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(Vulture)   We're living in a golden age of comfort TV, you just don't know it because it sucks so much   (vulture.com) divider line
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2020-07-08 10:11:38 PM  
I find myself exhausted by choices and defaulting to something that I know I like because I've already seen it.

Which is behavior that I find odd, even as I do it.
 
2020-07-08 10:40:46 PM  
I love watching stories full of unrelatable, unlikeable characters committing atrocities on each other.  That why I watch TLC.
 
Boe [OhFark]
2020-07-08 11:32:23 PM  

mrparks: I find myself exhausted by choices and defaulting to something that I know I like because I've already seen it.

Which is behavior that I find odd, even as I do it.


I think that is a subconcious choice to avoid anxiety.  Even a show or movie that had tense, anxiety filled moments doesn't cause the same level of anxiety when you already know what is going to happen because you've seen it before.
 
2020-07-08 11:37:58 PM  

OkieDookie: I love watching stories full of unrelatable, unlikeable characters committing atrocities on each other.  That why I watch TLC.


You can see the same thing on any of the cable news channels, but it isn't filmed as well.
 
2020-07-08 11:46:24 PM  
That's why you should all become weebs. Watch all this anime you've never seen before. Even at a reduced release schedule, new stuff is still coming out. Or if you grew up poor, or not being able to justify a 120 dollar box set from Media Play for an anime you weren't sure was good or not, relive the 90s and 00s because there is a heck of a lot to binge. There are streaming services I won't shill for, but you can binge. Pick whatever comes up in Google.
 
2020-07-09 2:55:21 AM  

Boe: mrparks: I find myself exhausted by choices and defaulting to something that I know I like because I've already seen it.

Which is behavior that I find odd, even as I do it.

I think that is a subconcious choice to avoid anxiety.  Even a show or movie that had tense, anxiety filled moments doesn't cause the same level of anxiety when you already know what is going to happen because you've seen it before.


Good call.
 
2020-07-09 3:52:15 AM  
I've never bought into the prestige TV fad.

I haven't watched: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, or The Wire. I've only seen the First season of Game of Thrones.

But I've watched plenty of good TV. I just don't have much interest in shows where everyone is an asshole. I've never had much interest in such things.

My focus on entertainment for the last few years has been escapism because my life has not been going the way I want it to. That's what TV is good for. If shoat was really going well I'd be to busy to worry about it.

That whole stigma TFA is going on about regarding a negative view regarding getting pleasure from entertainment is pants on head stupid. It's the critics who steered the dialogue about "challenging" shows, ascribing greater values to things that are hard just because they are hard.

Entertainment media has always been a trifling thing, more a reflection of the times than a guiding star. That's not a bad thing, and that's how anybody with any sense treats it.
 
2020-07-09 6:31:19 AM  
Yeah, you have it way worse than the four channels I had to choose from growing up. And it certainly was better with all the censorship and those super special effects.

/In my day I had to walk 4 miles uphill both ways just to watch tv.
 
2020-07-09 6:32:19 AM  

Boudyro: I've never bought into the prestige TV fad.

I haven't watched: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, or The Wire. I've only seen the First season of Game of Thrones.

But I've watched plenty of good TV. I just don't have much interest in shows where everyone is an asshole. I've never had much interest in such things.

My focus on entertainment for the last few years has been escapism because my life has not been going the way I want it to. That's what TV is good for. If shoat was really going well I'd be to busy to worry about it.

That whole stigma TFA is going on about regarding a negative view regarding getting pleasure from entertainment is pants on head stupid. It's the critics who steered the dialogue about "challenging" shows, ascribing greater values to things that are hard just because they are hard.

Entertainment media has always been a trifling thing, more a reflection of the times than a guiding star. That's not a bad thing, and that's how anybody with any sense treats it.


Well written, and I agree with most of what you are saying.  But I think Mad Men is worth a look.  Based on what you wrote I think you might like it.
 
2020-07-09 6:58:23 AM  

mrparks: I find myself exhausted by choices and defaulting to something that I know I like because I've already seen it.

Which is behavior that I find odd, even as I do it.


Dude, I'm so overwhelmed by all the streaming services and shows "I HAVE to watch" that I end up watching marathons of M*A*S*H daily instead

And 20 years from now I don't see MeTV doing marathons of most shows on TV today
 
2020-07-09 10:15:01 AM  
Inspiring, positive shows that are/were actually great:

Bob's Burgers
The Good Place
Parks and Rec

That's about it.
 
2020-07-09 11:26:08 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: That's why you should all become weebs. Watch all this anime you've never seen before. Even at a reduced release schedule, new stuff is still coming out. Or if you grew up poor, or not being able to justify a 120 dollar box set from Media Play for an anime you weren't sure was good or not, relive the 90s and 00s because there is a heck of a lot to binge. There are streaming services I won't shill for, but you can binge. Pick whatever comes up in Google.


Protip: do not do this.
 
2020-07-09 11:33:56 AM  

Trocadero: Inspiring, positive shows that are/were actually great:

Bob's Burgers
The Good Place
Parks and Rec

That's about it.


If you haven't seen The Unicorn, I highly recommend it. It's a good, thoughtful comedy showing realistic relationships between a group of friends.
 
2020-07-09 12:51:03 PM  
Well, when you make up a new term, you can declare pretty much anything you want about it.
 
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