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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Columnist explains the newest trend in TV viewing: "hate watching". Well, that explains how something like The Big Bang Theory can get such high ratings   (hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line 224
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2013-02-06 03:28:37 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: DarkSoulNoHope: They said the same thing about Howard Stern.

That's exactly what I thought.

What was that quote from Private Parts...?

Something about the average Stern fan listening for an hour and 20 minutes per day, but the Stern haters listening for two-and-a-half hours?


Seems to be who 90% of political blogs get their stories. Watch/lidten to something or somebody they don't like for hours to get enough to write that one paragraph of hate.

/the other 10% steals it
 
2013-02-06 03:29:04 PM  
Honestly, what's the point?

The minute I started to hate MTV, I stopped watching.

I saw one episode of Jersey Shore with my sister... I loathed it, never watched again.

I know about shows like the Kardassians, or Honey Boo Boo, and that kind of "reality" stuff... Seem like the kind of shows that I would hate, so I've never bothered watched them.

I know that a dose of hatred can be healthy from time to time (BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!!), but why bother on keep watching something that you hate?

/Did someone already mentioned "Nerd Blackface" and "Geek Minstrel show"?
//And how "bronies are pedos"?
 
2013-02-06 03:29:46 PM  

BullBearMS: Better Off Ted

Incredible show, that nobody watched. You can't fault the network. They advertised the hell out of it.

Watch this and try to keep a straight face. NSFW Language


God I loved that show.  That clip is incredible.
 
2013-02-06 03:57:48 PM  
I think it's just the TV variant of so-bad-it's-funny movies. There's sort of an inverse uncanny valley though; it can get so bad that it's no longer entertaining to watch.

My list of watch-it-because-it's-bad TV:
2 Broke Girls
Revenge (season 2 and on, season 1 was pretty sweet)
Once Upon a Time (season 1, season 2 was unwatchable)
Whatever new show Matthew Perry is on.
 
2013-02-06 04:17:34 PM  
This thread blows, so I guess I'm hate Farking?
 
2013-02-06 04:28:49 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: This thread blows, so I guess I'm hate Farking?


I believe that's still called "rape." Too much info, but glad to know nonetheless.
 
2013-02-06 04:29:12 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: This thread blows, so I guess I'm hate Farking?


We had a good thing going with the Melissa/Kaley pics, but then it turned into NERDFIGHT
 
2013-02-06 04:38:35 PM  

Girion47: Now please show your work how someone comparing negative nerd stereotyping to negative black stereotyping is showing any form of belief that black people are inferior.


I haven't read the entire thread, but my issue with the "nerd minstrel" complaint is that it's a flat-out stupid analogy to compare sitcom nerds to the systematic dehumanization of black people in our nation's history.

I also have issues with comparing people to Nazis who aren't part of an actual genocidal regime and likening ones hatred of the Star Wars prequels to being raped.

What can I say? Issues. I has them.
 
2013-02-06 04:45:15 PM  

JRaynor: Mid_mo_mad_man: to smart for the rest of us comdey?

*too smart...

//sorry, pet peeve


But comdey doesn't bother you?
 
2013-02-06 04:54:31 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Dr J Zoidberg: Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 533x800]

who is that?

A fake picture of Melissa Rauch, Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory.

[www.picsdrive.com image 664x703]


Adjusted

/she's over 18, surprised you know who she is ;-)
 
2013-02-06 05:07:10 PM  

YodaBlues: Anyway, my point is simply you can have meaningful discussions about shows and entertainment without getting all pissy and acting like a fan of Community raped you as a little boy. Me not liking something is not tantamount to me attacking them.


And my point (which went right over your head), is that you sanctimoniously point your finger at other people who get worked up over television shows, and yet you slag on a show...and have citations ready to back up your point. LMAO And you think everyone else is taking it too seriously???

Seriously. Get over yourself.
 
2013-02-06 05:15:15 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: Shows I have hate-watched in the past: Felicity and 7th Heaven.

Felicity was crazy, and it used to drive me nuts how they didn't use phones, just showed up at people's apartments.
7th Heaven was the only thing on tv at the time and the kids were the worst kids for being children of a minister. Every show basically had a "oh was that wrong? should I not have done that?" moment.

I don't hate-watch anymore. I barely have time for the shows I like watching.


I used to watch Felicity only because Keri Russel was such an absolute babe. And I didn't even like the show. Not sure if I hated it, though. Then again, there have been several shows I've watched that I didn't like but watched them simply because of some of the eye candy. Not sure if that's in line with the point of the linked article.
 
2013-02-06 05:29:30 PM  

Jake Havechek: Remember "Hello, Larry"?

/get of my lawn


A spin-off of D'ffrent Stokes. We shoukd be roommates at the home.
 
2013-02-06 05:40:00 PM  

Madbassist1: And my point (which went right over your head), is that you sanctimoniously point your finger at other people who get worked up over television shows, and yet you slag on a show...and have citations ready to back up your point. LMAO And you think everyone else is taking it too seriously???

Seriously. Get over yourself.


I'm sorry if I've somehow offended you dude. I apologize if perhaps my musings are coming across incorrectly and perhaps you are taking offense for some reason, cause man, you seem pissed off about something. I'm being dead serious here by the way, I don't understand why you are so pissy. I mean, you're calling me a sanctimonious finger pointer and a dumbass and yadda yadda...because I don't mind have a discussion about TV WITHOUT getting all hot and bothered about it?

Once again, look at the original exchange between the people I was responding to and then your reply to me. YOU attacked me cause I pointed out an unnecessarily hostile exchange (already quoted above) between 2 people over a television show and you continue to attack me when I'm pretty sure I've said nothing worth attacking.

And that blog post has been linked in pretty much every TBBT thread that pops up here, so it should be old news by now.

Again, my point: here are the reasons why I don't like this show, that blog post nicely sums it up, so instead of re-hashing it, I posted it with a quick snippet.I never attacked people for liking some dumbass show, I did it cause a difference of opinion over a stupid show is no reason to be a asshole. You don't seem to be able to make the distinction, so perhaps I should make it again:  I never attacked people for liking some dumbass show, I did it cause a difference of opinion over a stupid show is no reason to be a asshole.

I hope that clears things up.
 
2013-02-06 06:25:50 PM  
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2013-02-06 06:49:19 PM  

gunga galunga: Girion47: Now please show your work how someone comparing negative nerd stereotyping to negative black stereotyping is showing any form of belief that black people are inferior.

I haven't read the entire thread, but my issue with the "nerd minstrel" complaint is that it's a flat-out stupid analogy to compare sitcom nerds to the systematic dehumanization of black people in our nation's history.

I also have issues with comparing people to Nazis who aren't part of an actual genocidal regime and likening ones hatred of the Star Wars prequels to being raped.

What can I say? Issues. I has them.


The minstrel shows weren't to dehumanize, they were a caricature of what the producers thought of the black race, not some masterminded process to make black people look worse, they were already thought of poorly.
 
2013-02-07 12:42:39 AM  

23FPB23: Some 'Splainin' To Do: DubyaHater: The writers need to admit that Sheldon is autistic.
/Bazinga

They can't. Autistic groups would get up in arms over any aspect of his performance that was deemed negative, stereotypical, or inaccurate.

By not identifying it (opting instead to all but saying that he is by his list of behaviors and symptoms), they get to portray an autistic character without having to worry about any PC outrage.

Its this mindset that has driven the spectrum of diagnosis broader and broader.  That condition has gone from a very weird story arc on St Elsewhere, to PSAs that claim 1 in 88 children are so diagnosed.  The same PSAs used to say 1 in 110.  A few years before that, it was 1 in 150.

Why does everyone have to have a label?


Because if you have a label you have an excuse to be imperfect.
 
2013-02-07 03:22:36 AM  
Weird story bro in dead thread:

I used to watch TBBT occasionally while at the gym.  No audio, just captions.  I liked the show.  It was clever, funny, and reasonably endearing, all things considered.  Some months later, I was at home and found an episode playing.  I watched it with audio, for the first time.

I couldn't stand it.  I was so distracted by the awful acting that none of the jokes seemed funny.  I couldn't manage to like the characters for the poor delivery by their actors.  Where am I going with this?  Nowhere, I guess.  It just struck me as interesting that I liked the show so much more when I'd only seen it with captions.  Innocence lost, never regained.

/wsb
 
2013-02-07 04:22:58 AM  

thecpt: This is popular in movies i feel.

Uwe Boll


Yeah, this might explain how I watched Lars Von Trier's Antichrist.
 
2013-02-07 04:33:28 AM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: This doesn't indicate "hate" it indicates being in denial that you actually enjoy a show. If you hated it you wouldn't watch it and spend time talking about it.

Some people have too much time on their hands. For everything else in life I do enjoy I don't have hours/half-hours to waste on something I don't.


Kind of agree. Only thing I can come up with that I sort of hate-watch is CSI, and only when it comes on after something I like and I can't find anything else on. I swear CSI is just Law and Order For Dummies with the lights turned off.

That said, I hate myself for watching Too Cute (the kittens and puppies show). It's the closest I get to reality TV, though. Secondhand embarrassment is too painful for me with the real stuff.
 
2013-02-07 05:42:58 AM  
I guess I could say I actually "hate-watch" a show. It's The Millionaire Match Maker.

For those who've never seen it: The "matchmaker" is one of the lowest forms of life on TV. She's forever single....yes a matchmaker who can't find a husband for herself. BTW she also looks like a bad transformer. Last week she bemoaned about how men aren't gentlemen anymore, but screeches at the top of her lungs about men's dicks all of the time and is one of the most disgusting chicks on TV next to Honey Boo Boo's thumb mom. Her two assistants are married. Imagine a fat goth cutter married to a Hispanic hispster goth with a two foot mohawk who have to kiss her ass. The beginning of the episodes USED to say she had a 95% success rate, and not once has she successfully set up a couple. In fact, 99% the "couple" hate each other. And at the end she screeches at the clients and throws them out because THEY are the failure.

I hate reality TV because it's essentially fake. So this is a "reality tv" show that they can't even fake the couple into liking each other. Each episode I watch, I hope is the one where a giant anvil falls from out of nowhere and crushes the matchmaker. I hate every person on this show...and yet I watch it every week. I "fail laugh" a hell of a lot more at this show than I do at sitcoms.
 
2013-02-07 07:57:58 AM  

Flying Code Monkey: I couldn't stand it. I was so distracted by the awful acting that none of the jokes seemed funny. I couldn't manage to like the characters for the poor delivery by their actors.


I'm the same way about Two Broke Girls.  I kept seeing animated gifs made from the show that were really funny, so I gave it a try.

I'll just stick to the gifs.

Sometimes the writing is hysterical, but I can't get into the delivery.
 
2013-02-07 10:08:53 AM  

BullBearMS: Flying Code Monkey: I couldn't stand it. I was so distracted by the awful acting that none of the jokes seemed funny. I couldn't manage to like the characters for the poor delivery by their actors.

I'm the same way about Two Broke Girls.  I kept seeing animated gifs made from the show that were really funny, so I gave it a try.

I'll just stick to the gifs.

Sometimes the writing is hysterical, but I can't get into the delivery.


I've never seen Two Broke Girls but when I heard my Glee-watching 60 year old aunt say it was really corny, that was a really good indicator that it's not worth giving a shot. And watching for the eye candy doesn't make much sense when there are porn stars that are hotter.
 
2013-02-07 12:44:08 PM  
Has anyone pointed out that hate watching television shows is like reading Fark threads?
 
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