'Still watching' is the part that really steams my carrots . As if there is nothing to be gained from SS after you are sixEven today people near me have always said that you are carzy still watching Sesame Street, cause its like a movie that your brrain has remembered so long ago, but since Im a 80's guy the old stuff seems to be lost, and hopefully with the happyness of the old school box set mabye they can make another on soon, but yeah lifes cool
Actually, lol, I get criticized because I do enjoy South Park. And I actually hated it originally until I watched a couple of episodes by accident. For the most part I don't like swearing humor because it's done with no thought or real wit. But SP knows how to use it to actually make it shocking and funny. But more than that, they do address important social topics that literally no one else is touching, in an intelligent manner.
You know, I've never hated a show for being popular (except I hated the popularity of Power Rangers casting off every single non-Americanized Sentai show), but hated popular shows because of their low quality. I mean, Earl and Office are big right now, and I love both of them (though Office was a hard sell to get into), and that's bcause they're high quality. Heroes as well, though you have to watch every single episode to figure what's going on (For someone that likes certain anime shows, and Rocky and bullwinkle, I have a problem with serialization go figure).Everyone is bashing lowbrow TV right now, and I'd like to stick up for it for a second.
First I wanna say, yeah, it's really sad, but people sign themselves up for this kind of stuff. It's not really exploitation, it's people trying to get their 15 minutes of fame. The only people who lose is the TV audience because there is nothing better on. And I and 100% against shows like The Swan and Extreme Makeover where they change people's image... THAT is exploiting people with low self-esteem and making changes that can't be reserved. It's just sick.
But Survivor? Survivor actually takes some sort of skill. Yeah, you do get creepers on there and it is seeing people at their worst, so it's full of inappropriate behaviour and extremes. But these people fully knew what they were getting into, and at the end, it's all a GAME, which is much different that something like The Biggest Loser, which is about your actual life.
As for lowbrow (and I spelling that right?) stuff like Grey's Anatomy and South Park and Family Guy, or whatever, it all depends on the person. I LOVE the Muppets, and Harry Potter, and a bunch of other stuff that could be descibed as family/wholesome entertainment, but I love Grey's and I LOVE Family Guy! I don't approve of the bed-hopping and breaking up of marriages in Grey's (It was better before Issy and George hooked up, I don't like that storyline at all), and Family Guy sometimes crosses the line of what is appropriate and what isn't. But it's much different than reality tv show stuff, and I think pushing the line is quite necessary sometimes, because it reminds everyone else where they stand.