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59137280

join:2006-07-06
Montreal, QC

[Rant] National Geographic

It's such a shame about National Geographic brand... the disgusting "National Geographic" TV channel completely destroyed the once quality and respect evoking National Geographic brand. American Gypsies is just another typical show targeted at the lowest common denominator. Never again will I look at the National Geographic magazine the same way I used to... I hope that licensing the repulsively idiotic National Geographic TV channel was worth the monies to the executives of the once respected National Geographic brand
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workablob

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said by 59137280:

It's such a shame about National Geographic brand... the disgusting "National Geographic" TV channel completely destroyed the once quality and respect evoking National Geographic brand. American Gypsies is just another typical show targeted at the lowest common denominator. Never again will I look at the National Geographic magazine the same way I used to... I hope that licensing the repulsively idiotic National Geographic TV channel was worth the monies to the executives of the once respected National Geographic brand

I am friends with one of the narrators. John Beach. If you knew how funny he is in person you would watch it all the time just to hear him do the straight act.

Dave
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CylonRed
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Bloom County
reply to 59137280

I don't watch the channel and have plenty of respect for them (get the magazine)... They need to make money and if they don't - then it will cease. Unfortunately we are in a phase of crap reality TV shows - I refuse to watch them. If it did not make them enough money to survive - then they would not show it.

The only way to get around this is to show stuff they would probably rather show, but then jack the price up for the consumer. No win situation as they can't rely on the magazine\gifts alone.

I respect the brand plenty - I realize why they need to and can separate that from my destain for the shows.
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M A R S
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Long Island
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reply to 59137280

SCUM!



I AM
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reply to 59137280

The whole channel is now crap. A bunch of shows about nothing.



Santa Fe
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Freight Yard
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Don't watch it anymore. What happened to the GOOD old National Geographic specials? Still have the one I taped about Cave exploring & the Letchagia caves in New Mexico. That's the National Geographic I want to remember. And the Magazine of course.
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KodiacZiller
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reply to CylonRed

said by CylonRed:

I don't watch the channel and have plenty of respect for them (get the magazine)... They need to make money and if they don't - then it will cease. Unfortunately we are in a phase of crap reality TV shows - I refuse to watch them. If it did not make them enough money to survive - then they would not show it.

Same thing with MTV. Everyone bitches that they don't show music, but it's not what sells. Obviously this means more people are interested in Jersey Shore than in music videos. It's just the way it is, bro.
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05641623

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North Coast

said by KodiacZiller:

said by CylonRed:

I don't watch the channel and have plenty of respect for them (get the magazine)... They need to make money and if they don't - then it will cease. Unfortunately we are in a phase of crap reality TV shows - I refuse to watch them. If it did not make them enough money to survive - then they would not show it.

Same thing with MTV. Everyone bitches that they don't show music, but it's not what sells. Obviously this means more people are interested in Jersey Shore than music videos. It's just the way it is, bro.

Us older folks remember when MTV actually played music videos, that is where Pauly Shore got his start.

Court TV(TruTV) played court cases 24/7 too, current cases during the day, and replays after hours.

I agree with all the crap "Reality" TV shows, it will not be too soon when they finally die.


r81984
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reply to 59137280

Its all about margin.
They basically get the same viewership and sponsors if they make a $1 million documentary or pay a couple of morons like $20K each to do things on camera.
Reality tv shows equal very low cost compared to structured documentaries.
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I AM
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I want a reality show on people making reality shows.



r81984
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That is too much reality for anyone to handle.
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thegeek
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reply to 59137280

What turned me off from National Geographic many years ago was when the magazine turned into a steaming pile of biased shit. Every article has an agenda and the other side of the story is never told.



DC DSL
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reply to 59137280

What do you expect when Fox is part of the corporate ownership?



Xstar_Lumini

join:2008-12-14
Canada
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reply to 59137280

Are you guys telling me that National Geographic does not show any more nature documentaries and has become another retarded TLC channel?

What about the History Channel and their "Alien Ancient Civilizations"? Another respectful channel that went down the tubes.



footballdude
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Imperial, MO
reply to 59137280

This is a recurring story. These niche channels start out with good intentions and stick with their base programming. Then they hire a hollywood studio guy to improve their ratings and it all goes to hell.
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Boricua
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Sacramuerto

said by footballdude:

This is a recurring story. These niche channels start out with good intentions and stick with their base programming. Then they hire a hollywood studio guy to improve their ratings and it all goes to hell.

Ding! Ding! We have a winner!! We have a winner!!

Another example, the Smithsonian channel. It used to be they NEVER have commercials, same thing with the Sundance channel. Now they both have commercials , as if I wanted to see that shit.
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CylonRed
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Bloom County

They can't keep the channel on the air without a revenue stream - that means commercials. They may have started and to get viewers they decided to forgo a solid revenue stream and lost money in the interim but sooner or later - they have to have revenue. No revenue - no channel. Even PBS has commercials to supplement the donation stream.

Same thing for free internet service, phone service etc.... eventually they need a revenue stream so commercials or pure pay has to happen.
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mr_slick

join:2003-05-22
Lynnwood, WA
reply to CylonRed

said by CylonRed:

...Unfortunately we are in a phase of crap reality TV shows - I refuse to watch them....

A PHASE!?!?!?! This crap has been going on for a LONG LONG TIME! I cannot believe there are people actually watching this garbage!

I also do not watch any of that crap, and have to bite my tongue when someone wants to talk to me about it (like a boss at work or something), lest i start saying nasty things about the children of those producers/creators of that crap


Subaru
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reply to CylonRed

said by CylonRed:

Unfortunately we are in a phase of crap reality TV shows

I wonder when these shows will end? I don't see how people get so wrapped up in prestaged events like this.


Boricua
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Sacramuerto

said by Subaru:

I wonder when these shows will end? I don't see how people get so wrapped up in prestaged events like this.

I can tell you Hoarders does not look prestaged. In fact, I truly believe there is an epidemic of hoarders in this country. I only watch that show sporadically.

My favorite show was Clean House with Niecy Nash.
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CylonRed
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reply to mr_slick

Phases can last a very long time...



mettachain
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reply to Boricua

Is Hoarders really a reality TV show or more of a documentary?

There's no elimination rounds, groups of overbearing mid-twenties with drama, or mini-contests in Hoarders.
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Boricua
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Sacramuerto

It's about people filling their houses with crap. I've seen episodes where there are roaches and rats running around, and the house falling apart around them. There was one episode I saw the other day where a lady cared more about her chickens than her family. She would grab the eggs and leave them out instead of refrigerating them (and yes she cooked those same eggs). I found that the majority had mental issues and a few didn't want to face the tragedy in their past.
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BigBlarg

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Longueuil, QC
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said by Boricua:

She would grab the eggs and leave them out instead of refrigerating them (and yes she cooked those same eggs).

There's nothing wrong with that. Eggs at room temperature will stay good as long as refrigerated eggs. We put them in the fridge only to slow down the growth of bacterias on the outside of the shell.


Dude111
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USA
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reply to I AM

 

Agree.......... All channels i have noticed that STARETD GOOD are now crap!!!

1) Cartoon Network - Used to show GOOD/OLDER CARTOONS,now show mostly new PC garbage...

2) Boomerang - Used to show ONLY OLDER.GOOD cartoons - Now show alot of newer crap that belongs on Cartoon network! (Plus i saw THE MUNSTERS on it the other day... I LIKE THAT SHOW BUT GIMME A FUCKA BREAK)

3) Game Show Network - Used to show GOOD/OLDER GAME SHOWS -- Now show mostly newer versions of CLASSIC SHOWS I LIKED... Fuck that crap!!!

4) TV Land - Started out as a classic TV show network -- Now playing alot of garbage that doesnt belong there!!

I could go on and on!!!!!!

Expand your moderator at work

15444104
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Re:  

Yep, The National Geo Channel SUCKS now!

So does most of what is on cable and network TV.

There really isn't much left on that is anything close to quality programming, most is mindless trash.

While we're ranting..when there is something worthwhile on, the number of commercials is so great that it makes that quality program as unwatchable as anything else.


07108968

join:2012-12-11
North Coast
reply to Subaru

Re: [Rant] National Geographic

said by Subaru:

said by CylonRed:

Unfortunately we are in a phase of crap reality TV shows

I wonder when these shows will end? I don't see how people get so wrapped up in prestaged events like this.

You don't watch any TV or go to the movies? ALL those are "staged" too.

Most over the age of about eight or nine KNOW the WWE is "scripted" but watch it for ENTERTAINMENT.

Same goes for the towing shows and the storage locker auction shows.

I think Survivor would be good if it was a REAL survivor show, none of this voting people off and other such crap, you get a foot locker of tools(NO food) and you are on your own, if you want to give up all you do is look at one of the cameras and say so, the one that lasts the longest wins, but then it wouldn't be very entertaining.

It would be interesting to see those that know what they need to get/find/do and in what order.


bombadill
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australia

I think Survivor would be good if it was a REAL survivor show

I just love "Survivor" -- whatever country they're playing around it.

There they all are -- surviving -- Hah!!

What we are not shown is the cruise ship just off-shore with the camera crews, script writers, casting people, props, make up, etc etc. Reality, Oh Yeah!!



Dude111
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USA
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reply to 15444104

 

Indeed...... The only good network i have found on air lately is ANTENNA TV! -- Now that is good programming!!!!! (Stuff from the 80s and earlier)