BAD TV What? Two shows about catching pigs?

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BAD TV What?? Two shows about catching pigs?!?!?!

WTH?!??!?!

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WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE!?!??!!?!

I don't even know what to say. I couldn't BELIEVE when they showed advertisements for the first one. Then.... this. Congress needs to start doing something useful and ban A&E.
 
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only in america?
 
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There are 6,000,000 wild pigs roaming loose in the U.S. If they don't popularize wild pig hunting, there'll soon be no room left for people here.
 
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You forgot Pig Bomb and Hogs Gone Wild that come on Discovery.
 
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Peng,

Zooby has a point, they are doing us a public service, and entertaining us (or attempting to...) in the process. A&E should be commended for their contribution to the public good.

Rhody... :wink:
 
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And there's still no show about how to be a decent human being...
 
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And there's still no show about how to be a decent human being...
What are you talking about?! Don't you watch The Jerry Springer Show? His exhortations at the end of the each show have been the foundation upon which my moral compass has been calibrated!
 
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A&E stands for Arts and Entertainment. I have yet to see either on the channel.

At least these aren't being aired on Discovery/Science. I would hate to miss an episode of Pumpkin Chunkin' because they wanted to air the pig show.:uhh:
 
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Just a few years ago, A&E had like... documentaries.... scientific shows... when the hell did it all of a sudden turn to total garbage?
 
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Just a few years ago, A&E had like... documentaries.... scientific shows... when the hell did it all of a sudden turn to total garbage?
A&E used to show classics. They were an outstanding channel, then BOOM! absolute garbage.
 
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There are 6,000,000 wild pigs roaming loose in the U.S. If they don't popularize wild pig hunting, there'll soon be no room left for people here.
better hide yo wimmen and yo kids, it's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogzilla" [Broken]!
 
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Tonight on National Geographic

Psychic Gold Hunt

Three psychics search for an ancient stash of gold said to be hidden in the hills of California, using oly the powers of their minds.
8 CST

:uhh:
 
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A&E used to show classics. They were an outstanding channel, then BOOM! absolute garbage.
Evo, Peng,

I am guessing A&E now has different management and business model. It is expensive and time consuming to produce high quality well researched documentaries. That's why you don't see weekly or even monthly episodes of FrontLine. If A&E loses too much of its audience it will fold, but IMHO I don't see that happening anytime soon.

Rhody...
 
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Peng,

Zooby has a point, they are doing us a public service, ...
Absolutely.

My last job was working in a USDA lab that tested animal blood for pseudorabies
and brucellosis in swine.

There are around 4 million feral swine in the United States today. These animals, weighing in at up to 400 lbs., are non-native to the US and are considered invasive. They can be reservoirs of disease and may act as a host to a number of parasites, leaving the United States domestic swine industry vulnerable to disease.
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/nwdp/feral_swine.shtml" [Broken]

Here in Kansas, the Animal Health Department have annual wild pig kills where they [STRIKE]blood[/STRIKE] collect their blood for testing. Most have pseudorabies and some have brucellosis. Not good.
 
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Just a few years ago, A&E had like... documentaries.... scientific shows... when the hell did it all of a sudden turn to total garbage?
Kinda sad but a lot of people apparently are that dumbed down. They are running programming that gets the most viewers. These are essentially cheaply produced reality shows.

http://www.history.com/shows/swamp-people
 
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Kinda sad but a lot of people apparently are that dumbed down. They are running programming that gets the most viewers. These are essentially cheaply produced reality shows.

http://www.history.com/shows/swamp-people
They are going for cheap. Cable and satellite are basically monopolies that pay channels like A&E a pittance to survive. Hence even broadcast TV has resorted to "reality" TV shows that cost almost nothing to produce just to compete.
 
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They are going for cheap. Cable and satellite are basically monopolies that pay channels like A&E a pittance to survive. Hence even broadcast TV has resorted to "reality" TV shows that cost almost nothing to produce just to compete.
Now there is no production value in even broadcast networks. Al Jazeera has better-sourced and better-presented news stories than CBS, NBC, and ABC, IMO, and that is really sad. I don't care about "entertainment value" because I can't stand to watch what's being packaged as entertainment these days (for at least 5-10 years).

Unfortunately, no independent provider of information on TV has attempted to be "better" - they seem to be intent on driving the quality of content to the bottom as fast as possible.
 
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It's better than the "Gold Rush" show on Discovery. I thought the wild hog hunting show was interesting...once. That's the problem right now with those channels. They have shows that are interesting as a single special, but then showing them as a series, and then multiple series is just plain ridiculous, because there's absolutely nothing new to show.

It's like the Dr. G. Medical Examiner show, where they start off every autopsy with, "Dr. G. starts out by making the standard Y incision." Do they REALLY need to say that in every show? (The rest of that show actually can be pretty interesting, but I just always wonder if ANYONE has EVER made anything OTHER than a Y-incision for an autopsy in the past 100 years.)
 
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I never heard of it, this seems to be another dumb shows that people come up with, i don't think it would go anywhere ahead.
 
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Now there is no production value in even broadcast networks. Al Jazeera has better-sourced and better-presented news stories than CBS, NBC, and ABC, IMO, and that is really sad. I don't care about "entertainment value" because I can't stand to watch what's being packaged as entertainment these days (for at least 5-10 years).

Unfortunately, no independent provider of information on TV has attempted to be "better" - they seem to be intent on driving the quality of content to the bottom as fast as possible.
The sad part is it isn't just the cost of cable and satellite driving down the quality of broadcast news. The public isn't demanding better and neither are the corporations. The other day NYC arrested 26 reporters covering Occupy for not carrying press passes no one was handing out. Not a single major news outlet I could find raised hell. Its all about how much the story is worth and how much the public is willing to pay and principles take a distant back seat.
 
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I thought instead of starting numerous threads about horrible tv, I'd just add to this one.

Tonight on SYFY Channel - Earth's Final Hours!!!

A doomsday scenario unfolds after a super-dense fragment of interstellar mass pierces the Earth's core and slows down the planet's rotation.

After dense matter from an imploded white hole hits Earth, the planet's rotation is devastated. A group of government agents must locate a lost satellite network that is the world's only hope for survival.
HUH?

Of course it's a teenager that's hacked into the government's most top secret database that will help the government agents (this is to get the teens watching)

Buwahahaha http://video.syfy.com/movies_events/syfy_saturday [Broken]
 
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Makes sense. After all, the government agents are a bunch of idiots. Why would the grown-ups know such things. It is obviously only the teenager who is smart enough to hack into a top secret government satellite...

And the satellites being able to restore the earths rotation makes a lot of sense too...

Facepalm.
 
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To be fair I watched 15 minutes of the end of one show and the beginning 15 minutes of another of an episode of Lady Hoggers. Same plot over and over, someone's property is being destroyed by these hogs and of course these two "fine" tongue in cheek lady's show up to save the day. The tracking dogs are wired for video and sound, and they have to put up with alligators, etc... to make the catch. Thirty minutes was enough. I am not going back for more.

Now, a show like "Man Tracker" is worth watching to me anyway because I learn something new each time and it's locations move around the US and Canada. It may not be for everyone, but it is much preferred to Lady Hoggers. Snort snort...

Rhody...
 
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To be fair I watched 15 minutes of the end of one show and the beginning 15 minutes of another of an episode of Lady Hoggers. Same plot over and over, someone's property is being destroyed by these hogs and of course these two "fine" tongue in cheek lady's show up to save the day. The tracking dogs are wired for video and sound, and they have to put up with alligators, etc... to make the catch. Thirty minutes was enough. I am not going back for more.

Now, a show like "Man Tracker" is worth watching to me anyway because I learn something new each time and it's locations move around the US and Canada. It may not be for everyone, but it is much preferred to Lady Hoggers. Snort snort...

Rhody...
No, no, we've switched to white holes stopping the earth's rotation, look up. Start with post 22
 

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