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Subject: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: woops on 07/27/04 at 1:30 am

Here's the two worst offenders: The Swan & Trading Spouses (not a typo of "Spaces")

Which both are degrading, offensive, and just plain bad.  :P Enough said.





Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/27/04 at 2:14 am

I agree. It's amazing how the blonde who lived with black family acts as if she is really encountering something new. Hello, she's married to a Japanese man!

Another is Extreme Makeover. I'm sorry any show changing anything physical about someone is wrong. The vast majority of these suffer from low self-esteem. They need therapy, not a new nose.

Tanya

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: redhead007 on 07/27/04 at 6:25 am


Another is Extreme Makeover. I'm sorry any show changing anything physical about someone is wrong. The vast majority of these suffer from low self-esteem. They need therapy, not a new nose.

Tanya


Here's my two cents:

I can't think of any examples off the top of my head, but some of the people who have appeared on that show really did need some surgery. I don't think it was just a matter of low self-esteem. I have seen some people on that show who really don't need the surgery and weren't that ugly, but some of them really did need it.

I think the show that takes the cake has to be that American Idol parody where they took the worst singers and made it seem like they were really good. I can't remember the name of it. I know that show is over now, but I couldn't even stand watching even ten minutes into the first episode.

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: TC1970 on 07/27/04 at 11:18 am

ALL reality based shows....MTv being no. 1

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/27/04 at 11:25 am

I think all the reality shows are getting tiresome...and I've never liked "The West Wing".....they may as well call it the "Left" Wing ::)

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/27/04 at 11:44 am




Here's my two cents:

I can't think of any examples off the top of my head, but some of the people who have appeared on that show really did need some surgery. I don't think it was just a matter of low self-esteem. I have seen some people on that show who really don't need the surgery and weren't that ugly, but some of them really did need it.


I can see your point there. However, IMHO, 90% of cosmetic surgeries are due to low self-esteem and low self-acceptance. Unless there is a medical condition, what's the real point of cosmetic surgery?


I think the show that takes the cake has to be that American Idol parody where they took the worst singers and made it seem like they were really good. I can't remember the name of it. I know that show is over now, but I couldn't even stand watching even ten minutes into the first episode.


This show was just mean. I'm surprised no one experienced any snipers after it.

Tanya

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Harmonica on 07/27/04 at 12:06 pm

A lot of MTV, not all of it, but a lot of it.

I'd say a lot of reality TV shows or TV shows that make all Americans out ot be unmoral unvauled unethical pieces of crap.

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: conker on 07/27/04 at 12:13 pm

How about that Paris Hilton thing the Simple life or the Swan now there was taking advantage of low self esteem people and then putting them through a pageant?  both got about 15 minutes of my time.

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Howard on 07/27/04 at 6:27 pm

Simple Life is stupid.I watched the other night where Paris and Nicole went into Burger King and ordered 2 Large Fries,2 Large Shakes,2 Cheeseburgers,2 Salads and their total came out to 22.03 and they didn't even come up with the money so they both asked somebody for 15.00. ::) & also they were housemaids for a hotel and occassionally they got lazy and refused to do their jobs and played on the kiddie swings. ::)


Howard

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Howard on 07/27/04 at 6:29 pm


I agree. It's amazing how the blonde who lived with black family acts as if she is really encountering something new. Hello, she's married to a Japanese man!

Another is Extreme Makeover. I'm sorry any show changing anything physical about someone is wrong. The vast majority of these suffer from low self-esteem. They need therapy, not a new nose.

Tanya


Like what would happen if the heavy make up actually wore off,would they have to go back on the show for a second time? ???



Howard

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: maddog on 07/27/04 at 7:28 pm

Over here in the UK we have a show called "You Are What You Eat", which I suppose could be argued has a genuine intent to inform and educate the British public about a better, healthier diet.

However, on the one time I watched it, there was a completely tasteless and unecessary section on colonic irrigation of some overweight woman and....*gag*....analysis of the results.

I have not watched again. 

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/28/04 at 1:50 am

The Apprentice

Down with The Donald!
>:(

Oh, and of course

Hannity & Colmes

The O'Reilly Factor

and

Scarborough Country.  You can lose IQ points watching Joe Scarborough!
:P

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Bobby on 07/28/04 at 4:10 am

This isn't 'current' but there was a very awful reality show called 'There's something about Miriam'. Blokes tried to get with this woman but she held a secret . . .

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Bobby on 07/28/04 at 4:34 pm



Was she a guy? ;D


Yeah. Ha ha!

What was interesting about that was when the winner found out, he refused to go on holiday with her! It was shame all around.  ;D

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: jaytee on 07/28/04 at 6:34 pm


This isn't 'current' but there was a very awful reality show called 'There's something about Miriam'. Blokes tried to get with this woman but she held a secret . . .


Miriam was in the Big Brother house in Australia but they sussed him/her right away. :D

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Indy Gent on 07/28/04 at 7:11 pm

There all pretty tasteless right now, but "Fear Factor" is still the grossest show ever. Not only is it gross, but it's exploitative.  Shame on NBC.

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Howard on 07/28/04 at 9:06 pm


There all pretty tasteless right now, but "Fear Factor" is still the grossest show ever. Not only is it gross, but it's exploitative.  Shame on NBC.



that show should be off the air. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Bobby on 07/29/04 at 4:44 am


Miriam was in the Big Brother house in Australia but they sussed him/her right away. :D


Ah! Thanks for the info, Jaytee.  :D

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 07/29/04 at 5:42 pm


ALL reality based shows....MTv being no. 1


Yeah, MTV used to be so good. What happend?

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Dagwood on 07/29/04 at 6:25 pm




Yeah, MTV used to be so good. What happend?


They quit playing music. :P

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/29/04 at 6:44 pm

MTV used to be 'cutting-edge' musicwise(with stuff like "120 Minutes" and "Alternative Nation") and VH-1 used to be the 'mellower' channel...Since MTV has become crappy and VH-1 plays the rockers I like now...I have no use for MTV. MTV has lost what made it special during it's first ten years....shame on them!

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/29/04 at 6:52 pm


The Apprentice

Down with The Donald!
>:(

Oh, and of course

Hannity & Colmes

The O'Reilly Factor

and

Scarborough Country.  You can lose IQ points watching Joe Scarborough!
:P
Hannity's new name should be 'Ultra-Right Wing Windbaggity'!

As for FX.....I think NIP/TUCK is absolutely tasteless and totally gross....of course it's on a FOX cable channel!!

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Howard on 07/29/04 at 8:54 pm




Yeah, MTV used to be so good. What happend?



MTV sometimes does documentaries and teen stuff.They don't even play many of the oldies anymore. :(



Howard

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/30/04 at 12:19 am

The various bikini hedonism shows I keep scanning by on E! seem pretty horrendous!

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/30/04 at 5:06 pm





MTV sometimes does documentaries and teen stuff.They don't even play many of the oldies anymore. :(



Howard
MTV puts too much time into the SHOWS now......they have forgotten the reason people watched in the FIRST place...the MUSIC VIDEOS..Why did MTV start running regular TV fair such as game shows,cartoons,and and series is beyond me...maybe viewership dropped off after people got used to the 'novelty' of music videos 24/7/365?

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Howard on 07/30/04 at 9:27 pm


The various bikini hedonism shows I keep scanning by on E! seem pretty horrendous!


I think I know what you're watching.some late night soft porn they put on E!
right at around 12midnight. :P



Howard

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 07/31/04 at 5:57 pm

Shows like Extreme Makeover and the Swan are horrible! And does anyone remember" ARE YOU HOT"and" I'm A Celebrity..Get Me Out of Here"?

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/31/04 at 9:57 pm

Out Back Jack ::)

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: RockandRollFan on 07/31/04 at 9:58 pm


Shows like Extreme Makeover and the Swan are horrible! And does anyone remember" ARE YOU HOT"and" I'm A Celebrity..Get Me Out of Here"?
YES! Thanks for stirring up my memory of THAT :P ;)

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: saver on 08/01/04 at 4:08 am

After seeing FEAR FACTOR it makes me  :) when I think the parents of some of the contestants can recall when their kid didn't like oatmeal, but for a 'chance' at a prize, they'll eat bull manure.

Maybe the secret to getting  'someone' to do crap work is to make it a competition. Ya think they'd line up around the block if I told them the object is to make my bathroom shine for a free trip to their native homeland??!  ;)

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Howard on 08/01/04 at 11:27 am


After seeing FEAR FACTOR it makes me  :) when I think the parents of some of the contestants can recall when their kid didn't like oatmeal, but for a 'chance' at a prize, they'll eat bull manure.

Maybe the secret to getting  'someone' to do crap work is to make it a competition. Ya think they'd line up around the block if I told them the object is to make my bathroom shine for a free trip to their native homeland??!   ;)



Those people would eat cow's testicles,sheep brains, horse maneure,whatever... :P :P


I think I will vomit. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Dagwood on 08/01/04 at 12:28 pm


Out Back Jack ::)


Hey now, Outback Jack is a great show.  It is pure comic relief to see these pampered princesses dropped in the wilderness and have to deal with bugs and stuff. 

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 08/01/04 at 6:29 pm

Teletubbies and Barney...Those shows treat young children as if kids that age are stupid. PBS,shame on you...where are the PBS shows that treat kids like they have some INTELLIGENCE? "Mister Rogers" and "Electric Company" never were 'dumbed-down' for kids!

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/31/05 at 11:30 pm

speaking of PBS shows...I tend to really like most of the shows they play on there, as Vaughn watches a lot of programs on that particular channel, however, as I was watching one of the shows with him, I couldn't believe how crazy one of them was. It was a cartoon about a 5 year old little boy and it's called "Calliou".  I swear, the entire way throughout watching the show, the only thing I kept saying was, "He is SUCH a brat".  He does nothing but whine and complain and rant and rave if he doesn't get his own way, they show him treating his sister mean, talking back to his parents, crying and throwing temper tantrums over things...and the real crappy thing is that he usually ends up getting his own way after throwing the tantrum!! I don't even allow Vaughn to watch it anymore because after he watched a few episodes of it, he started talking in that whining voice that Caillou talks in....it's just disgusting!  I can't believe they would put a show on there that teaches kids to be brats!



Here's the little twerp:

http://re2.mm-a1.yimg.com/image/127119462  He just LOOKS innocent! LOL!



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/01/05 at 12:41 am

Most Reality Tv is beyond it's 15 minutes of fame.. they started out promising, but now just about everyone has jumped on the bandwagon and now all I crave is just something of quality. Can't anyone write a good script anymore or are they now just relying on America's (and others) low self esteem to cave in and be a part of their game at fame and fortune? Another reality based kind of show that annoys me and comes off as tasteless are these Bridal shows where the husband and wife prepare for their wedding or it shows how the guy is going to propose. I guess it isn't so much as tasteless as it is extremely corny!

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Valhalla on 09/01/05 at 10:54 am


Most Reality Tv is beyond it's 15 minutes of fame.. they started out promising, but now just about everyone has jumped on the bandwagon and now all I crave is just something of quality. Can't anyone write a good script anymore or are they now just relying on America's (and others) low self esteem to cave in and be a part of their game at fame and fortune? Another reality based kind of show that annoys me and comes off as tasteless are these Bridal shows where the husband and wife prepare for their wedding or it shows how the guy is going to propose. I guess it isn't so much as tasteless as it is extremely corny!


agreed. just about every channel has some type of worthless reality show. which is why i watch tv land when i watch tv. as for a good script, if you've noticed, today's comedies seem a bit familiar..... you get that deja vu..... it's like oh yes i remember a similiar story on.....insert your favourite comedy show here.

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: karen on 09/01/05 at 10:59 am


Over here in the UK we have a show called "You Are What You Eat", which I suppose could be argued has a genuine intent to inform and educate the British public about a better, healthier diet.

However, on the one time I watched it, there was a completely tasteless and unecessary section on colonic irrigation of some overweight woman and....*gag*....analysis of the results.

I have not watched again. 


maddog

you're missing out.  It's my daughter's favourite show!  That and "How Clean is Your House".  Now if only I could get her to watch Supernanny....

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: tv on 09/01/05 at 1:18 pm

Lets see...tasteless TV shows:

1.) Survivor...never seen it and I don't care.

2.) The Swan.. Do these people really need plastic surgery..how about exercising, eating healthy, and wearing the right clothes? I have seen cases where people do no need plastic but some of these people just need to take care of themselves more. Isaw one of then plastic surgery shows the other day where the girl just did not take care of herself. She had plastic surgery and they updated her progress and she is taking care of herself after the plastic surgery.

3.) "American Idol" Why is this how any popular? I don't get it.

4.) The shows where the title of the show "Is Marry my Dad" or "Marry My Mom". I think there is "singles dance" where you live locally for people in their 30's, 40's and 50's where you can meet people.

5.) Fear Factor...This is gross where you see people eating bugs. Thats nasty I'm sorry.




Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Post Tween on 09/01/05 at 6:00 pm

That's So Raven... even "Saved by the Bell" had serious issues

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/01/05 at 7:16 pm

"Saved By the Bell" was not really a "tasteless" show. It was fun and light and I am surprised it got as popular as it did for being an afternoon show. I loved it (sorry, lol)

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Schillingfan on 09/02/05 at 7:28 pm


speaking of PBS shows...I tend to really like most of the shows they play on there, as Vaughn watches a lot of programs on that particular channel, however, as I was watching one of the shows with him, I couldn't believe how crazy one of them was. It was a cartoon about a 5 year old little boy and it's called "Calliou".  I swear, the entire way throughout watching the show, the only thing I kept saying was, "He is SUCH a brat".  He does nothing but whine and complain and rant and rave if he doesn't get his own way, they show him treating his sister mean, talking back to his parents, crying and throwing temper tantrums over things...and the real crappy thing is that he usually ends up getting his own way after throwing the tantrum!! I don't even allow Vaughn to watch it anymore because after he watched a few episodes of it, he started talking in that whining voice that Caillou talks in....it's just disgusting!  I can't believe they would put a show on there that teaches kids to be brats!



Here's the little twerp:

http://re2.mm-a1.yimg.com/image/127119462  He just LOOKS innocent! LOL!



Erin :)




I HATE THAT SHOW! Even worse, when I used to go to daycare (until 6th grade!) and because I was one of the OLDEST kids there, I had to stomach some of the kiddy shows that were on the Treehouse channel!


The only good show on PBS is the British TV show "Red Dwarf". It's on late at night and I only get to watch it when I get out of school for summer for 2 months!

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/03/05 at 4:41 pm

Why would PBS run a show like Teletubbies that is soooooo dumbed down for kids? Is it because 'it's a show for toddlers' come on GIVE ME A BREAK...Sesame Street is not dumbed down...and yes toddlers watch it!

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/04/05 at 1:14 am


Why would PBS run a show like Teletubbies that is soooooo dumbed down for kids? Is it because 'it's a show for toddlers' come on GIVE ME A BREAK...Sesame Street is not dumbed down...and yes toddlers watch it!

Teletubbies is profound and cerebral compared to the programming to come on PBS now that that Tomlinson azzh()le is in charge!

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: jackas on 09/04/05 at 1:16 am


Why would PBS run a show like Teletubbies that is soooooo dumbed down for kids? Is it because 'it's a show for toddlers' come on GIVE ME A BREAK...Sesame Street is not dumbed down...and yes toddlers watch it!


My two year old likes Teletubbies better then Sesame Street.....go figure.

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: LyricBoy on 09/04/05 at 3:05 pm

"Saved by the Bell" rocked, especially because they had Elizabeth Berkley on it.  Yowsa.

Tasteless CURRENT TV Show?  I gotta go with Will & Grace.  If I were to take the show even remotely seriously, most gays are "flamers" whose conversation is full of double-entedres about an*l sex.  A gross disservice, in my opinion, to the gay community.

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: RockandRollFan on 09/04/05 at 7:11 pm


Hey now, Outback Jack is a great show.  It is pure comic relief to see these pampered princesses dropped in the wilderness and have to deal with bugs and stuff. 
I actually ended up loving that show, Dagny :)

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: woops on 09/05/05 at 12:07 am

"Phil From The Future"... even tween shows are dumbed down

Subject: Re: Most Tasteless Current TV Show

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 09/05/05 at 5:37 am

Shows like Fox's The Swan and ABC's Extreme Makeover push the wrong ideas about stuff like being 'buff', beauty, plastic surgery, and that BEAUTY AND A HOT BODY are 'the norm'....Shows like that are one of the reasons for all the predjudice against those who aren't 'perfect'!

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