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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by jodyguercio, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. hoophead

    hoophead Godfather

    Feb 10, 2008
    Excuse me??
    Everyone brings their opinion to message boards such as this and I brought mine :confused:

    A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for political reasons.
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Both true.

    Boycotts are also proven ineffective without substantial numbers engaged in the practice concurrently.

    A boycott of one is more like a protest.
  3. bicker1

    bicker1 Hall Of Fame

    Oct 21, 2007
    That's not unusual these days, nor inappropriate given how little incentive we viewers give networks to run original programming on Saturday nights.

    Not even: A boycott of one is more like a consumer expressing a preference - it is nothing more than that.
  4. hoophead

    hoophead Godfather

    Feb 10, 2008
    Then, excuse me for not being an expert in expression...:crying:
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    You're excused. :lol:

    But glad you have your free speech. ;)
  6. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Gee, give the guy a break. He couldn't even get his wife to stop watching. Maybe someone here who isn't going to watch any NBC show could join his boycott.

    I can't join as I am pretty sure we also will be watching the continuing series "Chuck" and "Parenthood", plus J.J. Abrams "Undercover" and Jerry Bruckheimer's "Chase" both of which have solid casts.

    Also "The Event" may be really good or not, but I have to give that cast a chance just because it has Jason Ritter, Laura Innes, Blair Underwood, and Zeljko Ivanek.

    Finally, at some point we'll be checking out "The Outlaw" though they've already consigned this show starring Jimmy Smits to the trash heap of Friday at 10 PM. It too has a good cast and Conan O'Brien is one of the Executive Producers, by the way.

    Note that I haven't mentioned the two "Law & Orders" which I'll record and we'll maybe watch sometime, or not. Essentially, I need another writers' strike as between the regular season and the new and improved Summer Season, there isn't any time to do significant season shifting.
  7. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    The Event could be a good replacement for fans of 24 and Flash Forward.
    Community and Parenthood both deserve larger audiences.
    I'm finding Parks & Rec to be a fun show as I catch up over the summer.
    Also have 30 Rock season-shifted, but haven't decided if Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, as much as I like each, and even together, are enough to get me to sit through Tracy Morgan.
  8. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    Personally, I can't wait to see The Cosby Show on Thursday nights, and then Night Court. Then, of course, Miami Vice on Friday Night (Crockett and Tubbs baby!!!) Then, of course, I got to have my Golden Girls fix on Saturdays.

    Oh, wait, I'm looking at the 1985-1986 Schedule. Nevermind....
  9. hoophead

    hoophead Godfather

    Feb 10, 2008
    I did not ask/request her to join me in my 'protest', she watches what she wants. :)
  10. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I think this is why Hot in Cleveland is doing well (at least by TV Land standards.) It harkens back to the classic sitcoms.
  11. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    "Hot in..." is on my record list because, well, because I think Wendy Malik, Valerie Bertinelli and Jane Leeves are hot, and at my age, Betty White is looking hotter every day! :lol:
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004

    The definition of the term "hottie" does change over time... :D
  13. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    I can relate to that.;)
  14. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Middle, TN
    I hate they canceled Heroes!
  15. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    And of those, Night Court can't be found on DirecTV right now, and Miami Vice is only on Centric, which isn't in my package. :(
  16. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    Remember "Must See TV"? Now it seems more like "Must Not See TV."

    At least Jay Leno will have a lot more material to use in which to blast his own network for the lack of more than one or two good shows.
  17. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    In a number of ways...its a shame to see the deterioration of creativity and new ideas in programming on all the major networks for some time now.

    While a few new shows surface to "make it"....most don't. Even a number of "hits" are actually remakes of previous shows. It seems that this is cyclical on networks....one year is better....then they slide back into mediocrity.

    The NBC fall lineup mantra is not unique to NBC, they're just the current leader in disappointing programming.
  18. bicker1

    bicker1 Hall Of Fame

    Oct 21, 2007
    I feel that a lot of that, though, is folks overlooking the fact that there are so many more options than there were before. They see lower quality offerings, and assume that that must mean that there are fewer high quality offerings, when in reality, there are as many if not more high quality offerings, and just a lot more offerings overall, making room for a lot more low quality offerings. As I alluded to before, most of the best television series, these days, are on networks that either didn't exist twenty years ago, or didn't present original dramas.

    The real question for me has been whether the audience is willing to continue to support television entertainment in a manner sufficient to sustain the high quality we've enjoyed in recent years. The answer seems to be 'no'. People want things quick and cheap, and that means less resources devoted to everything. Is there any part of the consumer marketplace that hasn't been adversely affected by our collective penchant for "quick and cheap"?
  19. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Chuck made the joke last season about nothing good on TV on Monday night ... and now it seems Monday might be the only night left.

    Hopefully Chuck doesn't disappoint. It seemed like they wanted to change the show keeping the name last year. It could run its course.

    The Event ... A 24 and FlashForward mashup? Might be good. I was interested after seeing the first couple promos for it but now it seems overhyped. By the time September rolls around I may be disgusted with a show I've never seen. Hopefully the show delivers more than it promises - which is a lot.

    Chase ... could work. Good slot for a cop show.

    I got tired of The Biggest Loser a few seasons ago ... the same old "drama". SVU is too violent for my tastes. Rape is not entertainment. I'll give Law and Order LA a shot although only because I liked the original.

    "30 Rock" is a good dose of stupid for the week. I got interested in "My Name is Earl" late and thought it got cut too soon. No "Parks and Recreation"? Oh well ...
    "Outsourced" will have a week or two to impress me, then I'll probably ignore it. I can only take so much stupid. I fired Trump a few years ago.

    Hopefully something good is on another network.

    My wife won't like that Heroes is gone but the series was getting painful to watch due to the changes. I liked the ending last year and it seems like it is a good place to leave the story.
  20. tsmacro

    tsmacro Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2005

    +1, I actually thought last season was the best season other than season 1. So i'm not too disappointed it got canceled. This way it at least got a chance to go out on a good note and they did complete the story arc so it was a good place to stop.

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