What's Must-Avoid TV and what's Half-Decent TV?

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What on TV gives you the creeps? What immediately makes you want to change the channel? What, if you see it one more time, will you cave in the picture tube? Alternately, is there something actually worth watching out there?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), September 26, 1999


Any of those FOX shows, 'World's Worst Ambulance Accidents', 'When Animals Get Hungry',any of that stuff. They seem to scrape up a new show of painful home videos every week. *Click* Turn that channel. Any show that I like gets the curse of cancellation. It comes with the territory of liking sci-fi. The only thing I watch with any regular schedule is 'Farscape' on the Sci-Fi channel. Go figure.


-- B.Mooney (ruiner@ruined.net), September 27, 1999.

Hi Al,

I like the forum.

I've just about given up watching TV. I think I'm one of the few people left in the country that doesn't have cable so you know what that leaves me with.

I've seen a couple of episodes of "The Practice" that I thought were pretty good. "Cosby" is watchable. Sometimes I watch Dateline or 20/20....newsmagazine type stuff. That's about all that springs to mind. I wish I could see the show that you wrote Barb likes....about the two women in the south....that sounds like something I'd like. I agree with you about SNL....

Sandy http://www.angelfire.com/nc/dirtroad

-- Sandy Smith (sansmith@mindspring.com), September 27, 1999.

What's worthless: those sitcom clones that are all alike.

What's worthwhile I can name on the fingers of one hand, and still have a finger left over. Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Star Trek Voyager, and possibly that new animated series Mission Hill.

Weighty Matters

-- Joan Lansberry (gallae@casagrande.com), September 27, 1999.

Must Avoid: COPS. And the 'court' shows. (I miss Judge Wapner!)

Half-Decent: X-files. That 70's Show. Sports Night (which I can't FIND anymore, if someone wants to update me on it, I'd be overjoyed... I don't even know the network...). Simpsons. Futurama. King of the Hill. (and sheepishly, in a quieter voice: WWF, Ally McBeal, Friends)

-- Marianne Aldrich (marseillaise@hotmail.com), September 29, 1999.

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