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Horrible TV Marathons

  1. Jan 1, 2013 #1

    Evo

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    I hope this isn't a sign of what's to come, TV marathons today. IMO, these shows shouldn't even exist.

    TNL - Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

    A&E - Storage Wars

    History Channel - Swamp People

    Life - Dance Moms (nastiest humans on earth)

    National Geographic - Doomsday Preppers

    Animal Channel - Finding Bigfoot


    A bit of hope, PBS here aired all of Michael Palins "Himalaya"

    Travel Channel - Mysteries at the Museum

    I can't even imagine watching ONE episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", just watching a commercial for it is bad enough. Anyone found other bad marathons?
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2013 #2

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    What is TV?
     
  4. Jan 1, 2013 #3
    The Running Channel is doing a marathon marathon.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2013 #4
    I'm really tired of the annual Twilight Zone marathon on the Sci-Fi channel. However, I was grateful for the Walking Dead marathon on AMC last night.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2013 #5

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    Lol.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2013 #6
    Why even watch TV? You can get whatever content you want on the internet.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2013 #7
    They had another baby show on TLC today, it was literally full of psychotic moms!!

    I also really loved Michael Palins! I doubt there's anyone on the TV today like him. BBC is also good. I was just watching Hardtalk today where Stephen Sackur was grilling the Equatorial Guniea president with one after another tough question. I was really surprised to see how Sackur managed to pull all the interview so professionally.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2013 #8

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    Evo, I couldn't agree more with you about that Dance Mom thing. I surfed into that once and it is just unbelievably disgusting. It is shameful what those kids are being put up to. I think it's child abuse even if the kids don't know it.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2013 #9

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    Yes honey boo boo ftw <3...that girl is an inspiration for us all!
     
  11. Jan 2, 2013 #10

    Evo

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    I'm just amazed that social services aren't intervening. The behaviour of those mothers is unacceptable. Of course, as in all reality shows, what you see is rarely real. There have been a number of lawsuits about shows being faked. But even a child subjected to this type of behaviour on a show is unacceptable, and I'm sure a lot of these women are probably as bad in real life. I have to wonder when the public is going to speak up and demand a halt to this insanity. Why is socially unacceptable behavior and mental cruelty the basis for entertainment? Ok, I can't believe I asked that.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2013 #11
    Swamp people is filmed a lot in my hometown, Pierre Part LA.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2013 #12

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    Sadly, not likely to happen.

    Well, you answered yourself on that one :smile:

    It's all very sad and unfortunate.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2013 #13

    BobG

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    Even if they show episodes of Family Feud asking about marathons?

    Worst type of shoes to wear in a marathon?

    Shockingly, scuba flippers didn't receive enough votes to be listed!

    Top answers:

    1 High heels
    2 Sandals
    3 Boots
    4 Dress shoes
    5 Golf shoes
     
  15. Jan 4, 2013 #14
    6 years without TV here.
     
  16. Jan 4, 2013 #15

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    When "Honey Boo Boo" gets old enough to realize what her mother did to her, she will be mortified. I have never seen the show, but the ads alone are cringe-worthy enough to preclude that. Now, THAT is child abuse. That little kid won't have a chance growing up.
     
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  17. Jan 4, 2013 #16
    I went ten years without TV in my 20's and 30's. Never missed it for a second.
     
  18. Jan 4, 2013 #17

    Evo

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    Here they come, the new season of [STRIKE]shows[/STRIKE] trash. Finally, there is an uproar FINALLY over a show.

    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/oxygens-show-babies-mamas-makes-everyone-mad-hasnt-212100389.html

    "tweet and gossip about???

    Oxygen is Oprah's Network.
     
  19. Jan 4, 2013 #18

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    I'm not a big fan of Oprah, but I don't think we can hang this on her.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2013 #19

    Evo

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    Sure we can, it's her network and she claims to have approval over shows. Besides, she's into new age woo woo. So much so that one reputable news source removed an article about her woowoo due to the number of complaints pointing out the truth.
     
  21. Jan 4, 2013 #20

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