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ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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8/28/13 10:27 A

I definitely agree that the majority of TV viewers are what keep shows like "Keeping up with the Khardashians," "The Real Housewives of...," "Jersey Shore," "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," etc on the air. And "stars" like Paris Hlton, Lindsey Lohan, Kate Gosselin, Kim Khardasian, etc are made because enough people tune-in to view what is going on in their lives, manufactured or otherwise.

I also think back to the heyday of the TV afternoon Soap Operas and some of the prime time ones like "Dallas" and "Falcon Crest." My goodness! The infidelity, lying, cheating, scheming, murdering, etc. And, yet, they were all immensely popular for many years. I wonder if many people don't just plain like "escapist" type of entertainment?

My wife reads around 1-4 novels a week, most of them "crime" or murder mysteries. Her favorite TV shows are "Matlock," "Murder She Wrote," "Law and Order," "NCIS," "Hawaii Five-0,""Grimm," etc. Yet, she is the most gentle, non-violent person I have ever known.



DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
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8/28/13 9:46 A

I blame it on society since we are the ones that keep the channels on. For as many of us here that do not watch the stuff there is obviously tons more that do. I got so sick and tired of nothing being on tv that I ended up ditching cable and just getting the basic channels which are 2 - 11. Since doing that I am lucky if I watch 5 hours of tv a week and that helped me get rid of the mindless snacking....

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,365)
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8/28/13 8:36 A

I agree. I also agree that the media fuels the flame and keeps them out there. Right now I'm about sick of Miley Cyres, they even put her antics on the evening news!

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (31,871)
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8/28/13 8:28 A

I agree! However, our society is the type that keeps fueling all the media attention they get so unless that changes, they won't.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 5,795
8/28/13 7:55 A

Yeah! As if we were interested in what goes on in their lives. I'm more interested in what goes on in mine! I don't waste time on reality TV! It isn't even reality in the first place!

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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8/28/13 6:46 A

I give you a big high five on that one sister!

UPBEAT551 SparkPoints: (28,463)
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8/28/13 4:28 A

I agree! The mother is managing her girls for eventual failure.
I think honey booboo is on the same track
Why aren't there more shows like secret millionaire that show people doing good in the world?

Edited by: UPBEAT551 at: 8/28/2013 (04:29)
EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
8/28/13 4:00 A

I have zero interest in any celebrity's life.

FAITHP44 SparkPoints: (51,572)
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8/28/13 3:56 A

Who are they? Never heard of them. Sounds as if I haven't missed much though. emoticon

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (45,834)
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8/27/13 9:38 P

Yeah, I don't get reality TV anyway.!!!! emoticon

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (235,286)
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8/27/13 7:59 P

I know what you mean. I'm sure they are a nice family, but enough is enough!!!!

SHKIRK Posts: 1,168
8/27/13 6:27 P

I agree that we as a nation are in a sad states of affairs when this kind of stuff is what interest us most ! emoticon

ANGRYTRAFFICGUY SparkPoints: (487)
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8/27/13 12:31 P

It's sad that a reality show about Americans requires subtitles. It's also sad that the same reality show is a hit!

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,328
8/27/13 12:12 P

While Miley Cyrus "twerks" (or.. tries to). Oy vey.

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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8/27/13 11:00 A

I agree that the Kardashians' rise to fame seems rather bizarre, particularly since the springboard was a sex-tape. I absolutely can't understand why people care enough about their lives to watch them on TV. I don't watch any of their reality shows. However, I found it amusing about myself this morning when I clicked on a news headline about Lamar Odom and read how he may be hiding out in a hotel room doing drugs. And Khloe was quite upset that people were saying nasty things about her family. LOL!

Proposal for a new talk show, same format as The View: Lindsey Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and Amanda Bynes would discuss the latest important news!

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,328
8/27/13 10:41 A

I hear ya, but the irony of this thread is, it has actually added to the total number of excessive things-about-the-kardashians that one may encounter online. And this one didn't even have a spoiler warning! Gahhh!!!!

KIRSTENCO SparkPoints: (11,539)
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8/27/13 10:21 A

Amen to that!

JLEMUS1 Posts: 4,054
8/27/13 10:08 A

AMEN!!!

LOUIE-LILY Posts: 2,178
8/27/13 9:52 A

Oh, I'm soooo on the same page with you all! 365 cable channels and nothing by junk! And it's getting worse . . .

LAKEZURICHDANA SparkPoints: (101,841)
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8/27/13 9:40 A

Yes, and the same for Honey Boo Boo, Bill and Guliana , etc. I am flipping channels trying to find something decent to watch and all this cr_p pops up.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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8/27/13 9:38 A

I SO agree. There is nothing about them that makes them news worthy or the least bit interesting. I have no idea why anyone would want to watch their antics. Their show is inane and totally irrelevant to real life. Sad state of our lives that this is what is popular.

ANGRYTRAFFICGUY SparkPoints: (487)
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8/27/13 9:35 A

Our voyeuristic society made them famous.

PATTIJOHNSON Posts: 2,075
8/27/13 8:59 A

emoticon I hear ya! I don't think we are the only ones.

NANAS4GIRLS SparkPoints: (40,897)
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8/27/13 8:31 A

I am sick of hearing and seeing anything to do with the Kardashian Family, it is time for them to all go away. Whatever made them "famous" must have been a mistake.

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