• 1 year 9 months ago
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    Meh,sorry for not keeping it retro lately (personal stuff)
    I do see people like to complain about how good the 80s and 90s were. Before this one too gets rated down as a 'TV sucks now' thread you should be prepared because I am seriously asking when and if we will ever get majority decent-quality TV and music again at the least. See, not only does everybody who grew up during an earlier decade complain now, but the case can be made if you look at the world's impression of our society on the internet and being bad for our cultural image.
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      • 1 year 9 months ago
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      hopefully soon. With sitcoms like How I met your mother, Big Bang Theory and 2 broke girls doing so well I hope that will give other networks the incentive to start going with sitcoms again. When it comes to music. Everybody has different tastes and music is also very nostalgic, It's natural to favor songs from your youth over newer music. It goes way back before our grandparents were being told their music was "just noise".
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        • 1 year 9 months ago
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        Television isn't THAT bad. Shows like Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, It's Always Sunny, etc., seem just fine (to me).

        I also think music is fine. There's a lot of garbage out there, but if you dig around, you'll find that there's a lot of cool new music as well.
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          • 1 year 9 months ago
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          Here's the new shows I like to watch:
          Bob's Burgers, Hell's Kitchen, Raising Hope, New Girl, Law & Order SVU, Community, Parks & Recreation, The Office, Shark Tank

          And that is just on broadcast TV. I think there is plenty of good stuff. Now if you think all those shows are crap, OK, but some of those comedies are doing quite well from a critical stance. And there are some amazing dramas on cable.

          Music is easy enough to refute. Let's take 1969. Amazing year for music right? Beatles, Come Together. Led Zep, Whole Lotta Love. CCR, Bad Moon Rising. Stones, Gimme Shelter. The Who, PINBALL WIZARD. But you know what was popular? What was #1 Billboard for 1969? This song. Now you tell me popular music sucks now and it didn't used to.

          "Majority decent quality" has never existed. You just think it did because classic stations don't play all the utter crap that was around next to the old stuff that was good.
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            stake n sheak wrote:
            Here's the new shows I like to watch:
            Bob's Burgers, Hell's Kitchen, Raising Hope, New Girl, Law & Order SVU, Community, Parks & Recreation, The Office, Shark Tank

            Law & Order SVU has been around since 1999, so technically, it's not a new show.
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              • 1 year 9 months ago
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              You can always watch reruns if You miss old tv shows so much. Tv is boring anyways, they play the same shit all the time.
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                I agree there is still some good stuff on TV. There is a lot of crap, but I think its just because we have more options.
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                  I still think a lot of people look at the world through rose-tinted nostalgia goggles, weather they admit they do or not.

                  There's no such thing as "majority decent-quality TV". TV always had a lot of crap back then, and there will always be a lot of crap as time goes on. That's one of the things those rose-tinted nostalgia goggle can do is see all the good stuff we had back then, and filter out all the crap that was around back then.

                  As far as music goes... same thing. There's really nothing wrong with the music that's being produced today. As mentioned before, people only look at the good music they used to listen to, but they filter out all the crap. In fact, I really don't find stuff like Spice Girls or Backstreet Boys to be any worse than Justin Bieber.
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                    • 1 year 9 months ago
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                    TV hasn't changed that much, I think there may be a few less quality cartoons than in the 80s or 90s when Saturday morning viewing seemed like a bigger deal than it is now but other than that there were always only like 5 or so shows that I'd watch in addition to sports and that hasn't really changed. I do think the movie and music industries have become complete trash though. Disney becoming an utterly pathetic and useless company has hurt movies and there's no groups or individuals in music today who will ever deserve to be mentioned with legends of yesteryear.
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                      Okay, good idea here: You know when you visit a TV channel's website and most of the time they let you watch full episodes on demand? They also may want to consider more classic episodes from their channel's archive of shows and specials. That would be something, but I guess that will never happen since the channels have a bad habit of ignoring classics anyway.
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                        seaners87655 wrote:
                        Okay, good idea here: You know when you visit a TV channel's website and most of the time they let you watch full episodes on demand? They also may want to consider more classic episodes from their channel's archive of shows and specials. That would be something, but I guess that will never happen since the channels have a bad habit of ignoring classics anyway.


                        Do your research if you're going to be posting something that arrogant.

                        Some of these channels have been posting episodes of their classics on their websites. CBS has a classics section on their website that includes episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies, Star Trek, I Love Lucy, The Twilight Zone, The Brady Bunch, and several others. NBC also has a classic TV section on their website that had a few classics like Charles in Charge and The A-Team. Cartoon Network has clips from some of their older Cartoon Cartoons on their website. Nick.com has been posting full episodes of some of their 90s Nick shows as part of their 90s are All That block (although, it does piss me off when they'd post episodes on shows on their website that they won't air on the actual block).

                        As for On Demand. I've seen some classic stuff on there. Not necessarily by the networks themselves, but I've seen sections that shows some classic stuff on there.

                        Point is, there's plenty of classic stuff that's been posted on their websites and on-demand. You haven't looked at all. Even if the classic isn't on their website, it doesn't always mean they don't care. A ton of that stuff has been released on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and plenty of others. The official network websites don't usually have all the episodes of their shows, even the stuff that's being produced today.
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                          thecrow174 wrote:

                          Law & Order SVU has been around since 1999, so technically, it's not a new show.


                          Hell's Kitchen has 10 seasons and The Office is on its 9th, so I wouldn't say those are new shows either. But if there are new episodes being broadcast in the current season, it can qualify as "new TV" imo.
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                            Well I'm having the best of everything by being able to watch new and old stuff online. But you guys know that I love being able to share the old stuff:

                            Best Christmas Song episode...
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                              I consider The Wire to be the greatest show ever made and it was on from 2002 - 2008, also current shows like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad are fantastic. Some, somewhat recent anime's i've loved are Black Lagoon, Noir, Samurai Champloo and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. I don't really think TV is necessarily getting worse, music on the other hand that's another story!
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                                • 1 year 9 months ago
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                                I think bassman is right, it's more the fact that we have an abundance of options for "tv" viewing now (Many don't even need an actual tv set anymore!), so it just SEEMS like there is more crap than good. It's not true though, there are plenty of good sitcoms and dramatic shows out there, many of which were listed. If your asking when Reality Tv is going away, I don't see that happening. While you will hear the majority of people say they think it's crap and that these people think they are real celebs when they are not, one has to wonder, considering the amount of reality tv and it's popularity, (obviously an abundance of people are watching) if many are lying and it's a guilty pleasure for them they don't want to admit ;)
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