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Weird Stuff on Cable

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 23 Feb, 2013 12:21 am
@farmerman,
FM, I saw the hippo episode. I haven't seen America Unearthed. Just as well. I did watch part of an episode of Diggers. Hey, you bums. Take the metal detectors down to the beach and leave the national parks alone!

One of the worst shows I ever saw was a network show. It aired once. Stars in Danger. It doesn't matter that I never heard of any of the "stars." I'm out of touch. In danger? Mountain climbing? White water rafting? Paramilirary engagements? Nope. Diving. Not from a cliff like they do in Mexico. But from a high board like they do at the Olympics. Exclamation

The "stars" had trainers. They had time to train. They all looked good in bathing suits.

Then the competition began. They had judges, just like at the Olympics, giving out scores. Diver number 1 got a five. I coulda dropped dead at the top of the platform, fallen off, and done better than diver number 1. I turned it off, never to return.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 23 Feb, 2013 05:45 am
@Roberta,
I think I see some wood at the bottom of the barrel
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 31 Mar, 2013 06:15 am
I was watching that super nanny show. She seems like a nice enough person. I'm stunned, amazed, and struck dumb at the kids on that show. In my wildest moments of misbehaving as a child, it never occurred to me to hit or kick my parents, spit on them, lock them out of the house, etc. I was obviously a dud in the misbehaving department. The nanny fixes everything.

This show appears on the Style network, which leads me to why I showed up on this thread again. (The nanny business was an aside.) The announcer on this network pronounces Style as two syllables. Yes, two. Sty-yul. Is this some kind in thing I should know about?
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 12:12 pm
There are a flock of shows about tattoos. Fixing lousy tattoos. Running tattoo shops. And a competition show called Best Ink. I watch this one. For one thing, I'm struck dumb that people volunteer their bodies to be used as "canvases" for the contestants. I'm also kind of interested in what's going on.

I need to bring the subject of typos in tattoos. Misspelled words in somebody's skin. This has happened twice that I know of on this show. What's not revealed is whether somebody tries to fix these things. Or are the canvases to spend the rest of their lives with "Cornithian" (Coninthian) and "Phillipines" (Philippines) permanently displayed on their bodies?

Shocked
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 15 Apr, 2013 02:31 pm
@Roberta,
maybe you could "Blue line" it as a tatoo like youre doing editing. Watched a tatoo show for about 15 minutes and declared that this was not for me. Same thing with "dog the Bounty Huner" or "Savage Family Tresure Huinters". All those people look like they have a cum IQ un der 90.
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 16 Apr, 2013 02:08 am
@farmerman,
FM, I don't watch Dog the Bounty Hunter either. Not familiar with Savage Family Treasure Hunters. Not gonna dispute the potential cumulative IQs of these folks. (Hey, IQ points are dropping out of my head like dandruff off a dry scalp.) But I suspect that these folks score high on strangeness, weirdness, idiosyncracies, and being different. They may be smart. They may not be. But they've clearly got an interest and focus outside the mainstream.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 01:01 am
Animal Planet has created yet another series with no suspense. Swimming with Monsters. The first episode I saw involved a guy intending to swim with hippos. This seemed like a risky idea to me. Hippos kill more people than crocodiles do. But the show purports that the man wants to see a hippo swimming underwater for scientific purposes.

So I'm watching and watching. What's the problem? They can't find a hippo. At one point they see a young male rogue. The man gets into the water. He hippos becomes interested. The man gets out of the water.

They continue the hunt for less "interested" hippos. Finally the man sees a hippos resting at the bottom of the water. He rouses the hippo. He swims away. Show is over. So much for science.

I decided to watch the second episode. Maybe the first was a fluke. Now the man is planning to swim with a female green anaconda, the largest snake in the world. They find signs of anacondas, but no actual serpent--until the last ten minutes of the show. Man sees snake. Snake swims away. Show is over.

I won't be watching the third episode.

I've seen promos for a show that hasn't started yet. It's about tree houses. Not a few boards nailed together for kids to play in, but actual houses in trees. Why? Dunno. Don't care. I won't be watching.

Ice Cold Gold is a show in which a bunch of Americans decide to go to Greenland to mine for gold. Rough dangerous terrain. No gold. Then they decide to look for rubies. Likely places for rubies are inaccessible. The guys are whiny, kvetchy, and pissed off. The final episode is Sunday. The coming attractions showed some guys yelling and all excited. Maybe they find something.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 06:23 am
@Roberta,
The show where guy come in and you hire them to tell you that your precious art objects are FAKE. This pisses many clients off and the show heats up as the clients call the experts IDIOTS . Great fun ensues, Ho Ho, I laughed.
The show blew its wad on the first two episodes until it discovered on its own that it couldn't go anywhere. SO it folded and went away.

I shall miss it.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 06:23 am
@Roberta,
The show where guy come in and you hire them to tell you that your precious art objects are FAKE. This pisses many clients off and the show heats up as the clients call the experts IDIOTS . Great fun ensues, Ho Ho, I laughed.
The show blew its wad on the first two episodes until it discovered on its own that it couldn't go anywhere. SO it folded and went away.

I shall miss it.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 06:23 am
@Roberta,
The show where guy come in and you hire them to tell you that your precious art objects are FAKE. This pisses many clients off and the show heats up as the clients call the experts IDIOTS . Great fun ensues, Ho Ho, I laughed.
The show blew its wad on the first two episodes until it discovered on its own that it couldn't go anywhere. SO it folded and went away.

I shall miss it.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 06:23 am
@Roberta,
The show where guy come in and you hire them to tell you that your precious art objects are FAKE. This pisses many clients off and the show heats up as the clients call the experts IDIOTS . Great fun ensues, Ho Ho, I laughed.
The show blew its wad on the first two episodes until it discovered on its own that it couldn't go anywhere. SO it folded and went away.

I shall miss it.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 06:23 am
@Roberta,
The show where guy come in and you hire them to tell you that your precious art objects are FAKE. This pisses many clients off and the show heats up as the clients call the experts IDIOTS . Great fun ensues, Ho Ho, I laughed.
The show blew its wad on the first two episodes until it discovered on its own that it couldn't go anywhere. SO it folded and went away.

I shall miss it.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 06:30 am
@farmerman,
I think you REALLY mean it!
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 06:47 am
@Ragman,
I wish they would still have Roller Derby on tv. That was fun, except when they had this team of fat chicks who just fell on each other and caused critical blunt force trauma with their massive glutes
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 07:16 am
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:
I think you REALLY mean it!

All that and we still don't know the name of the show!
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 07:46 am
@Ticomaya,
Fantasy Faux Art?
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 10:16 am
Roller derby is on in the wee hours of the morning. Noo Yawk something or other. I don't watch.

FM, I'm mystified at how you managed to duplicate that post. Didn't a hamster show up and threaten suicide or something?
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 12:19 pm
@Roberta,
It was a total snafu. I accidentally entered twice and didn't realize it. It happens.JL has had an ongoing battle with double entry with his posts
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 01:43 pm
@farmerman,
Not put too fine a point on it however, it showed up 4 x, though
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 02:39 pm
@Ragman,
maybe you need your glasses changed, it only shows up 2X on my screen
 

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