  I watch a lot of The Walking Dead, and it's definitely not garbage.  

But I've been around practically since TV began, and I've been hearing the same thing forever---that TV used to be so much better.  I think people just look at the past through rose-colored glasses.  

It's also possible that TV viewing habits have changed.  It used to be that there was a limited number of shows, everyone watched the same ones at the same time, and everyone talked about them the next day.  With cable, On Demand, DVR, Netflix, etc., that's no longer the case.  TV no longer has that unifying effect.


While I do agree that it's human nature to look at the past through rose colored glasses, I will say this.  IMO, TV started going down the toilet when reality television started.  My first exposure to it was Real World, on MTV.  I never watched it, but my wife did.  She watches a bunch of them, and I can't even stand to be in the same room as the tv, when they're on.  When I was younger, the only reality shows I remember were variety hour types of shows.  There may have been others, but I don't recall them.

Now, it is cheaper and easier to just keep shoving this reality crap at us.  They're cheap and easy to make.  They can try them by the dozen, and failure doesn't really matter.  They just throw them out and try the next pos that they came up while they were all snorting coke in some room somewhere.  Quality television costs money.  This crap does not.


Posted By: DKS
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2015 at 2:55am
Originally posted by usmaak usmaak wrote:


Now, it is cheaper and easier to just keep shoving this reality crap at us.  They're cheap and easy to make.  They can try them by the dozen, and failure doesn't really matter.  They just throw them out and try the next pos that they came up while they were all snorting coke in some room somewhere.  Quality television costs money.  This crap does not.


Except, as I listed, there are lots of quality, non-reality TV shows on. The difference is, there are lots more shows TOTAL on now than there were in the past.

Years ago, there may have been 5 good shows on at a given time, but that's out of 10 shows total. Now a days, there's 20 good shows on at a given time, that's 4x as many good shows, but  there's also 10 times as many channels, so you get 20 good shows out of 100 shows total.


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"I see the sadness in their eyes
Melancholy in their cries
Devoid of all the passion
The human spirit cannot die"


Posted By: usmaak
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2015 at 5:06am
Originally posted by DKS DKS wrote:

Originally posted by usmaak usmaak wrote:


Now, it is cheaper and easier to just keep shoving this reality crap at us.  They're cheap and easy to make.  They can try them by the dozen, and failure doesn't really matter.  They just throw them out and try the next pos that they came up while they were all snorting coke in some room somewhere.  Quality television costs money.  This crap does not.


Except, as I listed, there are lots of quality, non-reality TV shows on. The difference is, there are lots more shows TOTAL on now than there were in the past.

Years ago, there may have been 5 good shows on at a given time, but that's out of 10 shows total. Now a days, there's 20 good shows on at a given time, that's 4x as many good shows, but  there's also 10 times as many channels, so you get 20 good shows out of 100 shows total.
I am not disagreeing with you at all.  I watch a some of the shows that you listed, and many others.  I usually have two DVRs loaded with shows to watch.  It's just that this is a thread on reality shows, and I NEVER pass up an opportunity to discuss how much I hate the entire genre. Big smile  I know that I'm in the minority with my hatred of all things reality TV.  It's good to find others that dislike them as well. Smile


Posted By: DKS
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2015 at 2:41pm
Originally posted by usmaak usmaak wrote:

Originally posted by DKS DKS wrote:

Originally posted by usmaak usmaak wrote:


Now, it is cheaper and easier to just keep shoving this reality crap at us.  They're cheap and easy to make.  They can try them by the dozen, and failure doesn't really matter.  They just throw them out and try the next pos that they came up while they were all snorting coke in some room somewhere.  Quality television costs money.  This crap does not.


Except, as I listed, there are lots of quality, non-reality TV shows on. The difference is, there are lots more shows TOTAL on now than there were in the past.

Years ago, there may have been 5 good shows on at a given time, but that's out of 10 shows total. Now a days, there's 20 good shows on at a given time, that's 4x as many good shows, but  there's also 10 times as many channels, so you get 20 good shows out of 100 shows total.
I am not disagreeing with you at all.  I watch a some of the shows that you listed, and many others.  I usually have two DVRs loaded with shows to watch.  It's just that this is a thread on reality shows, and I NEVER pass up an opportunity to discuss how much I hate the entire genre. Big smile  I know that I'm in the minority with my hatred of all things reality TV.  It's good to find others that dislike them as well. Smile


Well, the cheapness of reality shows is why there's so many of them. They cost so little to make that channels can basically throw anything at the wall and see what sticks, and because of their lower costs, a lot fewer people have to watch them for them to decide that they're successful enough to stick. Of course, even with a lower margin being required for a show to be considered a success, i STILL have yet to figure out why people watch the Kardashian shows and stuff...


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"I see the sadness in their eyes
Melancholy in their cries
Devoid of all the passion
The human spirit cannot die"


Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 2:34am
I read somewhere that Reality Shows , were invented because people were getting tired of Sitcoms that had family problems solved within 30 minutes, when real life family problems would take a whole Season to be dealt with, so Reality shows were ushered in to embody real families. The Reality show fad is too much now, with a bunch of nonsense Reality shows, such as Terry Crews family show. Terry is funny, I'll admit, but a show focusing on his family is stupid....



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My name is Donathan, pronounced the same way you pronounce Jonathan, except with a D. :D $608 for her brother's scooter. Fair is fair my ass. Being tough on Public Access TV is priceless.







Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 8:06pm
There's a new reality show starting tonight. It's called "Cedric`s Barber Battle." It's exactly what it sounds like. A reality show haircutting competition. More quality television to look forward to. Dead

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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 10:10pm
Been seeing commercials for the "new" season of Naked & Afraid. Couples frolic around deserted islands buck naked trying to survive on their own.Sleepy 
Then there is the new season of hillbilly's shooting gators - forget what it's called. 


Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 11:31pm
For the guy who mentioned PBS never got close to "reality," you are wrong. Almost 13 years ago PBS showed this reality program:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier_House 

Three families living as 1883 Montana homesteaders. Never came back for a second season. But it sure was a reality show!

-crainbebo


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Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2015 at 6:34am
PBS had a music/reality show kind of like American Idol on not too long ago. It was this year.

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'In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus to contribute something to solving overpopulation' - Deutsche Presse Agentur Prince Philiip (1988)


Posted By: Zach6848
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2015 at 7:21pm
I think the quality shows have just become more concentrated. Like, most of the shows we see now are sh*t, reality shows that the networks can pump out quickly and VERY cheaply. But if you look at some of the shows that are touted as great by most everyone, almost ubiquitously, the production values and quality of those shows are probably better than they've ever been. Sitting down to watch some of these shows is akin to watching a movie for the first time, due to the great cast, the effects and costumes and sets, and some great writers. So it's just become more concentrated, much more potent, in some cases. So while you have to tread through a sea of absolute sh*t, reality shows, awful carbon-copy sitcoms, contest shows, etc. when you do find a legitimately good show, you can bet it will be excellent.

Most networks are catering to the lowest common denominator, but there are a few networks who take a break from that and give something to us, viewers with a discerning eye, that's worth watching.

Reality shows are generally cheap, formulaic, easy to produce, easy to come up with, and very easy to get viewers. Look at Hoarders, for an example. There's no lack of content there. There are plenty of people with houses filled to the ceiling with worthless junk, and people are heavily drawn to the 'freakshow' aesthetic. As in, 'look at what these dysfunctional people are doing, isn't it strange?' sort of thing, and people love that sh*t and eat it up. Even those of us here who are more perceptive probably tune in to some of these shows, just to see what insanity is happening on the screen. It's like rubber-necking when you pass a bad car accident on the interstate. It's almost an irresistible instinct.

In-general, the shows that actually take alot of money to make, and alot of effort from the people involved, turn out better than you could imagine. Obviously, there are a few outliers to every trend, but it seems to be the case to me that when you discover a good show, it's usually sort of mind-blowing, but you've got to dig through a mountain of bullsh*t to find the diamonds.


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2015 at 8:20pm
Originally posted by Zach6848 Zach6848 wrote:



Reality shows are generally cheap, formulaic, easy to produce, easy to come up with, and very easy to get viewers. Look at Hoarders, for an example. There's no lack of content there. There are plenty of people with houses filled to the ceiling with worthless junk, and people are heavily drawn to the 'freakshow' aesthetic. As in, 'look at what these dysfunctional people are doing, isn't it strange?' sort of thing, and people love that sh*t and eat it up. Even those of us here who are more perceptive probably tune in to some of these shows, just to see what insanity is happening on the screen. It's like rubber-necking when you pass a bad car accident on the interstate. It's almost an irresistible instinct.



I admit to liking a few of those.  I've watched Hoarders and some show about 600lb people.  And yes, it's basically to gawk.

I also agree with the rest of your post.  There've been plenty of good shows over the past few years.  The one I like most is The Walking Dead, but Mad Men, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey and others are considered quality stuff, too.  Even the commercials during those shows seem better.




Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2015 at 8:42pm
You can't forget Breaking Bad. AMC has a great lineup of top quality shows. Or Sherlock on PBS. I can't wait for the next season to finally get here.

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2015 at 8:48pm

I wished I'd gotten into that one (Breaking Bad) at the beginning.  At this point, I'm not going to watch 5 seasons of it on some binge.  I got into the Walking Dead on a weekend binge, but it was only 17 episodes worth.




Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2015 at 9:12pm
I got into it when AMC did the Breaking Bad one night a week marathon. All seasons were split over a couple months. Awesome show that is definitely worth watching if you like Better Call Saul.

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Posted By: peachblossom666
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2015 at 9:35pm
Game of Thrones.


Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 01 May 2015 at 2:31am
There's very few reality shows I like. Mainly shows like American Pickers and Pawn Stars. My family has to watch Dancing with the Stars EVERY Monday night...and the main reason? Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec! Yes, we watch "Shark Tank" and I like Robert...he looks really handsome, and gives off some good deals. Can't stand that Mr. Wonderful Kevin O'Leary. He's the only one that gives royalty deals and too-narrow-of-specifics. "$250,000 for 13%, but I want 75c for each product you make until I make up my $250,000, and then it's 40c...oh and I'll give a 7% royalty on top of that!" If I was on the show, I would ignore Kevin's offers. No fine print.

There are specific "Hoarders" and "Hoarding: Buried Alive" episodes I enjoy - mainly ones where people hoard antiques and electronics. Who knows how many tens of thousands are in antique hoarder's estates. If I had to clean an estate like that, some items would go to me and some items would be donated to antique stores! Unless they are broke, they wouldn't go into the landfill.
There were a couple of episodes where hoarders had large lots (thousands) of VHS tapes laying around...plus several VCRs to boot. One hoarder had home-recorded tapes dating back to the early 1980s...imagine how many vintage and rare shows were on those tapes, plus commercials to boot. VHS is slowly becoming a "vintage" video format.


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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 02 May 2015 at 12:54am
Oh great....

CBS is premiering a new reality show called The Briefcase. Its where somebody opens a briefcase and its revelled what's in it. I wish I making this up. Now they're pulling "ideas" straight outta their asses. Sigh it'll probably be one their "most watched" shows on "America's most watched network" blegh.

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Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 9:19pm
Oh really? I thought "The Briefcase" was not going to be another frickin reality show. Based off the promo, I thought it was a revival of "The Millionaire" from the 1950s, where an anonymous person gives money to random people...this time in a briefcase.
Looks like CBS has run out of summer options. Of course, Big Brother will be the "most watched" show this summer...bleh. Am I already talking about that show? Wow...time flies, it's almost summertime. ABC is hawking The Bachelorette like crazy...which for me, who cares.


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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 03 May 2015 at 9:44pm
Scripted TV isn't much better. "Under The Dome" is back and a new series where animals are turning vicious by James Patterson called "Zoo" is premiering. With that much selection I WILL be looking forward to mowing the lawn to distract me from all this TV crap.

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Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 10 May 2015 at 11:37pm
WOW!
A reality show is cancelled...one that I did not watch at all, and was on ABC, being pummeled by The Big Bang Theory and the rest of the CBS Thursday lineup.
http://www.eater.com/2015/5/8/8575273/the-taste-cancelled-abc-anthony-bourdain-nigella-lawson-ludo-marcus-sammuelsson

And that "Briefcase" show...a family will receive $101,000 in a briefcase and they have to decide to either keep it all or keep nothing and give it to another family. Is CBS sort-of trying to revive that 1950s show "The Millionaire"...but with less money? We'll see how long that show lasts.


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Posted By: madwoman
Date Posted: 12 May 2015 at 4:38am
Originally posted by crainbebo crainbebo wrote:

WOW!
A reality show is cancelled...one that I did not watch at all, and was on ABC, being pummeled by The Big Bang Theory and the rest of the CBS Thursday lineup.
http://www.eater.com/2015/5/8/8575273/the-taste-cancelled-abc-anthony-bourdain-nigella-lawson-ludo-marcus-sammuelsson

And that "Briefcase" show...a family will receive $101,000 in a briefcase and they have to decide to either keep it all or keep nothing and give it to another family. Is CBS sort-of trying to revive that 1950s show "The Millionaire"...but with less money? We'll see how long that show lasts.


I'm convinced that there are so many "reality" shows because Hollyweird hasn't had many original concepts in years. One network comes up with a concept ("hey, dwarfs!") and suddenly ALL the networks copy it.

Dwarfs
Pawn shops
Storage lockers
Hoarding
Vocal competition

And on, and on....


Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 27 May 2015 at 2:52pm
Talk about overload! Last night America's Got Talent premiered, Extreme Weight Loss premiered, and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? came back with Jeff Foxworthy after about a 5-year absence. Tonight it's Bullseye on Fox (YUCK!), Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC (double yuck!), a rerun of another stupid reality show called I Can Do That! on NBC and The Briefcase over at CBS. Do the big 4 networks think no one watches TV in the summer? HBO has been my friend so far with movies. Ah, paradise from reality BS.

-crainbebo


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Posted By: usmaak
Date Posted: 27 May 2015 at 4:56pm
IMO, one reality show constitutes reality show overload.  I wish they'd all die.


Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 27 May 2015 at 11:48pm
At least 19 Kids and Counting is getting cancelled. So there's one less. I'm sure 2 will pop up in its place.

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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 28 May 2015 at 1:31am
Originally posted by usmaak usmaak wrote:

IMO, one reality show constitutes reality show overload.  I wish they'd all die.


Agreed! I can't even stand watching The Voice anymore its gotten so bland!

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Posted By: Papa Lazarou
Date Posted: 28 May 2015 at 2:54am
Originally posted by i8acannibal i8acannibal wrote:

At least 19 Kids and Counting is getting cancelled. So there's one less. I'm sure 2 will pop up in its place.
Seems like they've already got a new family of freaks with an elastic vagina on their roster.

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Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 28 May 2015 at 2:47pm


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Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 28 May 2015 at 2:50pm
Yes. The Duggars will premiere a new spin off about one of their daughters, I think. More reality trash, more cameras following them 24/7/365, more BS. 
Would HBO ever do a show on the Duggars. NO!!

Here's the thing, if TLC ever tried to stick a camera in my house, I would kick the cameraman and everyone else working on the show out of my personal life. There are too many dimwits who are the "look at me! I'm so (insert expression) so I need the whole world to see what I'm like" type.

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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 28 May 2015 at 11:17pm
Originally posted by madwoman madwoman wrote:



I'm convinced that there are so many "reality" shows because Hollyweird hasn't had many original concepts in years. One network comes up with a concept ("hey, dwarfs!") and suddenly ALL the networks copy it.

Dwarfs
Pawn shops
Storage lockers
Hoarding
Vocal competition

And on, and on....

Anything about Alaska is hot right now. And digging for gold.



Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 28 May 2015 at 11:31pm
Way, way, too many Alaska/gold shows on tv now.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Television_shows_set_in_Alaska" rel="nofollow - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Television_shows_set_in_Alaska

Dead


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 7:12am

"Smile".

Series premier tonight.  

Two people with gnarly teeth go to a dentist for dental implants and then their teeth aren't gnarly anymore.

Seriously.  They made this into a TV show.




Posted By: Papa Lazarou
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 7:50am
^So basically, 30 minutes of disgusting teeth and the one sound no one in the universe would ever willingly subject themselves to?

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 1:37pm

^  No.  60 minutes!  LOL

They didn't spend much time on the procedure itself.  Most of the time was spent on these people discussing their feelings of low self-esteem due to their nasty-looking teeth.  One teenage girl was missing teeth because they never even grew---not even baby teeth.  A middle-aged guy had gotten hit by a flying baseball bat as a teenager.






Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 11:16pm
^^ Dead A whole hour of people wishing one day they can eat something other than apple sauce.
These people don't have that problem. My 600 Pound Life, going on 3 seasons(why?)now.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 11:53pm
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

^^ Dead A whole hour of people wishing one day they can eat something other than apple sauce.
These people don't have that problem. My 600 Pound Life, going on 3 seasons(why?)now.

I've watched a few episodes of that.  OMG.  

I once went above 200 lbs, and I was mortified.  I dunno how those people can get to 300 lbs, let alone 600, and continue eating all that they do.




Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2015 at 8:00pm
Scrolling through the channel guide last night and saw this - on the weather channel.

Really? So if I wanted a weather forecast I'd have to sit through an hour of fat guys doing whatever they do in some woods somewhere. 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 07 Jun 2015 at 9:04pm
LOLThere is a NEW Animal Planet show called 'Treetop Cat Rescue'.
Talk about ABSURED! Just saw the preview and about died!!!LOL
"...oh - this seems like SUCH a nice kitten!...." - right before the cat goes postal at the top of the tree.
Almost blew the needle out of my arm at the plasma bank - and, 2 hours later, I'm STILL laughing about it - I'm still in tears! Could NOT find the commercial, but it MAY be '#1 for 2015'LOL.
This is a show I ***MUST*** see!
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Posted By: Snesgamer
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2015 at 11:38pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

^^ Dead A whole hour of people wishing one day they can eat something other than apple sauce.
These people don't have that problem. My 600 Pound Life, going on 3 seasons(why?)now.

I've watched a few episodes of that.  OMG.  

I once went above 200 lbs, and I was mortified.  I dunno how those people can get to 300 lbs, let alone 600, and continue eating all that they do.




...is that the actual tagline for the show? "Maria is eating herself to death"? Does the program end when she actually dies? Are bets taken for when it'll happen? lol

Don't these people ever get full? How do they consistently maintain 600lbs, even considering they're completely sedentary? I think on my worst day, I can't eat more than 4000 calories (nowhere near enough to sustain a 600-lbs person)
without feeling sluggish and having extreme stomach pains.


Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 6:26am
I can understand 300 lbs...there are many high schoolers and college people who want to be offensive line in football. If you want to knock down little itty bitty wide receivers from the opposite team, you need to have 275-300 lbs. But 600 is WAY WAY WAY too much. TLC should be ashamed of themselves for airing this piece of crap.

TWC should be ashamed of themselves for greenlighting Fat Guys in the Woods. Seriously, WTF?! Are the people at NBC Universal (ahem, Comcast...) on crack cocaine or something? I miss the Weather Channel of about 15-20 years ago...Weather 24/7 except for the occasional recent weather special, Storm Stories filler or The Weather Classroom, which aired around 1AM Sunday mornings (west coast time obviously). All I see on TWC is reality shows about chasing tornadoes, and the occasional Weather Center. NOAA is my friend.

Again, Animal Planet like the others should be ashamed of themselves.
In fact, almost every cable channel should be ashamed of themselves!!! Especially TV LAND!! They are such idiots airing chopped up TV shows with more commercials than show. That's why an episode of Friends is 42 minutes long. You get 18 minutes of show, and 24 minutes of commercials...


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Posted By: Papa Lazarou
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 10:05am
Hell, I've gone 25% body fat, and right now, after a few injuries and illnesses I'm at about 20% and mortified.

Learned to stop caring about the weight after realizing how dangerous that had been when I was younger Wouldn't be too upset sitting on 180-200+ (for 5'5" practically the equivilant of 300 for a non-midget)

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 1:19pm
Originally posted by crainbebo crainbebo wrote:


TWC should be ashamed of themselves for greenlighting Fat Guys in the Woods. Seriously, WTF?! Are the people at NBC Universal (ahem, Comcast...) on crack cocaine or something? I miss the Weather Channel of about 15-20 years ago...Weather 24/7 except for the occasional recent weather special, Storm Stories filler or The Weather Classroom, which aired around 1AM Sunday mornings (west coast time obviously). All I see on TWC is reality shows about chasing tornadoes, and the occasional Weather Center. NOAA is my friend.



Just noticed recently that Local on the 8s is no longer "local".  It still goes by the same name, but it only gives the weather for the major cities in the US.  I don't really care about St. Louis weather, and they don't include any cities near me (Sacramento).  San Francisco is the closest, but their weather is totally different.

Also, there used to be a banner across the bottom of the screen that gave the weather for towns near mine, but that's now national, too.




Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 09 Jun 2015 at 1:43pm
Originally posted by Snesgamer Snesgamer wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

^^ Dead A whole hour of people wishing one day they can eat something other than apple sauce.
These people don't have that problem. My 600 Pound Life, going on 3 seasons(why?)now.

I've watched a few episodes of that.  OMG.  

I once went above 200 lbs, and I was mortified.  I dunno how those people can get to 300 lbs, let alone 600, and continue eating all that they do.




...is that the actual tagline for the show? "Maria is eating herself to death"? Does the program end when she actually dies? Are bets taken for when it'll happen? lol

Don't these people ever get full? How do they consistently maintain 600lbs, even considering they're completely sedentary? I think on my worst day, I can't eat more than 4000 calories (nowhere near enough to sustain a 600-lbs person)
without feeling sluggish and having extreme stomach pains.

Every once in awhile, I'll eat till I'm stuffed like a pig.  Afterwards, I feel like hell.  The people in this show seem to be in a constant state of that---laying in bed and constantly eating heavy, greasy or sugary foods.  I don't understand how anyone could get to the point where they can't even get out of bed, and then continue on that same path for years.




Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 12:16am
All that food has to go somewhere. I can't imagine(and really don't wanna think about it) how these people get to and onto a toilet.Dead


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 2:11am
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

All that food has to go somewhere. I can't imagine(and really don't wanna think about it) how these people get to and onto a toilet.Dead

And how do they wipe themselves?  How do they reach all the way around back, get their hand deep between those pillow-sized butt cheeks, and wipe?

I can only imagine how bad they must stink between their cheeks and thighs, and in those big ol' rolls of blubber.  I mean, some of those peoplke have these huuuge things hanging off them that you don't know what they are.

I mean, look at those things behind her.  What is that?  Shocked

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 2:23am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

^^ Dead A whole hour of people wishing one day they can eat something other than apple sauce.
These people don't have that problem. My 600 Pound Life, going on 3 seasons(why?)now.

I've watched a few episodes of that.  OMG.  

I once went above 200 lbs, and I was mortified.  I dunno how those people can get to 300 lbs, let alone 600, and continue eating all that they do.


I've been missing out on a good topic, that woman is a foolish slob.
I'm one of the smaller people here, only 5-7, but I've never been over 180.
I'm about as porky and out of shape as I have ever been but I have no desire to turn into one of these suicide machines, disgusting.


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2015 at 2:25am

5'7", 180 isn't bad.




Posted By: Calvin
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2015 at 8:19pm
The real reason that there are so many reality shows is because they are relativity cheap to film, and there are many people who are fame hungry enough to allow producers and camera people to film what should be private business in their homes. Just give them a few dollars and they're ready to air their private dirty laundry for all of America to see.


Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2015 at 8:43pm
Surfing the channels it seems about HALF of them are reality shows GAAAAAH!

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Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 09 Aug 2015 at 1:48am
Even the Discovery channel is mostly reality shows now. I don't mind some of the survival shows, but there are way too many Alaska, fishing, redneck shows now. The History channel is mostly the same stuff, but add Pawn Stars and Counting Cars.

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Posted By: crainbebo
Date Posted: 09 Aug 2015 at 7:14pm
Animal Planet has reality shows even. Yesterday I flipped through the channels and found "Tanked" - these two not-funny guys are working on fishtanks.
Even though it's a reality show, I do have a real guilty pleasure on Big Brother. Summer is no-man's land usually except for reruns and a couple of really stupid shows...Big Brother might be one of them at times but it is fun to see the Veto competitions, HOH, evictions, etc. Amazing how long that show has gone on...15 years, now in season 17 now with Julie Chen hosting every single one.

My 600-Lb Life is a no-no here. I'd rather jump off a cliff than see an hour of women eating until they die.


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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 09 Aug 2015 at 7:40pm
I've never even had the desire to watch Big Brother it turns me off IMHO of course.

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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 09 Aug 2015 at 8:34pm
A new season of Ice Road Truckers starts tonite.Sleepy


Posted By: DKS
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2015 at 7:00am
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

A new season of Ice Road Truckers starts tonite.Sleepy


You're a week too late, the new season started last week.


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Melancholy in their cries
Devoid of all the passion
The human spirit cannot die"


Posted By: Calvin
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2015 at 11:53am
Those morbidly obese women are a sad cry for help. They need intervention and fast. I can't help but feel pity for them.


Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2015 at 4:31pm
Indeed, what a sad, depressing, disgusting experience of life!

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Posted By: Kris L. Walker
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2015 at 10:04pm
I could sit here, and post many of these shows that claim to be 'reality' and bash the shows in to death. But, I'm not. Rather, I'm going to say what I think is the problem with 99% of reality shows, in my opinion. To me, the major problem is the networks. Most networks today want to be on the cutting edge, and be 'hip' with the in crowd, and to them reality is where it is, and the sad fact is, it's what the alleged 'charts' say we watch the most. Second, this is not a networking decision, it's a production decision. Instead of promoting the good things, many times they only film the negativity and often exaggerated 'dramatic' moments, because drama sells. It's sad really, but unfortunately that's how it is. Sure, we have 1% of them that actually try to be real, and straight forward with you, but, when the majority come off feeling contrived as f*&%, then it kind of ruins the image the few good ones display. My solution: Cancel the majority of these shows, but, evaluate the genuine from the absolutely ridiculous, and once the ridiculous ones are gone, allow the good ones to come back, but drop the 'reality' title, and instead use the title, 'actuality' instead. Reality sounds as fake as masked potatoes being served with doughnuts, instead actuality actually sounds like, "Yeah, it actually is happening." But, until we can have these production units, and broadcast networks actually admit the truth about 99% of these programs, we will be stuck with them. Not forced, mind you. Because, even with who knows, how many channels, we can find something to watch or constructively criticize. And if we can't do that, we have the Internet, DVD's Blu-Ray's or something else to occupy our time when we are absolutely disgusted with what we see on the television.

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Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2015 at 11:42am
Seconded!

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Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2015 at 8:07am
Does anyone actually watch the Discovery channel anymore? It just seems like Alaska, gold hunters, survival, car stuff now. Where's the Discovery part now? The only reason that I even check it on the guide is looking for Mythbusters. No Mythbusters, no watching. It's all looped repeats now. What a shame.

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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2015 at 3:02pm
Sorry, hate to break this to you. Mythbusters has been cancelled.


http://www.slashfilm.com/mythbusters-cancelled/" rel="nofollow - http://www.slashfilm.com/mythbusters-cancelled/

Next season will be their last.

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Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2015 at 1:32am
Cry Well that sucks. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll replace it with ANOTHER Alaska or gold hunter show. We all know we could use a few more of those.Confused Bastids. I guess I'm completely done with the Discovery channel now. I actually remember when it was a good channel. 

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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2015 at 4:28pm
I remember a "what if" series about what would happen if other planetary disasters happened here on earth. It broadcasted around the millenium. For example it featured what would happen if a hurricane the size of The Red Spot hit Miami. Not surprisingly it eviscerated it. It depicted scenarios with very well impressive CGI! I miss those type of series.

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Posted By: Theoted
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2015 at 10:57pm
Alaska is not for sissies!


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Posted By: TeamEdward1976
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2016 at 1:57am
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

^^ Dead A whole hour of people wishing one day they can eat something other than apple sauce.
These people don't have that problem. My 600 Pound Life, going on 3 seasons(why?)now.
I'm surprised these people are still alive as much as they weigh!

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Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2016 at 1:10pm
That's why earthquakes are on the rise.... Another donut? Big smile

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Posted By: sb71
Date Posted: 28 May 2016 at 6:52am
I just picture most fans and the target demographic of this reality Crap, as 300 pound, mouth breathing women who never leave the house, have the blinds drawn, and are drawing social security disability payments from obesity related health problems. Their whole world and existence consists of waiting to find out which bachelorette will be picked or anxiously awaiting the results of Honey Boo Boo's 14 year old sister's pregnancy test....

Pathetic.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 28 May 2016 at 9:16am
^  Oh no!  Honey's sister might be pregnant??!  Oh dear me.  This is horrible!  What am I going to do?
 
Well, if she's pregnant, I'm just going to have to accept it and send her a nice gift, just as I did with Snookie.  We all need to be brave and come together during this time of crisis.
 
 


Posted By: Martin
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2016 at 2:30am
Yeah, there really isn't anything much that is worth watching. I don't mind the America's Got Talent type shows but the idiotic stuff where some overweight person is trying to walk on big inflatable balls on water or something else equally stupid - these shows have to go.



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