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PEE Poll: The worst ideas ever concieved for TV
Reality TV   -26 (68.4%)
Soap Operas   -2 (5.3%)
The Christian Broadcasting Network   -7 (18.4%)
"New" episodes that slaughter a classic series   -2 (5.3%)
Most Sitcoms   -0 (0%)
Spin-offs   -0 (0%)
Other   -1 (2.6%)
Total Voters: 38

Blackadder11

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« on: 03-31-2004 03:25 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2004 03:25 »

Soembody thought of these very popular ideas that gave us legions of crappy TV shows, but which one was the worst? As for me, I'll say the CBN, even though I'm religious I hate that channel and everything in it.

"Believe in Jebus! And the only way to do that is to buy our (insert product here) that will turn your life around!"
Ranadok

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« Reply #1 on: 03-31-2004 03:55 »

Reality TV. You can get around the other ones by not watching, but for some reason "reality" shows get massive coverage in basically every media, and are a lot harder to ignore. 
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #2 on: 03-31-2004 04:01 »

Greedy amoralists + TV = Televangelism
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #3 on: 03-31-2004 05:16 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2004 05:16 »

*mumbles something about an angry Jesus and the merchants at the temple*
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Yesterday I watched some TV. Cadfael. It's this series which is a  typical U.K. detective, but set in the Middle Ages. Think Inspector Frost in a habit.
Seriously f*ked up, especially when you're high.
 
Gocad

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« Reply #4 on: 03-31-2004 05:39 »

"Reality TV". so much for human intelligence...  no no
David A

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« Reply #5 on: 03-31-2004 05:55 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
Yesterday I watched some TV. Cadfael. It's this series which is a  typical U.K. detective, but set in the Middle Ages. Think Inspector Frost in a habit.

They made a TV series out of that?

Neat.
M0le

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« Reply #6 on: 03-31-2004 07:15 »

God, I hate Reality TV. The only one that could even be considered good was 'My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance'.   smile
Lurrr

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« Reply #7 on: 03-31-2004 07:28 »

Most of that stuff can actually be good if someone puts some effort into it. However, when someone thinks it's a good idea to take a great series and write a load of crappy episodes to continue it, it can completely ruin that show for me (*cough*startrek*couch*)
fromage

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« Reply #8 on: 03-31-2004 09:42 »

I would say unscripted shows, aka Reality TV
Dolcelannah

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« Reply #9 on: 03-31-2004 09:44 »

Soaps. The acting is terrible, the plots are pathetic and repetitive, everyone is in their late teens or early twenties and the entire thing just looks really, really fake.

I actually don't mind SOME reality TV. For example, I really like Survivor, and The Block was also good. But I do agree that the vast majority of reality shows are almost painful to watch!  tongue

Col. Klink

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« Reply #10 on: 03-31-2004 09:52 »

I have to agree. I find that most annoying.
I can ignore TV entirely. But for a good series that then goes bad its worse because you let your guard down, so to speak.

"Becker" and "Just shoot me" were prime examples. Those two shows were just about pranks and snappy one liners. Then they were retooled.
Tweek

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« Reply #11 on: 03-31-2004 11:02 »

As much as I hate soaps I voted for reality TV as it is even worse.
Venus

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« Reply #12 on: 03-31-2004 11:13 »

Definately the CBN, i was flipping through the channels one night during a case of insomnia and i came across a show on the CBN blaming The Spice Girls and the Beatles for satanism and teenage pregnency. The were dead serious about it and i was laughing my head off.

As for reality tv, there are some shows i like. Like Survivor and Mad Mad House.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #13 on: 03-31-2004 11:28 »

Reality Television, I wank in it's face.
Col. Klink

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« Reply #14 on: 03-31-2004 11:28 »

Well, thats cable.
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #15 on: 03-31-2004 11:51 »


Reality TV is horrible. I also dislike Soaps and new episodes of classic series but reality TV is everywhere. Also FOX has offical beat reality of TV to death with ideas like "the Littlest groom"(or something like that). It really needs to stop.  The networks like it because its cheap and can keep it running for seasons after seasons and have set control over the cast. Its insane, we don't need reality TV, we need quality programming which is very tough to come by these days.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #16 on: 03-31-2004 12:16 »

Reality TV by far. Ah it burns (especially when it takes over a schedule and gets rid of good shows, *cough*Big Brother*cough*).
Tweek

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« Reply #17 on: 03-31-2004 12:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Reality Television, I wank in it's face.
Yes, you can be seen doing just that on Channel Five's new show tomorrow night at eleven o'clock  evil laugh


Rover

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« Reply #18 on: 03-31-2004 12:42 »

Reality T.V. It's just pure trash that, most of the time, isn't even real.
bankrupt

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« Reply #19 on: 03-31-2004 13:16 »

Cop Rock.  It has to be pretty close to the worst TV show ever conceived.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #20 on: 03-31-2004 13:27 »

Shitality TV...
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #21 on: 03-31-2004 14:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
"Reality TV". so much for human intelligence...   no no

unlike soaps which are stimulating on many levels.
Kryten

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« Reply #22 on: 03-31-2004 14:53 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2004 14:53 »

"These ten women are all competing to marry this handsome multimillionaire! What they don't know is that, in reality, they're competing to marry an impoverished retarded quadruple amputee! 'My Big Fat Gimp Wedding.' Only on FOX, because we're complete whores."
Pikka Bird

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« Reply #23 on: 03-31-2004 15:02 »

Did you see that show where they find people who are cheating on their partners? They tape all the stakeouts and expose the guilty part on live TV in front of their partner... then he/she just has to talk his way put of it. That's emotioporn if there ever was such a thing. Very rediculous. And the part that has been wronged is the one who signs up for the show. Who in their right mind would want such a part of their private life broadcast on live TV? Are PIs out of style?
I hate that show.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #24 on: 03-31-2004 15:33 »
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I think it's pretty safe to say I hate television in general. Fuck it all. Sure, the game show fad was good, because it at least encouraged people to learn, even if it was for the wrong reasons. But what's this reality TV shit. And don't even get me started on sitcoms. I may just shit all over the floor.
starone

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« Reply #25 on: 03-31-2004 15:52 »

What I hate about reality shows is that the people seem to be bad at what they're supposed to do. I was watching Road rules or Real world or whatever and this one girl fainted from walking too much and I was thinking to myself "I can do that, she's a wimp".

I don't even bother to catch a glimpse at CBN, but whenever I see those reverends yelling and taking deeps breaths inbetween their speech I always think to myself "geeze, take a breather".
Allen

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« Reply #26 on: 03-31-2004 16:14 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2004 16:14 »

Reality TV may be unscripted, but it doesn't live up to its name. Somehow, shoving people into a house, lying to countless women, enticing couples to break up with beautiful people and lavish surroundings, and promising stupid people who can't sing fame and fortune are not reality. True, we can find examples of all these in reality at one time or another, but shove a camera in the room and everything's different. Want reality? Don't tell us we're being watched.

Everything good on televison is dying. Yea, we are witness to the TV Acoplypse. When the networks finally dump all the good, thought provoking shows and make TV into "Reality Paradise" I will laugh because I have better things to do.
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #27 on: 03-31-2004 16:18 »

Wouldnt it be ilegal to camera someone without them saying its ok?
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #28 on: 03-31-2004 16:19 »

 
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Originally posted by J.P. Diddy Wow:
Wouldnt it be ilegal to camera someone without them saying its ok?

This is exactly why it would make for quality comedic television!

J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #29 on: 03-31-2004 16:28 »

Thats true, I'd watch it.
Allen

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« Reply #30 on: 03-31-2004 16:32 »

It may be illegal, but it's the only way you'll get anything worth watching in reality TV. I propose something like The Truman Show, only do it on an unsuspecting town. Course, the TVs would have to be fixed so they  don't get wise to it.
J.P. Diddy Wow

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« Reply #31 on: 03-31-2004 16:42 »

That would be awesome!
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #32 on: 03-31-2004 17:44 »

I would have to say reality TV, too. It's so little like real life, and there are way to many of them. However, some of them are good. (The ones that aren't "Let's shove a bunch of people in a house", or "Let's watch someone choose who they're going to propose to, then dump a week later" )
aslate

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« Reply #33 on: 03-31-2004 19:06 »

Reality isn't an idea, so i didn't vote for it (That and it doesn't need my vote!). Instead i'm going for soaps, they suck and are a waste of space.  Brits should know the horrors of Eastenders 4 nights a week.
Smitty

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« Reply #34 on: 03-31-2004 19:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Dolcelannah:
Soaps. The acting is terrible, the plots are pathetic and repetitive, everyone is in their late teens or early twenties and the entire thing just looks really, really fake.

That's why they appeal to me.  smile

I voted reality shows but I considered voting "other" because I hate this new wave of quiz shows TV has been having recently. One of the most stupid examples of this is 24 Hour Quiz, which is really annoying. I thought the contestants would be answering questions for 24 hours but, every time I've tuned in, I haven't seen one question being asked or answered. Waste of time and money.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #35 on: 03-31-2004 20:49 »

I can't choose any of them because they all suck!
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #36 on: 04-01-2004 00:19 »

American Idol. She Bangs She Bangs! God i hate u FOX..
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #37 on: 04-01-2004 02:37 »

View top ten most hated shows.
 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/14-001185-1/
Col. Klink

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« Reply #38 on: 04-01-2004 02:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Pikka Bird:
Did you see that show where they find people who are cheating on their partners? They tape all the stakeouts and expose the guilty part on live TV in front of their partner... then he/she just has to talk his way put of it. That's emotioporn if there ever was such a thing. Very rediculous. And the part that has been wronged is the one who signs up for the show. Who in their right mind would want such a part of their private life broadcast on live TV? Are PIs out of style?
I hate that show.

Must have been by the people who thought Jerry springer Is real.

Coilette

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« Reply #39 on: 04-01-2004 10:14 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2004 10:14 »

Oh dear god won't someone please stop the TV showing Damn reality TV Shows. I can't stand them!!!   mad

Oh and soaps, Footballers Wives, enough said.
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