Now, I do admit to being a tad naive but I am finding television more and more unbelievable. Today I saw a commercial for the perfect item to put under the tree. You will never guess what it was. It was Trojans. I was stunned and all I could think was at that moment I was glad I did not have a teenage daughter watching tv with a date. As it is, I have a grand baby that will soon be a teenager.
So, now we are airing Trojan condom commercials as the perfect Christmas gift. We have shows ….those “reality” shows that I despise like Jerseylicious that to me are nothing but trash…sorry if I offend anyone but I find that kind of stuff to be trashy behavior and our young people are trying to copy it. I guess a segment of the population finds it entertaining but I refuse to set my television on it. I don’t like the bug reality shows, or the island ones with all the sex. Is nothing private and personal and special anymore?
I flip through the channels and I find shows with little tiny kids doing beauty pageants where the parents act like temper tantrum kids or are pushing crying screaming kids to do it. I see shows where I see more skin and more sex than I care to see, I see shows where “reality” people are fighting in the streets and acting like God knows what and this is becoming the standard now for television.
We have pregnant at 16, prison men and women, mafia shows, truckers and all of them show fighting and confrontations. Is that all there is in this world anymore?……anger, fighting, confrontation, threatening? Just about any reality show covering any life event but turning it into a drama with street type fighting. I believe there is more out there to life than this.
We have wild hog chasers in outfits that make me think of the dukes of hazard, and now new ones coming out where people are on a fishing boat and fighting and telling each other to shut up. We have the cake shows and the cook shows and all these kinds of shows have turned into Jerry Springer type television. What does this say about the viewing audiences?
I didn’t like “Sex and the City” and knew that I did not want to watch it when I found myself only wanting to watch when they were getting dumped, especially Carrie Bradshaw. I personally don’t care to know how many sex partners, how many times someone cheats, what sexually transmitted diseases they got, how many lies they told, etc and so the show turned me off. And what was sad to me was this started off as a show about four friends and how their friendships remained cemented through the years and they turned it into a bad parody by the time the last movie came out as they rode their camels through the desert and all looked like caricatures instead of four good friends sharing their lives.
If I had children at home, I would have a lock on the television. I find it even sadder when now I hear young people talking about how they don’t want to go to college to get a career, they just want to do some bizarre thing to get on television and get rich quick. What is happening? Where has self-pride gone? Where has the desire to be someone of character gone? Or am I the last hold out and just an old foogie?
Well, if I am the odd man out, I will hold that title with pride for I will never think this kind of television or movies is appropriate. I think Hollywood has lost its mind and is desperate to do anything to make money. And I find that desperation often breeds fools. My dream for the future is that people suddenly quit watching all this crap and show the television Hollywood industry that we do still have some morals.
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