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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 12,861
    mrussel1 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    brianlux said:
    My mother was a TV fanatic and I loved her dearly, so it's not the viewers I would ever say anything against, it's just the shows.  And for me, that means pretty much the vast majority of what's on the tube these days. 
    disagree brian. tv was watered down feel good shit that had zero semblance in reality back then. now, there is still that, it's just the spectrum has grown exponentially. there are shows that challenge our intellect, emotion, ethics, whereas before the biggest challenge we got was on "a very special Blossom" where she and a friend snuck out and had a beer, and subsequently realized the errors of their ways and went back to white picket fence life. 

    now we have tv that actually makes us think, starts meaningful conversations, changes culture even. unfortunately, what comes with that is also tv that changes culture for the worse.

    as Mrs Garrett would say, "you take the good, you take the bad,  you take em both, and there you have, the facts of life"
    I guess you never watched All in the Family, the Mary Tyler Moore Show or MASH? None of those could have possibly made people think or question authority or what their government was doing in their name?
    3 great TV shows right there...
    From the 70's.  Sheesh gotta go back 50 years!
    Beats the hell out of Blossom as far as social commentary goes but then again, I wasn’t lulled into unconsciousness because I didn’t watch it. Blossom, hilarious.
    Saved by the bell is where it’s at.   
    Was Winnie in that one?
    I am completely outraged that you would confuse the Wonder Years with Saved by the Bell.  I'm going to demand both a public apology and that your employer terminates you immediately.  
    *thread integrity
    Wonder Years? Is that the one where the black fella gets shipped off to 90210 to live with his auntie?
     
    That was Different Strokes. 
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,432
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    brianlux said:
    My mother was a TV fanatic and I loved her dearly, so it's not the viewers I would ever say anything against, it's just the shows.  And for me, that means pretty much the vast majority of what's on the tube these days. 
    disagree brian. tv was watered down feel good shit that had zero semblance in reality back then. now, there is still that, it's just the spectrum has grown exponentially. there are shows that challenge our intellect, emotion, ethics, whereas before the biggest challenge we got was on "a very special Blossom" where she and a friend snuck out and had a beer, and subsequently realized the errors of their ways and went back to white picket fence life. 

    now we have tv that actually makes us think, starts meaningful conversations, changes culture even. unfortunately, what comes with that is also tv that changes culture for the worse.

    as Mrs Garrett would say, "you take the good, you take the bad,  you take em both, and there you have, the facts of life"
    I guess you never watched All in the Family, the Mary Tyler Moore Show or MASH? None of those could have possibly made people think or question authority or what their government was doing in their name?
    3 great TV shows right there...
    From the 70's.  Sheesh gotta go back 50 years!
    Beats the hell out of Blossom as far as social commentary goes but then again, I wasn’t lulled into unconsciousness because I didn’t watch it. Blossom, hilarious.
    Saved by the bell is where it’s at.   
    Was Winnie in that one?
    I am completely outraged that you would confuse the Wonder Years with Saved by the Bell.  I'm going to demand both a public apology and that your employer terminates you immediately.  
    *thread integrity
    Wonder Years? Is that the one where the black fella gets shipped off to 90210 to live with his auntie?
     
    That was Different Strokes. 
    The kid who wore the suspenders! I knew it!
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 12,861
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    brianlux said:
    My mother was a TV fanatic and I loved her dearly, so it's not the viewers I would ever say anything against, it's just the shows.  And for me, that means pretty much the vast majority of what's on the tube these days. 
    disagree brian. tv was watered down feel good shit that had zero semblance in reality back then. now, there is still that, it's just the spectrum has grown exponentially. there are shows that challenge our intellect, emotion, ethics, whereas before the biggest challenge we got was on "a very special Blossom" where she and a friend snuck out and had a beer, and subsequently realized the errors of their ways and went back to white picket fence life. 

    now we have tv that actually makes us think, starts meaningful conversations, changes culture even. unfortunately, what comes with that is also tv that changes culture for the worse.

    as Mrs Garrett would say, "you take the good, you take the bad,  you take em both, and there you have, the facts of life"
    I guess you never watched All in the Family, the Mary Tyler Moore Show or MASH? None of those could have possibly made people think or question authority or what their government was doing in their name?
    3 great TV shows right there...
    From the 70's.  Sheesh gotta go back 50 years!
    Beats the hell out of Blossom as far as social commentary goes but then again, I wasn’t lulled into unconsciousness because I didn’t watch it. Blossom, hilarious.
    Saved by the bell is where it’s at.   
    Was Winnie in that one?
    I am completely outraged that you would confuse the Wonder Years with Saved by the Bell.  I'm going to demand both a public apology and that your employer terminates you immediately.  
    *thread integrity
    Wonder Years? Is that the one where the black fella gets shipped off to 90210 to live with his auntie?
     
    That was Different Strokes. 
    The kid who wore the suspenders! I knew it!
    Yep, Mork from Ork. 
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 6,676
    Do you mean Rerun??


  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,432
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    brianlux said:
    My mother was a TV fanatic and I loved her dearly, so it's not the viewers I would ever say anything against, it's just the shows.  And for me, that means pretty much the vast majority of what's on the tube these days. 
    disagree brian. tv was watered down feel good shit that had zero semblance in reality back then. now, there is still that, it's just the spectrum has grown exponentially. there are shows that challenge our intellect, emotion, ethics, whereas before the biggest challenge we got was on "a very special Blossom" where she and a friend snuck out and had a beer, and subsequently realized the errors of their ways and went back to white picket fence life. 

    now we have tv that actually makes us think, starts meaningful conversations, changes culture even. unfortunately, what comes with that is also tv that changes culture for the worse.

    as Mrs Garrett would say, "you take the good, you take the bad,  you take em both, and there you have, the facts of life"
    I guess you never watched All in the Family, the Mary Tyler Moore Show or MASH? None of those could have possibly made people think or question authority or what their government was doing in their name?
    3 great TV shows right there...
    From the 70's.  Sheesh gotta go back 50 years!
    Beats the hell out of Blossom as far as social commentary goes but then again, I wasn’t lulled into unconsciousness because I didn’t watch it. Blossom, hilarious.
    Saved by the bell is where it’s at.   
    Was Winnie in that one?
    I am completely outraged that you would confuse the Wonder Years with Saved by the Bell.  I'm going to demand both a public apology and that your employer terminates you immediately.  
    *thread integrity
    Wonder Years? Is that the one where the black fella gets shipped off to 90210 to live with his auntie?
     
    That was Different Strokes. 
    The kid who wore the suspenders! I knew it!
    Yep, Mork from Ork. 
    Mork was black? Hard to tell on a B&W television the size of a shed.
     
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    mcgruff10 said:
    brianlux said:
    My mother was a TV fanatic and I loved her dearly, so it's not the viewers I would ever say anything against, it's just the shows.  And for me, that means pretty much the vast majority of what's on the tube these days. 
    disagree brian. tv was watered down feel good shit that had zero semblance in reality back then. now, there is still that, it's just the spectrum has grown exponentially. there are shows that challenge our intellect, emotion, ethics, whereas before the biggest challenge we got was on "a very special Blossom" where she and a friend snuck out and had a beer, and subsequently realized the errors of their ways and went back to white picket fence life. 

    now we have tv that actually makes us think, starts meaningful conversations, changes culture even. unfortunately, what comes with that is also tv that changes culture for the worse.

    as Mrs Garrett would say, "you take the good, you take the bad,  you take em both, and there you have, the facts of life"
    I guess you never watched All in the Family, the Mary Tyler Moore Show or MASH? None of those could have possibly made people think or question authority or what their government was doing in their name?
    3 great TV shows right there...
    From the 70's.  Sheesh gotta go back 50 years!
    Beats the hell out of Blossom as far as social commentary goes but then again, I wasn’t lulled into unconsciousness because I didn’t watch it. Blossom, hilarious.
    Saved by the bell is where it’s at.   
    Was Winnie in that one?
    Damn Halifax, I feel sorry for you. :(
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,672
    brianlux said:
    My mother was a TV fanatic and I loved her dearly, so it's not the viewers I would ever say anything against, it's just the shows.  And for me, that means pretty much the vast majority of what's on the tube these days. 
    disagree brian. tv was watered down feel good shit that had zero semblance in reality back then. now, there is still that, it's just the spectrum has grown exponentially. there are shows that challenge our intellect, emotion, ethics, whereas before the biggest challenge we got was on "a very special Blossom" where she and a friend snuck out and had a beer, and subsequently realized the errors of their ways and went back to white picket fence life. 

    now we have tv that actually makes us think, starts meaningful conversations, changes culture even. unfortunately, what comes with that is also tv that changes culture for the worse.

    as Mrs Garrett would say, "you take the good, you take the bad,  you take em both, and there you have, the facts of life"
    I guess you never watched All in the Family, the Mary Tyler Moore Show or MASH? None of those could have possibly made people think or question authority or what their government was doing in their name?
    Boy, the way Glenn Miller played...
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,432
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    brianlux said:
    My mother was a TV fanatic and I loved her dearly, so it's not the viewers I would ever say anything against, it's just the shows.  And for me, that means pretty much the vast majority of what's on the tube these days. 
    disagree brian. tv was watered down feel good shit that had zero semblance in reality back then. now, there is still that, it's just the spectrum has grown exponentially. there are shows that challenge our intellect, emotion, ethics, whereas before the biggest challenge we got was on "a very special Blossom" where she and a friend snuck out and had a beer, and subsequently realized the errors of their ways and went back to white picket fence life. 

    now we have tv that actually makes us think, starts meaningful conversations, changes culture even. unfortunately, what comes with that is also tv that changes culture for the worse.

    as Mrs Garrett would say, "you take the good, you take the bad,  you take em both, and there you have, the facts of life"
    I guess you never watched All in the Family, the Mary Tyler Moore Show or MASH? None of those could have possibly made people think or question authority or what their government was doing in their name?
    3 great TV shows right there...
    From the 70's.  Sheesh gotta go back 50 years!
    Beats the hell out of Blossom as far as social commentary goes but then again, I wasn’t lulled into unconsciousness because I didn’t watch it. Blossom, hilarious.
    Saved by the bell is where it’s at.   
    Was Winnie in that one?
    Damn Halifax, I feel sorry for you. :(
    Maybe a sympathy case of wine and a bag of ice?
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    brianlux said:
    My mother was a TV fanatic and I loved her dearly, so it's not the viewers I would ever say anything against, it's just the shows.  And for me, that means pretty much the vast majority of what's on the tube these days. 
    disagree brian. tv was watered down feel good shit that had zero semblance in reality back then. now, there is still that, it's just the spectrum has grown exponentially. there are shows that challenge our intellect, emotion, ethics, whereas before the biggest challenge we got was on "a very special Blossom" where she and a friend snuck out and had a beer, and subsequently realized the errors of their ways and went back to white picket fence life. 

    now we have tv that actually makes us think, starts meaningful conversations, changes culture even. unfortunately, what comes with that is also tv that changes culture for the worse.

    as Mrs Garrett would say, "you take the good, you take the bad,  you take em both, and there you have, the facts of life"
    I guess you never watched All in the Family, the Mary Tyler Moore Show or MASH? None of those could have possibly made people think or question authority or what their government was doing in their name?
    3 great TV shows right there...
    From the 70's.  Sheesh gotta go back 50 years!
    Beats the hell out of Blossom as far as social commentary goes but then again, I wasn’t lulled into unconsciousness because I didn’t watch it. Blossom, hilarious.
    Saved by the bell is where it’s at.   
    Was Winnie in that one?
    Damn Halifax, I feel sorry for you. :(
    Maybe a sympathy case of wine and a bag of ice?
    I ll pm you my address.  Send me tracking info when you can. I prefer Pinot Grigio and rose’s.  

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,572
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    My mother was a TV fanatic and I loved her dearly, so it's not the viewers I would ever say anything against, it's just the shows.  And for me, that means pretty much the vast majority of what's on the tube these days. 
    disagree brian. tv was watered down feel good shit that had zero semblance in reality back then. now, there is still that, it's just the spectrum has grown exponentially. there are shows that challenge our intellect, emotion, ethics, whereas before the biggest challenge we got was on "a very special Blossom" where she and a friend snuck out and had a beer, and subsequently realized the errors of their ways and went back to white picket fence life. 

    now we have tv that actually makes us think, starts meaningful conversations, changes culture even. unfortunately, what comes with that is also tv that changes culture for the worse.

    as Mrs Garrett would say, "you take the good, you take the bad,  you take em both, and there you have, the facts of life"
    Well, to tell the truth, I think TV has always been about brain rotting.  But to me the golden age of TV was around the time of Rockford Files, Columbo and Kojak.  Good acting, engaging stories, likeable characters, good writing and great filming.  Today's fictional TV shows are poorly shot, have forgettable characters, poorly constructed, convoluted writing and reality TV is just unreal and nauseating.  But those are just personally biases.  Fact of the matter is, TV is still what TV always has been- a device to induce brain rot.
    I was going to say...I don;t think the book guy is the target audience for TV ;)
    True, lol!
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,890
    All those old TV shows suck lol
    3 second corny reatread jokes followed by 10 seconds fake studio laughter.  Repeat ad nauseum. 
    Everything formulaic and stiff and nothing of real life to be found.  It's no wonder reality TV caught on after decades of animatronic humans on TV.
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 12,861
    rgambs said:
    All those old TV shows suck lol
    3 second corny reatread jokes followed by 10 seconds fake studio laughter.  Repeat ad nauseum. 
    Everything formulaic and stiff and nothing of real life to be found.  It's no wonder reality TV caught on after decades of animatronic humans on TV.
    Ah so you think you're better than us because you were into Dawson's Creek, is that it?
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    mrussel1 said:
    rgambs said:
    All those old TV shows suck lol
    3 second corny reatread jokes followed by 10 seconds fake studio laughter.  Repeat ad nauseum. 
    Everything formulaic and stiff and nothing of real life to be found.  It's no wonder reality TV caught on after decades of animatronic humans on TV.
    Ah so you think you're better than us because you were into Dawson's Creek, is that it?
    He seems more like a Melrose Place type of guy.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,890
    Oh geez, those were the straws that broke TV's back and resulted in The Real World...the rest is history, unfortunately.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,890
    Pro-tip: If you need a laugh-track to signify a joke was just made...it probably wasn't very funny.

    I can barely tolerate any shows with a laugh-track.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,882
    rgambs said:
    Pro-tip: If you need a laugh-track to signify a joke was just made...it probably wasn't very funny.

    I can barely tolerate any shows with a laugh-track.
    You musn't like any show from the 50-s to the 70's and some of the 80's then?  

    A laugh track was used on every single one of those sitcoms.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,432
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,890
    rgambs said:
    Pro-tip: If you need a laugh-track to signify a joke was just made...it probably wasn't very funny.

    I can barely tolerate any shows with a laugh-track.
    You musn't like any show from the 50-s to the 70's and some of the 80's then?  

    A laugh track was used on every single one of those sitcoms.
    Nope they pretty much all suck.  I like cheese on my dinner plate, not in my ears and eyes.
    MASH is a classic I can tolerate.  That 70's Show was funny, but it's just hard to go back and sit through the laugh tracks cutting literal minutes of entertainment out of shows for dead space. 
    After shows like South Park and Family Guy came out, the old stuff started to show how slow and humorless it really was.
    When you get used to sitcoms like those and Archer, Rick and Morty, Always Sunny, Workaholics, etc etc, the slow speed and lack of jokes in the old guard becomes intolerable.
    It also makes shows like Big Bang Theory look pathetic.  48 seconds wasted on another Kuthrapali is effeminate joke?
    Another minute lost to Howard being a VERY tired Jewish stereotype?  No thanks.
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 12,861
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    Pro-tip: If you need a laugh-track to signify a joke was just made...it probably wasn't very funny.

    I can barely tolerate any shows with a laugh-track.
    You musn't like any show from the 50-s to the 70's and some of the 80's then?  

    A laugh track was used on every single one of those sitcoms.
    Nope they pretty much all suck.  I like cheese on my dinner plate, not in my ears and eyes.
    MASH is a classic I can tolerate.  That 70's Show was funny, but it's just hard to go back and sit through the laugh tracks cutting literal minutes of entertainment out of shows for dead space. 
    After shows like South Park and Family Guy came out, the old stuff started to show how slow and humorless it really was.
    When you get used to sitcoms like those and Archer, Rick and Morty, Always Sunny, Workaholics, etc etc, the slow speed and lack of jokes in the old guard becomes intolerable.
    It also makes shows like Big Bang Theory look pathetic.  48 seconds wasted on another Kuthrapali is effeminate joke?
    Another minute lost to Howard being a VERY tired Jewish stereotype?  No thanks.
    Did Soap have a laugh track?  I loved that show when I was young.  
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,890
    mrussel1 said:
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    Pro-tip: If you need a laugh-track to signify a joke was just made...it probably wasn't very funny.

    I can barely tolerate any shows with a laugh-track.
    You musn't like any show from the 50-s to the 70's and some of the 80's then?  

    A laugh track was used on every single one of those sitcoms.
    Nope they pretty much all suck.  I like cheese on my dinner plate, not in my ears and eyes.
    MASH is a classic I can tolerate.  That 70's Show was funny, but it's just hard to go back and sit through the laugh tracks cutting literal minutes of entertainment out of shows for dead space. 
    After shows like South Park and Family Guy came out, the old stuff started to show how slow and humorless it really was.
    When you get used to sitcoms like those and Archer, Rick and Morty, Always Sunny, Workaholics, etc etc, the slow speed and lack of jokes in the old guard becomes intolerable.
    It also makes shows like Big Bang Theory look pathetic.  48 seconds wasted on another Kuthrapali is effeminate joke?
    Another minute lost to Howard being a VERY tired Jewish stereotype?  No thanks.
    Did Soap have a laugh track?  I loved that show when I was young.  
    Soap is good in very small doses, but I can't handle much at a time. 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 18,882
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    Pro-tip: If you need a laugh-track to signify a joke was just made...it probably wasn't very funny.

    I can barely tolerate any shows with a laugh-track.
    You musn't like any show from the 50-s to the 70's and some of the 80's then?  

    A laugh track was used on every single one of those sitcoms.
    Nope they pretty much all suck.  I like cheese on my dinner plate, not in my ears and eyes.
    MASH is a classic I can tolerate.  That 70's Show was funny, but it's just hard to go back and sit through the laugh tracks cutting literal minutes of entertainment out of shows for dead space. 
    After shows like South Park and Family Guy came out, the old stuff started to show how slow and humorless it really was.
    When you get used to sitcoms like those and Archer, Rick and Morty, Always Sunny, Workaholics, etc etc, the slow speed and lack of jokes in the old guard becomes intolerable.
    It also makes shows like Big Bang Theory look pathetic.  48 seconds wasted on another Kuthrapali is effeminate joke?
    Another minute lost to Howard being a VERY tired Jewish stereotype?  No thanks.
    Always Sunny reminds me of SNL, it's hit or miss.

    Big Bang actually got bad at the end.  Last few years were not as good but the sitcoms are drying up.

    Have you ever watched Life in Pieces, Modern Family, Mom, New Girl or 2 Broke Girls?  These have been my fav comedies.  
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,890
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    Pro-tip: If you need a laugh-track to signify a joke was just made...it probably wasn't very funny.

    I can barely tolerate any shows with a laugh-track.
    You musn't like any show from the 50-s to the 70's and some of the 80's then?  

    A laugh track was used on every single one of those sitcoms.
    Nope they pretty much all suck.  I like cheese on my dinner plate, not in my ears and eyes.
    MASH is a classic I can tolerate.  That 70's Show was funny, but it's just hard to go back and sit through the laugh tracks cutting literal minutes of entertainment out of shows for dead space. 
    After shows like South Park and Family Guy came out, the old stuff started to show how slow and humorless it really was.
    When you get used to sitcoms like those and Archer, Rick and Morty, Always Sunny, Workaholics, etc etc, the slow speed and lack of jokes in the old guard becomes intolerable.
    It also makes shows like Big Bang Theory look pathetic.  48 seconds wasted on another Kuthrapali is effeminate joke?
    Another minute lost to Howard being a VERY tired Jewish stereotype?  No thanks.
    Always Sunny reminds me of SNL, it's hit or miss.

    Big Bang actually got bad at the end.  Last few years were not as good but the sitcoms are drying up.

    Have you ever watched Life in Pieces, Modern Family, Mom, New Girl or 2 Broke Girls?  These have been my fav comedies.  
    Modern Family yes and it's been a fun one...no laugh track either.
    The others I haven't seen.
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  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,183
    The Office. No laugh track, greatest comedy/show of all time.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    Hi! said:
    The Office. No laugh track, greatest comedy/show of all time.
    Agreed.  I also crack up watching young Sheldon. 
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  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,183
    mcgruff10 said:
    Hi! said:
    The Office. No laugh track, greatest comedy/show of all time.
    Agreed.  I also crack up watching young Sheldon. 
    I never watched Young Sheldon, but it seems like a funny concept. Sheldon from BBT is one of my favorite characters for sure.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    Hi! said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Hi! said:
    The Office. No laugh track, greatest comedy/show of all time.
    Agreed.  I also crack up watching young Sheldon. 
    I never watched Young Sheldon, but it seems like a funny concept. Sheldon from BBT is one of my favorite characters for sure.
    My youngest is high functioning autistic who excels in everything intellectual (seriously off the charts) but is a bit quirky hence my connection to young Sheldon. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,183
    mcgruff10 said:
    Hi! said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Hi! said:
    The Office. No laugh track, greatest comedy/show of all time.
    Agreed.  I also crack up watching young Sheldon. 
    I never watched Young Sheldon, but it seems like a funny concept. Sheldon from BBT is one of my favorite characters for sure.
    My youngest is high functioning autistic who excels in everything intellectual (seriously off the charts) but is a bit quirky hence my connection to young Sheldon. 
    Oh, that’s cool. I always admire highly intellectual people. I think probably because I’m an idiot.
  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,183
    I’ve always considered LOL to be the canned laughter of the written word, lol. I use it often to highlight my unfunny jokes, lol.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,572
    Hi! said:
    I’ve always considered LOL to be the canned laughter of the written word, lol. I use it often to highlight my unfunny jokes, lol.
    LOL.

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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,999
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    i blame OJ for the kardashians. if he hadntve murdered his wife and her friend the chances are extremely high that wed never have come to know the kardashians.  that alone should keep him in jail for ever. ;) :)  
    I actually enjoy watching the kardashians.  It s mindless entertaining tv. 
    'reality' television makes my head hurt. its sole purpose is to dumb down the people. it is how those in power get away with the bullshit they do.  
    Dumb down the people? That seems pretty arrogant to me.  I don't think I get any less intelligent after watching these shows. After teaching all day and taking care of my kids I enjoy watching mindless tv that makes me smile and laugh.
    that's because it is arrogant. no different than people who slag on fans of nickelback or justin beiber while extolling the "genius" of radiohead.  you like what you like (full disclosure: I hate NB and JB and like RH, but I don't judge those that have different tastes). and lots of people need in their down time the opposite of their up time; in your case, you are intellectually engaged all day, so it makes sense you want to be mindlessly entertained in your down time.

    I have no idea how reality tv has anything to do with people in power getting away with shit. people have always needed an escape from daily life.  the fact I used to watch survivor or the apprentice has zero to do with how engaged I am as a citizen. 
    Agree with you 100% bud. 

    thats great that you dont feel dumbed down and less engaged by 'reality' tv... but then you are not who i was speaking about. but for some reason you felt challenged.. why was that? i for one, when someone levels a generalisation at an audience dont feel slighted if i know it doesnt apply to me.  but yes i will apologise for my generalist statement... tho it doesnt change the fact why 'reality' tv is so prevalent. 
    im not sure how it goes in your countries but here in australia, our news is being watered down(it is all about personalities(both as subject and commentator), our tv schedules(at last look) were being inundated with so called reality shows because they are cheap to make and have no real substance, and appear to suck the people in(something i have been guilty of in the past). ironically 'reality' tv (and i speak generally again here)they distracts the people from the realities of life by replacing 'hard hitting' content with  fairy floss(cotton candy). its like junk foood for the brain. the overwhelming majority of reality shows i have seen in the past hinge on some sort of drama to keep the audience glued and on hightened alert  about what will come next(kinda like a terrorist threat alert system). it all seems so mindless to me.. and yes i get thats why people watch tv... for the escape, the distraction. but i do stand by my statement that reality tv is used to dumb down the people. i have no doubt that more people can tell you the intricacies of the lives of the kardashians or who the scheming bitch is on the bachelor, than can hold a conversation about what is going on in regards to their governments policy and the world at large(which only benefits the government and their shonky friends).   im ok with knowing why  tv networks  program the shows they do. if that makes me arrogant in your opinion, then so be it.  
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