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i won't be waching 'Scandal' on ABC
4/9/12 | originalbuckeye

Posted on 04/09/2012 9:45:17 PM PDT by originalbuckeye

I tuned in to watch Castle tonight. New show, Scandal, was on. Within the first 10 minutes, one of the main characters stated 'I hate Republicans'. So I turned it off.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: republicanhate; trashtv; tv
The TV writers need to buy a clue. Half the TV audience is Republican. If they want a successful new show, they shouldn't alienate half the possible audience. Oh, and hire a Conservative writer. Liberals CANNOT write believable Conservative characters. And it would be nice if you actually had a Conservative character on the show.
1 posted on 04/09/2012 9:45:23 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

Thanks for the warning. I hate shows that shove propaganda down our throats.


2 posted on 04/09/2012 9:49:32 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: originalbuckeye

good decision. i’d do the same.


3 posted on 04/09/2012 9:53:49 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: originalbuckeye

CASTLE is one of my favorite shows. And the program guide showed a new episode was going to be on, as did last week’s coming attraction. Needless to say, at 10:01 PM tonight I was one unhappy camper. I only lasted two minutes.


4 posted on 04/09/2012 9:54:41 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: originalbuckeye

I won’t wach it either.


5 posted on 04/09/2012 9:56:31 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: originalbuckeye

I tuned in a little late, and heard a guy who speaks at Republican functions be outed for being gay. That quickly, I was gone, never to return.


6 posted on 04/09/2012 9:57:34 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: originalbuckeye

The left is opposed to diversity and promotes intolerance.

its 1939 for the American version of Nationalist Socialists Party.

Divide.

Hate.

Attack.


7 posted on 04/09/2012 10:07:59 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
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To: originalbuckeye
The show was on in the background while I was working and the stupid remote was across the room so unfortunately, I can fill you in on the end.

A decorated wounded military vet that was an outspoken conservative and was pondering a run for congress was accused of murdering his "girlfriend"

When it looks like he is guilty and is arrested, his legal team tracks down footage from a security camera meeting his boyfriend and sucking face with the guy on a public street.

The defense team comes to him with the discovery but the guy refuses to allow them to show the tape which would exonerate him but out him at the same time.

After sitting in jail he decides to out himself, gets off of the charges and has a big press conference in uniform surrounded by fellow soldiers who all now celebrate his lifestyle. Basically the repeal of DADT saves the day and all is right in the world, blah, blah, blah.

Sorry on the off chance that anyone was foolishly waiting to watch this later, but I just saved you an hour of life that you can't take back.

If I wasn't too lazy to walk 15 feet across the room to pick up the darn remote, I would have saved myself the unpleasant experience and a lot of typing.

8 posted on 04/09/2012 10:10:44 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: originalbuckeye

They probably thought of naming the show “Good Washington Bitches” but changed their minds after noticing the initials...


9 posted on 04/09/2012 10:23:53 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: originalbuckeye

The lead chick is hot. who cares....


10 posted on 04/09/2012 10:51:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: originalbuckeye

Tune out that broadcast tv manure. Broadcast stations are against responsible citizenry. It’s mass programmed garbage. I can’t watch any of it without feeling disgusted. There are a few shows on premium that do honest portrayals anymore. I can wait for them on DVD.


11 posted on 04/09/2012 10:54:44 PM PDT by jack_napier (Bob? Gun.)
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To: ntnychik

Try not returning to ABC at all! These scum don’t deserve any validation.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 10:56:46 PM PDT by jack_napier (Bob? Gun.)
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To: originalbuckeye

They think most “normal” people naturally hate Republicans. I have little doubt they believe nearly all Republican hoi pollio live out in the boondocks and have no televisions. After all, we can’t doubt them because they are smart and highly cosmopolitan.


13 posted on 04/09/2012 11:06:11 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: originalbuckeye

Castle is a great show. That Scandal is looks like real Leftist garbage. The lead in that turd is a woman named Kerry Washington. She is a hack appointee for the Regime.

“Celeb Obama Appointee Accuses Repubs of ‘Legislative Violence Against Women’”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/04/07/Kery-Washington-Legislative-Violence


14 posted on 04/10/2012 12:07:44 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: originalbuckeye
So that was what I watched for 5 minutes before I realized that it was not a Castle show.
15 posted on 04/10/2012 12:09:05 AM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Ditto fiction writers. I throw the books out. Get a clue, writers. You may have talent but more than half your audience is offended when your agenda shows up in an otherwise good story.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 12:23:28 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: stilloftyhenight

Its very hard not to let your personal prejudices come out of your writing, but you really do have to try.


17 posted on 04/10/2012 3:12:52 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: originalbuckeye
Nothing to do with the writers. They bear almost no blame for this. They have to write to order.

The clue is that half of the TV audience may very well be Republican, but almost none of the producers, directors and studio executives are, and they are the ones who determine what goes in. It does no good for a writer to produce the most realistic and fabulous conservative characters or dialogue if the "powers that be" simply refuse to include it.

18 posted on 04/10/2012 3:17:34 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: voteNRA

I suffered through it; why I do not know.

I was a little off-put by the “I hate Republicans” but it is par for the course for Hollywood. When the soldier turned out to be gay, I was reassured that ABC was not veering from their all gay, all the time formula.

Funny thing, the episode didn’t resolve the murder of his fiancee—nobody cared about her once the Marine came out of the closet. Crappy writing on many levels.


19 posted on 04/10/2012 3:17:54 AM PDT by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: originalbuckeye

One of the favorite tropes of a lot of lib tv writers during the last Bush presidency was to have average Americans, even military personnel, say how much they hated Bush and the Iraq war. If a conservative figure is depicted, he or she is frequentlyly portrayed as a religious fundamentalist, or a gun nut, or both.


20 posted on 04/10/2012 4:01:12 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: originalbuckeye
Reminds me of the show "Numb3rs". I actually like it till Judd Hirsch's character declared, "I am so glad I raised two liberal sons!"

Never watched it again after that. It was early in season one.

21 posted on 04/10/2012 4:16:26 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Ciexyz

Not only propaganda. Have you noticed that on just about every show the black guy is the boss? Commercials too.


22 posted on 04/10/2012 4:17:15 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: originalbuckeye
It should be obvious to anybody watching network TV that the writers all are left wing. Their personal views should not be important but ever since the Norman Lear days they all feel they HAVE to have the scripts propagandize some left wing point and the HAVE to show any traditional conservative as stupid or naive. It's not that hard to do when you:

A. Create the "reality" that supports their left wing views.

B. Be fawned over by the "critics" while they toss around terms such as "genius" and "groundbreaking"

C. Get promoted incessantly in non political programs such as the NFL.

Best of all, if the program is truly awful, another writer will get another chance to make the same inane left wing arguments with a different show. Conservatives need not apply.

The networks should be boycotted and put out of their existence because they never will change.

23 posted on 04/10/2012 4:50:49 AM PDT by Sir_Humphrey (Is it too late to save the country?)
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To: originalbuckeye

I also tuned into Castle last night and turned the channel when I saw what was on.


24 posted on 04/10/2012 5:20:02 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: UncleHambone
When the soldier turned out to be gay, I was reassured that ABC was not veering from their all gay, all the time formula.

That's why it's called gAyBC.

25 posted on 04/10/2012 8:12:36 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: voteNRA

Sorry that I missed your warning. On my deathbed, I truly will be wishing that I had that hour back.


26 posted on 04/11/2012 12:45:10 AM PDT by Rybashka
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To: Vanders9

The gratuitous inserts are what I’m talking about. Some go out of their way to inject it when it is totally unnecessary to the story line. That they do on purpose. The characters will be interacting and suddenly there is a few lines of dialogue on race or homosexuality which actually distracts from the story. It simply doesn’t belong. It’s so blatant.


27 posted on 04/11/2012 2:31:29 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: stilloftyhenight

Well, that kind of thing deflects criticism from the gay and anti-racist lobbies, which are extremely powerful.


28 posted on 04/12/2012 12:30:02 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Sir_Humphrey
Everybody blames the writers, but they have by far the least say over what goes into Network TV programs. We as viewers have more of a say, because if we don't watch it, the advertisers won't support it and the networks won't make it.

But the people who are really in charge are the producers and network executives. They determine what goes in and what doesn't, in line with what they think they can get away with re advertisers and viewers. If a writer develops storylines or dialogue that is deemed "inappropriate", it just won't be included. If the writer does it too often, or objects, they get fired. Simple as that. After all, it's not as if there is a shortage of replacements. Writers are ten a penny and they work very cheaply.

I sometimes think writers are called that because they are 'right' at the bottom of the hollywood/audiovisual industry pecking order. It's illogical, as without writers the TV and Film companies literally have no product (as the strike a bit ago proved quite convincingly) but there you have it. Writers are effectively working to order. They can make tat as required by network executives, in which case they can eke out a meagre living, or they can produce realistic, fair minded, even-handed dialogue and storylines that really does challenge existing prejudices, in which case they will starve.

All of which begs another question. Where's your freedom of speech now?

29 posted on 04/12/2012 12:50:48 AM PDT by Vanders9
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All of which begs another question. Where's your freedom of speech now?

I am not quite sure how that relates to my post.

Besides I think you got too hung up on the word "writer". You may be quite right about the inner workings of TV writing but somebody, either a writer, executive or producer is deciding to work in left wing talking points and conservative straw men into their scripts . You are seeing viewers flee the networks in droves partly because they are tired at all the heavy handed left wing clap trap that makes its way into damn near every show.

30 posted on 04/12/2012 4:13:21 AM PDT by Sir_Humphrey (Is it too late to save the country?)
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