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Top Television Shows Today Full of Garbage

mjohansen Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 6:08 PM
Film critic Michael Medved did a study a few years back where he compared how much money a movie made, and then analyzed these by rating. By every measure, G and PG-rated movies made more than R and NC-17. They made more on average. More of them were in the top money-makers. They had higher gross ticket sales and they had higher net ticket sales. Etc. And yet Hollywood consistently makes more R movies than G movies. Sure, they want to make money. But Hollywood producers are people of principle more than they are greedy. The are willing to lose money if that's what it takes to stand up for what they believe in. And what they believe in is free sex, gay rights, hatred of Christianity, liberal politics, etc.
Carl469 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:59 PM
Another stupid generalization that has nothing to do with the way films get conceived or made.
Carl469 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:58 PM
Michael Medved practcially invented junk film criticism. I don't take a word that man says seriously.
katepatate Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 8:58 PM
They do become repetitive, don't they? One show looks like the other.
Robert 206 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 6:23 PM
Yes, they operate in the sewer that is Hollywood! Lots of explosions, car crashes, and sexual scenes where the man and woman are tearing off each other's clothes. Cliche after cliche!

If you stopped watching network television awhile ago because it had gotten so bad, you made the correct decision. It has continued to get worse. A few years ago, network television became dominated by cheaply made reality TV shows and talent contests, sitcoms with hyperactive manic characters, and socially liberal themes. Television has always pushed the edge when it comes to socially progressive themes. But at what point does it go too far? Perhaps when there are no other options left during prime time network TV.

The top ten most popular TV shows last fall contained few choices for...