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(RealScreen)   AMC greenlights reality show about the divide between men who read the instructions before putting stuff together and men who do not. AMC, listen to me: Stop. You don't have to do this   (realscreen.com) divider line 69
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2012-11-29 02:25:47 PM
Ass the motion picture is only a year away. They just started preproduction according to IMDB
 
2012-11-29 02:33:47 PM
As a RTFM person, I have no interest in this show.
 
2012-11-29 02:40:09 PM
They're not even trying anymore, are they?
 
2012-11-29 02:44:01 PM
It's the way of successful TV networks.

Once they make a name for themselves with decent shows, they squat down and unleash the foulest, smelliest, most corn-flecked dump they can... and people generally watch it.
 
2012-11-29 02:49:47 PM
"Every adult in the world falls into one of two categories. You either read the owner's manual or you don't,"

Sometimes I read the manual, sometimes I don't.

I must be a unique snowflake.
 
2012-11-29 03:49:51 PM
So, like SyFy, I guess we just get to sit around waiting for the real shows to be cancelled before abandoning the network altogether.
 
2012-11-29 03:50:52 PM
There was already a show about that, a sitcom even

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2012-11-29 04:06:34 PM
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2012-11-29 04:31:51 PM
The owner's manual is just the manufacturer's opinion ... nothing more.
 
2012-11-29 04:32:25 PM
If I have to pick between watching james may and jeremy clarkson, clarkson's going to win. It just makes better television if something goes horribly wrong..
 
2012-11-29 04:42:28 PM
Having watched too much of this kind of stuff recently, I conclude that these kinds of shows are the only way to reach that elusive group of viewers who have an annuity and need cash now.
 
2012-11-29 04:44:28 PM
Sigh...why is it that people who want entertainment to be created and performed by talented professionals are the exception and not the norm?
 
2012-11-29 04:47:39 PM
You cancelled The Killing, for this?
 
2012-11-29 04:48:28 PM
Produced by Asylum Entertainment...

At first I thought they were talking about "The Asylum", which would be cool, since it would have 100% more CGI snakes/sharks/spiders in it.
 
2012-11-29 04:49:40 PM
So, where's the show for the guy (like me) who sizes up the project, determines if he'll need the instructions, and then goes from there?

Assembling a paper towel holder? I got this.
Assembling a snow blower? Might want to check the instructions.
Assembling an IKEA bookcase? Learn Swedish hieroglyphs, then read the instructions.
 
2012-11-29 04:52:33 PM
they are putting a show together without reading your instructions, subby.

meta
 
2012-11-29 04:58:11 PM
Has anyone in the programming department seen their logo?
cdn.realscreen.com
 
2012-11-29 04:59:22 PM
I don't follow the instructions per se, but I do read them. Some of that stuff is optional. I'm not screwing the top of my bookcase to the wall, Ikea.
 
2012-11-29 05:01:40 PM
The biggest question is why are these shows called 'unscripted'. Is it because the only writers, er I mean dialog consultants, they have are non-union
 
2012-11-29 05:03:50 PM
Great, another show I'll have to suffer through in order to see one minute of next week's Breaking Bad
 
2012-11-29 05:07:12 PM
So I am to believe the AMC programming meeting where execs wanted to find something to replace Breaking Bad was met only with screams, clawing, and general insanity?
 
2012-11-29 05:10:09 PM

Treygreen13: So, where's the show for the guy (like me) who sizes up the project, determines if he'll need the instructions, and then goes from there?

Assembling a paper towel holder? I got this.
Assembling a snow blower? Might want to check the instructions.
Assembling an IKEA bookcase? Learn Swedish hieroglyphs, then read the instructions.


This.

/General Order for me seems to be: Try to do it, fark it up royally, read instuctions to figure out what I should have done, and how to fix it.
 
2012-11-29 05:15:18 PM

DanZero: There was already a show about that, a sitcom even

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This is what I was going to add,

Tim was the guy who didn't read the manual, Al was the guy who did
 
2012-11-29 05:22:20 PM
I hope they do little montages like "people using tape".
 
2012-11-29 05:24:19 PM
I can't wait until TLC comes out with the little people version.
 
2012-11-29 05:34:40 PM
Freakshow?

Really??

After Madmen is done AMC is done for.
 
2012-11-29 05:49:16 PM

meyerkev: Assembling a paper towel holder? I got this.
Assembling a snow blower? Might want to check the instructions.
Assembling an IKEA bookcase? Learn Swedish hieroglyphs, then read the instructions.

This.

/General Order for me seems to be: Try to do it, fark it up royally, read instuctions to figure out what I should have done, and how to fix it.


General Order for me seems to be: Try to do it. Flip through manual to find which of 2 slightly different screws to use. Finish. Consult manual to find out where all the left over pieces were supposed to go.
 
2012-11-29 06:06:42 PM
When TCM starts showing reality shows I will know the end is near
 
2012-11-29 06:16:53 PM

Kanemano: You cancelled The Killing, for this?


And for Comic Book Men. God that show is painful.
 
2012-11-29 06:24:49 PM
"...AMC greenlights reality show..."

RED ALERT... RED ALERT... AMC is about to shut down as an entertainment network. Enjoy Walking Dead while you still can.
 
2012-11-29 06:38:39 PM
When I worked at an electronics store years ago, invariably someone would bring an item back in, claiming it would not work. The salesmen, a young and brash crew, would take on a serious tone, feigning concern for the customer's dilemma, and examine the item. Soon after they started their exam, they would have an over-the-top "aha" moment, and proclaim to the customer that the problem was that tricky "RTFM switch," which was now fixed and the item was working properly.

The customer, now satisifed, walked happily out of the store, not realizing that "RTFM" stood for "Read the F(ar)king Manual."
 
2012-11-29 06:50:05 PM
Thanks a lot, "Survivor". You see what a flood of horseshiat you've caused to deluge on us? Fark that show, and all of the garbage it spawned.

Also, you're supposed to be AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS, AMC. This is not a movie, nor is it classic. I hate when stations think they need to mimic the latest craze.
 
2012-11-29 06:51:47 PM
Are you farking kidding me?

We're two farking steps away from "Ow! My Balls!" actually making it onto the air, and assholes who watch "reality shows" are the reason.
 
2012-11-29 07:01:06 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Thanks a lot, "Survivor". You see what a flood of horseshiat you've caused to deluge on us? Fark that show, and all of the garbage it spawned.

Also, you're supposed to be AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS, AMC. This is not a movie, nor is it classic. I hate when stations think they need to mimic the latest craze.


They haven't played American Movie Classics in over a decade.
 
2012-11-29 07:01:14 PM
You don't have to do this
 

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People always say the same thing.
 
2012-11-29 07:01:58 PM
Remember how Small Town Security came on after Breaking Bad?

It bears mentioning that there was always a HUGE drop in ratings for AMC right after Breaking Bad ended, even with the promise of Breaking Bad previews during Small Town Security.

All that to say this: the reality programming on the network is, by far and by large, horseshiat.
 
2012-11-29 07:09:48 PM

mcreadyblue: Freakshow?

Really??

After Madmen is done AMC is done for.


Nah, they still have Walking Dead.

But seriously... Breaking Bad is gone in 2013, Mad Men in 2014, Walking Dead is all they're going to have left unless they start putting together some real shows. The reality crap always fails.
 
2012-11-29 07:13:36 PM

FirstNationalBastard: They haven't played American Movie Classics in over a decade.


Are you implying that Catwoman and Halloween 4 are not, in fact, American movie classics?
 
2012-11-29 07:15:50 PM

FirstNationalBastard: The reality crap always fails.


Funny. TLC is bathing in cash. Turns out Honey Boo Boo gets eyeballs.
 
2012-11-29 07:31:03 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: All that to say this: the reality programming on the network is, by far and by large, horseshiat.

 
2012-11-29 08:21:00 PM

meyerkev: Treygreen13: So, where's the show for the guy (like me) who sizes up the project, determines if he'll need the instructions, and then goes from there?

Assembling a paper towel holder? I got this.
Assembling a snow blower? Might want to check the instructions.
Assembling an IKEA bookcase? Learn Swedish hieroglyphs, then read the instructions.

This.

/General Order for me seems to be: Try to do it, fark it up royally, read instuctions to figure out what I should have done, and how to fix it.


this is generally my experience. *to gf* no, i know how this works, i'm good. um...you can go inside now, i got this. *frantically looks at instruction pictures so i can unfark this mess i just made* gf comes back, "yep, i got it. first try. no, these broken pieces came this way. crappy company if you ask me. never buying from them again!"
 
2012-11-29 08:32:16 PM
AMC: Story No Longer Matters Here
 
2012-11-29 08:36:37 PM

FishyFred: FirstNationalBastard: The reality crap always fails.

Funny. TLC is bathing in cash. Turns out Honey Boo Boo gets eyeballs.


When a network only goes half-derp, it fails (See:Siffy or Game Show Network)

However, when a network goes full derp, like TLC or MTV, it can be successful.
 
2012-11-29 08:36:50 PM

FirstNationalBastard: The reality crap always fails.


Let me preface my comment by saying that I don't defend reality shows:

You underestimate the power of the lowest common denominator.


Apos: AMC: Story No Longer Matters Here


I'd like to make a "NOT AVAILABLE ON DISH" wisecrack, but AMC screwed *that* up for me, too.


The Slush: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: reality programming is, by far and by large, horseshiat.


I can live with that editing.
 
2012-11-29 08:51:22 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: FirstNationalBastard: The reality crap always fails.

Let me preface my comment by saying that I don't defend reality shows:

You underestimate the power of the lowest common denominator.


Apos: AMC: Story No Longer Matters Here

I'd like to make a "NOT AVAILABLE ON DISH" wisecrack, but AMC screwed *that* up for me, too.


The Slush: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: reality programming is, by far and by large, horseshiat.

I can live with that editing.


I hear ya.
 
2012-11-29 08:56:58 PM
Still waiting on Hillbilly handjobs.
 
2012-11-29 09:03:39 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Still waiting on Hillbilly handjobs.


Well, Taryn Manning is available and doing some desperate things for cash. Cant get much more Hillbilly than that
 
2012-11-29 09:54:58 PM

wiredroach: You don't have to do this


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2012-11-29 10:47:21 PM
I never understood why it's considered "manly" to ignore instructions. It just seems dumb to me to buy something in kit form, and then pretend you're building it from scratch. I figure that the people who designed and fabricated the thing wrote a document telling me how it works or how to put it together, so it's worthwhile to at least read said document.
 
2012-11-29 11:49:37 PM

cman: Ass the motion picture is only a year away. They just started preproduction according to IMDB


How many people googled that to see if it was true?
 
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