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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2011, 01:21:23 PM »
why watch TV if you can surf internet??

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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2011, 01:49:37 AM »
Game of Thones. Nuff' said. Best. Series. Ever. (In my opinion of course)
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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2011, 07:45:18 PM »
Do I need to suggest Dan Vs for a show to watch?
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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2011, 07:31:21 PM »
I would agree that television overall hasn't been that inspiring or entertaining in quite some time. Until the show "Psych" came around I was only watching South Park and a few other animated shows. "Psych" is the only show I really look forward to each week.

Offline B-ko Daitokuji

Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2011, 09:31:43 PM »
I watch Jem on a regular basis now.  I don't understand why they don't make awesome girls' cartoons like that now.


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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2011, 09:47:37 PM »
I watch Jem on a regular basis now.  I don't understand why they don't make awesome girls' cartoons like that now.

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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2011, 11:21:14 PM »
I watch Jem on a regular basis now.  I don't understand why they don't make awesome girls' cartoons like that now.

Hey i do like to watched the 1980s (Girl) Cartoon Show Jem but do anyone watching reruns of SOUL TRAIN hey do i started watching the Classic Dance Show just 2 weeks ago on the new DTV channel Bounce TV. Hey are you a fan of SOUL TRAIN?

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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2011, 05:43:51 AM »
Yeah, "Jem" is great fun. To core concept makes zero sense- Why does Jerrica have to hide her identity in the first place? It would have taken like THREE SECONDS for Jem to say "This is who I am as a star- I prefer to keep my private life separate", but she never actually did until way later, when she was hiding her secret identity (for other reasons)- she just kinda shows up as a rock star in secret and everyone goes along with it. I mean, I get why Jerrica hides it LATER (because Rio would be enraged and humiliated that he'd been duped all along), but at the beginning, no reason is ever offered as to why Jerrica wouldn't just go "Hey, I'm also this singer".

That said, it's hilarious how big plotlines would be moved along by things kids have no real concept of- Eric Raymond is *gasp* BREAKING UNION LAWS? And also that some thugs were once fooled by a hologram of rain & a flash-flood, despite the hologram having no way of getting them wet.
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Offline B-ko Daitokuji

Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2011, 03:59:19 PM »
Yeah, "Jem" is great fun. To core concept makes zero sense- Why does Jerrica have to hide her identity in the first place? It would have taken like THREE SECONDS for Jem to say "This is who I am as a star- I prefer to keep my private life separate", but she never actually did until way later, when she was hiding her secret identity (for other reasons)- she just kinda shows up as a rock star in secret and everyone goes along with it. I mean, I get why Jerrica hides it LATER (because Rio would be enraged and humiliated that he'd been duped all along), but at the beginning, no reason is ever offered as to why Jerrica wouldn't just go "Hey, I'm also this singer".

That said, it's hilarious how big plotlines would be moved along by things kids have no real concept of- Eric Raymond is *gasp* BREAKING UNION LAWS? And also that some thugs were once fooled by a hologram of rain & a flash-flood, despite the hologram having no way of getting them wet.

The Clark Kent secret identity thing is a little goofy, but it's all in good fun.  You just see no cartoon like this now.... at all.  I mean adult female characters that are actually in relationships and kiss their boyfriends?  The corporate know-it -alls that dictate cartoons now wouldn't have any of that.  I also like the sort of mundane drama plot elements like the record industry stuff and even stuff like *insert character* is suicidal or whatever.   It's actually refreshing, because cartoons today are mainly written by people that are too sarcastic, cynical, or ego-driven to present things like that seriously.  It's like pre-postmodernist or something, like old comic books used to be, and it's very fun.  XD
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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2011, 07:18:07 PM »
Yeah, "Jem" is great fun. To core concept makes zero sense- Why does Jerrica have to hide her identity in the first place? It would have taken like THREE SECONDS for Jem to say "This is who I am as a star- I prefer to keep my private life separate", but she never actually did until way later, when she was hiding her secret identity (for other reasons)- she just kinda shows up as a rock star in secret and everyone goes along with it. I mean, I get why Jerrica hides it LATER (because Rio would be enraged and humiliated that he'd been duped all along), but at the beginning, no reason is ever offered as to why Jerrica wouldn't just go "Hey, I'm also this singer".

That said, it's hilarious how big plotlines would be moved along by things kids have no real concept of- Eric Raymond is *gasp* BREAKING UNION LAWS? And also that some thugs were once fooled by a hologram of rain & a flash-flood, despite the hologram having no way of getting them wet.

The Clark Kent secret identity thing is a little goofy, but it's all in good fun.  You just see no cartoon like this now.... at all.  I mean adult female characters that are actually in relationships and kiss their boyfriends?  The corporate know-it -lls that dictate cartoons now wouldn't have any of that.  I also like the sort of mundane drama plot elements like the record industry stuff and even stuff like *insert character* is suicidal or whatever.   It's actually refreshing, because cartoons today are mainly written by people that are too sarcastic, cynical, or ego-driven to present things like that seriously.  It's like pre-postmodernist or something, like old comic books used to be, and it's very fun.  XD

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Offline Tuxedo Mark

Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2011, 08:37:23 PM »
It's true that no reason was given on the show for why Jerrica decided to keep Jem's true identity a secret...until that lame "I guess I just like keeping my private life...private" line way later.

Supposedly, the official reason (possibly in the production bible) is that Eric Raymond would have been able to claim a conflict of interest in the Battle of the Bands contest that won Jerrica his half of Starlight Music as well as Starlight Mansion. However, this doesn't make sense, because 1) it was HIS idea to have the contest in the first place, and he never placed any conditions on it, and 2) Jerrica's sister Kimber is in the band, and he never considered that a conflict of interest.

So, really, Jerrica's decision for Jem to be a mystery came right out of nowhere, and it came right at the beginning (when she entered the Holograms in a much-lower-stakes Battle of the Bands contest just to upstage the "trash" (Misfits); really wouldn't entering with herself clearly as the lead singer be a better way to get back at them for their rudeness?).

As for Jerrica not telling her boyfriend / roadie / sound engineer Rio, that just brings it to a whole new level of stupidity.

And then throwing herself at Rio while being Jem? The girl's got mental problems.

Not that "Jem" doesn't freely admit to strangers that Kimber is her sister, but whatever.




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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2011, 11:58:14 AM »
I don't watch much T.V.. I hate the reality television like Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor.

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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2011, 12:18:29 PM »
I don't watch too many reality shows either. The only shows I watch on network TV anymore are Big Bang Theory, The Middle, Modern Family, Suburgatory, Raising Hope and Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Most of the other stuff I watch is on cable (Mythbusters, various shows on TruTV, Storage Wars, etc.)
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Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2011, 12:26:34 PM »
The only shows I watch is Phineas & Ferb, iCarly, repeats of Zoey 101.

Offline Tuxedo Mark

Re: Television is becoming a wasteland
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2011, 02:16:42 PM »
I've gotten into a few new series this season, mostly on ABC:

Once Upon a Time
Pan Am
Ringer (the sole CW series)
Suburgatory
Revenge
Charlie's Angels (which I sadly recently learned is canceled)




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