TV infested with phony shows? Somewhere Charles Van Doren is laughing.
If it is possible to clamp down hard on every narcotic peddler, it must be done—and done right away. -- Eleanor Roosevelt, 1950
The worst fake show I've ever seen is Amish Mafia.. oy it's so bad!!
Workwear is the new Black.
As most of us here who are collectors can appreciate, the thing I hate about shows like Pawn Stars and Storage Wars is that it gives people a false impression about the value of antiques and collectibles because now everybody thinks they're sitting on a gold mine because "they saw it on Pawn Stars."
"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order." ...Eric Morecambe, OBE
This genre of shows is one of the main reasons I loathe modern television and steadfastly refuse to get cable service. Who needs 100 and some channels of drek??
~ Quantum mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of. ~
I think the only television I watched this month has been the (reality show) Wartime Farm, which suffers from being far more contrived than the precursor, Victorian Farm.
My wife watches these awful Real Housewifes of shows. You could not come up with a better idea to denigrate women - they lounge around all day, getting facelifts and complaining about each other behind their backs. They are worth what their last husband is/was worth. Frankly, the people that put these shows together hate women. That's all I can think about it.
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." Oscar Wilde.
I had the unpleasant experience of cable a few years ago at a family member's. It was maddening. 20 minutes of commercials per hour all timed so that if you start flipping you never see anything but commercials. And will never return the the original program. What was worse was dancing graphics plastered all over the actual show rendering the entire thing unwatchable.
Life is way too short for that BS.