WHY THE FUCK DOES IT MATTER WHAT SOMEONE WATCHES ON TELEVISION!!!!!

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    Sep 02, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    This is an issue that has botherd the hell out of me for quite sometime.
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    Lets look at the infamous Jersey Shoreicon_rolleyes.gif:

    I am not a die hard fan but I am sure I have seen it all at some point or another, however the fuckery comes in when someone who is actually a die hard fan of it and expresses their love for the show and people want to fuckn burn them at the stake!

    Why does it matter what people watch on tv? How does what one watches on television define who they are?

    PLEASE TELL ME!!!icon_evil.gificon_confused.gif
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    Sep 02, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    Why do people even watch TV? YouTube and Netflix are much more interesting, and don't interrupt your favorite shows with annoying commercials. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 02, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhy do people even watch TV? YouTube and Netflix are much more interesting, and don't interrupt your favorite shows with annoying commercials. icon_biggrin.gif


    Point taken, but i'm talking about what media they take in period
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    Sep 02, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
    I am a closet Judge Judy fan.
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    Sep 02, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    I watch certain shows on TV just for their entertainment value. I'm not trying to impress anyone that I am watching something for its educational value.
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    Sep 02, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidI am a closet Judge Judy fan.


    And i would never judge you for that lol
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    Kidmc21 said
    Why does it matter what people watch on tv? How does what one watches on television define who they are?

    PLEASE TELL ME!!!icon_evil.gificon_confused.gif


    Well, first of all, it doesn't matter a HUGE amount, in that it's not the first thing or even the fifth thing I would ask prospective friends/dates.

    But for me, it is something to consider if there's a pattern of shallowness or overconsumption, simply because I choose to surround myself with people who are a) too busy living their own lives to the fullest to spend much time on TV, and b) striving to improve themselvs intellectually and/or spiritually.

    Everyone's got a "guilty pleasure," and I don't judge that. I watched "Beavis and Butt-head" in H.S. because I needed 30 minutes of taking a break from my brain constantly GOING like a hamster on a wheel. It worked. So if someone watches Jersey Shore but more from a standpoint of horror and irony, it's all good. But I don't want to be around people who live on a steady diet of trashy shows - it's just a matter of personal preference.
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    I really tried to read the OPs posts but then after seeing the word "Jersey Shore" my brain killed itself.
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidI really tried to read the OPs posts but then after seeing the word "Jersey Shore" my brain killed itself.


    Thank you for proving what the hell i am talking about
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    Sep 03, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
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    Everyone's got a "guilty pleasure," and I don't judge that. I watched "Beavis and Butt-head" in H.S. because I needed 30 minutes of taking a break from my brain constantly GOING like a hamster on a wheel. It worked. So if someone watches Jersey Shore but more from a standpoint of horror and irony, it's all good. But I don't want to be around people who live on a steady diet of trashy shows - it's just a matter of personal preference.



    I'm pretty forgiving of person's personal choice in entertainment. It doesn't make the person. My personal view on music, for example, is that most mainstream music is a bunch of crap and don't understand why people settle for Britney, Beyonce, Kings of Leon, Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Linkin Park, or Lady Antebellum when today technology makes it is so easy to search and be exposed to something more innovative and original and not controlled, packaged, and sold to you by the industry. My rather strong personal preference, but if I held it against people I wouldn't have many friends.
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    Sep 03, 2011 4:13 AM GMT
    "Abercrombie and Fitch Offers to Pay ‘The Situation’ To Stop Wearing Its Clothes":

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    Sep 03, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
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    JakeBenson saidI really tried to read the OPs posts but then after seeing the word "Jersey Shore" my brain killed itself.


    Thank you for proving what the hell i am talking about
    I think your sarcasm detector needs adjusting. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 03, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    I actually enjoy reality television. Its interesting seeing people with different lifestyles than my own and I am reminded where fictional drama got its start: from imitating the crazy nonsense of real people's lives.

    But I despise most rap music and cannot understand why people are obsessed with the trashy, braggy, vulgarity of it all. I don't understand it and most times I cannot even accept it. I know not all rap is like that, Im still a big fan of common, but damn is alot of that shit on the radio just pointless. In fact, I've fallen almost completely fallen out of touch with modern day music altogether.

    So I can't talk.
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    Sep 03, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    Kidmc21 saidWhy does it matter what people watch on tv? How does what one watches on television define who they are?

    PLEASE TELL ME!!!icon_evil.gificon_confused.gif

    Because many people who watch certain TV shows have willingly chosen to be defined by them, and they share that enthusiasm with others. It's like what sports teams a guy is passionate about, he's gonna wanna tell you all about them, whether you're interested or not. He's the one choosing to be identified with them, not you.

    And so it's fair to think of that person in terms of their interests, whether hobbies, or sports, or TV shows. And when it's a program so absolutely moronic as Jersey Shore, it's difficult for that muck not to rub off on him, and for other people to draw conclusions about him.
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    Sep 03, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    It matters as a indicator of personality and of what your likes and dislikes are as much as what cars you like and the clothes you choose to wear

    If you like Jersey Shore you're not going to likely get along with a guy who has every Burn's Civil War Documentaries on DVD

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    Sep 03, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidI am a closet Judge Judy fan.


    Ditto
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    Sep 03, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhy do people even watch TV? YouTube and Netflix are much more interesting, and don't interrupt your favorite shows with annoying commercials. icon_biggrin.gif


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    Sep 03, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    WHY THE FUCK DO PEOPLE STILL WRITE IN ALL CAPS!!!!!
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    Sep 03, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    GQjock saidIt matters as a indicator of personality and of what your likes and dislikes are as much as what cars you like and the clothes you choose to wear

    If you like Jersey Shore you're not going to likely get along with a guy who has every Burn's Civil War Documentaries on DVD



    That's all true ONLY if you stereotype that anyone that watches Jersey Shore CAN'T be fan of Civil War documentaries...I could watch it cuz I make fun of them of them for theory idiotic behavior while also have vasts interests in Civil War, WII, reading and other things unrelated to the show.

    I'm no fan of jersey shore but I COMPLETELY agree with OP :-)
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    Sep 03, 2011 3:10 PM GMT
    Kidmc21 saidThis is an issue that has botherd the hell out of me for quite sometime.
    For Ex.

    Lets look at the infamous Jersey Shoreicon_rolleyes.gif:

    I am not a die hard fan but I am sure I have seen it all at some point or another, however the fuckery comes in when someone who is actually a die hard fan of it and expresses their love for the show and people want to fuckn burn them at the stake!

    Why does it matter what people watch on tv? How does what one watches on television define who they are?

    PLEASE TELL ME!!!icon_evil.gificon_confused.gif


    The media that people consume can be an insight into their general disposition. Note, I only say can be, not is. I once broke up with a boyfriend after a month and a half in part because all he watched was E! entertainment channel. But it wasn't so much about what he watched as it was a symptom of his general vacuousness, which played out in other ways in our relationship.

    I think judging someone harshly because they're a diehard fan of one stupid show or another might be a bit much, but if they're diehard fans of a whole lot of stupid shit, then it's usually a good indication of whether or not we'll have much in common. It's not a hard and fast rule, however, so I think it's a bit foolish to put too much emphasis on that one thing as opposed to having conversations with people and sussing them out that way.
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    Sep 03, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    *their (not theory)
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    Sep 03, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    I'm a colossal LOST fan. If you give me shit for it. I laugh. Then go home and watch LOST.
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    Sep 03, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
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    Kidmc21 said
    paulflexes saidWhy do people even watch TV? YouTube and Netflix are much more interesting, and don't interrupt your favorite shows with annoying commercials. icon_biggrin.gif


    Point taken, but i'm talking about what media they take in period



    I've noticed that the gays here on RJ like to use "Fox News" as a weapon against anyone who doesn't agree with them politically. The "victim" will be plastered with the title "Fox News Watcher!"


    I think that's because Fox News seems to be geared towards people who have an apparent inability to think for themselves.
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    Sep 03, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    Kidmc21 saidThis is an issue that has botherd the hell out of me for quite sometime.
    For Ex.

    Lets look at the infamous Jersey Shoreicon_rolleyes.gif:

    I am not a die hard fan but I am sure I have seen it all at some point or another, however the fuckery comes in when someone who is actually a die hard fan of it and expresses their love for the show and people want to fuckn burn them at the stake!

    Why does it matter what people watch on tv? How does what one watches on television define who they are?

    PLEASE TELL ME!!!icon_evil.gificon_confused.gif


    It does define one to some extent. I would call into question someone intellect. How about if you find shows like Jerry Springer da bomb? How about if such shows are on the top of your must see list?
  • helios01

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    Sep 03, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    Good question.... i dated my ex for 2 years and he never knew i watched
    Reba, the golden girls, house MD, and lots of other shows.... he was very critical of what ppl watched.....