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Title: Are there any Tv shows that you can't understand why they are hits?
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 17, 2009, 12:48:20 PM
The Sopranos

it's a bunch of fat guys yelling at each other and they rarely do anything else.  Unlike The Godfather it doesn't feel epic and I don't feel that I am watching great actors and unlike Goodfellas there are not a lot of crimes going on and there isn't a sense of fun.

Big brother

It seems like each year has the same stereotypes doing the same stupid things other and other again.

AFV
What can be said that hasn't been said,this is the worst show ever on TV.
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Post by: jewishcarpenter on September 17, 2009, 12:55:52 PM
According to Jim... 7...  8 seasons so far.
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Post by: dignan on September 17, 2009, 01:37:08 PM
According To Jim is STILL on?  Seriously? 
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Post by: kiemer on September 17, 2009, 01:45:08 PM
The Mentalist its nothing but a cheap rip-off of USAnetworks 'Psych' but alot of people seem to regard this show as the second coming.
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Post by: jewishcarpenter on September 17, 2009, 01:47:59 PM
According To Jim is STILL on?  Seriously? 
After some research it looks like it ended at the end of last year so I was incorrect. I figured they'd be starting a new season here shortly, thankfully they are not and I got my Christmas wish early this year.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 17, 2009, 02:31:10 PM
AFV
What can be said that hasn't been said,this is the worst show ever on TV.

It's YouTube before it existed....only some of the people in the videos get to make money along with the owners of the venue.  And some of The Brains used to write for it.

Mine is The Bachelor/Bachelorette shows.  One couple out of how many seasons has actually gotten married?  How do they keep suckering the audience into thinking anyone is sincere on these things?
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 17, 2009, 02:52:58 PM
Are those type of shows still on?  I just assumed they died after the second time the couple only got together for the money.

As for AFV it's the same four videos over and over.  Redneck does sothing stupid and gets hurt,baby spits up,some one falls down at a wedding,and a dog does something like bark at a TV.  It's so stupid and yet to certain people it's the second coming and the end all be all of comedy.
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Post by: Rattrap007 on September 17, 2009, 02:57:36 PM
The Hills
Big Brother
According to Jim
Everybody loves Raymond
America's got Talent/So you think you can dance/Dancing with the Stars/etc
Parks & Recreation
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Post by: daltysmilth on September 17, 2009, 07:54:32 PM
Mystery Science Theater 3000.  Seriously, did ANYBODY think that show was funny?
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 17, 2009, 07:59:03 PM
The first season was funny but then it jumped the shark when they recast Tom for no reason.
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 17, 2009, 08:01:00 PM
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Nope.  Because I understand some people like different things from me.   :)
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Post by: Russell on September 17, 2009, 08:41:59 PM
I always had a burning passionate hate for the show Seinfeld. Also, what is up with Friends? That show is like, not funny at all!
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 17, 2009, 08:43:43 PM
On the former I can't understand where you are coming from,on the latter you are right on the money.  I have seen three episodes and never a joke.
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Post by: Russell on September 17, 2009, 08:46:58 PM
On the former I can't understand where you are coming from,on the latter you are right on the money.  I have seen three episodes and never a joke.
Oh well, different strokes... seemed like a good show to me.  ;)
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Post by: RoninFox on September 17, 2009, 10:12:20 PM
I don't get the popularity of most reality shows.  I mean, okay Survivor I kinda get because at least its a contest, but anything where you just follow around some person or group who is famous for a reason you probably don't remember as they go through their daily routine?  Why?  The only purpose I see in those shows is material for the Soup.
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Post by: carlobee on September 17, 2009, 11:08:40 PM
I agree with The Sopranos!! but with Big Brother, i guess a lot of people are into reality shows. :)


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Post by: Tripe on September 18, 2009, 05:09:57 AM
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Nope.  Because I understand some people like different things from me.   :)
Yeah, exactly, I mean there are tons of shows that I find terribly boring (a bunch of wankers barrack over office politics while wearing suits, that's fascinating). But considering I mostly watch The SPAN and, glutton for punishment that I am, History and Discovery, I don't really have to run into the shows I don't want to watch. :)
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Post by: ScottotD on September 18, 2009, 06:19:34 AM
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Nope.  Because I understand some people like different things from me.   :)

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Post by: dignan on September 18, 2009, 06:45:58 AM
Yeah, everyone's got different tastes.  There are times when I'm surprised certain shows are still on the air, but that's about the extent of it.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 18, 2009, 09:20:01 AM
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Nope.  Because I understand some people like different things from me.   :)
Yeah, some of your movie reviews just shine with "live and let live"....your opinion of Bing Crosby, for instance.   ;) :-*
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Post by: mrbasehart on September 18, 2009, 09:35:40 AM
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Re: Are there any Tv shows that you can't understand why they are hits?

Nope.  Because I understand some people like different things from me.   :)
Yeah, some of your movie reviews just shine with "live and let live"....your opinion of Bing Crosby, for instance.   ;) :-*

Ah, but those are different things.  Just because I may not like him, it doesn't mean I don't understand why he's popular.  People like his genial, kinda middle-of-the-road onscreen presence.  My opinion of him doesn't change the way I view other people's opinions of him, as I understand the difference.  And hey, I'll always give him the chance to change my mind with every film I see of his.  :)
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 18, 2009, 10:41:27 AM
I'm sorry if I offended anyone.  That was not my intent.  Should I delete this thread?
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Post by: daltysmilth on September 18, 2009, 11:06:59 AM
I don't think that's what they're saying.
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Post by: dignan on September 18, 2009, 12:59:18 PM
I don't think anyone's offended.
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Post by: Action Batch on September 18, 2009, 01:31:50 PM
I'm offended. No. Sorry. I forgot deodorant today. I offend. Carry on.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on September 18, 2009, 02:03:08 PM
Ok I thought I had upset some people,glad to see I didn't.
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Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on September 18, 2009, 10:57:43 PM
all reality shows--from american idol, so you think you can dance, and dancing with the stars, to survivor, big brother, and fear factor. WHY?!?!

There are plenty others but..... I don't have THAT much time.
Title: Re: Are there any Tv shows that you can't understand why they are hits?
Post by: ScottotD on September 18, 2009, 11:13:07 PM
I don't get most family sitcoms or any of the Law & Order series' personally