Last edited by Immitis; 2013-04-24 at 01:27 AM.
TV has never been in the worse spot than ever. Ruled by constant stream of reality shows of the most mundane kind and dedicated channels reduced to ashes in pursuit for the dollar that is bigger.
There are however, always exceptions to the rule and lately those few exceptions have been extremely high quality.
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What came on this year that I actually watch, The Americans, and Rectify, and Arrow. What ended this season or ended last season, Sparatcus, Chuck, Fringe. On that basis Id say its worse.
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I still don't watch a hell of a lot of TV shows, but I would say there are some good ones that if you can't find at least a couple shows to suit your taste, you just don't like TV to begin with. Most of them are reality crap or just overdone, IMO. Still there are enough that I enjoy, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad would probably top the list for shows that are still on-going that hold my interest. In terms of my own interests, I would say that yes, TV is better than it has been in recent years.
I haven't actually heard of most of those. Except Regular Show, I hear about that one a lot but have put off finding it.
What's annoying is when a channel has a bunch of mediocre shows and one gem (like Gravity Falls), that it's so much more practical to just look it up on the internet than actually watch TV.
My list is mainly Adventure Time, Dan Vs., Gravity Falls, and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Not a huge fan of live action, I prefer cartoons.
Fringe is off the air and american idol is still on, that was enough for me to cancel my cable. Adventure time is awesome though!
Most TV shows are junk. Very few are worth the time, and tend to get buried by the complete CRAP that seems to keep on going for years and years.
My age is showing when I haven't heard of those shows and only watch tv, specifically fox 8 for animation domination and comedy for American dad/south park/aqua teen hunger force and metalocalypse
I suppose some shows might be getting better, but from what I can tell 90% of shows now are about random stuff like... owning a pawnshop or how fast can you wreck a house ect, and they can make 100's of episodes based on this one thing that gets boring after 2 minutes. If that's not enough, they tend to show the same thing 10 times before moving on to the next part in case you didn't get it the first time.
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TV has always been hit and miss. But the saddest thing about TV is no matter how great a show is, if they don't pull the plug when it's on a high then it will deteriorate into rubbish, many great shows were ruined by network greed. Other shows, mainly UK ones (rare to find decent UK shows though) usually end after like 2 series and it leaves the audience wanting more not wanting it to end.
Take Firefly for example, it still has a pretty large cult following and those people treasure every single episode. A show like X-Files however, would not surprise me if people skip episodes when watching their boxsets.
Then you have the horrible "rip-off" shows, mainly crime dramas. Eugh.
I stopped watching TV about 6 years ago so I have no idea really.
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I dont really watch much TV anymore to be honest. Everything I watch now is online, TV has just become background noise or is never on... kinda sad but thats how I have adapted :P
I didnt even know about the Boston bombings until a day later when I dad asked if I saw the news and I was like "You know I don't watch TV anymore" :P
I agree with the thread on the cartoon front, the fact that there has actually popped up some good cartoons is miraculous, we saw next to no good cartoons from 2002 until 2008, and as much as people might not like it, it's part of TV.