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GUEST,CS 03 Oct 14 - 01:44 PM
Musket 03 Oct 14 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 03 Oct 14 - 02:16 PM
olddude 03 Oct 14 - 02:31 PM
fat B****rd 03 Oct 14 - 02:44 PM
Ed T 03 Oct 14 - 03:32 PM
Rapparee 03 Oct 14 - 03:49 PM
Ed T 03 Oct 14 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 03 Oct 14 - 07:19 PM
Tattie Bogle 03 Oct 14 - 09:23 PM
LadyJean 04 Oct 14 - 12:30 AM
akenaton 04 Oct 14 - 04:07 AM
Mrrzy 04 Oct 14 - 01:44 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 04 Oct 14 - 02:08 PM
GUEST,Shimrod 04 Oct 14 - 03:04 PM
Stilly River Sage 04 Oct 14 - 11:26 PM
MGM·Lion 05 Oct 14 - 02:52 AM
GUEST,CS 05 Oct 14 - 03:00 AM
GUEST,CS 05 Oct 14 - 03:02 AM
GUEST,Shimrod 05 Oct 14 - 04:40 AM
MGM·Lion 05 Oct 14 - 05:28 AM
Musket 05 Oct 14 - 11:32 AM
Stilly River Sage 05 Oct 14 - 11:58 AM
akenaton 05 Oct 14 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 05 Oct 14 - 06:15 PM
Stilly River Sage 05 Oct 14 - 06:19 PM
Ed T 05 Oct 14 - 06:33 PM
Rapparee 05 Oct 14 - 06:36 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 05 Oct 14 - 07:38 PM
GUEST,leeneia 05 Oct 14 - 07:38 PM
olddude 05 Oct 14 - 07:58 PM
GUEST,leeneia 06 Oct 14 - 08:06 AM
GUEST 06 Oct 14 - 08:34 AM
Musket 06 Oct 14 - 09:14 AM
GUEST,Rahere 06 Oct 14 - 09:37 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Oct 14 - 12:57 PM
PHJim 06 Oct 14 - 02:37 PM
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akenaton 07 Oct 14 - 04:58 AM
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Roger the Skiffler 07 Oct 14 - 09:04 AM
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GUEST,CS 07 Oct 14 - 10:08 AM
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Subject: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 01:44 PM

What are your guilty secrets? We all know terrible TV is bad for your brain but rather like junk food it can be somehow, horribly entertaining. Right now I've stumbled onto one such horrible form of trash TV entertainment called "My Fat Obnoxious Fiance" which is funny purely for the fact of the 'fiance' (an actor) being an obtuse dork and the money-hungry bland humourless contestant being essentially herself.

Anyone want to share their guilty trash TV temptations?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Musket
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 01:46 PM

I sometimes watch folk singers that, gosh!, don't sing traditional songs

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Sorry, spilling over from another thread.

Wheeler Dealers is about as exotic as I get.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 02:16 PM

You could always watch the White House Press briefings!....a toss up between that and the Kardasians!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: olddude
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 02:31 PM

lol ... that is a good one. I am addicted to mindless trash ...
I love the bering sea gold show or naked and afraid ...

who wants to run around in the woods naked for 21 days .. not me


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 02:44 PM

I watch "Strictly Come Dancing". As a red-blooded boy I enjoy the long legs etcetc (the girls are bonny too!), I must admit to admiration for those who don't win but seem to master the steps. Snobbily I can't abide TOWIE etc and almost any "reality TV". Keep Dancing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Ed T
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 03:32 PM

My spouse watches quite a bit of the TV junk, including so called reality programs and Coronation Street daily (I often ask her why she is interested in the boring the lives of British people? :).

While we subscribe to many Cable TV channels, I dont watch much of it-not even the sports, except for Boxing, which I understand many folks find distasteful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Rapparee
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 03:49 PM

Is there some part of TV, however miniscule, that isn't trash?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Ed T
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 04:00 PM

""Is there some part of TV, however miniscule, that isn't trash?""

Possibly elements of the local daily weather forecast, though it is mostly available on the internet?

I get a kick out of the tv traffic reports-as if folks watch tv while driving their car in rush hour:)


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 07:19 PM

well, I have watched x factor.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 03 Oct 14 - 09:23 PM

Quiz programmes for me. Did once go on Fifteen to One, but fell at the first fence. ("The questions are really easy if you know the answers" - I got 2 in a row that I didn't know!) Weakest Link, Eggheads, Mastermind, even Pointless and Perfection had/have me captivated and shouting at the TV screen. I do draw the line at John whatisname and that Pressure cooker game!
There will be many in Scotland with NO TV since the referendum, having cancelled their licences in protest against what they saw as biased reporting by the BBC,


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: LadyJean
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 12:30 AM

Project Runway, which is partly about sewing, at leat that's what I tell myself. It's a contest to see who can design the best outfit each week. There's a a lot of foolishness about the designers being catty about each other, which takes away from the fun stuff about fabric, and design.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: akenaton
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 04:07 AM

We used to have some wonderful drama on TV, remember the Wednesday Play series, and the Play for Today.

Suppose it all boils down to money, but I still remember how much I was affected by "Cathy come Home" "Yorkie" "Clay, Smeddum and Greenden" by Grassic Gibbon, Bleasdale's "Boys from the black stuff", Dennis Potter's "Pennys from Heaven", "Nuts in May"......anyone remember Candice Maree?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 01:44 PM

Ah, I thought we were playing Find the Redundancy.

All and any Law and Order / Bones / CSI / NCIS / all day long on several channels so I never see commercials.

*Sigh* I do love the occasional day spent in hotel rooms... this is why I can't have TV at home.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 02:08 PM

Old Van Damme movies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 03:04 PM

I often watch the British motoring show, 'Top Gear'. I have no interest in cars whatsoever (these days I don't even drive due to health problems). By all normal standards TG is a disgrace - silly, irreverant and politically incorrect ... but it does make me laugh - it's so outrageously 'laddish' and stupid! If I mention it to some of my friends, I am usually greeted by a shocked silence or gasps of horror.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 04 Oct 14 - 11:26 PM

Daytime network television = trash TV in my book. Nothing worth watching at all.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 02:52 AM

We love savons policiers* -- so we set to "Record series" of Scott & Bailey, Heartbeat, Frost, Wycliffe, Lewis........ and put one or two of those on, on evenings when there's no footie or tennis.

≈M≈

*Geddit? Or anyone want a translation/explication?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 03:00 AM

Stilly, I don't think you're quite getting into the spirit of the thread.. ;-)

Mr. likes Top Gear for the laddish stupidity, and also for the deliberately naughty non-PCness, which reminds me of a child saying 'bum' a lot.

I saw an episode of Naked and Afraid, I might try another one just to figure out why the hell these people want to do it? The one I watched wasn't so much about 'survival' as 'slowly dying of starvation', just as well they got pulled out after 21 days really.

I have watched Strictly and X Factor in the past, though no longer. I'm rather more fascinated by bizarre and horribly exploitative US productions. I can't say I'd watch that kind of thing everyday, but occasional dips into the bottom of the barrel can be strangely compelling o.O


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 03:02 AM

Mr. used to like Ice Road Truckers too, I wonder if any of the fellas from the US watched that one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 04:40 AM

"Mr. likes Top Gear for the laddish stupidity, and also for the deliberately naughty non-PCness, which reminds me of a child saying 'bum' a lot."

You got it in one, CS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 05:28 AM

Oh, & Poirot of course. The ultimate savon policier in two senses. How could I have forgotten that one from my list above?

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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Musket
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 11:32 AM

When I tell you how, you get angry and stop talking to me..


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 11:58 AM

The programs I like and watch aren't guilty pleasures. There isn't anything I can think of on TV that I watch that I consider something to generally be quiet about because it's somehow so odd or trashy or whatever that I wouldn't share with others that I enjoy it.

There are programs that I consider colossally stupid. Some folks are naming their favorite high-calibre programming - I doubt they consider them "guilty." I picked up part of your premise, CS. I identified what I consider to be trash TV. I just don't waste my time watching it. Now if you had asked only for "guilty pleasures," you might have gotten a different answer from several of us.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: akenaton
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 12:23 PM

I think modern TV comedy is the worst, brutish, foul, appealing to the lowest common denominator, always delivered to a baying audience of idiots.

Does the great British public really think that cursing or talking about sex in the most gross detail is remotely funny?

Or are we being "groomed" by the media?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 06:15 PM

I suspect it is both and , akenaton.
one feeds the other. vicious circle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 06:19 PM

That was certainly a dog leg in the conversation.

"Reality television" is supposedly much cheaper to produce because there is a lot less scripting and they don't need to hire real actors. Since the target is the lowest common denominator, there are all sorts of reasons why this is a great waste of air time.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 06:33 PM

""Reality television" is supposedly much cheaper to produce because there is a lot less scripting and they don't need to hire real actors. ""

Assuming what is titled as such, is totally unscripted, and involve those who are not promped, in one away or another, as actors (grade b, c or otherwise) would be? I suspevt defining what us and is not scripted woukd be complex. Editing oodles of footage to make a program "entertaining" can, I suspect, be taxing, and expensive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 06:36 PM

I think that 99.9% of television is a waste of air time. In the not-too-distant past it was perhaps only 65%. Anyone else remember the 'vast wasteland' statement?


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 07:38 PM

Those re-runs of English mystery series are the brighter spots.

When I flip around the channels, there seem to be a lot of shows wit ghosts, hauntings, zombies, etc. but all snooze-fare. None of the old classics.

Hey, nobody has mentioned Monday Night Football. Or the Sunday Football.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 07:38 PM

I have vision problems, and flickering, fast moving video bothers me. But I do like to go on YouTube and watch old TV variety shows, such as Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and the like.

The shows are lively, but they're peaceful somehow, because they don't flicker and flash.

I almost forgot to mention my favorite guy - Donald O'Connor!


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: olddude
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 07:58 PM

Me and spaw would talk for hours about ice road truckers, duck dynasty, top shot, pawn stars. Loved them all probably because they are silly but fun


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 08:06 AM

You must miss him. My condolences.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 08:34 AM

Quite a bit here about shows not being as good as they used to be.

I don't watch much telly, never have. Although my addiction to Top Gear, Wheeler Dealers etc belies my acceptance that I too watch some telly, and to be fair, yes, its trashy ish..

However, on the very odd occasion I see something from say, the '70s being rerun and think "I used to enjoy that," I often find that it is more a case of me accepting less trash rather than today's programmes being worse. I used to watch some cheesy shit, judging by some of the re runs..

Television has cleaned up its act over here. There is far less TV that is boorish or inflammatory. Back in the '70s we had sit coms such as Love Thy neighbour, all about a bigot hating a black neighbour and call it comedy. We had disgraceful stains on light entertainment such as the "comic" Bernard Maning, rattling on about "Pakis" and "nig nogs" and jokes about how to hate them. Television has cleaned up its act in many ways.

is it better? Well, in the '60s, it was all Dr Who, talent shows and err....

Oh bollocks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Musket
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 09:14 AM

Got my cookie back.

Big fat iMac ate the bugger...

That was me above


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 09:37 AM

Trash TV? The Bread-and-Circuses of the New Neronic Age. And there I was thinking it was named for Boy George...come to think of it, can't think of a single transvestite folkie.

Still, when the Welsh refugees of Patagonia run David Cameron's mate out of town with several thousand in hot pursuit, I know there is yet one place in the world with some common sense.

And bloody Maning still hasn't paid me for the Sumo joke he nicked. It was credited to me, guess he must have thought I was long dead, the company I'm alongside.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 12:57 PM

Lawrence Whelk hasn't been mentioned yet.

Bernard Manning jokes on the net. Ethnic jokes now underground, but alive and well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: PHJim
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 02:37 PM

Some folks like to tell people that they don't watch TV. I think it makes them feel good about themselves. Strange that when I vist these people, they have a TV in their main living room. Some even have two (or even more) TVs. I do know a few households that have no TV, but the average Canadian household has more than two.

Our household has a TV and my wife and I watch "Blue Bloods" together.
We really miss shows like "Fire On The Mountain", "Nashville North",
Connie Kaldor's "Wood River Hall", "At The Ryman"...

I guess my guilty pleasure when it comes to TRASH TV would have to be "Trailer Park Boys". I really enjoy it, but it must be the uncensored version.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 07 Oct 14 - 03:32 AM

Trailer park boys was hilarious!


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: akenaton
Date: 07 Oct 14 - 04:58 AM

Bernard Manning on Caroline Ahern's Chat show, being given stick by Caroline for "racist" jokes.

Bernard..."why don't you come to one of my shows and see for yourself?"
Caroline...."if I was at a show and you came on, I would get up and walk out!!"
Bernard...Oh Christ, don't do that lass....you're Irish....when you leave, EVERYBODY leaves!!!    Now that's funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 07 Oct 14 - 09:02 AM

I hardly ever miss NCIS. Reruns of Rosanne still get me laughing out loud. Also very fond of Leverage reruns on Sunday nights.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 07 Oct 14 - 09:04 AM

Revenge is mine. Soapy plots (longlost kids, disputed parentage, implausible wealth) dreadfully overwritten dialogue "I have gubernatorial aspirations". Houses that seem to maintain themselves with no housework or housekeepers. People in danger but anyone can walk into their houses. Instant recovery from life-threatening injuries but... I have a soft spot for actress Emily Vancamp trying to rise over all the tosh, she makes her charater almost believable.

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 07 Oct 14 - 09:25 AM

Sumo wrestling, the survival of the fattest.

Nothing racist in that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 07 Oct 14 - 10:08 AM

Hahaha! RtS Yes, Revenge is brilliant! We're both addicted to it. I think it's because it's such a load of daft nonsense, and the plot is ridiculously convoluted. Have you caught up with the latest episodes? What have they done to Nolan's wardrobe this series? He looks like bleeding Percy from Blackadder!


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 07 Oct 14 - 06:44 PM

It seems that most of the programs these days seem to be presented in such a trashy way whether it is a reality show or so called variety. Recently I have been watching Mr.Selfridge because the topic the program seemed so promising showing the rise of the departmental store and the quality of retail service of a bygone age. It has also acted as a bit of a catwalk for women's clothes of that era from the sales assistants to the 'upper' classes and I found it fascinating looking at all the outfits and wishing that feminine style and sumptuous materials would come back. I do wonder if the staff would have been treated as well as that back then in reality though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: olddude
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 12:19 AM

I wish spaw was here tonight I am watching Town of the living dead. It is a real town that has been making a zombie movie for six years. They still are not close. The whole town been workingon it . I laughed my ass off. Spaw would have had a field day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: olddude
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 12:30 AM

I know he would call me and say did you see that. It is the dumbestthing ever iI laughed my ass off. And then the laugh. Not as much funwwatching the dumb stuff anymore


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 02:53 AM

Aww olddude, you miss your buddy.. :-/


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Subject: RE: BS: Trash TV
From: MARINER
Date: 08 Oct 14 - 06:33 AM

Pawn Stars, Storage Wars etc. but the trashiest of all has to be Fox News,anything on there is trash, pure trash and nothing but trash.So much so that much of it borders on the farcical.


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