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March 3rd, 2003


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2003.0303.1735::Television...
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Television gets a bad rap. Now, I'm the first to admit that I'm not exactly the most objective person when it comes to TV, but I'm amazed by the number of people who like to proselytize about TV rotting our society and how everyone should throw out their TVs and start reading books.

I doubt many of these people have actually read a Nicholas Sparks novel, otherwise they'd probably sooner spend their time watching twelve hours of Law & Order.

Let's face it. "Ninety percent of everything is crap." How exactly does a book suggest a higher percentage of better quality than a television show?

Do you watch more TV or movies?
Television. I used to watch a shit-ton of movies, but TiVo has made television so much easier to deal with. Sure I catch a movie now and again, but taking the time to watch an hour-long show in 45 minutes is far easier than an unedited 2 hour movie in 2 hours. Now I watch more-than-a-shit-ton of TV.

What is your favourite television show?
At this point, I'd say 24, although Buffy, Angel, and Smallville are not far behind.

Funniest show on television?
Either Futurama or That 70's Show.

Favourite writer on TV?
Joss Whedon or Tim Minear

Who is your favourite television actress?
Either Paula Marshall or Lauren Graham, both actresses who have a great timing when it comes to banterish dialogue. And they're very nice on the eyes.

Who is your favourite television actor?
He's not on anymore, but Jeremy Piven, from Cupid. Were I to pick a current tv actor, Anthony Stewart Head.

Who are the most overrated actors on TV?
While I'm not necessarily faulting her for it, the overly melodramatic (read: Felicity as a spy...) fluff that Jennifer Garner had to work with on the first season of Alias really kinda turned me off of the show, despite how groundbreaking everyone thought it was...

What's the worst show on television?
Barring any reality shows (Are You Hot? or Anna Nicole, for example...), I'd have to say Jenny Jones.

What is your TV schedule?
Somewhat daily: Futurama, Samurai Jack, Inu-Yasha.
Somewhat weekly (whenever it comes on...): Good Eats, South Park, Coming Attractions

  • Sunday: Invader Zim,Futurama (Fox), Six Feet Under
  • Monday: Stargate SG-1, Miracles
  • Tuesday: Buffy, Gilmore Girls, Smallville, 24
  • Wednesday: That 70's Show, Angel
  • Thursday: Catch up.
  • Friday: Fastlane, John Doe, Stargate SG-1, Penn & Teller's Bullshit!, Family Business.
  • Saturday: Catch up.

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xopherg::2003.03.03.04:21 pm
[User Picture]kill your TV, james! i heard your tivo is plotting something dastardly.
thepeopleseason::2003.03.03.05:10 pm
[User Picture]What do you suggest I do in lieu of TV? Clean my house? Pfeh!
musesfool::2003.03.03.09:31 pm
[User Picture]I'm amazed by the number of people who like to proselytize about TV rotting our society and how everyone should throw out their TVs and start reading books.

I doubt many of these people have actually read a Nicholas Sparks novel, otherwise they'd probably sooner spend their time watching twelve hours of Law & Order.


Bwahahahahahahaha!

That is the absolute truth.

People who rag on television in general (rather than on the specific and horrific trends like reality tv) ought to be forced to sit down and watch 12 hours of L&O or S1-5 Homicide, or S1-3 BtVS.


thepeopleseason::2003.03.04.09:34 am::Re:
[User Picture]People who rag on television in general (rather than on the specific and horrific trends like reality tv) ought to be forced to sit down and watch 12 hours of L&O or S1-5 Homicide, or S1-3 BtVS.

I even like some reality shows, though I tend to prefer the "slice of life" shows more than the "let's compete for the lust of an insipid nobody."

The first season of The Osbournes was rather entertaining, Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within has a compelling look into the production of their latest effort Varekai; and Showtime's Family Business is an interesting look into the regular life of a Adult Film Director trying to date normal women.
musesfool::2003.03.04.11:13 am
[User Picture]I even like some reality shows, though I tend to prefer the "slice of life" shows more than the "let's compete for the lust of an insipid nobody."

I guess. I mean, shows like Frontier House or whatever seem to at least be interesting, though I haven't watched any of them.

But the plethora of ridiculous gameshow/dating type shows just makes me yak.
thepeopleseason::2003.03.04.01:53 pm
[User Picture]I guess. I mean, shows like Frontier House or whatever seem to at least be interesting, though I haven't watched any of them.

I know how you feel...I felt a bit unclean when I added some of these shows to my schedule, and I cringe everytime I hear Fisher Stevens say "Bravo's groundbreaking new reality show" of Fire Within.

...It's a documentary. Yeah... that's it!

musesfool::2003.03.05.10:11 am
[User Picture]...It's a documentary. Yeah... that's it!

Whatever gets you through the night...
khubli::2003.03.05.09:02 am
[User Picture]too much talk about the benefits/evils of watching too much television rots your brain....... you cannot make me watch television. you will not.. YOU CAN'T DO IT.. The voice of Beaver Cleaver will not stop talking to me... I don't know where to turn, or where to go, I haven't got clue, I don't know what's come over me, I'm getting DIZZY please will someone make it STOP !
thepeopleseason::2003.03.05.09:16 am::Re:
[User Picture]Ward, I think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night.
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