[rant]Reality TV Shows...

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Sac Arrow, Aug 28, 2016.

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    We used to really enjoy the food network, now it is nothing but crap reality shows. Way yo ruin a good channel. Oh, and they Guy fiery should do us all a favor and flush himself down a toilet.
     
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    I've become my Dad. All I watch is news and sports (NFL, college FT, college BB), everything else on TV is crap.
     
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    The only reason we keep cable is for news and sports. Otherwise, if we want to watch something, we watch Netflix.
     
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    If I could get ESPN and other live sports sans cable, I'd dump it in a heartbeat.
     
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    Check out Sling TV. www.sling.com

    Cheers
     
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    About the only "outdoor survival" show I ever gave any credit to, was "Survivorman" with Les Stroud. You can actually see him place and retrieve the cameras he used for filming. Bear Grylls has a camera crew, and probably hits the craft table after hours.

    I have to admit to watching Gold Rush. Although it is mainly to laugh at the incompetence of the Hoffman operation. I would love to see an honest financial statement from that "operation". That Moonshiners show was also pretty good for comic relief. I loved how they would sample the foreshots and heads and proclaim it great. I have smelled what comes out of the still when it first fires up, and it's all sorts of nasty.
     
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    I have sling and I love it. Mostly because they have BEIN sports so I can watch my Barcelona games bu they also have some other great channels, like the Motors TV which is nothing but European motorsports. They seem to race everything over there!
    I have tried a couple other streaming sports networks but Sling is my best bet for the money.
     
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    I've never watched a reality show other than one episode of the airplane repo, and that didn't happen twice. But I don't knock tv - I love several shows. I like Dexter so much I'm watching it again. Breaking Bad was great. If you liked Cocaine Cowboys you'll probably like Narcos. Queen of the South has started out pretty good, but I can't see it staying that good.

    I love my tv and I'm not embarrassed to admit it. The only thing is, I haven't watched live tv in years. Love the DVR.
     
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    The Hoffmans have other business interest besides the gold mining show. They also own shares in other gold mines. The Discovery Channel pays them well to film the "drama" of the poor miners as they try to strike it rich.

    Same as the kid from Haines. He is paid well for his part. I read somewhere along the lines of $1,000,000 for his part. Not a bad living at all, no wonder his mining equipment is always so new.

    And to be poor, they all drive pretty new and expensive trucks.

    I flew 79 pounds of gold out of the area earlier this month. POUNDS, not ounces. It was a gold buyer, and he was right by my side as I loaded his bags. I wanted him there to see that I did not open the backpacks the gold was in.

    The incompetence is from scripting and editing. I had a chance to talk with Todd a couple times, he is a really intelligent guy.
     
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    +10, loved Survivorman back before his wife left him and the show stopped. Really liked a couple of his newer ones, but lost interest when he started doing the whole Bigfoot and Ancient Tribal Voodoo stuff.

    I'm down to College football, Pro Lacrosse, and I really enjoyed the Olympics this year.
     
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    Having been on a reality program and a game show, everything is scripted and planned. I learned a lot about what ends up in the final program. Let's just say producers control way more than you think.
     
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    You can't leave us hanging like that...what show?
     
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    Oh boy, I hope he says "kitchen nightmares" or "hells kitchen" !!! Please Please
     
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    Mushroom pickers? Gator hunting? Worm Hunting? Moonshiners?
     
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    Wife Swap?
     
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    Reality TV isn't. I even stopped watching Bar Rescue. It's grating listening to Taffer just go into one of his tantrums. Used to be a decent show (if not particularly real).
     
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    About the only thing I use my TV for anymore, is YouTube.

    Lots of reality TV on there that is actually – reality.
     
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    What? Nobody gets voted off? Then tell me Mr. smarty pants, how exactly can the show end on this youtub thingy if they haven't voted everyone off but the winner?
     
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    Americas Funniest Home Videos, the original reality show....and it is mostly real...
     
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    Remember Trading Spaces? Yup - that show. And Let's Make a Deal, summer of 2014 and won a car.
     
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    Reality TV should be named "Anything BUT Reality TV"

    It all sucks.
     
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    Or, if you are enjoying this show you're family tree looks like a carrot.