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American Idol - "Haters Club"

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by BattleScott, Apr 8, 2011.

Would you like to particiapte in an AI Haters thread?

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  1. Apr 8, 2011 #1 of 34
    BattleScott

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    Is anyone interested in starting a thread for those of who are forced to watch this show?

    This thread would be devoted to "haters" who want to co-miserate without disturbing the fan thread.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #2 of 34
    matt

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    First!
     
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    barryb

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    This sounds very Clockwork Orange. :)
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 #4 of 34
    sigma1914

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    I'm not sure how anyone is forced to watch something. If you hate the show, then can't you go in another room if your significant other watches?
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 #5 of 34
    spartanstew

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    Don't hate it, but don't really like it either.

    I record it and I watch it in about 15 minutes. I just ff until someone (contestant - have never listened to any of the other acts they occasionally have) sings and then I watch that. No that Simon's gone, I don't even listen to the judges. 15 minutes and I've heard them all and usually just delete the results show altogether and read about who got booted.
     
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    I'm not leaving the room ... I make my wife watch it in the other room.

    Why would anyone waste time talking about something they don't watch?:confused:
     
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    trdrjeff

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    lol, I finally got it off the Season Pass list this season after it conflicted with other stuff :D The only reason I took any interest were for Simon's comments (generally 100% on the money)

    Of course I'm sure I'll have to suffer through X-Factor when it premiers. At least I have my Android Tablet to keep me occupied
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 #8 of 34
    BattleScott

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    Obviously, no one is "forced" to watch it. My wife watches it and I am in the room. If I try to watch the TV in the bedroom, I fall asleep in 5 mins. So I sit and browse the web or do a sodoku while she watches. If she didn't watch it, something else would be on.

    I do however, see and hear enough to be utterly befuddled by the level of crap that the masses in this country will pay for... my wife doesn't like when I make fun of it during the show and obviously, it's not polite to post these things in the fan thread, so I thought I would see if there were any others out there who are in a similar situation.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2011 #9 of 34
    sigma1914

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    The thing is is that "the masses" really don't pay for music from AI contestants. It's kind of ironic that the #1 show in America doesn't equate to record sales. Of all the AI contestants (not just winners) only 8 have had a Platinum record.
     
  10. Stuart Sweet

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    We did this sort of thing a couple of years ago and it petered out. I'll allow it for now as long as it doesn't get too far out of control.
     
  11. BattleScott

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    But they are an iTunes bonanza.
     
  12. sigma1914

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    I believe record sales takes iTunes into account.
     
  13. SayWhat?

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    I don't do amateur hours. I put it on par with The Gong Show.
     
  14. JACKIEGAGA

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    How about a broccoli haters thread?
     
  15. BattleScott

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    I like broccoli, so i'm not interested thanks. But if you start one, I'll mind my own business and stay out of it.
     
  16. Nick

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    No, and this thread is a waste of space and has no merit.

    I don't 'hate' AI, I just don't watch it and no one I know watches it. I have made it my practice to surround myself with intelligent and discerning friends.

    Nobody can force you to watch any tv program that you don't want to watch, unless you're sitting in the dentist's chair. :eek: If there is such a person, they must be very weak.

    I'm just sayin'
     
  17. BattleScott

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    So just vote no and move along or don't bother in the first place.
     
  18. spartanstew

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    I think most of us have already determined the type of friends you probably have Nick, but thanks.
     
  19. sigma1914

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    I find it hard to believe that not one person he knows watches AI. I guess those of us that do watch, including those who hate it, are unintelligent and undiscerning. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Sharkie_Fan

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    Actually, it's 9 artists, combining for 16 platinum albums... but who's counting. ;)

    And album sales aren't the only thing people are paying for... Fantasia, Clay Aiken, Tamyra Gray (that I know off the top of my head) have all ended up in Broadway productions (that people paid to go see, don't ask me why)

    I believe that each week on iTunes you can download contestants performances from that week - and I'm pretty sure you have to pay for them (but I could be wrong as I've never tried it).

    I think 'the masses' pay for the flavor of the day... so you see albums from idol contestants debut high and then do nothing in the long term.
     

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