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Mdot21

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Worst Shows on TV
« on: March 03, 2021, 10:55:43 PM »
SNL or Late night shows? 

Does anybody even watch live cable tv anymore? I only watch what I want, when I want on streaming apps like HBO NOW, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon. 

Literally the only thing I actually watch on live tv are sports.

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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 12:34:50 AM »
Any cable news.

SNL is what it has always been.  1 or 2 good sketches, 1 or 2 cringe worthy sketches, and mostly forgettable sketches.  SNL has been "not as good as it used to be" for 30 years.  And yet when you watch old episodes, they aren't that good.

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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2021, 04:38:31 AM »
Everybody seems to know the streaming services, led by Netflix, call the shots in the entertainment industry these days. Netflix has more name recognition and a larger library but Disney Plus might’ve shown the way forward as far as how to unveil new content with weekly episodic releases (which sustains subscriptions) and succeeding in a big way with Mandalorian and WandaVision.

As far as cable TV, I’ll channel surf when in hotels on work travel, which totals about 2 months/yr. There’s almost nothing scripted that can’t wait until it’s “bingeable” on streaming. (Breaking Bad is the last scripted show I followed as new episodes dropped.) Cable News is too predictably biased. Sports is seasonal - I don’t watch much outside of football season. Reality TV like Property Brothers or the Alaskan shows can fill a Tuesday evening but are completely forgettable once the credits roll. I’ll pause for a few kid shows if the hotel has Disney XD or Nick Rewind.

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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2021, 05:11:25 AM »
To answer the original question, ANCIENT ALIENS is the worst show on TV. It’s an embarrassing flagship for History Channel. Its “experts” bastardize the past by co-opting known occurrences and civilizations into truly bizarre conspiracy theories that at first are presented to the viewer merely as options worth considering. Then, in turn, the gaps of the unknown past are freely crammed with such shameless promotion of its alternate histories and pseudo-science that I’ve caught myself worrying about the type of viewer lulled into believing that Ancient Aliens’ highly speculative interpretation passes as a workable form of critical thinking. Half the time I’ll then flip over to Cable News and realize it’s just as speculative.

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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2021, 07:13:21 AM »
Cable news is terrible. In the age of streaming SNL is actually better, I can watch a few sketches Sunday morning.  With Hulu it can be tough to even surf anymore.  I'm happy to put on Chopped and surf the web in the evening. 

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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 07:17:10 AM »
Got a 70" Samsung in March. I think it has about 80 hours on it. All CFB or CBB. Nothing more.

I used to like Food Network. Now it seems to be all about competition. And they cut Iron Chef?!?!?
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 08:01:35 AM »
Got a 70" Samsung in March. I think it has about 80 hours on it. All CFB or CBB. Nothing more.

I used to like Food Network. Now it seems to be all about competition. And they cut Iron Chef?!?!?
Yeah I liked the cooking shows on Food Network and the DIY/design shows on HGTV.  Now it's all reality/competition style shows.  No thanks.

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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 08:13:51 AM »
Seems most of the History Channel's line up is scripted tripe.Is there a bigger bunch of posers than the lot from "The Curse of Oak Island". Not buying that buried treasure/artifacts of historical significance anywhere from Capt.Kidd,Marie Antoinette or the Knights Templar was craftily entomed in a complex money pit with engineered booby trapped shafts going back to the 18th Century.There have been vaults of wood layers of oak and spruce embedded 20-40-60-80 ft deep,with coconut fibers and baubbles/trinkets/jewels found(supposedly) that fills with water when attempts at unearthing are made.These shaft(s) are said to have mystery markings going down 90 ft put there by earlier excavators.Yet almost 300 yrs later with the benefit of the latest technolgy in mining equipment and advances like ground penetrating radar these slappies can't get at it?I got to admit they did pique my interest for a season or so.Even Indiana Jones is calling bullshit 8 yrs later
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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 08:43:16 AM »
I watch live sports and Triple D

that's it

all on CATV that is now IPTV

pleased I don't have knowledge regarding the worst shows on TV
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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2021, 09:53:09 AM »
I like the animal shows Dr Pol, the Zoo shows etc

I also watch a lot of DIY even though I never actually do it myself I like to watch and learn how to do things

I also love Battlebots

Dont like many of the silly sitcoms 
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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2021, 09:56:13 AM »
Any cable news.

SNL is what it has always been.  1 or 2 good sketches, 1 or 2 cringe worthy sketches, and mostly forgettable sketches.  SNL has been "not as good as it used to be" for 30 years.  And yet when you watch old episodes, they aren't that good.
That’s as good a summary of SNL as I’ve ever read.

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2021, 09:58:17 AM »
SNL News tended to be period specific so what might have been current and catchy years ago lose their significance
I’ve reached that age where my mind goes from “You probably shouldn’t say that.” To “What the hell, let’s see what happens.”

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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2021, 09:58:53 AM »
That’s as good a summary of SNL as I’ve ever read.
I dont even watch SNL any more
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Re: Worst Shows on TV
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2021, 10:17:33 AM »
Never got into SNL at all. Some of their movies are kind of funny. 
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