Q: Television (and I use that term loosely) Shows of Today

branie
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I don't want to offend anyone here. I just can't understand or even try to accept the fact a show like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is on. Why do people tune in? Why does this show get so much acknowledgment and press? 

Television has changed. Reality TV has taken over. Hard to find a good scripted show nowadays and when you find a show it gets canceled. It really ticks me off when they cancel a show and not even allow for a proper ending but the Honey Boo Boo type shows go on for years. 

I admit I watch my fair share of Reality TV but I find "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" degrading to kids and well everyone human. 

Just my opinion and not sure why I feel so strong about this one show? Anyone else agree? Have a show they don't like as well? Maybe a show they love? 

branie posted Apr 06, 2014
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Retrex
I do agree that Honey Boo Boo is garbage TV but I sincerely believe that the reign of Reality TV is over.

While shows like Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, etc are still somewhat popular, they pale in comparison to the success of this golden era of tv. Shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, True Detective and of course GAME OF FREAKING THRONES are on a steam roll and are ushering in quality engaging shows.

Couple that with Netflix binge watching and exclusive shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black and reality shows really stand no chance to the amount of good TV these days compared to 5 years ago.
Retrex (rep: 26.9k) posted Apr 16, 2014
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alecupope
I don't like reality TV at all. I prefer the good old shows and love stuff like "how it's made".
alecupope (rep: 15k) posted Apr 22, 2014
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branie
After reading some reviews online for the new reality show "True Tori" which she airs out her extremely messy marriage issues I am thinking Honey Boo Boo is not that bad, lol. Tame considering what I read about this Tori Spelling show.

Donna Martin graduated to a whole new level :)
branie (rep: 43.6k) posted Apr 23, 2014
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zoneric
I've just started watching Game of Thrones...looks like a great TV show...even though I'm more of a The Walking Dead kind of guy...
Supernatural, Revolution, Falling Skies, SHIELD, Continuum, Criminal Minds, Teen Wolf, etc are among other favorite shows I can't take my eyes off either...I hope they don't cancel them :) like Heroes, John Doe and other.
zoneric (rep: 25.9k) posted Apr 23, 2014
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