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Programmes that should be axed !!

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Posted on 12 Jun 2012 10:38:51 BDT
CharleyS says:
Anything that includes people going on to make a fool of themselves, the majority of the time, for the entertainment of the nation, like Britains got Talent etc. And Big Brother. Definitely Big Brother.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2012 11:14:14 BDT
L. Himsworth says:
totally agree!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2012 11:17:24 BDT
L. Himsworth says:
Charlie, We find a lot of interesting dramas on BBC4 and Sky Atlantic, don't you find anything interesting there?
'Game of Thrones' is particularly good, give it a whirl?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2012 11:19:44 BDT
L. Himsworth says:
'Game of Thrones' has better! Makes The Walking Dead look like Bugs Bunny.

Posted on 12 Jun 2012 12:00:42 BDT
The dead zone should of been axed in its first series.
Big bro.
All that dancing on ice or any dancing shows
Ohhh cant think right now

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2012 20:07:08 BDT
Mrs Fox says:
I have to disagree with you very very strongly about your comment that only old people hate reality TV. Well I hate to inform you of this fact, and I know the shock will probably kill you but I am a young person and I hate reality TV programmes as well especially Big Brother, X-Factor, Britain's Got No Talent and all the rest. I also hate soap operas, drama programmes about the police or detectives, as there are far too many and the only crime that ever seems to be committed in this country is murder???

They should also shorten the news bulletins as they are far too long and pointless. They keep saying that the following video footage contains distressing scenes, well if that's the case then why bother to show them at all.

Posted on 12 Jun 2012 20:44:14 BDT
mister joe says:
So,so pathetic......i have noticed people adding to these posts recently have not even looked back at the forum.I watch Big Brother,great car crash tv.What is far more depressing is the legions of boring,snobbish people who go on and on about it.What are the viewing figures?Paltry.You lot are acting like its prime time stuff.
And that term "reality tv",posters are really showing their age and irrelevance.I for not ONE second apply that term to anything i see on tv,especially not the artificial world of Big Brother.The term was used what ten years ago?
I wish people could see beyond their judgemental noses.As if the tv execs are going to listen to Mrs Fox.......yeah lets axe X Factor and Britian Gots Talent,shows that you know rountinely bring in 12 million viewers,massive advertising revenue.Its commerce.Big deal.You lot are so clever aren't you with your obligatory Sky Atlantic recommendations.Wow.Just as much advertising has gone into that to tap into the middle aged,guardian market that you are.I think Homeland stinks as much as Big Brother.TV is buisness,left to you lot it would go bust.
I revel in the trash presented on screens,i want to see dead eyed celebrities wrestle angry kangaroos,i want to watch a former page 3 girl have a screaming fit in a room full of cameras......but to prevent the stereotyping you lot assume about a Big Brother fan i also loved Werner Herzogs Death Row series,Louis Thereoux,Curb Your Enthusiam,Breaking Bad.
Tv has to appeal to various demographics.Not just the comfy slipper lot sipping on a merlot.

Posted on 12 Jun 2012 20:50:32 BDT
mister joe says:
Tip:New posters all your thoughts on programmes that should be axed have been recommended what 304 times?No difference.Makes the forum almost distressing to read for people who proport to be "intelligent" that they all think the same,say the same,....zzzzzzzzzzzzzz........

Posted on 13 Jun 2012 11:21:04 BDT
Valley Lad says:
I think the Root of this problem, In the UK you are all watching the Wrong Channels !; Have a look at BBC-1, BBC-2, BBC-3 & BBC-4 you will find a lot of excellent Television, and NO Commercials, If you will watch Channels with Programmes Made for the lowest common cost, to sell the most advertising So the station makes the highest profits, your just fueling the rubbish Television puts out !,

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2012 14:59:53 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Alas, most BBC programming today is indistinguishable from that of its commercial counterparts. There are some good programmes on both the Beeb and ITV but it is hard work trying to find them in a morass of mediocre drivel. As has been stated several times before, the BBC is not free of commercials: between every programme we have interminable trailers (wasting yet more of our licence fee) and there is a considerable amount of self-promotion and dubious product placement within the programmes themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2012 21:57:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Jun 2012 21:59:58 BDT
Mister joe.Are you an expert your self then? Fancy yourself as our most intellegent leader. Show us the way then

Posted on 14 Jun 2012 00:21:22 BDT
mister joe says:
I am leader of no man Billy,i dunno...i am just moaning really.I have totally missed the point on this discussion.I just get bored of all the same programmes being mentioned.For instance i DESPISE Jeremy Clarkson,the man makes me want to hurt myself,i'd rather tear my eyes out of their sockets with my hands then watch Top Gear.From the blazer and jeans look,the whole casual bigotry,the way those two gofers wag their tails around him.....Hammond and May???They represent everything i hate about the human race.
I would LOVE that show to be axed HOWEVER its popular,i think its one of bbcs biggest revenue takers so i would have to concede that the show should not be axed.But by golly do i hate it.If i see someone has a Clarkson book on their shelves i never want to communicate with that person again.
So basically Billy i am howling at the moon with my own ingrained snobberys.Big Brother its just too easy and i think its very easy to ignore it,Channel 5 ten o'clock.To be honest in this day and age you can virtually create your own tv channel with internet,dvd boxsets etc.I love Big Brother and Made In Chelsea......sue me,i think everyone has a right to revel in stupid,mindless entertainment.To the people that hate these shows,i say embrace them,watch more stuff you don't like.Views,opinions,taste....its salad bowl stuff.
Don't think coz i am having a pop i think i am "better".....if anything i am worse.

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 03:28:48 BDT
Bookworm says:
Repeats of programs that have been over for ages.
I must admit reality tv too, what would you call it? I am 24 and hate reality tv.
More dramas please!

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 03:49:30 BDT
mister joe says:
Bookworm your question of what we should call "reality"tv is a pertinent one.From what i see of your x factors,your jungles is highly edited,manipulated tv....x factor is TOTALLY staged,i am certain i once saw a script advisor on the credits.X Factor with all its staged panel arguments,sob story contestants........i remember during the last series suddenly a Cowell biography hit the shelves with the fakest "revelations" garnering the front pages of various red tops.All co ordinated p.r of course.I mean i don't think you can just dump stories about Cowell without hearing from his lawyers or having his consent.
There is NOTHING authentic about Big Brother,stick a load of narcissists into a room,ply them with copious amounts of booze,dress them up in toilet rolls and watch it all explode.If you watch Made In Chelsea,Essex,Ramsays Nightmares they all have blink and you miss them disclaimers of events being "dramatically enhanced".The thing is if someone did write Big Brother i would say they are a genius.But nothing in that show is indictative of "reality".....whatever that is anyway.Certainly not a genre........the world of tv and media has become a horrifying hybrid of Warhol and Philip K Dick.

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 03:49:59 BDT
Bookworm says:
Mrs Fox, so what do you actually watch then?

Posted on 15 Jun 2012 03:53:19 BDT
mister joe says:
By the way "more dramas"....??????TV is dripping in the stuff................if i see one more itv drama i am gonna eat my shoe Herzog style.Bookworm go into a supermarket flick through a tv mag and i think you will find you will need a calculator to work out how many god awful dramas are on.

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 04:50:20 BDT
Deborah hill says:
Only way is Essex and made in chealsea. R horrible shows. But I love unlike some folk here soaps, reality tv. It is funny to watch folk make an ass of them self on national tv

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 16:05:01 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
As regards shows I've never liked and are never likely to, it's a matter of indifference to me if they are axed or not. Just because something isn't to my liking is no reason to deprive other viewers with different tastes. Where I do wish the axe would be wielded is with programmes that I enjoyed but which have stayed well beyond their shelf-life, and become poor shadows of what they had been. Older viewers may remember "Til Death Us Do Part," - really funny when it first came out, but carried on for season after season until it became an utterly tiresome load of rubbish. Also remember feeling this way about Monty Python; it was a real shame to see the crew struggling to come up with original material in the later shows.
Coming up to date I did develop a soft spot for "Big Bang Theory" (unusual as I don't normally like American comedy shows), but this has now run out of steam and some of the latest episodes have been embarrassing to watch. Whether or not you like John Cleese or Ricky Gervaise , the one thing these two got absolutely right was to end shows like "Fawlty Towers" or "The Office" when they were at their peak.

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 18:22:14 BDT
mister joe says:
Very right there Sou'Wester......end shows before they become a wimpering,limp dog begging to be put down.To be honest i don't care what is shown on tv,i certainly do not believe my personal taste should dictate the channels.Though boy would i love my own channel.Porn,violence,reality shows,a spot of Curb Your Enthusiam,loads of Beavis And Butthead....

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 00:03:45 BDT
mickram23 says:
Presumably Germaine Greer in a jungle chewing a pigs ear would be fine though? I'm also curious as to what 'context' you think people are using when talking about 'reality tv'? I for one have no problem understanding the type of programme they are referring to.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 00:17:49 BDT
mickram23 says:
Something that always annoys me about people's recollection of 'Love Thy Neighbour' is that the whole point was that both the husbands were racist and both wives tried to keep the peace. Everyone seems to choose to 'remember' only the Jack Smethurst character as racist.
Having said all that, it was still a pretty terrible show!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2012 14:57:50 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Absolutely right m23. "Love Thy Neighbour" actually tried to poke fun at the kind of prejudice and stereotyping that you'd find in other programmes, and life in general at that time. It's main problem was that it was rather insipid, the characters all over-acted and the humour (such as there was) extremely forced; had it been more "cutting-edge" people would probably be describing it as a TV classic and praising it for the way it tackled intolerance.

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 19:20:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jun 2012 19:23:04 BDT
mister joe says:
Germaine Greer chewing a pigs ear is great.Perfect.I despise the woman anyway.Terrible writer who slept with everyones husband.I won't even answer your questions,you sound like a hot breathed supply teacher.I have NEVER referred to Celebrity Jungle as "reality",over 20 posts thats what i have been getting at.Smelly.In terms of context people are referring to,read previous posts where Made In Chelsea,Big Bro are called reality.I disagree with that label.Smelly.

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 19:25:48 BDT
mister joe says:
In terms of Love Thy Neighbour i am afraid i was not born in those prehistoric times,lordy u lot are old.......

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2012 17:15:32 BDT
Dawny P says:
I'd axe ALL reality shows, lack-of-talent shows, fly-on-the-wall documentaries about the rights of Gay Whales etc etc.
The 'box' should be all about escapism....something to take you away from your own world into another place, time, dimension etc (sorry...I sound a bit Trekkie there).
If you want reality just take a look outside or walk through the streets on a Sat. night.
I want my programmes to give my brain a holiday in Tatooine, Arrakis, Pandora, Risa, Crematoria, Dagobah, Shell Beach.......Oh, soooo many places to chose from.
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