And some of the TV shows are pathetic! We have more "Judge"_________ (fill in the name) shows than I care to count. I don't watch those by the way. And then 'talk' shows ... Dr. Phil; Oprah; Bonnie Hunt; Ellen (definitely do not watch her); Rachel Rae cooks & talks; and Montel of course. I don't watch any of these except ole Phil every now & again while I'm waiting for Jeopardy to come on. And that leads us to game shows: Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader;
Wheel of Fortune; Family Feud; The Price is Right; Do You Want To Be A Millionaire? (who doesn't?); Deal or No Deal. There are more but I don't know all their names.
Next we go into the cooking show area ... have mercy. There are too many to keep up with. And we mustn't forget survivor shows and American Idol and America's Got Talent and Nashville Star and Dancing with the Stars and for the love of Pete, tell me you haven't watched Red-Neck Wedding! I was going through channels the other evening and came across the most ridiculous & obscene show ... only to find out it's on most every day and people actually let themselves be made a fool of on television. My Fred told me what it was as I gasped and turned the channel.
And there are entire channels devoted to shopping ... for most anything at any time of day or night. And other channels are devoted to Home Decorating, Selling, Remodeling, etc., etc., etc. (I do watch some of these)
Then there are news shows .... 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, news. Latest, breaking, up to the minute news. I remember when it came on at 6:00 pm for 30 minutes and you were done for the day.
Oh and we mustn't forget Soap Operas. They start in the mornings now and go on until about 3 in the afternoon. And they've become almost pornographic and it amazes me that old women watch them. I know because I know the women who watch and they are old.
And then too there are the religious programs. Most of them irk me so I don't watch them either. Many are nothing more than shysters in new suits. Suits paid for by the gifts and offerings of viewers by the way.
I've ranted enough. It just amazes me that with the supposed intelligence out there, is what we see on much of TV the best they can do? If it is, have mercy!