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  • #31
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

    I sure hope they don't blow this.
    Yuh.


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    • #32
      Originally posted by mossrose View Post

      The first season of 24 was the best. It kind of went downhill from there.
      It's like I said about the Netflix series.... sometimes "Season 1" will be just fine, then it seems like for the following season, they tell the actors "OK, in THIS series, we're going to have you cussing and shacking up and doing drugs..... and [dropping that bomb word I'm not allowed to say]". (Designated Survivor, maybe?)
      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

        It's like I said about the Netflix series.... sometimes "Season 1" will be just fine, then it seems like for the following season, they tell the actors "OK, in THIS series, we're going to have you cussing and shacking up and doing drugs..... and [dropping that bomb word I'm not allowed to say]". (Designated Survivor, maybe?)
        So many of them start out well, even some of the sitcoms. And then they just get on the slippery slope to wickedness.

        And the ones that are good and wholesome get cancelled. I remember Life With Bonnie, and that was the last show that I recall that had an intelligent father and a good home life and had good "values", and it got cancelled after, maybe, a couple of seasons.

        Last Man Standing comes close, but I didn't like the way they made fun of "religion".

        Hollywood is generally a cesspool.


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        • #34
          Originally posted by mossrose View Post

          So many of them start out well, even some of the sitcoms. And then they just get on the slippery slope to wickedness.

          And the ones that are good and wholesome get cancelled. I remember Life With Bonnie, and that was the last show that I recall that had an intelligent father and a good home life and had good "values", and it got cancelled after, maybe, a couple of seasons.

          Last Man Standing comes close, but I didn't like the way they made fun of "religion".

          Hollywood is generally a cesspool.
          And is the reason I barely watch anything produced in recent years from there. I was watching an episode of the original Outer Limits (from 1964, I believe) and discovered the TV censors had complained about a kingsized bed that a married couple shared in the episode.

          So instead, the show director pushed two twin beds together and threw a kingsized spread over the top to out-maneuver the complaint.. It's weird how prudish television was back then, and has since gone down the opposite direction. Nothing is off limits anymore.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by mossrose View Post

            So many of them start out well, even some of the sitcoms. And then they just get on the slippery slope to wickedness.

            And the ones that are good and wholesome get cancelled. I remember Life With Bonnie, and that was the last show that I recall that had an intelligent father and a good home life and had good "values", and it got cancelled after, maybe, a couple of seasons.

            Last Man Standing comes close, but I didn't like the way they made fun of "religion".

            Hollywood is generally a cesspool.
            Andy Griffith is still good.
            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

              Andy Griffith is still good.
              My wonderful son gave Mr. mossy the entire series of Leave it to Beaver for his birthday several years ago.

              You haven't lived until you've binge watched all of them.



              We seem to get a lot of series on disc for birthdays, come to think of it!


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              • #37
                Originally posted by mossrose View Post

                My wonderful son gave Mr. mossy the entire series of Leave it to Beaver for his birthday several years ago.

                You haven't lived until you've binge watched all of them.



                We seem to get a lot of series on disc for birthdays, come to think of it!
                Leave it to Beaver is similar to Andy Griffith in that there's often the "boy gets in trouble or does something dumb - gets caught or fesses up - has to make restitution or apology".

                Or something like that - a "moral to the story".
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                  Leave it to Beaver is similar to Andy Griffith in that there's often the "boy gets in trouble or does something dumb - gets caught or fesses up - has to make restitution or apology".

                  Or something like that - a "moral to the story".
                  Yuh.

                  But there’s so many of them!



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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                    Leave it to Beaver is similar to Andy Griffith in that there's often the "boy gets in trouble or does something dumb - gets caught or fesses up - has to make restitution or apology".

                    Or something like that - a "moral to the story".
                    Is there a lot of that in later Andy Griffith? I'm only familiar with the earlier shows with Don Knotts in them, and it seemed like he was mostly the focus in those. Good ol' Barney.

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                    • #40
                      Too many shows feel the need to be political and woke.

                      Supergirl was one like that. During it's first season (I forget which network it was on, maybe Fox) it was good. Just a fun superhero show. Then CW picked it up and decided to use it as a platform for wokeness and liberalism. They made her sister a lesbian, then the bad guy was a radical conservative right-winger who was against illegal aliens (and since this is Supergirl they were actual extraterrestrial aliens), basically mirroring what liberals though of Trump and the border.

                      I still watched it from time to time to see how far they were going. They also have a transgender superhero now.

                      So apparently it's being cancelled this year. I guess they went too woke even for the liberals.


                      Batwoman was another CW woke superhero show. She is a lesbian. But that wasn't enough. She was a WHITE lesbian, so after season one, they switched her out for a black lesbian. And every episode had to make sure you knew it. I just watched a few episodes but it was enough.



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                      • #41
                        The political grandstanding started at least in the 1990s. I was looking forward to The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles when it first came out. But right off the bat, it made reference to Rush Limbaugh and his audience as being ignorant fools (I personally wasn't a Limbaugh fan but my brother was). I shut it off and never tuned it in again. I wanted mindless action and adventure, not propaganda.

                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yo...nes_Chronicles

                        Currently, the new Star Trek Discovery is very woke and I stopped watching after the first season. I don't know what it's done since then, but it portrayed every single white male was a villain - except for a homosexual regular in the cast. I thought "Well, if they don't want to give me someone to relate to, then I'm out of here."

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                          Is there a lot of that in later Andy Griffith? I'm only familiar with the earlier shows with Don Knotts in them, and it seemed like he was mostly the focus in those. Good ol' Barney.
                          Even Barney gets caught repeating gossip or something and it blows up in his face --- maybe I'm over-emphasizing, but there are many episodes where "something goes wrong" and there needs to be a "making it right" response.
                          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                            Too many shows feel the need to be political and woke.

                            Supergirl was one like that. During it's first season (I forget which network it was on, maybe Fox) it was good. Just a fun superhero show. Then CW picked it up and decided to use it as a platform for wokeness and liberalism. They made her sister a lesbian, then the bad guy was a radical conservative right-winger who was against illegal aliens (and since this is Supergirl they were actual extraterrestrial aliens), basically mirroring what liberals though of Trump and the border.

                            I still watched it from time to time to see how far they were going. They also have a transgender superhero now.

                            So apparently it's being cancelled this year. I guess they went too woke even for the liberals.


                            Batwoman was another CW woke superhero show. She is a lesbian. But that wasn't enough. She was a WHITE lesbian, so after season one, they switched her out for a black lesbian. And every episode had to make sure you knew it. I just watched a few episodes but it was enough.


                            That’s why we stopped watching New Amsterdam. Every week for the past year, especially after the riots last summer, the main character was on a new mission to save the world singlehandedly. For example, one week he had a huge BLM painted on the hospital floor. It just got stupid.


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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by mossrose View Post

                              That’s why we stopped watching New Amsterdam. Every week for the past year, especially after the riots last summer, the main character was on a new mission to save the world singlehandedly. For example, one week he had a huge BLM painted on the hospital floor. It just got stupid.
                              Yeah I couldn't even finish the first season of that show. Socialist crap mixed with wokeness.

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