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Old 28-09-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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I grew up in the 70s-80s. I remember when I got up to go to school there was the test card on the TV on weekdays, if you were lucky, most of the time it was a white dot until about 9AM. On weekends it was cartoons and Open University. It took about 5 minutes to switch the thing on, I remember pulling the switch and there followed a very high pitched whistle and a low pitched electric sound, I can still smell the process now, a funny hot smell of electrics and some sort of oily smell, it was nice. After about a minute there was a faint sound, voices, music or other things, the picture took an age to come on but when it came on it was worth the wait. Almost everything that was on was quality.

Now the TV comes on instantly, it comes on and what is there, soap operas, people screaming, shouting, angry, angry, angry, having affairs and doing all sorts of shite. Property crap shows, antiques crap shows, docudrama crap shows, politically correct unfunny comedy crap shows, even science and factual programmes are dumbed down appeal to someone with three brain cells. The Jeremy Kyle people, low lives which should have been put in a bag and thrown in the canal, women who's vaginas are nothing more than freak factories, shopping channels, oh, the shopping channels, how they wax lyrical about some crappy plastic piece of rubbish which is ONLY £19.99 and not only that, you get some other equally useless trinket FREE! Rubbish TV, rubbish people on it, aimed for rubbish that watch it.

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Old 28-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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Old 28-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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Have you ever heard of the Off Button?
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Old 28-09-2011, 04:48 PM   #4
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Nice rant

I don't see what people see in Soapies...but they take up a huge junk of viewing time. They're on in the morning here, the afternoon and make up most of prime time. I just don't get it?

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Old 28-09-2011, 04:49 PM   #5
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Have you ever heard of the Off Button?
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Old 28-09-2011, 04:50 PM   #6
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Have you ever heard of the Off Button?
That is the electronic equivalent of sticking your head in the sand; you can live in denial that the world is not going down the tube (sorry ).
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Old 28-09-2011, 04:50 PM   #7
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^ This. Just turn the tv off. Get a hobby that doesnt involve waiting for someone/something else to entertain you.
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Old 28-09-2011, 04:51 PM   #8
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Yeah TV used to be good. I remember when a film was an event
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Old 28-09-2011, 04:59 PM   #9
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I grew up in the 70s-80s. I remember when I got up to go to school there was the test card on the TV on weekdays, if you were lucky, most of the time it was a white dot until about 9AM. On weekends it was cartoons and Open University. It took about 5 minutes to switch the thing on, I remember pulling the switch and there followed a very high pitched whistle and a low pitched electric sound, I can still smell the process now, a funny hot smell of electrics and some sort of oily smell, it was nice. After about a minute there was a faint sound, voices, music or other things, the picture took an age to come on but when it came on it was worth the wait. Almost everything that was on was quality.

Now the TV comes on instantly, it comes on and what is there, soap operas, people screaming, shouting, angry, angry, angry, having affairs and doing all sorts of shite. Property crap shows, antiques crap shows, docudrama crap shows, politically correct unfunny comedy crap shows, even science and factual programmes are dumbed down appeal to someone with three brain cells. The Jeremy Kyle people, low lives which should have been put in a bag and thrown in the canal, women who's vaginas are nothing more than freak factories, shopping channels, oh, the shopping channels, how they wax lyrical about some crappy plastic piece of rubbish which is ONLY £19.99 and not only that, you get some other equally useless trinket FREE! Rubbish TV, rubbish people on it, aimed for rubbish that watch it.

Rant over.

Nice rant, I often think that rant myself lol, you forgot to add that in TV land everybody looks perfect, perfect hair, makeup, perfect body etc, i got over it and picked up my acoustic guitar .

Theres maybe two or three programs a week I watch regular, just seen the first episode of the fades and looks interesting but straight from the BBC youth drama dept just like most "new programs" these days. I recomend you get hold of the original Australian version of "Wilfred" as that is diamond gold TV, the yank versions ok but a pale copy in comparism .
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Old 28-09-2011, 05:04 PM   #10
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I have an off button, I like the news though, but the rest of the channels are like wading though a sewage system just to collect a few bits of sweetcorn.
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I have, but I missed The Undertaker's match up with Ray Mysterio on the WWE Lunch TIME Smack Down...I haven't been the same since..

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Old 28-09-2011, 05:49 PM   #13
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Yes the types of shows on regular TV today makes me wonder about the mentality of the mass viewers in general. The anger and the problems they have created for themselves in their lives may be consoled by seeing programs they can identify with. Example Jerry Springer or the soaps.
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I've been 3 years without sky and miss the films progamming my views a bit.
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Old 28-09-2011, 06:42 PM   #15
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I didn't make the digital switchover with the masses in the UK in June. Now my television sits dumb in the corner of the living room. Used for viewing an occasional dvd it has been told its future lies on the pavement on a Wednesday morning. To be picked up and thrown away with the other trash.
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TV - Total Vomit. Well, very nearly.
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Yeah TV used to be good. I remember when a film was an event
Yup as was most everything else also!!!!

I loved tv in the 70s and 80s! (I love cartoons from the 70s and earlier)
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Yup as was most everything else also!!!!

I loved tv in the 70s and 80s! (I love cartoons from the 70s and earlier)
There's been some great tv shows in recent times; I've just watched four seasons of Dexter and thoroughly enjoyed it, I'm working my way through OZ at the moment.

But the rest of modern day tele is utter rubbish.

I think I'll procure myself some 70's/80's cartoons tonight
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Old 28-09-2011, 08:27 PM   #19
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IMO, the best show on tv right now is Fringe.
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