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[Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

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    I tried to watch "Sleepaway Camp 2" and 3 this morning on CHILL and its not even worth it!!

    1) Letterbox

    2) THEY ONLY PLAY 9 MINUTES OF THE MOVIE THEN 8 MINUTES OF GARBAGE ALL THRU IT!!!!! (9 mins then 8 mins worth of ads,etc)

    Why are there so many commercials?? (ONLY 9 MINS @ A TIME OF THE MOVIE) ABSOLUTE GARBAGE.....

    I watched it but i had a VCR movie i was watching during the spam on CHILL.....

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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    That's why I never watch movies on TV anymore and if there's a TV show I really want to see then it's UTorrent for me.

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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    I rarely sit down to watch regular tv. I DVR most everything I want to watch. Then I am set for the weekend. Or I download tv shows and watch them in bed at night.

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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    I've got about two shelves of TV Box sets I've bought.

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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    I don't have a TV. I figured everything worth watching is on the internet now. I don't think I've sat down in front of a TV set in over two years. I don't really miss it either

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    If I watch TV, it's usually news, Sports, or discovery channel type programming. Seldom anything else.

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    Internet for news ... NetFlix for movies & an occasional show on SciFi or NatGeo, weather channel for update, etc Really wish we could choose which channels we receive, it sure would shorten my cable line-up!!!

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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    You're right about regular Tv. It really does suck. I watch it sometimes for some of the old shows and it just kills me how much of the shows are chopped out just so they can run all their adds. Too much choppage, too many adds and way too little show.
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    Yes its disgusting,THE SPAM IN THIS COUNTRY IS INSANE EVER SINCE BUSH SIGNED THE "CAN SPAM" ACT!!

    (I posted a message on the CHILL website when i posted this thread here voicing my disapproval and within minutes,it was deleted )

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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    When you started this thread you asked a good question which I overlooked in my post. The reason there are so many commercials is so the stations can make their money. They depend on sponcers for that. Sad but true.
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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    God Bless The BBC is all I can say then! No adverts, and the quality standard in british tv. Made a star of hugh laurie so you guys could borrow him for a while (we want him back!). In the UK, think of comedy and apart from C4 it is all BBC. So back to the 60's/70's there's monty python and fawlty towers. the moving into the 80's we have the blackadder series and the young ones (made school bearable having them to talk about!). Even going into the 90's and beyond it's still the BBC. We are very lucky to have it.

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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    I have Charter Digital Cable and Direct TV and theres absolutely nothing on till Hockey season!

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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    Since I don't have cable, I don't have too much of a choice what to watch. I do watch shows online. I love when I go to my Mom's because I can watch cable. I usually have the Food Network on when I'm down there. I used to hate Bobby Flay, but I like him now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ugly Kid Jeff72
    I have Charter Digital Cable and Direct TV and theres absolutely nothing on till Hockey season!
    Alright another hockey fan!!

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    TV has gotten really terrible. Every so often a channel will come out with a pretty clever show but its almost like if its not dumbed down for the general public it wont last past 1 season. HBO was really bad about that for awhile, canceling shows that had amazing writing and great humor and replacing it with a cookie cutter "i've seen it a million times" kind of show. I still keep tv around for the History Channel, certain shows on Discovery and yes the BBC is awesome, but alot of times we just have it on for background noise more than anything. I've even noticed the trend in childrens' programs. I remember when I was a kid in the 80s, the shows were really well written and challenged you to expand your mind. Now it seems like most kids' shows are pretty dumbed down, so its no wonder literacy has declined so much.

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    Re: [Rant] Regular TV sucks!!

    When I watch T.V., it is not the Broadcast Networks!!! What NBC did to the recent version of KNIGHT RIDER was just wrong!!! Of course, with their Prime-Time Lineup's ratings in the tank, it shows there is Justice in this world-HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYBODY!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroFanGirl View Post
    I don't have a TV. I figured everything worth watching is on the internet now. I don't think I've sat down in front of a TV set in over two years. I don't really miss it either
    Same here!

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