Tv is shit.

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  1. jeff black

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    I had no idea that Television had gotten so bad.

    http://ebaumsworld.com/2006/07/worstclips.html

    This, my friends, is on television unsensored on tv. And the really bad thing is that I remember seeing these things and not thinking anything of them.
     
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    Hey!

    I need me my Weeds!! Sure it's pay tv but TV nonetheless. And Mary Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins just rock on that show.
     
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    a good portion of that was pretty entertaining. ill agree that it was tasteless, but i enjoyed seeing it again.


    -thanks.:smile:
     
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    That clip is hawt.
     
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    it's all been downhill since ed sullivan went off the air. i was looking at the nytimes business section media ratings a few days ago. with the exception of "grays anatomy" all the shows on the top ten were either star-search type programs or show based on cops and criminals. that tells you where the american public is. my advice: stay away.
    a while ago i ran into maxwell caufield and juliet mills at an art opening and maxwell was buzzing around telling everyone to check out juliet on the soap opera she was working on. i had to confess that i hadn't replaced my t.v. in the year since it was stolen. juliet looked me right in the eye (not an easy thing for her, she's so tiny) and said "it's better that way".
     
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    Not surprised.

    The FCC is becoming a bit more tolerant of curse words. Also, almost everything in that clip was aired after a certain time, i.e. late night television.

    They play the South Park movie uncut late at night, curse words and all, which includes a giant clitoris...mountain thing.
     
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    Weeds rocks! One of my fav's... I'm a big SVU fan too; actually crime dramas in general. Cold Case is pretty good.

    So Stronzo - tell the truth - did you get into Weeds because you just hadn't gotten around to cancelling Shotime after QAF ended? Don't ask me why, but I watched that show to the bitter end...
     
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    I oughta violate obscenity laws to let Nicole Richey speak on television. Aw hell, it oughta violate obscenity laws to show her face or even mention her name on TV. Same for Paris Hilton, but for Nicole, the penalties should be double.

    And Southpark just is not funny. It has had a couple of rare moments, but for the most part, it'a nothing more than the same humor of kindergarten boys giggling on the playground when one of them says "boobies!"
     
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    An unequivocal yes to that Capt'n!

    But it's starting (Weeds) again on August 18th and I'm good to go. I feel decidedly the same way about QAF. It was some of the cheesiest stock writing (nevermind acting) I've ever witnessed on television. But hey.. there was cock and ass everywhere. I had to watch it.

    They'd have revoked my gay card had I not.

    :redface:
     
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    Bingo.

    I've dared not say I felt similarly DC since I thought many of my friends would kick me out of the "cool kids" group.:rolleyes:

    I don't find it funny in the least. It's a struggle to watch.
     
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    You know what, it is so much more than just bad words. There was acts of sex at 9pm and earlier... I mean, the last clip, involving the forced blowjob was graphic. Sure it didn't show actual sex, but it was implied. Other clips had people in the act of sex, or just naked (mom/son clip)

    I am not for sensoring television to the extreme by any means, (how else would I get to watch my softcore?:rolleyes: ) But, to have shows on that could influence younger minds (15 and below) is just wrong...

    The fox programs with Ritchie/hilton.. That was the TEEN choice awards... kids watch that to catch a glipse of their favorite pop star...
     
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    I've watched that soap a bit. It's campy and it's called Passions. Shirtless hunks abound too.

    But Juliet is the reason I watch it. Juliet plays the entire "Tabitha" role (take off on the Bewitched series from the 1960s) to the hilt.
     
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    Apparently no one is stoned enough to appreciate South Park like I do. Not that I'M stoned or anything...

    But on the subject of raunchy cartoons - anyone else like Drawn Together?
     
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    See, I love drawn together, but it is on at 1030pm.... kids aren't up that late.. and the show is brilliant.:biggrin1:
     
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    OK, I'll TOTALLY get transparent here...

    I got hooked on the first season watching it in the dressing room of the strip club I worked at during that time. [DC folks - it was Secrets, well Wet too (used to be Chasers?), OH and La Cage every now and then, but I'm digressing again... <chews a Ritalin>]

    The first season was quite actually pretty good - the whole Justin attack/does he live or die - it had the whole "Who Shot JR" cliff-hanger appeal. But sadly, it went down hill from there to being rather predictable. I too was clutching desperately to MY own gay card and pressed on. Right to the end, which was SUCH a let down I was actually depressed about it. Now WHY couldn't B & J ended up happily ever after???
     
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    **thread hijack.

    Yes. In its first two seasons it had its moments as you say. But I always found Brian Kinney's portrayal mannered and unbelievable. That whole PFLAG over-the-top persona that Sharon Gless played got wearing too. Emmett's character though real in my experience too-often triggered my gag reflex and that "affair" where he outed that nationally famous football player just didn't wash with me. That guy should have been fucking me not Emmett.:rolleyes:

    In the final analysis it became some hackneyed parody of gay life it seemed to me.

    I recall actually groaning during some of the dialogue about "lesbian bed death", etc. between Brian and Lindz too... The stereotypes vinny were beyond anything.

    However at least it was "here" and it was "queer". So here's to it.
     
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    OH - but wait - you forgot George Shickle dying in the airplave lav. An d the "new" blonde Brian, vying for the role of top stud on Liberty Ave. And then of course, the classic "Pink Posse"... My favorite "oh brother" story lines...
     
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    HEY~~~

    You Homo's are Wrecking my THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:tongue:

    This is about Tv sucking, not how great a show was.
     
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    Yes, tv sucks (that new HBO sitcom? Ack!) but... guilty pleasure - Cheaters. :yup:
     
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    What was that, PB?
     
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