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SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltraDork
9/3/12 10:25 p.m.
914Driver wrote: Kardasians - Trailer Trash. Too close to call. I'm disappointed in the viewing public.

That's another one the wife watches religiously.

As far as I'm concerned, the Kardasians are just Rich Trailer Trash. Totally classless, unintelligent human beings. A waste of space on TV and on the Earth.

BoostedBrian
BoostedBrian Dork
9/3/12 10:44 p.m.

From what I remember TLC went from "The Learning Channel" to "The Living Channel"

About the time they started following around that family of little people. I remember watching Extreme Machines on TLC, along with all kinds of cool stuff like that.

Now basically all we're left with is H2 and Nat Geo Wild.

Anti-stance
Anti-stance Dork
9/3/12 11:04 p.m.

In reply to BoostedBrian:

Science Channel is the only "Discovery" type channel that is worth watching anymore.

Fit_Is_Slo (ceasarromero)
Fit_Is_Slo (ceasarromero) HalfDork
9/4/12 12:20 a.m.
JoeyM
JoeyM UltimaDork
9/4/12 5:22 a.m.
Anti-stance wrote: In reply to BoostedBrian: Science Channel is the only "Discovery" type channel that is worth watching anymore.

Even they are slipping a bit.....I wish they were all science/tech all the time.

The Science Channel is starting to show too much entertainment stuff. I like Serenity as much as the next sci fi nerd, but I would like to have separate science and sci-fi channels.

Of course sci-fi messed that up even before they became SyFy. Back in the "I am Sci-Fi" days they were pretty fun. Now they are just another reality TV network with shows I don't care about.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
9/4/12 6:58 a.m.
Lesley wrote: Another example of why I cancelled my cable ten years ago. Scrolling through channels while on the treadmill on the gym, I came across the trailers for this, watched a few minutes of "Hoarders" and the gypsy wedding program, and it scares the crap out of me. Honestly, I fear for the future of humanity.

This. I watch movies and Comedy Central, SPEED and sometimes the news. The rest of it is complete dreck and if it weren't necessary for Internet access I'd probably drop cable as well.

[Pink Floyd] 'I got thirteen (hundred) channels of E36 M3 on the TV to choose from... choose from... choose from...' [/Pink Floyd]

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
9/4/12 8:24 a.m.
Curmudgeon wrote:
Lesley wrote: Another example of why I cancelled my cable ten years ago. Scrolling through channels while on the treadmill on the gym, I came across the trailers for this, watched a few minutes of "Hoarders" and the gypsy wedding program, and it scares the crap out of me. Honestly, I fear for the future of humanity.
This. I watch movies and Comedy Central, SPEED and sometimes the news. The rest of it is complete dreck and if it weren't necessary for Internet access I'd probably drop cable as well. [Pink Floyd] 'I got thirteen (hundred) channels of E36 M3 on the TV to choose from... choose from... choose from...' [/Pink Floyd]

I am the same way except add in BBC America.

Anti-stance
Anti-stance Dork
9/4/12 8:26 a.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic:

BBCA shows nothing but Top Gear and Doctor Who it seems. I want to see some British comedies.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
9/4/12 8:31 a.m.
Anti-stance wrote: In reply to 93EXCivic: BBCA shows nothing but Top Gear and Doctor Who it seems. I want to see some British comedies.

Their new show Copper is really good.

failboat
failboat Dork
9/4/12 8:38 a.m.

As long as my wife finds E36 M3ty TV programming entertaining, I always have ample time to fire up Forza 4 in the other room.

triumph7
triumph7 Reader
9/4/12 8:42 a.m.

I think the "T" in TLC now stands for "Train Wreck".

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
9/4/12 8:46 a.m.

I have until Sept 31, then the dish comes off the roof with my obligations met so I don't owe them anything.

I'll miss Grand Am, ALMS and F1.

turboswede
turboswede PowerDork
9/4/12 10:13 a.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: I have until Sept 31, then the dish comes off the roof with my obligations met so I don't owe them anything. I'll miss Grand Am, ALMS and F1.

You'll find those available online. Just connect a laptop/desktop to the internet, start the stream, then connect the video to the TV and enjoy.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
9/4/12 10:20 a.m.
T.J. wrote: Haters gonna hate. I like that show better than either Top Gear.

That explains so much

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
9/4/12 10:27 a.m.
turboswede wrote:
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: I have until Sept 31, then the dish comes off the roof with my obligations met so I don't owe them anything. I'll miss Grand Am, ALMS and F1.
You'll find those available online. Just connect a laptop/desktop to the internet, start the stream, then connect the video to the TV and enjoy.

Good to know. I guess I need to go get an mini-HDMI cable.

Anti-stance
Anti-stance Dork
9/4/12 10:28 a.m.
93EXCivic wrote: Their new show Copper is really good.

I have been seeing the commercials, need to check it out.

In reply to Giant Purple Snorklewacker:

Justin.tv has most races streaming on there. That's how I watched the 24 this year. I have a HDMI output on my notebook and plugged it into my TV.

Hocrest
Hocrest HalfDork
9/4/12 3:03 p.m.
wbjones wrote:
friedgreencorrado wrote:
carguy123 wrote: I'd say is this for real, but I just watched about 5 minutes of it on TLC. Really?!? Is anyone that bad off that they'd watch this? Honey Boo Boo BTW the little I could read about this on the YouTube write ups is that she juices the little girl up and the network thinks that's funny.
It actually had higher ratings than the Republican National Convention. (no political comment intended). http://www.eonline.com/news/342326/honey-boo-boo-beats-republican-national-convention-coverage-in-ratings WTF is wrong with people?
ratings sometimes are a bit misleading ... several yrs ago re-runs of the Andy Griffith Show and Designing on a Dime had higher ratings than the NHL All Star game ... go figure

Also, the convention was available on multiple channels, which would all have their own rating point.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado PowerDork
9/4/12 5:32 p.m.
Hocrest wrote: Also, the convention was available on multiple channels, which would all have their own rating point.

Ah. Good point.

Cone_Junky
Cone_Junky Dork
9/4/12 5:38 p.m.

Maybe they could have replaced Eastwood with boo-boo and doubled thier ratings?

ransom
ransom SuperDork
9/4/12 5:38 p.m.
Fit_Is_Slo (ceasarromero) wrote: Welcome to Costco, I love you.

That preview was deeply horrifying.

And I agree, I went straight to Idiocracy.

Where's the mind bleach?

Cone_Junky
Cone_Junky Dork
9/4/12 5:53 p.m.

If it wasn't for The Soup, I wouldn't even know most of these shows exist.

Not sure if I should appreciate all the laughs, or cry because I am so ashamed of my fellow Americans for creating/watching these shows.

T.J.
T.J. PowerDork
9/4/12 8:54 p.m.
aussiesmg wrote:
T.J. wrote: Haters gonna hate. I like that show better than either Top Gear.
That explains so much

Some say TLC's tame reality child star is just a overweight toddler with a bad upbringing, poor diet and ignorant parents!! All we know is she is called Honey Boo Boo.

Honey Boo Boo is the best show....in the world.

I did watch that show once. It was pretty sad. Next year when that little girl is 100 lbs and finally quits on the idea of ever being a pageant super duper ultra magnifico ultimate queen supreme, all she will have left is the embarrassing nature of this exploitive tv show and the fact that her dad bought a nice new ATV or bass boat or both with the money they made off of the show.

poopshovel
poopshovel UltimaDork
9/4/12 9:02 p.m.

Imagine MLK coming back from the dead and hearing "Throw Some D's on That Bitch" for the first time. That's how I felt when I saw the commercial for honey boo-boo. We were doin so good, guys.

Wally
Wally UltimaDork
9/4/12 9:02 p.m.

My wife loves sister wives http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/sister-wives, but mostly because I provide insightful commentary throughout each episode. Imagine their suprise when they found the only lifestyle the people of Las Vegas couldn't tolerate.

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof UltraDork
9/4/12 9:19 p.m.
Wally wrote: Imagine their suprise when they found the only lifestyle the people of Las Vegas couldn't tolerate.

And it's the only one that makes sense.

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