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Old April 20 2013, 04:31 AM   #18
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Re: Have we witnessed the death of intelligent TV?

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After I finish this Three Stooges marathon, I think I'm gonna catch up on Hee-Haw.

TV has always been dumb. Reality TV is just a smart way to make dumb TV without having to hire dumb writers to write dumb stories. Networks like TLC and Discovery are businesses. Dumbing down makes money and is good for business. If you want intelligent TV, stick with PBS, or look at the documentary category on Netflix.

Hmm, reality TV does have writers -it ain't real
Not real ≠ written. What reality tv does have is editors. Follow somebody around with cameras long enough and you're bound to come up with 24 minutes of trash that passes for entertainment.
Actually, no, they DO have writers on staff for reality shows. They may or may not function like editors, but they are paid as writers. Sadly, for them, they don't get to be WGA. But, they are, indeed, writers.
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