Monday, February 26, 2007

TLC

THis will be (plan on it being) a short post... but on a topic that bugs the dickens out of my wife and me.

Anyone ever watch TLC? AKA, The LEARNING Channel?

My wife and I have yet to figure out what there is to LEARN on TLC...

I can guess 9 times out of 10 what will be on it before turning to it. I simply say "something about tattoos or building chopper motocycles." I am ussually right...

Here is abrief glimps of their programming:

"Krazy Kids" First off, I love the witty misspelling. This was a show with home videos of kids acting funny... AFV basically. What can be learned? Babies are funny.

"Miami Ink" How far can you take a show about tattoos... not a history of them, a reality show of a parlor. Can you say "Yawn"? What is learned? Someone fill in this blank.

"American Chopper" Okay, the first 2 or 3 times you atch it, it is cool. Nice bikes, nice workmanship, cool rides... okay, then toss in a stupid son who is there only at the producers request for laughs, make the dad get so angry you wonder if his penis is the size of a toothpick and the only way he can feel better is to yell the F word 50 times, get spitting angry at some milimeter mistake, and call it good programming. What is learned? Dont make a 65 year old mane with tattoos mad.

"Little People, Big World". Cool show, but honestly, it has run its course... they are midgets. They are small, they overcome things, awesome... let it end.

8 comments:

Ryan F. said...

I think you're highly stressed out.

mullinz8 said...

I think you've figured out our little secret.

We're just filling space inbetween commercials and that's what the networks want...

Jamison said...

I was hoping the network tv guy would pop in...

Seems to be that way... Cable used to be a God-send. Content, FINALLY, now it seems the 3 networks are actually coming up with interesting, compelling entertainment and cable has turned into something it was not intended to be... commercial driven (XM and Sirius users, be ready for commercials in the near future).

Ive often wondered why I pay for cable when there are commercials on all the channels.

American Idol, My Name Is Earl, Heros, The Office, Extreme Home Make Over. Shows my wife and I make a point to watch... all cable-free...

Charlie said...

Midgets creep me out.

lilsip said...

He's aliiiive!

Way to sneak in a laconic comment.

Jamison said...

off topic, how is it that part one of the coke mockumentary has been watched 55 times but part 2 has only been watched 35... did i lose 20 people on the first one?

midnitcafe said...

I hate how intrusive advertising has become in TV. One of the local stations here now runs the beginning of one show in a split screen with the closing credits of another. Of course the split isn't 50/50 for in the bottom portion they still run their ads.

Same station not only has the annoying animation that every channel now runs for upcoming programs, but the animation even makes loud noises that cause me to not hear what's going on the program I'm watching.

This will only get worse as DVRs become more popular.

As for the coke spot. Honestly I have a hard time watching youtube spots, unless they are really short. I tend to want to jump over to my e-mail or whatever. Plus I've seen that footage on tape (not your edit, but still.)

mullinz8 said...

I've seen them both and they are good, in fact if yo ucould shoot on a news style camera I think I would recomend you for a job.

Brew sorry for missing you on Sunday I had left my phone in the car and had promised Isaac one more "fun thing" after our Saturday plans continued to be one small disaster after another