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wagepeace
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posted 23 May 2001 07:54 AM      Profile for wagepeace     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay, I was inspired to start this thread because of something I read in the National Post. Seems there is an opportunity to take part in a vote of the worst TV shows.

I thought, well rabble rousers are a pretty insightful bunch-we should have our own vote. So feel free to list the worst show/s of the year and why.

My vote is 'Friends'.

It sucks. I really, really, really sucks. The only funny person on the show is Joey and that's because he is as dumb as a post.

I stopped watching 'Friends' last year when it became clear that they should kill Ross off the program. He is sooooooo freakin' irritating, bitchy and whiny. I can't stand him. They need to get rid of him, like yesterday.

I mean, they did a show on Ross talking with an English accent. I was almost embarassed for the rest of the cast. Oh, I like Phoebe though.

I have since become a Whose Line Is It Anyway convert.


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wagepeace
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posted 23 May 2001 07:55 AM      Profile for wagepeace     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sorry, I posted this twice. Sorry Audra, sorry, Hat is in hand as we speak.
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Gayle
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posted 23 May 2001 12:40 PM      Profile for Gayle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
*gasp*

You dare diss Friends? That's it, you're outta here.

Worst show? Most of the "reality" shows - I'm talking chlamydia island, boot camp, that stupid weakest link, and god help us, who wants to be a millionaire.


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 23 May 2001 12:57 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's really hard to come up with my picks because I don't watch bad tv. To judge which are truly the worst shows, I'd have to watch them on a regular basis.
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DrConway
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posted 23 May 2001 01:18 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't watch TV.
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clersal
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posted 23 May 2001 11:21 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It is hard to vote for the worst TV show as it is true I do not watch them. But then a hell of a lot of people do..... So who am I to say. However how about if we sort of switch it around and find out what people are watching? I think TVO has some good stuff. Jack Frost series, Body Guards, Reckless and a number of others. Fifth Estate, Nature of Things on CBC. CBC in french has some good stuff too. Zone Libre. Anyhow there are a bunch of good documentaries. It is late and my eyes are closing. Bravo I like for the movies except they repeat like mad. They are still repeating NYPD Blue from day one which is a pain. Anyhow there it is for now. NewsWorld too can have some good stuff. In fact Canadian TV is pretty damn good when it wants.
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Pimji
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posted 24 May 2001 01:07 AM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Best show is Queer as Folk on ShowCase Monday nights.
Yes, Friends does suck.
There is a TV industry term called "jumping the shark". It occured when the Fonz on Happy Days jumped the shark in a stunt on of the later episodes. After that the show just went down hill. Like when Roz got pregnant on Frasier. It just wasn't the same.

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skdadl
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posted 24 May 2001 10:37 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll second clersal's and pimji's best lists -- I'm showing my age, but we hardly ever watch anything that isn't somebody's public TV any more. Our favourite show is running now on PBS -- As Time Goes By, another BBC series -- I've seen the whole series through at least three times now, but it can still make me laugh out loud. There's a lot more drinking on British shows -- I find that comforting ...
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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 24 May 2001 10:43 AM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
www.jumpingtheshark.com is a really funny website.
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Cosmorific
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posted 24 May 2001 11:51 AM      Profile for Cosmorific        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Worst reality show, ever, in the history of the universe: Chains of Love. I defy anyone to come up with a more spectacularly horrible show than this travesty.
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Dawna Matrix
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posted 24 May 2001 05:16 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How about the new one - CHEATERS? I guess it has some sort of mangled morality in there somewhere?
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Tommy_Paine
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posted 24 May 2001 08:13 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Chains of Love" ? Does it mean what I think it means, and if so, why was I not informed!

I feel like the portly proprietor of the "Androids Dungeon" on "The Simpsons"---worst show ever.

If I could stomach more than two minutes of Howard Stern, I might say his show. Montel Williams giving credulous treatment to psychics is right up there too.

Sure, there is a lot of nutsy fluff out there, and every year brings more.

But, perhaps for the most irresponsible, damaging piece of absolute dangerous crap it would have to be the Fox special about the moon landing being a hoax. So, it gets my vote. ( a terse "werst shew ever" goes out to the producers from me)

Coincidence or not, my last years "worst show ever" was another Fox special, "when good pets go bad" I don't know about you folks, but I don't think that Buffalo was ever a good pet.

(edited for typo)

[ May 24, 2001: Message edited by: Tommy_Paine ]


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Parvati
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posted 24 May 2001 09:26 PM      Profile for Parvati     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
yeah, i vote for reality shows too, they were enough to make me allergic to TV in general.
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Cosmorific
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posted 25 May 2001 02:26 PM      Profile for Cosmorific        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
"Chains of Love" ? Does it mean what I think it means, and if so, why was I not informed!

Well, if you thought it meant "Four stupid people of one sex chained to one stupid person of the other who chooses to let them go one by one and give them however much the person chooses of $10,000," then yes, it does mean what you think it means. And no, I am not making this show up. I couldn't if I tried.

It's not that I hate reality shows. I just hate bad reality shows.


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 25 May 2001 08:05 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's a lot more vanilla than I expected.

It didn't take long for the Survivor idea to get really, really pathetic, did it?


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Ian Salim
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posted 26 May 2001 12:32 AM      Profile for Ian Salim     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How about the Mike Bullard show when he had M. Chretien on. I haven't seen such hard-hitting questioning since Tiny Talent Time when Bill Lawrence used to grill the four year old tuba player from Burlimgton.
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oldgoat
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posted 09 August 2007 10:18 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Style By Jury.

My family (some of them) hve taken to watching it.

Cheap easy to produce exploitation.

In fact the W channel sure has a lot of crap.


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Michelle
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posted 09 August 2007 10:22 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, I HATE that show! Mostly because if they had me on it, I'd probably end up crying over what they say about me.

My question about that show is - how is it possible that people don't know what's going on behind the GREAT BIG MIRROR? Surely most people have seen that show once or twice, haven't they?


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oldgoat
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posted 09 August 2007 10:38 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually, a neighbour of mine was on it. I recognized her workplace, and when the wardrobe consultant showed up at her place I realized it was just a few doors down from me. He daughter goes to my daughters school. She must have been kind of embarrased. I guess on the plus side, she didn't need much work. Just a new hairdo and some fancier clothes.

Whenever I see her walk her dog past my house we refer to her as the makeover lady.


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