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Rik is rolling the movie thread, and a few of us seem to have the same taste is zombie shows ;)

So many channels, so little time...maybe we can weed out the crap and find some good stuff to watch.

So, what do you watch regularly and why?


I discovered SyFy's "Eureka" on Netflix just lately. I like it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796264/
 

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I watch the local news every day. Thats just about the only thing I watch regularly. I'm boring I guess.
 

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I sometimes watch Friends when I want to fall asleep.
The Walking Dead, Family Guy, and American Dad are pretty much all I ever watch on TV.
 

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I'm pretty picky with what I watch and given my political leanings it narrows it down even more. That said, here are my favorites.

NCIS: Re-runs are on USA and I'm slowly catching up after discovering the show 2 months ago.

Top Gear: The Brit version on BBC not the American tomfoolery. Why do we Americans always think we can improve something???

River Monsters: Fishing from around the world so what's not to like?

American Pickers: Sometimes the hosts can be annoying but I like seeing all of the Americana they discover.

Pawn Stars: Same as above but some of the antics are juvenile and asinine.

Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives: This seems to be our "go to" when nothing is on and we don't want to commit to a movie. Plus, we make it a point to visit one of the places featured whenever we travel.

Netflix: Not really a show but it's what we turn to the majority of the time when we feel like watching something.
 

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Top Gear: The Brit version on BBC not the American tomfoolery. Why do we Americans always think we can improve something???
This. Every day, 4pm. We can improve things, however some things should be left alone.
 

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Curious what should be left alone in the vehicle world or the entertainment world.
There is always room for innovation. JMHO
Creative people are needed. Yes some people aren't creative and they screw things up, but that's the chance we take.
Why leave it alone if we have an idea of how to improve it? How will we know otherwise if there is a better way when it comes to marketing, technology and design? It's what sets us apart as humans. Otherwise, we just exist and stagnate as a species. That is not the human way. That is the animal kingdom way.
Example is watching British comedy shows. They aren't funny, to us. At least most of them.
Just asking, stimulating conversation stuff.
 

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Curious what should be left alone in the vehicle world or the entertainment world.
There is always room for innovation. JMHO
Creative people are needed. Yes some people aren't creative and they screw things up, but that's the chance we take.
Why leave it alone if we have an idea of how to improve it? How will we know otherwise if there is a better way when it comes to marketing, technology and design? It's what sets us apart as humans. Otherwise, we just exist and stagnate as a species. That is not the human way. That is the animal kingdom way.
Example is watching British comedy shows. They aren't funny, to us. At least most of them.
Just asking, stimulating conversation stuff.
It comes down to a "cultural" issue. I don't like the direction the US culture has taken. The "thug" and hip hop lifestyle has infiltrated everything and I'm not a fan. It's speech, music, clothes, morals, etc and I don't care for it.

I also don't care for what passes as American humor. It's stupid, asinine, and incredibly juvenile. It's always about the lowest common denominator. I can't even get through an American comedy show or movie before turning the channel. After Lucy and Dick Van **** all the others are copycats. Heck, you could go back even further to Hope and Burns if you wanted too.

The British humor seems more cerebral. I can appreciate that they're trying to treat their audience as equals instead of just going straight to the gutter. I have been accused of being way too serious most of my life so who knows???
 

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Marketing a product or show in these times are all set to appeal to people with very low intellect. You will notice that people that are of higher intellect do not regularly watch sitcoms or the mindless reality shows. Rather they watch Discovery or Smithsonian or National Geographics for their entertainment.
TV commercials are geared to the age level of a six year old to keep them simple on purpose.
As far as culture, you are spoiled Kevin. I mean that in a good way. You and I have traveled to many other countries and see what culture really is. America has no culture it can be proud of other than it's freedom and courage. I could go on about this subject but this is the wrong section of the forum for it.
Most people never leave the U.S. so they don't have a clue what culture is. Reading about it in a book or seeing it on TV does not make you understand it and you know that. I have lived in three other countries besides the U.S. and it's very different. Very different. It humbles you.
You could write a book on this subject I'm sure. There is a book that exists already called Distant Neighbors that explains what I'm talking about.
But all that aside, the culture we are developing here in this country is embarrassing I agree. Over the last few decades this country has taken a sharp turn in a bad direction. I'm old enough to remember a different country we were proud of. Yeah it had it's wrinkles but it sure was better than this mamby pamby socialist politically correct crap we have now.
Rant off. Sorry.
 

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I like Community quite a bit. It's a smart show.

Aside from that I like River Monsters and a couple of other documentary style programs.

I also suggest getting Netflix.

I have found more things relevant to my taste on Netflix (I really like Japanese Movies and documentaries).

As for the "lack of culture" issue. If you start a thread I would be happy to debate it.
 

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I just caught my first ever episode of "The X files". Not bad.

I know, I know. From 1989 to 1996 I worked second and third shifts, so I'm just now catching it on Netflix.

Shut up.
 

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I still have never seen any X files and I have no excuse. I just plain don't watch much TV. I would rather spend my time on a hobby. Call me weird.
 

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I wish I was.
 

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I think it's my 13 yo daughter.
 
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