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(Deadline)   Hope for America's future dwindles as the premiere of MTV's Buckwild draws in 2.49 million viewers, which, to put it in perspective, is 1 million more viewers than watched the premiere of Jersey Shore   (deadline.com) divider line 70
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2013-01-05 07:44:41 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: TheJoe03: Oh no, 2.5 million people are retarded, BFD. Wake me up when 10 or 20 million people watch shiat like that.

*ahem*

American Idol

That is all.


this
 
2013-01-05 08:40:52 PM
Are people watching the programs or are the programs watching people?
 
2013-01-05 08:42:24 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: This whole concept pisses me off. This is why:

If you give young people something good to watch, they'll watch it. MTV is getting away with the bare minimum effort, and they should all be hung in a public square for it.

My 6th-grade curriculum for general music was Music & The Movies. It was all stuff they'd heard -- Also Sprach Zarathustra to Eine Kleine Nachtmusik to Star Wars. As a reward, at the end of the year, we watched Amadeus. (I censored the naughty bits with my arm when the time came up at the beginning.) Mind you, the kids knew that Salieri and Mozart weren't even rivals. Those kids, in inner-city Phoenix, LOVED that movie. LOVED IT! Blockbuster Video on 40th St. and Thomas couldn't even keep it on the shelf in Spring because the kids were making their parents rent it! I even had a kid who was sick when we watched it and he came in after school and asked if he could watch the ending. They learned that Mozart was the first Rock Star. And then came the questions: "Did he really just hear that stuff in his head and write it down?" They even loved the piece of the documentary we watched in which they explained how Mozart stole the "Miserere" from the Vatican IN HIS HEAD, when he was 12 years old, went back to Salzburg, and wrote it down. 8-part antiphonal choir. The kids were saying, "NO WAY!" Mozart was that good.

The fault doesn't lie with the young folks. The fault is with corporate America and the crap they foist on the kids. I have very high hopes for this younger generation. They'd rather have cell phones than cars because being in contact with their friends is more important to them. (This has been studied. Lots.) They're good kids. They're YOUR kids. We need to stop having such low expectations for them, because they're better and smarter than you. Raise your expectations.

My generation (the Farker generation, basically) is not going to save this country. Your kids are going to step up to a different economy and a different way of doing things. D ...


Nah, they just went home and watched Hollywood Shuffle spoof it.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-05 09:20:54 PM
Here I sit posting on Fark, so I feel I can't criticize other people's taste. I could be watching Downton Abbey if I knew better.
 
2013-01-05 10:38:02 PM

wellreadneck: Carth: Honey Boo Boo, Buck Wild,Redneck Rampage, Moonshiners... I think we're approaching peak redneck.

This isn't anything new.
Beverly Hillbillies, The Andy Griffith Show, Green Acres, Mayberry R.F.D., Petticoat Junction, Gomer Pyle ...
The Real McCoys, Lil Abner, Ma and Pa Kettle ...


Someone on here said a while ago that we used to watch these "boobs" like Don Knotts, Gomer Pyle, etc. because there was no way people would actually act like that.
Now, not only will real people act like moronic hicks, they'll do it for the cameras, so who needs those shows anymore?
 
2013-01-05 11:40:36 PM
The fight between the neighbor seemed more like a play, a bad one, but scripted. The neighbor did not have the typical accent of someone from West Virginia nor did she seem angry enough, she was almost smiling, in most of the scene.

I believe the whole thing is contrived and poorly at that, I could be wrong but in my travels in West Virginia, I have never met anyone who spoke with these accents.

/Maybe I am immune to accents now
/I am not used to West Virginia mush mouth the males are using as accents
 
2013-01-05 11:42:48 PM
Copy and paste from word went wrong:

I decided to watch the first episode before I commented.
The accents on the three females do not seem like they are authentic. I detect a bit of northeastern from the redhead and some Southern Californian accent from the blonde.

The fight between the neighbor seemed more like a play, a bad one, but scripted. The neighbor did not have the typical accent of someone from West Virginia nor did she seem angry enough, she was almost smiling, in most of the scene.
I believe the whole thing is contrived and poorly at that, I could be wrong but in my travels in West Virginia, I have never met anyone who spoke with these accents.
/Maybe I am immune to accents now
/I am not used to West Virginia mush mouth the males are using as accents
 
2013-01-06 01:06:33 AM

Jeep2011: The neighbor did not have the typical accent of someone from West Virginia


Nope.  That is exactly how black people in South Charleston, West Virginia talk.  I grew up there.

Jeep2011: I detect a bit of northeastern from the redhead and some Southern Californian accent from the blonde.


When you go out into the boonies, or even some place as close to the "big city" as Sissonville, you'll hear accents like the guy with the mustache has, but Charleston and the surrounding area have a pretty reasonable mix of generic American accents.
 I'm not denying your conclusion that it was scripted.  It probably was.  But the accents are not a giveaway
 
2013-01-06 01:13:36 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: If you give young people something good to watch, they'll watch it. MTV is getting away with the bare minimum effort, and they should all be hung in a public square for it.


Corporations will always take the easiest route to profits. This is nothing new.
 
2013-01-06 02:12:40 AM
It's on again right now. I lasted ten minutes before I wanted to punch the TV.
 
2013-01-06 04:04:14 AM

ItchyMcDoogle: I feel slightly smug that ive never heard of this show since seeing this thread.

I love MTV is garbage threads. That channel is trash. Its sad when the E! channel has more self respect then MTV.

I think there should be a law that you have to show what the name of your channel is. History Channel, The Learning Channel, Discovery, MTV seem to be in name only now..Oh and Fox News ha ha


Indeed. TV is garbage these day, but some of us are trying to fight the good fight:
Science Isn't Scary
Our YouTube channel
 
2013-01-06 04:40:47 AM

Coco LaFemme: LOL, MTV.  You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.  Except maybe Congress.


Well if you want that reality show there is C-SPAN, but I don't think their ratings are that high....and nothing hilarious ever really happens.
 
2013-01-06 09:14:06 AM

Endive Wombat: jaylectricity: I watched. Cara is a whore.

I would still fark her


Didn't watch the show. Read this thread. Read this post. Googled.

Yes, please.
 
2013-01-06 12:13:33 PM
Well, western civilization is doomed. I'll be holed up in my bunker waiting for the mad max style dystopia to arrive.
 
2013-01-06 12:14:37 PM

Bondith: ItchyMcDoogle: I feel slightly smug that ive never heard of this show since seeing this thread.

I love MTV is garbage threads. That channel is trash. Its sad when the E! channel has more self respect then MTV.

I think there should be a law that you have to show what the name of your channel is. History Channel, The Learning Channel, Discovery, MTV seem to be in name only now..Oh and Fox News ha ha

Indeed. TV is garbage these day, but some of us are trying to fight the good fight:
Science Isn't Scary
Our YouTube channel


Three Dog approves/
Seriously, good job!
 
2013-01-06 12:37:46 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: This whole concept pisses me off. This is why:

If you give young people something good to watch, they'll watch it. MTV is getting away with the bare minimum effort, and they should all be hung in a public square for it.



I find it funny that shore was a success story with only 1.5 million viewers. Really tells you a lot of the state of broadcast and cable. If they don't go big and creative, they go super cheap, take the hit in ad premiums, and deliver a tiny micro-market. Basically the middle manager do what works, move on before it collapses. And thus, reality TV was to be.

I bet more people 18-24 were tuning in to music videos, love line, and Daria back in the day.
 
2013-01-06 01:55:57 PM

Richard C Stanford: Bondith: ItchyMcDoogle: I feel slightly smug that ive never heard of this show since seeing this thread.

I love MTV is garbage threads. That channel is trash. Its sad when the E! channel has more self respect then MTV.

I think there should be a law that you have to show what the name of your channel is. History Channel, The Learning Channel, Discovery, MTV seem to be in name only now..Oh and Fox News ha ha

Indeed. TV is garbage these day, but some of us are trying to fight the good fight:
Science Isn't Scary
Our YouTube channel

Three Dog approves/
Seriously, good job!


Thanks! Spread the word.
 
2013-01-06 03:26:44 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: This whole concept pisses me off. This is why:

If you give young people something good to watch, they'll watch it. MTV is getting away with the bare minimum effort, and they should all be hung in a public square for it.

My 6th-grade curriculum for general music was Music & The Movies. It was all stuff they'd heard -- Also Sprach Zarathustra to Eine Kleine Nachtmusik to Star Wars. As a reward, at the end of the year, we watched Amadeus. (I censored the naughty bits with my arm when the time came up at the beginning.) Mind you, the kids knew that Salieri and Mozart weren't even rivals. Those kids, in inner-city Phoenix, LOVED that movie. LOVED IT! Blockbuster Video on 40th St. and Thomas couldn't even keep it on the shelf in Spring because the kids were making their parents rent it! I even had a kid who was sick when we watched it and he came in after school and asked if he could watch the ending. They learned that Mozart was the first Rock Star. And then came the questions: "Did he really just hear that stuff in his head and write it down?" They even loved the piece of the documentary we watched in which they explained how Mozart stole the "Miserere" from the Vatican IN HIS HEAD, when he was 12 years old, went back to Salzburg, and wrote it down. 8-part antiphonal choir. The kids were saying, "NO WAY!" Mozart was that good.

The fault doesn't lie with the young folks. The fault is with corporate America and the crap they foist on the kids. I have very high hopes for this younger generation. They'd rather have cell phones than cars because being in contact with their friends is more important to them. (This has been studied. Lots.) They're good kids. They're YOUR kids. We need to stop having such low expectations for them, because they're better and smarter than you. Raise your expectations.

My generation (the Farker generation, basically) is not going to save this country. Your kids are going to step up to a different economy and a different way of doing things. D ...


It's not in the ruling class' best interest to have educated, informed, and discriminating citizens. That is awesome, though. We watched Amadeus in music class, as well.

CSB:
In high school we watched JFK in history class. My teacher obviously had to fast forward through Joe Pesci's profanity-ridden part. However, we were watching a laserdisk, and my teacher wasn't really familiar with it, so he pressed play just in time for all of us to hear Pesci say "c_ck s_cking f__got!"
 
2013-01-06 07:51:31 PM

serial_crusher: Jeep2011: The neighbor did not have the typical accent of someone from West Virginia

Nope.  That is exactly how black people in South Charleston, West Virginia talk.  I grew up there.

Jeep2011: I detect a bit of northeastern from the redhead and some Southern Californian accent from the blonde.

When you go out into the boonies, or even some place as close to the "big city" as Sissonville, you'll hear accents like the guy with the mustache has, but Charleston and the surrounding area have a pretty reasonable mix of generic American accents.
 I'm not denying your conclusion that it was scripted.  It probably was.  But the accents are not a giveaway


Never met anyone from Alum Creek, then?

/Marmet
//Campbell's Creek
///Fark.... Spring Hill
////Plenty of thick accents along the Kanawha within spitting distance of the Capitol.
 
2013-01-07 11:53:00 AM
Someone wake me when the bengali girl does porn, that is all I am interested in.
 
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