Stuff you don't need to see on tv...

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by beccabear67, May 12, 2022.

  1. SPF2001

    SPF2001 prone to hyperbole

    St. Petersburg,Fl.
    Any singing,dancing,physical fitness,or cornhole competition shows.
  2. Myke

    Myke Rock Geezer

    Did you know NYPD Blue was completely overhauled in 2016 ? I didn't.
    Even though I own the series on DVD, I thought I'd check out what the episodes on Hulu looked like.
    Imagine my surprise when the very first episode was no longer a 4x3 aspect ratio ( shot on 35mm film, they're now 16x9 done right ! )
    Next, the audio, a new 5.1 mix is entertaining, and in constant use.
    A quick trip to Google is where I was informed of the 2016 ' restoration ' project.
    So the best presentation of this favorite show is now only on streaming !
    Check it out.
  3. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    Butt cracks
  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yea, you gotta love that JJ! Good Times!
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  5. Matt Richardson

    Matt Richardson Forum Resident

    Suburban Chicago
    SuperBowl ads. In fact, I’ll add the whole SuperBowl to the list.
  6. Mayim ("I'm an actual neuroscientist") Byalik shilling for some snake oil that allegedly improves brain power (it doesn't).

    Tom Selleck peddling reverse mortgages to unsuspecting old folks.

    Women dancing in their kitchens because they love the sponsor's product so much they can't contain themselves. Jesus, there must be about 20 commercials where that happens.
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  7. Reported.
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  8. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Anything bearing the legend, in tiny, quickly disappearing text, "Professional driver on a closed course. Do not attempt." :disgust:

    Anything with some pathetically clueless guy getting educated by his in-the-know female friend/acquaintance/bystander. :rolleyes:

    Anything in which somebody attempts a task with exaggerated incompetence to show how some product will solve the alleged problem and make life easy. :doh:

    Anything asserting, "At this price, there is a strict limit of two, but if you call in the next 15 minutes you can order up to five!" :wtf:

    Anything that puts up heartrending images while a narrator earnestly expounds how your donation of just X amount per hour will solve some crisis. :blah:

    And most importantly:

    Anything involving diamonds that aren't mounted on cantilevers! :mad:
  9. Channel Z

    Channel Z Forum Resident

    You forgot to say:

    Wait.. there's more!
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  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Home store commercials that start with housewife characters squee'ing orgasmically at some nic-nak. Particularly on commercials for something called a "Home Store".
    Surely the housewife characters at IKEA, can exhibit much more decorum, yes?
  11. Danny Coffin

    Danny Coffin Active Member

    Don't forget that calling will add MON-neeee to your Social Security check ...
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  12. rockclassics

    rockclassics Senior Member

    Mid-South US
    Something tells me I’m not in the right zip code and / or income bracket.
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  13. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Some guy

    iPhone ads.
    Primarily because the music seems to be chosen on the basis of "is it annoying as hell?".
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  14. townsend

    townsend Senior Member

    Ridgway, CO
    I saw that other posters mentioned certain categories of commercials (e.g., drug, political); for me, I don't ever need to see another damn commercial in my life. This applies to all categories of commercials. Our hypercapitalist society is so overboard on commercials. Like during the NCAA basketball tournament, basketball fans who watched the games on TV or streaming were literally bombarded with insurance commercials by State Farm, Allstate, Progressive, Amica, and yes, "Biberty" Mutual. Over and over and over again. Then when you look at the basketball arenas, the advertisers try to squeeze every ounce of "billboard" out of the courtside area. I kid you not . . . there are were usually three different ads on the post/beam which held up the backboard. Marketing is one of the most disgusting aspects of modern society. It's not about informing consumers of useful products that are affordably priced; rather it is about hounding them so constantly and so relentlessly that their natural instincts go awry. Selling people stuff they don't need, purchased with money they don't have (it's called a credit card).

    And there is no such thing as truth in advertising. Please, none of this "let the free market work it out." That's why we are currently experiencing a serious shortage of baby formula: Monopolies and the Baby Formula Shortage
    And read Dayen's book, Monopolized: Life in an Age of Corporate Power, where it is argued persuasively that major sectors of the U.S. economy have been monopolized and controlled by megacorporations. Even if a new competitor has a novel product, the monopolist can slander it, or just buy up the new company and kill the product if it competes with their already existing product. Have a nice day.
  15. People having sex. I’m not the voyeur type or explicit porn images like “The Staircase: where they briefly showed images of the gay hardcore porn he was looking at.
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  16. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Media Omnivore Thread Starter

    Victoria, Canada
    They've not only taken commercial breaks to such a volume it's painful to watch live commercial television (ought to have had far fewer ads that people might sit through and charge more for them), most sports arenas have names of corporations which get mentioned excessively often, and now they've been shoving virtual ads on hockey ice surfaces, that change, as well as on the glass above the ad-covered boards. Is North America far from ads on the uniforms and helmets? The heck with firing Big Bird, let's fire the accountants who only think of squeezing every possible cent out of something until they kill off whatever shrinking audience is left for it completely.

    Way back, even in my lifetime, I remember entire programs sponsored by one advertiser and sitting through something telling you about all the various Kraft products and cheeses could almost feel good if you were otherwise enjoying 'their' show. What did they have per hour once upon a time, six or eight minutes of ad breaks? Now there are so many ads they have to speed up old shows, adjust the pitch, and still cut scenes to fit in fifteen, up to twenty minutes, with almost nobody watching them anyway I suspect. I bet they design most to be effective with no sound knowing how popular mute buttons are.
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  17. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Media Omnivore Thread Starter

    Victoria, Canada
    I've gotten to feel they are some kind of requirement for a show to be considered 'adult'. In dramatic terms they can be little but a dead space to the plot (assuming there is a plot). I've fast-forwarded through so many in modern shows. And of course they always pop up just when some very young or elderly relation walks in to see what you're watching! :laugh:
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  18. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    If I never see those "Don't become your parents" commercials again, it can't come quick enough...
  19. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident


    If you dumped TV in 1997, why own a smart TV? Serious question...

    I don't get it, people on these forums (not this specific thread) saying how they don't watch TV, yet they're streaming, etc... If you truly give up TV, you give it up completely: You shouldn't say 'I don't watch TV' if you stream. You're still watching TV, you're maybe just not watching network TV. But if it's viewed on a TV screen, no matter what it is, you're still watching TV.
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  20. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    enjoy the go.
  21. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    That is hilarious
  22. Never want to see a totally positive newscast. That would mean something’s really wrong.
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  23. johnod

    johnod Forum Resident

    I could do without ever watching another "talent" show, America's got Talent type of thing.
    I don't need to see another woman sitting on the toilet.
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  24. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Anything of the 'hospital drama'-type genre!
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  25. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    People with massive houses explaining stuff about anything.
    Then I realize rich people have problems.
    I'm so worried about my investments

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