Skip to comments.Please,...no more,
Posted on 04/12/2011 7:58:33 PM PDT by Doc Savage
Having watched approximately a trillion TV shows in my life, please, no more:
Lions eating zebras
Insects of the Amazon
Crocodiles eating anything
Guys logging trees
Guys wasting their lives playing gold miner in Alaska
Guys fishing for crab
Guys fishing for swordfish
Guys who train dogs
Guys who pretend to survive in the wilderness with their film crew and make-up artist
Wolves eating buffalos
Wolves eating elk
Wolves eating other wolves. Enough. I get it. They're hungry!
NCIS LA, NCIS Terre Haute, NCIS Mars...you get the picture.
Any of the 3 billion Law and Order programs still out their in reruns
Any program appearing on MSNBC ever!
Sharks eating anything and anyone
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Charmed (Man does that show blow!)
High school anything
Dharma and Gregg
The New Adventures of some hag called old Christine
Guys restoring another junker
Guys pawning junk
Homo Dougie Hauser playing a hetero love stud
Ok, I've got a million more they should never allow on TV again, but I'm sure you've either fallen asleep reading this or are currently screaming at your monitor...NO MORE VANITIES! I'm done ranting. Feel free to add any others you particularly can't stand to watch.
I cancelled my television over a year and a half ago. I watch movies on netflix if I feel like plopping.
Hey doc, look at this.
Is this toe fungus?
billy bob smith, the multimillionaire preacher who shouts DON’T MAKE ME HOLLER, DON’T MAKE ME SHOUT, JUST TURN THEM POCKETS INSIDE OUT and I like quiet, folding money, not those darned clanking coins!!!!
I don’t own a TV.
TV sucks out your brain and turns you into placid, docile livestock.
I love TV. TV is the central focal point of my house. The TV is like a shrine. My family watches as much TV as possible and we can even watch while we eat dinner. There are TVs in the bedrooms. Our lives revolve around TV. We get hundreds of channels, so there is always something to watch.
TV lovers (( ping )).
Not to mention all the nature programs obsessed with animal sexual habits. Real housewives of anywhere and Hollywood stars lives.
For a short time there was a cable station that played the old westerns I loved as kid. My favorite was the Rifleman and this station carried the show. It was so nice to watch these moral stories unfold about a boy and his father. The station disappeared not too long ago, and now there is nothing but dull “reality” type shows that you have already enumerated.
Want to watch a great comedy series?
Corner Gas (Canadian TV)
Was on for 6 years - all the episodes are on youtube.
(someone here posted a thread about this show and I’m officially hooked!)
You don’t like Hoarders? That show has had the best influence on me. I have cleaned out closets and cabinets and drawers. It has worked wonders on my house. I decided I did NOT want to be thought of as a hoarder if I should pass suddenly.
I ditched the TV long ago.
Continue to gaze at the flickering light, at your peril.
FWIW, iTunes has some pretty cool shows and I’ve gotten kind of addicted to it. No commercials and watch them whenever I want. They’ve got the original Star Trek with the REAL Captain (William Shatner) in best of collections for 99¢ each, remastered. I also found the old 1961 Boris Karloff show, “Thriller” on there, which I hadn’t seen since it originally aired. If I could ween my family off cable, you could build a heck of a collection for what cable costs. Throw in Netflix and Hulu, and with the internet, you’ve got everything you could ever want for entertainment.
Men, Women, Other Luge
Weather Channel talking about global warming
Pampered Yuppies buying houses, bleating about their craving for stainless steel appliances
Stuff about nasty fish swimming in murky rivers
Stuff about sasquatch
Foreign tv. Yes, other countries make good tv.
Old American tv series. (Men Into Space, Man and the Challenge—there is a lot still in the vault)
Does your television not have a POWER switch? Geez.
It sound like you need more channels. Have you tried any of the cooking channels? I would guess with all the channels out there you could find A Richard Simmons exercise show translated into Japanese.
Corner gas was good.
I wanted to be Lacy’s man.
Leave Dharma and Greg alone. At least it included conservatives, and it treated them decently. I’ll never forget how one conservative gal on the show tried to pronounce Dharma’s name: duh-harr-muh.
Dysfunctional family building choppers.
“The Good Wife” is very good, well-written and paced with a good plot.
“Chicago Code” shows some potential.
And check out “MI-5”, an excellent British spy series. It’s being shown here on Saturday nites on (surprisingly) PBS.
All this stuff you can also get on DVD or Netflix, I think. There is a ton of crap out there, but also some good stuff.
Speaking of old western series.
I could never understand why the coward carried that broken sword around all the time. If it were me, I’d chuck it in the nearest river so the locals wouldn’t try to run me out of town all the time.
People on a five-year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out....
Wait, that one is still OK
Would you watch a TV show of Tea Partiers eating Rinos?
But its so flat there!
There used to be mountains over there juttin up all majestic.
The shows you listed are the only alternatives one has to pure, unadulterated filth and obscenity. With nothing else to break up reading and work, I endure them. They beat watching ditzy hens cackling about nothing too.
If I ever find myself watchng “The View” I’ll know it’s time to cash it in.
My wife and I find some escape at Turner Classic Movies.
I have Direct TV and the Rifleman comes on every afternoon along with Daniel Boone and Green Acres. It is WHT....World Harvest Television. I have to admit to occasionally watching Green Acres. OK, so it’s not deep and thought provoking but with the complexities of life today it is refreshingly simple.
“My wife and I find some escape at Turner Classic Movies.”
Yes, I like those too! I think we’re fast approaching the time when movies with real scenery and panoramic views will be a thing of the past. It’s increasingly common that everything in the background of the newer movies is computer generated and has nothing to do with reality. In comparison, even the old movies are striking in their color and vibrancy.
I was thinking to myself just yesterday that I’m crazy as all get out for paying good money for the crap on tv these days.
I have to agree with you.
Oddly enough, I find it therapeutic.
They could stop with the water works too. The other night my wife and I were flipping through the channels and on virtually every channel someone was crying about something. Good God, dry it up already.
I like Fox.
Whenever I get sick I clean up before I go to bed because I always think, “this is where they’ll find the body.”
Why not just unplug the TV?
I have four TVs and Direct TV, which I love.
My question to those of you who have thrown your TV over a cliff is...what do you do in your free time, ie the evenings? Read, twiddle your thumbs, listen to classical music? I don’t get it.
Will & Grace
Dharma was kinda hot, though.
The most obnoxious, Bridezillas. No more family shows like the Kordashians who are only in it to make a buck with their unusually large butts. No more young girls dressing like whores and punks who act tough. No more couple shows “I am in love” for the money. This is not entertainment. It is embarrassment.
And please, ID Investigative Discovery, please do not cheat the viewer by recycling old stories into what you call new stories. We are sure there is enough crime out there to not be redundant. However, I do like “Nothing Personal” because of the host who has a real wit.
Ever hear of the internet? *snicker*
I haven’t tossed the tv yet but I spend tons of time on this site reading the news - instead of watching the news.
If I want to find a TV show or movie that I want to watch instead of what the cable channels decide I should watch -I can usually find them on the internet - instantly.
I really should toss the tv.....
Little chocolateering ice road trucking axe men who’ve seen ghosts, aliens, bigfoot and signs of the coming 2012 apocalypse.
Did I get them all?
Have you checked Hulu?
Yeah, the Internet..me too, of course.
I just always wonder about families that don’t have TV. It brings up an image of Amish people quilting or playing cards by the fire. :-)
I guess I like the distraction, but only watch certain shows. I’m tiring of Fox news, my go to station, since they upped the Lib quota. Watched DWTS tonight, which I am embarrassed to say is addicting for me.
Off to listen to the Great One now as I drift off to sleep. AHHHhhhh...
Interesting that you can find so much good stuff on the Internet, L27.
The Kardashians, which I happened to watch this past weekend for reasons unbeknowst to me, is so depressing. After wasting two hours of my life in their mindless, materialistic reality show world, I felt the need to get out and walk/run with my dog to rid myself of the hangover like effect of viewing them.
I really like NCIS - have watched one after another on the NCIS Marathon that USA channel has.
Love The Good Wife despite their snarky comments about conservatives. I also like Castle for some strange reason. And can’t wait for Mad Men to start up again, Burn Notice, Fairly Legal.
There are some good shows but few of them on the regular stations.
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