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Network TV dead?

Raptor Timmy

Posted:
8/22/01 at
7:01:57 PM

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I mean all the shows basically seem to have the sam writers and the same themes. HBO's series are filled with better acting and dialogue even though a lot of the characters aren't likable. The women in Sexin the City are sluts but once I watch the show I can't turn it off.

Re: Network TV dead? by Martin at 8/23/01 4:05:12 AM

> I mean all the shows basically seem to have the
> sam writers and the same themes. HBO's series are
> filled with better acting and dialogue even
> though a lot of the characters aren't likable.
> The women in Sexin the City are sluts but once I
> watch the show I can't turn it off.

No way, there are tons of great shows on network tv now. There are good dramas like The Practice and Boston Public. You have funny animated shows like the Simpsons and Family Guy, great sit-coms like Everybody Loves Raymond and Drew Carey Show. On top of all that you have shows like Who Wants to be a Millionaire and my favorite, Survivor. For me, television is better now than it was a few years ago, with the exception of Seinfeld (one of the greatest shows of the 90's).

Marty

Re: Network TV dead? by Coaster Zeke at 8/23/01 1:36:02 PM

> I mean all the shows basically seem to have the
> sam writers and the same themes. HBO's series are
> filled with better acting and dialogue even
> though a lot of the characters aren't likable.
> The women in Sexin the City are sluts but once I
> watch the show I can't turn it off.

Well, network isn't what it used to be. I like watching TV Land. Now, those days were the glory days of network TV. Shows like Andy Griffith, Gomer Pyle USMC, the Honeymooners, & so on. These were the great TV programs. Granted, HBO & other cable channels sort of overwhelm us today, but their programming is better than today's network. You just have to be careful of how young of eyes are watching when it comes to HBO programs & what not. Ever notice that whenever you hear the saxophone music start up during one of these late night HBO flicks, the sex is about to begin. Hey, maybe no surprise Bill Clinton plays the saxophone. I believe I see a connection here.

The most stupid thing on network are those God aweful soap Operas which have so many women & yes, for God sakes! some men addicted. In my opinion, the best show would be a new reality show which would take a feaful, but willing group of people to theme parks & force them to do the things we love so much. Rollercoasters, freefalls, S&S Space Shots & Turbo Drops, & then graduate to more wilder things like bungee jumping, reverse bungee, Skycoasters, Skyscraper & yes, even Skydiving. Now, that would be good.

Coaster Zeke

Re: Network TV dead? by BReNt at 8/23/01 4:41:23 PM

> I mean all the shows basically seem to have the
> sam writers and the same themes. HBO's series are
> filled with better acting and dialogue even
> though a lot of the characters aren't likable.
> The women in Sexin the City are sluts but once I
> watch the show I can't turn it off.
All that i can say is that i am completely sick of all the fads on TV now. Who wants to be a millinoaire and Survivor were original,and i give NBC and ABC credit for that.But now you can't make a creative new show without stupid crappy rip offs are that are pointless. Fox is great for comedy,but competing against other channels by trying to make similar shows,they suck.

Take it Easy

BReNt