Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I Want To Blow Up My Television! I'm Paying For Shite!

That's right folks. Close to $200.00 per month in fees and I have over two hundred channels of you guessed it crap! I get channel upon channel, hours upon hours of watching Reality Television. I turn on my boob tube and get to look at the likes of this:

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Yep, because those are the role models I want for my daughter.

and this:

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That's right boys. When you grow up your wives will sit around spending your hard earned money and bitch about everything under the sun while getting into the occasional bitch fight. Better buy your ringside tickets while you can.


and this:


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Where washed up celebrities give their careers a reboot on an obviously rigged show. Sure I liked some of those celebrities, however, I liked them before they went on the show. I want to see them "do" something again. Not dance around a stage waiting to get voted off and still get paid for it. Then, they dash my hopes by NOT doing something, yet again.


There is also American Idol, please kill this show. Do us a favor and don't add to it by putting on things like The Voice. I decided to pvr this as it's all I hear about on Twitter. Honestly, I had to turn it off. Not that they weren't good singers. I'm just really disenchanted by shows about making someone a singer. Everyone is in a band. It all goes mainstream and sometimes you end up with the likes of Lady Gaga who somehow is about her art and not the music? Yeah, um, she needs to get back to the music, because her latest stuff blows. She's riding the Nickleback train. Hun, trust me, you DON'T want all your songs sounding the same.

and this:

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Now there is Sister Wives. Hey, it was interesting. A life I didn't know much about. However, in many places it is an illegal thing. So why are you upset and crying that you might now be split apart? If you wanted to be together you should not have put yourselves out there. Really would have saved you all a lot of heartache and the kids from being exposed and uprooted. But hey, what do I know? I'm just a bitchy person tired of paying for someone else's 15 minutes of fame gone bad.

Should I list the rest? Little Couple, 19 Kids and Counting, Party Mamas, The View, etc. I'm so flipping over it!

Yes, I do watch some reality television. I do watch Big Brother. I have watched it from the very first episode. Back in the day when reality television was a baby. It was cuddly and cute. I wanted to hold it and rock it to sleep every night. Now though, it's a decrepit old man driving 20/km in a 80/km zone. It needs to get off this saturated road. ( It's fifteen minutes is dead, gone and buried.)

This year was also the first year I watched Survivor all the way through because it didn't bore the crap out of me. I do watch the Kardashians and Khloe and Lamar, but only because the other reality shows make me want to pull my hair out. And sadly enough these people are "normal" in comparision. Back in the day they would have been bitches and crazy. I watch them because you can see they care about each other. And if they don't, damn they are good actors and they need to be picked up fast!

I live in a day now where my thirteen year old is actually asking me if one of the Canadian police show Rookie Blue was real. What? Why does my kid think it's normal that a cop on t.v. is saying that they slept with another married cop? Did I miss the memo on what real life police say to real life people? It's a sad day when a sane person can no longer decipher between reality and television (fake). Unfortunately, as my 13 year old has shown, the day has indeed come.

They are seriously cancelling my daytime soaps for this shite? ABC and NBC have also cancelled a ton of Primetime shows, some well established ones, like Brothers and Sisters and Breaking In. Bet I know what they want to replace it with. REALITY TELEVISION! (I don't know for sure but wouldn't doubt it) Yeah, no wonder I want to blow up my television!

7 comments:

  1. Pathetic isn’t it. Too much television revolves around other people’s lives. Now I enjoy a little reality boob tube on occasion. But when the major networks bombard the viewing audience with Billy Bob’s New Adventures Down in the Swamps; it’s just a little too much.

    For now, however, may I suggest a good DVD.

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  2. Television these days leaves much to be desired. It drives me bonkers. We have cable and watch probably less than 10 channels. The stuff that they allow on tv today is horrific, you really can't watch anything these days. Ugh, beyond frustrating.

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  3. I gotta say I agree It's like tv has just gone overboard with the crap shows they play now. I remember such great family shows when I was growing up like Full House and Who's the Boss. Now the family shows are....actually, I don't think I can name one. It sucks!

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  4. I don't watch reality tv because, frankly, I'm not a fan of people in real life. They tend not to be very smart or entertaining.

    We also ditched cable and have not missed it at all. Seriously. If there's something we want to watch, we hooked the computer up to the tv and watch it on Hulu.

    I highly recommend this. Think of what you can do with $200/month!

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  5. We do have Netflix. I like netflix. and it's cheap. Sucky thing is that the way the stupid cable companies work it is cheaper to have cable, internet and a land line. I need a land line for the alarm system. grrrr.

    I'm going to be seriously looking at things yet again. this is bunk.

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  6. I was addicted to this stuff for years!! We finally cut down out cable package and at first, there was a lot of sitting on the couch looking at each other, but we've found other things to do. Sometimes, I feel a little out of the loop though when my gf's are talking about their favorite shows and I have nothing to add to the convo. Jersey what? Snoo...what?

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  7. Is Brothers and Sisters really being cancelled? I adore that show!

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