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Jeremy
01-22-2008, 12:51 PM
Celebrity Circus (http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-nbccelebritycircus,0,1336265.story)

Reality TV has killed almost all my interest in television these days. Outside of sports, I watch very little network TV anymore because it's become so terrible. Who would have thought we'd see the day when cable was more creative than network TV.

fansince'76
01-22-2008, 12:57 PM
Agreed - writer's strike? Hadn't noticed. :coffee:

TackleMeBen
01-22-2008, 12:59 PM
they have a reality show for thing now. they are so bad now, that i watch sports or dvds with my kids...(i can quote cars by heart now..lol)

The Duke
01-22-2008, 12:59 PM
Reality TV has killed almost all my interest in television these days.

you know, I can't think of any reality show that has ever caught my interest

This show will draw our favorite celebrities out of their comfort zone and into a stunning and magical circus environment that allows them to showcase their unseen skills,

:dang: that line alone makes me not want to watch it

they seriously must be running out of ideas if they're gonna air a show like this

Writer's strike effects I guess

revefsreleets
01-22-2008, 01:06 PM
I watch Survivorman, and, to a lesser extent, Masn vs Wild (I think it's called that). I think that qualifies as reality tv. The rest of it is pretty much garbage.

I kind of dig the Sarah Connor Chronicles. But any show I start getting into usually gets cancelled after about 6 episodes.

Jeremy
01-22-2008, 01:20 PM
Tyler Perry's House of Pain on TBS is HILARIOUS and I love my Law and Order reruns.

But honestly, network TV is dying. Right now, MLB has more games on cable than they do on network and I wouldn't be shocked to see more NFL games on cable in the very near future.

Steelerstrength
01-22-2008, 01:35 PM
I watch Survivorman, and, to a lesser extent, Masn vs Wild (I think it's called that). I think that qualifies as reality tv. The rest of it is pretty much garbage.

I kind of dig the Sarah Connor Chronicles. But any show I start getting into usually gets cancelled after about 6 episodes.

Les, Survivorman, is awesome! The trip to Alska was entertaining. Especially when he almost burned down his shelter! He demonstrated his habitual inability to catch fish as well. Something also shown on an island stop he made.

Man vs Wild got busted as a fraud, on you tube. They showed him on an out-take with someone handing him a bottle of H2o, then panned left showing a highway just a couple hundred yards away from "the wilderness". Bear did climb Everest, though! Gotta give cred for that.

The rest of Reality TV is pretty bad. Question, who the hell would claim to be attracted to Flava Flave??? (Comedy Central Roasted his ass good!)

83-Steelers-43
01-22-2008, 01:40 PM
Man vs Wild was also busted for staying at 3 star hotels while stating he was dealing with the conditions at night. Lost interest after hearing about that.

As for the rest of reality TV, I don't like it, never did. Talk about dumbing down the country. Only in America can a skinny, illiterate crackhead have a reality tv show. I'll stick with FSN Pittsburgh, history channel, A&E, science channel, fox news, discovery channel, biography channel, national geographic and the military channel.

Jeremy
01-22-2008, 03:37 PM
I will say that CBS puts out some pretty good shows.

NCIS and Ghost Whisperer (Jennifer Love Hewitt is hot) are my favorites.

JPPT1974
01-22-2008, 07:24 PM
Yeah as there isn't a lot of good shows on out there!

Borski
01-22-2008, 07:31 PM
Man vs Wild got busted as a fraud, on you tube. They showed him on an out-take with someone handing him a bottle of H2o, then panned left showing a highway just a couple hundred yards away from "the wilderness". Bear did climb Everest, though! Gotta give cred for that.


Never did like Man vs Wild, it just seems like a fraud and a wanna be surviverman. I love any show on discovery channel, in order
Mythbusters
Surviver Man
Dirty Jobs
To Catch a Theif and a few others

Godfather
01-22-2008, 10:36 PM
NCIS is worth watching. Numb3rs went downhill this year.

TV in general sucks. If there's no football there's nothing on.

stlrtruck
01-23-2008, 08:11 AM
I thought about this thread last night as I sat down to settle my 2 year old to bed and couldn't believe of the hundreds of channels on cable that nothing was on - unless I wanted to hear the gurgling of the patriacheats on sports.

There are some shows that I really enjoy but it seems with the writers strike they won't be on for some time. Looks like it's going to be the food network - much to my wife's approval - on in my household.

lilyoder6
01-23-2008, 10:14 AM
well i mean all the shows aren't new except for the reality shows b/c of the dumb ass writer's strike.. i mean i agree with u that nothing is on b/c shows can't write anything new stuff

Counselor
01-23-2008, 11:05 AM
Actually---there are a few gems out there still---if a very few. And NBC at least has been juggling its shows so that its stil airing some new ones even despite the writers strike.

anyone who likes dramas may I suggest:
"Friday Night Lights" ---NBC tangentially about football, critcally aclaimed

"Heroes" --- NBC (when it comes back on). Also critically acclaimed

"The Sarah Conner Chronicles"---FOX, Terminator sequel--- well done

"House" ---FOX, new shows start next week

"The Riches"---a personal little gem no one knows about---new ones start in March on FX---seriously, check this one out if you like smart TV.

The Duke
01-23-2008, 12:09 PM
Actually---there are a few gems out there still---if a very few. And NBC at least has been juggling its shows so that its stil airing some new ones even despite the writers strike.

anyone who likes dramas may I suggest:
"Friday Night Lights" ---NBC tangentially about football, critcally aclaimed

"Heroes" --- NBC (when it comes back on). Also critically acclaimed

"The Sarah Conner Chronicles"---FOX, Terminator sequel--- well done

"House" ---FOX, new shows start next week

"The Riches"---a personal little gem no one knows about---new ones start in March on FX---seriously, check this one out if you like smart TV.

Lost is pretty good too, and it's coming back next week for 8 consecutive episodes I think

Godfather
01-23-2008, 12:31 PM
The expansion of channels might be part of the problem. Ignore the special interest channels--they focus on something you care about or you don't.

But there are 5 networks now plus several cable channels. That spreads out the amount of quality programming and allows crap that wouldn't have made the cut in the past to get on the air. Kind oflike expansion diluting pitching, except in baseball the population has grown and they can draw players from more countries to pick up the slack. Meanwhile the opposite happens on TV--the best ideas have already been done so you have more airtime drawing from a smaller pool.

Two other problwms--the decline in morality, which leads to writers pushing the envelope instead of being creative; and better specil effects technology, which causes producers to focus on that instead of a good storyline.

sherlock
01-23-2008, 12:32 PM
Celebrity Circus (http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-nbccelebritycircus,0,1336265.story)

Reality TV has killed almost all my interest in television these days. Outside of sports, I watch very little network TV anymore because it's become so terrible. Who would have thought we'd see the day when cable was more creative than network TV.

It`s exactly the same in the UK....."celebrity" this,"celebrirty" that,x-****ing factor....total bollocks.

lilyoder6
01-23-2008, 01:59 PM
i love house.... i liked friday night lights last yr.. but for some reason i haven't watched it that much this yr.. maybe b/c it's fri and i am never home...

finneyboy
01-23-2008, 05:03 PM
Have to say that Lost is indeed an awesome TV show. Another show I fell in love with is The Office. Took me a while to like that show but it grows on you as you get to know the characters and their quirks.

Of course the only two shows I like haven't aired new episodes in a while, so ya, TV is bad.

revefsreleets
01-26-2008, 06:12 PM
I just turned in my cable box:uhh: I'm moving next weekend (but started this weekend) and also switching over to AT&T U-verse, and I'll be busy as Hell this week anyway, so why give TWC a few extra shillings?

I'll miss Dirty Jobs and Mythbusters, but it's not like you can't see the repeats 576 times.

steelergirl07
01-26-2008, 06:23 PM
I love Mythbusters. And I watch a lot of Law & Order. They play it on like 5 different channels. Without a Trace and House is pretty good too. Other than that, I mostly watch movies. We have onDemand, so it helps out.

Preacher
01-26-2008, 06:33 PM
I have to admit...

I like the show "Chuck"

Mainly because it is just mindless fun entertainment.

steelergirl07
01-26-2008, 06:57 PM
I have to admit...

I like the show "Chuck"

Mainly because it is just mindless fun entertainment.

I never watched that, but it reminded me of another show I LOVE....Psych. It's like all those police dramas, but it's super fun.

The Duke
01-26-2008, 07:01 PM
I have to admit...

I like the show "Chuck"

Mainly because it is just mindless fun entertainment.

that's one of the few acceptable new shows

it's not only fun, but it's like a completely new idea.

writers for this kinds of shows are really doing a good job

Preacher
01-26-2008, 07:45 PM
that's one of the few acceptable new shows

it's not only fun, but it's like a completely new idea.

writers for this kinds of shows are really doing a good job

They are.

The show is cute... I was worried that they were developing the relationship between chuck and the female spy too quickly, but they backed off that for a while.

I hope that show has legs.

LambertIsGod58
01-26-2008, 10:46 PM
THere are a few shows that I watch...but it's not like it was when I was a kid. So many great ones...and ones that kids could watch. Like Sunday Night Disney, LIttle House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Grizzly Adams, Eight is Enough, Family Ties......TV of today is horrible for kids, IMO. At least compared to 20-30 years ago.

lilyoder6
01-27-2008, 11:42 AM
i like watching pysch, chuck, and monk.. they are good shows...

jjpro11
01-27-2008, 01:02 PM
The Office is the best comedy out.. with this stupid writers strike though, there hasnt been a new episode in months. The Shield is another great show that doesnt get much pub since its on FX. unfortunately it will be airing its final season this spring. other than those i watch seinfeld religiously, everybody loves raymond, married with children, and fresh prince when i'm up really late.

and the thing i dont get is why they keep calling those stupid shows "reality tv".. its not a reality show like COPS, survivor man, or america's most amazing videos.. they are nothing more than long running game shows.. everyone on the show competes to win a prize, but there are only one group of contestants who last the entire season. i dont get it.

Rhee Rhee
01-27-2008, 01:05 PM
Celebrity Circus (http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-nbccelebritycircus,0,1336265.story)

Reality TV has killed almost all my interest in television these days. Outside of sports, I watch very little network TV anymore because it's become so terrible. Who would have thought we'd see the day when cable was more creative than network TV.

i persally LOVE reality TV... especially all those pointless shows like I Love New York or Rock of Love with Brett Michaels OR America's smartest Model... basicly anything on VH1 is fantastic!