Better yet, how about TV shows that you wish WERE cancelled?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
1. Practically every sitcom starring a half-ass standup comedian (and you know who you are...).

They're ALL the same: doofus/clueless (but ultimately well-meaning) guy with a sexier-than-he-deserves-wife-or-girlfriend who actually puts up with his nonsense and a few buddies from Central Casting, appropriate "diverse" and "wacky".







2. All reality shows

They haven't made one yet that isn't populated by selfish, whining shitheads who fancy themselves deep, analytical thinkers: "Well, I'm like, SO tired of Tom's attitude. And he's all 'hey, chill out' and I'm all 'make me, ass' and then Sherry is acting, like, all mad or something. And everyone's all, like, stressing? And I'm all 'hey, that's cool'. Whatever. And then we get this lame immunity challenge an..."



BOOM! You're dead.



Watching dickheaded guys and shallow chicks sit around talking about each other and scheming on how to best screw the others over is not - regardless of what you've been told - quality, "cutting edge" entertainment.



It's weak, talentless, cheap-to-make horsecrap. And it shows more and more with every new attempt.



3. News Magazines

Okay, really don't need to see an "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW" with that fat miner's fourth grade teacher. Go to hell. They're out and safe. Can we wrap it up, Stone? Thanks.



4. Entertainment Shows

Guess what? I also give give two damns about who Jennifer Lopez is going down on this week either, so...



5. News "Debate" Shows

If there's a bigger waste-of-space on TV than "Crossfire", "Hannity & Colmes", etc., I'd sure like to know what it is. Actually, I wouldn't. In theory, these shows should be good. Two sides, arguing their point with facts, logic and reason.



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Woo!



In REALITY, it's the most far-left dimwit matched with the most far-right picklehead and the muzzles are removed. NOTHING gets said, NOTHING gets debated, NOTHING gets resolved. It's 30-60 minutes of smarmy hosts egging on even smarmier guests/panelists in a nightly contest to see who can act like the biggest asshole on live TV.



They all win, okay?



6. Movies of the Week

I know they keep Valerie Bertinelli and Joan van Ark employed, but they're getting REALLY tired. How many "kidnapped adoptee who needs a kidney transplant" scripts can there be floating around Hollywood?



Tons, apparently.



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Your turn...



Comments

  • Reply 1 of 18
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    All non-cartoons and non-sports.



  • Reply 2 of 18
    Yeah, about 95% of the shit on TV should be cancelled...that is alllll...
  • Reply 3 of 18
    tmptmp Posts: 601member
    Can't add much to that. But there are a few specific shows that need to be killed a.s.a.p.



    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Well, I don't. And it's the first one that comes to mind for pscates first point, followed by my #2



    Drew Carey



    The Parkers

    With so few shows featuring African Americans, must this one be on the air?



    Will & Grace

    You're gay. We get it. Now, is it too much to ask that you be funny?



    But, my choice for show that needs to be axed the most just has to be (drum roll, please...)



    The Anna Nicole Show

    I think E! actually may have to go off the air in penance for this piece of swill. Watching the bloated drunken wreck that is Anna Nicole Smith rolling around the floor of a deserted tract home whining "someone just shoot me" made me totally revise my support for a ten-day waiting period for handgun sales.
  • Reply 3 of 18
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    OK, most of you are very general on your topics, but here is my list of specific shows. My complaint: Most of these programs are run multiple times every day, and some at the same time but different stations.



    *Warning: I knida started ranting at the bottom*



    1) The Montel show. 3 different channels at the same time! (5x a day)



    2) Everybody Loves Raymond. I find the humor predictable/staged and boring. (2x a day) -Not including the "Raymond Marathon" this Saturday. (12 episodes in a row!)



    3) Friends. (2x a day) 1 a day is OK.



    4) Channel 2 News. Why? They are very stupid or elas extremely smart. Lots of their reporting is done to cause panic. If they don't realize the power or effect they have on their viewers, then they are just stupid and I can forgive them. But if they know the power they have on people and use it to cause panic/fear, then they need to be stopped.



    5) Anti-drug/smoking commercials. It's not a show, but they are so annoying! I don't smoke or take drugs. Really. But these annoying, sometimes sick commercials make me want to. If their ads backfire and more people take up smoking and drugs because of it, they will remove the ads. They have so much money from lawsuits that they have managed to buy ad space in EVERY popular broadcast on EVERY channel. When I watched the first Enterprise "Broken Bow", the same damn anti-smoking ad was in every commercial break. And the Enterprise cliffhanger also had anti-drug/smoking 'carp'.



    [ 08-06-2002: Message edited by: Ebby ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 18
    _ alliance __ alliance _ Posts: 2,070member
    crank yankers sucks ass...

    and pet psychic is killing my animal planet viewing of late...
  • Reply 6 of 18
    TBN's entire program of shows. Utter bullshit.
  • Reply 7 of 18
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Everybody Loves Raymond



    Survivor



    Big Brother



    All of those stupid talk shows (Springer, Maury, Jenny Jones, etc)



    Drew Carey
  • Reply 8 of 18
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    The server would need a new bank of hard drives in order for me to answer that question, Mr. Scates.



    But in general I feel you've hit on several valid points in your own line of suggestions.



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  • Reply 9 of 18
    tigerwoods99tigerwoods99 Posts: 2,633member
    How bout the 22408124086054968 different dating shows they have?
  • Reply 10 of 18
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Is there a way to determine how many networks there are (not talking PPV or PA chanels because I don't consider those networks) in N. America and Wesern Europe?



    I would love to find a way to estimate not only the amount of time they deluge us with commercials, but the number of running shows vs. the number of running shows worth a damn to the average sentient human being.



    I bet we're talkin 5% max.
  • Reply 11 of 18
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Easier what i like... cancel EVERYTHING NON-CARTOONS



    and i like to see the advertisings... ronf.. especially the stupid ones... like the electrostimulators that 3 minutes a day will make you look like a chicken.. eah, like a mister universe of bodybuilders.. and they keep repeating that for 20 minutes. tehy are brilliant to fall asleep... ... i used to study physics and it had the same effect, i always fell asleep...



    mh why doon't they show any good mangas here???
  • Reply 12 of 18
    leviathanleviathan Posts: 161member
    ok anyone from the uk should know (if you have at least half a brain cell) that hollioakes should have been cancelled after the first episode its crap....thats the only way to describe it



    anyone who doesnt know what the thing is well i'll paint a picture...



    'imagine a soap, set on the outskirts of a city, with no real actors, no real storylines and no real reason to be on the air....this is hollioakes'



    i dont think u have anything like it over there u lucky sods
  • Reply 13 of 18
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    I wish they would cancel every show on Fox News. In fact, just stop airing the station.



    Here's what also needs to be cancelled:



    1.) Action Game Shows. We all know the ones where you have to endure serious amounts of pain when you don't know the answer.



    2.) All "Cops" shows. Seriously, I've seen enough of the fat drunk guys outside the trailer parks.



    3.) Home Shopping Networks. 99.9% crap. Make them pay channels if they 'have' to stay on the air.



    4.) Infomercials. A blank screen with the colored bars would be better than having these waste of time shows on.



    5.) "Reality TV". I'm sick and tired of watching people do stupid things to win money. It wasn't even that good the first time around.



    6.) Win a Contract on TV. Here's a good one to target. I think the WWF started this where the 'winner' got a contract. Now they've moved on to shows like American Idol where people from home vote them on or off. Give me a break.



    7.) The Comdey Clone Wars. When did shows all become the same? I watch a comedy, flip the channel, and all of the people are interchangeable and equally unfunny. Maybe it's my sense of sarcastic humor but these shows suck.



    8.) Talk Shows. I don't want to hear any more stories about people cheating on each other or having someone else's child. These shows should have died with the 90s. Oprah can go away too.



    9.) Lifetime Movies. Enough said.



    I'm sure there are more, but this is good for now.
  • Reply 14 of 18
    [quote]2. All reality shows

    They haven't made one yet that isn't populated by selfish, whining shitheads who fancy themselves deep, analytical thinkers: "Well, I'm like, SO tired of Tom's attitude. And he's all 'hey, chill out' and I'm all 'make me, ass' and then Sherry is acting, like, all mad or something. And everyone's all, like, stressing? And I'm all 'hey, that's cool'. Whatever. And then we get this lame immunity challenge an..."



    BOOM! You're dead.



    Watching dickheaded guys and shallow chicks sit around talking about each other and scheming on how to best screw the others over is not - regardless of what you've been told - quality, "cutting edge" entertainment.



    It's weak, talentless, cheap-to-make horsecrap. And it shows more and more with every new attempt.



    <hr></blockquote>



    I agree, except I wouldn't cancel the original reality show- MTV's "The Real World". If nothing else, that show is cool because of the cool houses and jobs they set the people up with.



    But yeah, Big Brother, The Mole, etc. all suck. Cancel away.



    -Mike
  • Reply 15 of 18
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Actually, "The Real World" needs to go FIRST (and most painfully) because it STARTED this crap! It - of all shows - needs to be made an example of!



  • Reply 16 of 18
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by pscates:

    <strong>Actually, "The Real World" needs to go FIRST (and most painfully) because it STARTED this crap! It - of all shows - needs to be made an example of!



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, but except for Back to NY they use Macs!
  • Reply 17 of 18
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>



    Yeah, but except for Back to NY they use Macs! </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, they've used Macs in a few of the seasons...Seattle had a TAM, New Orleans had a G4, and Boston had some nondescript beige Mac.



    -Mike
  • Reply 18 of 18
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by MGossett:

    <strong>



    Yeah, they've used Macs in a few of the seasons...Seattle had a TAM, New Orleans had a G4, and Boston had some nondescript beige Mac.



    -Mike</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Also, Chicago had a Cube and old Apple LCD and Hawaii (or was it another season?) had a PB G3.



    [ 08-08-2002: Message edited by: EmAn ]</p>
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