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Old March 7 2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

I'm a big proponent of letting kids be kids and I take huge issues with them being trotted out in anything that takes away from a chance to play in the mud and be a real kid.

The following two shows are both on TLC and both should be cancelled not only for putting kid's lives on display, but for other reasons as well.

1) 19 Kids & Counting - My girlfriend and her mother love this show, but it's like watching a cult. Usually I'm totally on board with people having their own beliefs and sharing it, but the Duggar ideal of "God will tell us when we should stop having children" is prehistoric. There is no way each of these kids is getting the attention a kid should get, I don't care what is portrayed on the screen. They are taken into churches and other events, so their parents or cult leaders, whatever, can share how "God knows when they should stop having kids." What if these two lost their jobs (do they even work?) or the revenue from the show? How are they going to feed two children, let alone nineteen? Irresponsible is just the tip of the iceberg.

2) Toddlers & Tiara's - There's plenty of commercials in Canada about hockey parents getting out of control, but what about these mothers? We wonder why people are so obsessed with body image. These mothers brainwash their children into thinking they need to look beautiful for these pageants. What hope do these girls have to not be shallow when they grow up? Welcome to your next set of female high school bullies.

TLC should cancel both and return to Hoarding marathons and criticizing people for their weirdness, while leaving the kids out of it.
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Old March 7 2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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Re: Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

Yeah, I think TLC is among the worst when it comes to reality shows. Sensationalist at best. I told my Dad recently that I thought TLC was like a three-ring circus. The Duggars must be getting paid very well for doing this though. Just look at their house. It's freaking huge. There's no way they could live their way of life if they didn't get the support they do from having their lives filmed.

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Old March 7 2012, 04:59 AM   #3
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Re: Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

I agree, they are horrible trash. I'd also add Teen Mom to the list.
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Old March 7 2012, 06:05 AM   #4
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Re: Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

If it wasn't for shit like this, there would be no The Soup.

A necessary evil.
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Old March 7 2012, 06:19 AM   #5
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Re: Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

I was gonna say 90210 & Gossip Girl.

Yeah these sound pretty awful.
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Old March 7 2012, 06:56 AM   #6
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Gossip Girl Rules!

You can't hurt my feelings like that, I'm quite very fragile.
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Old March 7 2012, 10:34 AM   #7
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Alcatraz became boring, i say cancel it.
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Old March 7 2012, 10:46 AM   #8
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Re: Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

How about cancelling every single piece of drivel that falls under the purview of "reality television". That would make my day.

As for actual television shows, "Alcatraz" and "The River" should both bite the bullet as far as I'm concerned.

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Old March 7 2012, 10:57 AM   #9
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Cancel everything on TV and start over.
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Old March 7 2012, 11:00 AM   #10
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Re: Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

Jetfire wrote: View Post
Cancel everything on TV and start over.
I like that moxie. Proceed, please!
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Old March 7 2012, 11:08 AM   #11
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There needs to be some sort of network "draft"...show...writers...actors...etc...like Mariska Hargitay could end up on a FOX comedy and American Idol end up on The CW and Ashton Kutcher is playing a pool boy on ABC...WAIT!?
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Old March 7 2012, 03:20 PM   #12
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Re: Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

For sure Toddlers & Tiara's - I only see clips of it on The Soup, never seen a full episode, and the accumulated clips I've seen over the years makes me slap my forehead with a big WTF?!

Also, Pregnant and Didn't Know It (Is that the proper name?), again only the clips on The Soup but I feel that show is killing brain cells every time I see a clip.
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Old March 7 2012, 03:28 PM   #13
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They can cancel entire networks, starting with the STYLE Network.
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Old March 7 2012, 04:42 PM   #14
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Re: Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

pork3 wrote: View Post
How about cancelling every single piece of drivel that falls under the purview of "reality television". That would make my day.
Mine too.
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Old March 7 2012, 05:28 PM   #15
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Re: Two Shows That Need To Be Cancelled!

Quiverfulls (as in the Duggars) are fucking scary and should be ridiculed as the emotionally-crippled crackpots that they are.
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