Thursday, April 21

Sure, I might offend a few of the bluenoses with my cocky stride and musky odors - oh, I'll never be the darling of the so-called "City Fathers" who

cluck their tongues, stroke their beards, and talk about "What's to be done with this Homer Simpson?

Interesting opinion piece, mostly because it highlights why network television is dying. The major networks are so worried about offending anybody anywhere at anytime that they just recycle the same stale jokes over and over again. That is why none of the good TV is on networks anymore. When HBO became big with Soprano's and other similar shows, people wondered why they were able to make such a good show, and why the networks couldn't. It was claimed HBO had advantages like money or the ability to use curse words that the networks didn't have. But now all the best shows are on cable. And that's not my opinion, that's the emmys voter's opinions. The emmys now all go to cable networks shows like breaking bad, and mad men. These are both shows that they wouldn't allow on networks because they are too controversial. Breaking bad having to do with meth creation, and madmen for the constant smoking/drinking/degrading of women, etc. Even though they are all appropriate for the time period networks would be afraid to air them. Ask anybody between the ages of 20-30 and they are likely to tell you they like south park, and it's always sunny, both cable shows (i also like archer which is on cable) all three of those shows are very offensive to all manner of people and as such relegated to cable, but as such also much better and funnier than any commedy on the networks. His quote what could be more offensive than an offensive free show was just dead on. These shows on the networks are so politically correct they make me want to vomit. I started watching the league which is an fx show. It's actually pretty stupid, and i can't really recommend it, but i watch it just because it is so over the top offensive (although not in the clever/funny way that south park can be) that it's interesting compared to the homogenized drek on the networks.


Blogger Trashcan said...

Update, comedian fined for making fun of someone.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Aras said...

It's Always Sunny is among my favorite shows ever. Mad Men was very entertaining too, and I really enjoyed Archer as well. I haven't seen the others you mentioned.

Did you ever see Party Down? It was pretty funny, but I think I gave it extra points for Ken Marino and all the guests stars from The State.

About the comedian, what a crock.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

No i never heard of it. Reno 911 had a bunch of people from the state. Also not on networks. Although i can't claim to have been a big fan. It was okay to watch once in a while but the episodes were too similar to each other to watch consistently.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Aras said...

I wasn't a big Reno fan either, but I seem to recall the movie was hilarious.

3:57 AM  

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