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    I quit TV when it all turned to "reality" shows, and pawn shop garbage. And when the History Channel no longer produced any history programming. American television is horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I quit TV when it all turned to "reality" shows, and pawn shop garbage. And when the History Channel no longer produced any history programming. American television is horrible.
    "Explore A&E shows, including Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars & Bates Motel."

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    Programming for rednecks and idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Programming for rednecks and idiots.
    Well, give the people what they want. Kind of reminds me of ancient Roman history: Bread and Circuses, keep the proletariat amused while everything goes to hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antiquarian View Post
    Well, give the people what they want. Kind of reminds me of ancient Roman history: Bread and Circuses, keep the proletariat amused while everything goes to hell.
    Probably better than keeping them miserable while everything goes to hell.


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    I don't see what is wrong with Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars. At least with Duck Dynasty, I'm not afraid if my kids watch it. I can't say the same for 99% of the programming on TV. Virtually every other show - even the cartoons - comes with a parental advisory warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekim the Insubordinate View Post
    I don't see what is wrong with Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars. At least with Duck Dynasty, I'm not afraid if my kids watch it. I can't say the same for 99% of the programming on TV. Virtually every other show - even the cartoons - comes with a parental advisory warning.
    Take it with a grain of salt. There are warnings on Popeye cartoon DVDs, as the ultra sensative PC folks might be offended. If people are entertained by Duck Dynasty, good for them. I find it more boring than watching paint dry. I'm afraid the American mind has rotted like vegatation after 75 years of television. Not to mention the misinformation and propaganda. But you can see the results of our post literate society all around us. People can't think, and they are swindled by simplistic slogans repeated by politicians ad nauseum.
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    I don't see any propaganda in Duck Dynasty. And I don't meant warnings about PC microagressions - I mean over the top violence, constant sexual references, and crude language.

    My kids like Duck Dynasty. And they can recognize at least Beethoven's 5th and 9th symphonies - and like them. And they read constantly. TV hasn't rotted anybody's mind. Failure to educate themselves is the cause - excessive TV watching is only a symptom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekim the Insubordinate View Post
    I don't see any propaganda in Duck Dynasty. And I don't meant warnings about PC microagressions - I mean over the top violence, constant sexual references, and crude language.

    My kids like Duck Dynasty. And they can recognize at least Beethoven's 5th and 9th symphonies - and like them. And they read constantly. TV hasn't rotted anybody's mind. Failure to educate themselves is the cause - excessive TV watching is only a symptom.
    How about people staring to their iPhone all day, even in cars .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekim the Insubordinate View Post
    I don't see any propaganda in Duck Dynasty.
    No, I wasn't saying that show was propaganda. But TV is a useful tool for propaganda. I think a certain amount of harmless entertainment is good for kids. They need to escape and have fun. But I think kids should be taught to be skeptical about advertising, so they know about manipulation. And not to trust anyone who is being paid to tell you something. It might not be the truth.
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    Well, I don't have cable, and haven't watched advertising in some years, other than the Viking River Cruises that they always advertise on PBS when I watch that - I suppose it is pretty effective. One of these days, when I have the $10,000 extra laying around, my wife and I will probably take one of those ridiculously expensive river cruises.

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    I love Gotham and Tyrant.

    What I don't love is they show 5-6 weekly episodes, then disappear for 6 months and then resume the episodes again.

    Who's the idiot who devised this latest TV trend?
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    Watching two series about architecture and design on Netflix. Informative and enjoyable.
    Given up on regular TV alltogether except for live sports events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jos View Post
    Watching two series about architecture and design on Netflix. Informative and enjoyable.
    Given up on regular TV all together except for live sports events.
    You can get that on Fox/ Ziggo / KPN sport.

    I like our ( Dutch)system, something for everyone.
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    Cyberwar (TV series documentary, 2016 - ). The world of hacking, currently in Season 2. Some episodes are available via YT. One to watch for is Season 2, Episode 6 (Russian hackers). Timely, say wha'?


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