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Top Television Shows Today Full of Garbage

WhiteHatBobby Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 7:33 AM
What has sadly happened over the past 20 years since the development of HBO is as the cable networks are now defeating the broadcast networks in the Emmy Awards, the shows being critiqued as the best by television critics are the raunchiest shows on television are premium channel shows (HBO, Showtime, et al), the broadcast networks are losing ratings to those Pay TV channels. And with that push, since HBO effectively now controls media content with such narrowcasting, liberal developers go the low route and copy HBO with grotesque material. Netflix is going the same route. Now they are starting original series and the raunch factor will grow worse with such series, as shown in House of Cards US and new Arrested Development episodes.

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...