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With most of the country sitting on their couches, why is the selection of TV programs and movies being broadcast so lousy? This is a golden opportunity for advertisers to draw a huge share of the market with blockbusters from past years that people would like to watch. There’s nothing but crap on. My wife is watching Lifetime movies and complaining about how bad they are and I’m on YouTube just to be mildly entertained. The karate kid 1, II and III, have been on at least four times this weekend
 

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we received that firestick for Christmas........

i find my entertainment to be the old shows......
Colombo,
Buck Rogers,
Kolchak the night stalker,
Hunter
more Star Trek than i can shake a stick at

i would rather watch a tv series from the 60's or 70's than watch some of the tripe they have nowadays..

still get GRIT channel and MEtv channel on the rabbit ears.........life is good
 

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If you like westerns. There is full length movies on youtube.
 

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we received that firestick for Christmas........

i find my entertainment to be the old shows......
Colombo,
Buck Rogers,
Kolchak the night stalker,
Hunter
more Star Trek than i can shake a stick at

i would rather watch a tv series from the 60's or 70's than watch some of the tripe they have nowadays..

still get GRIT channel and MEtv channel on the rabbit ears.........life is good
OH man, when i was stuck at home i tried finding the night stalker but it wasn't available on anything unless i paid for it. I should look again, sometimes they change stuff up.
 

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there is a couple of free western channels apps on the stick and life is good.......

been watching a wyatt earp series where he has picked up a sidekick named Shotgun Gibbs.......

 

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He's the Road Gang Boss who shot and killed Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. He died in the past year.

Let's face some facts here. Never in our "history" has there existed so much choice in TV viewing. Cable brings more channels to you than has ever been available. We have the 2nd Tier of Spectrum Cable service, and having installed a couple of ROKU streaming units on two of three TV's, we have more TV than we could possibly watch. I'm watching all the seasons of a British series, "Doc Martin", that I've missed over 5 or 6 years. Great viewing. And I have only scratched the surface of content available via the ROKU unit.

The fact that 95% of what is available proves out that "television is the vast waste land" as described By Newton Minow:

From Wikipedia:

Minow became one of the most well known and respected — if sometimes controversial — political figures of the early 1960s because of his criticism of commercial television. In a speech given to the National Association of Broadcasters convention on May 9, 1961, he was extremely critical of television broadcasters for not doing more, in Minow's view, to serve the public interest. His phrase, "vast wasteland", is remembered years after the speech in which he said:

When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there for a day without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland.[SUP][8][/SUP]

While some applauded his "vast wasteland" assault on commercial television as a welcome criticism of excessive violence and frivolity, others criticized it as an elitist, snobbish attack on programming that many viewers enjoyed and as government interference with private enterprise.[SUP][9][/SUP] The S. S. Minnow of the 1964–1967 television show Gilligan's Island was sarcastically named after him to express displeasure with his assessment of the quality of television.[SUP][

Best yet ....... READ A BOOK!
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If you get Amazon Prime, there are a number of great John Wayne movies on.
 

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Find a good book. They always say: It's better than the movie. ... Hint hint...
Seabiscuit, by Laura Hildebrandt.... Only book I ever read in one day
The market is loaded with great books and authors and you can find bunches of them on Amazon and Ebay for great prices and you can get them delivered without ever leaving your house.
 

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I don't usually watch live PD but here I am. I usually watch cable news but Cuomo was telling camp fire stories so I had to change the channel.
 

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Netflix: The Lion King

You've been warned. Not even Jerry Springer could've come up with this documentary.
 

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love those free apps on the firestick.......

started watching the cisco kid today.......watched 3 episodes till the wife made me change to something else.

 

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Fire stick eh? Technology has moved a lot faster than me. I gave up after turntables and cassette recorder and haven’t watched tv in 10 years. I can’t stand commercials and if I watch Netflix I use my computer so I can fast forward over the silly stuff.
 

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I'm surprised when people say they don't watch TV. My initial reaction is disbelief because I watch so much. TV is a huge time waster. I spend an incredible amount of time getting my brain sucked out through my eyeballs. I'm watching TV now as I type this. Some say their wives won't let them watch certain shows. I live alone and have 4 or 5 TV's but only 3 are hooked up. I have one I can see from the kitchen so I can cook and do dishes while watching.
 

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I watch very little TV, but read 2 library books a week. Our library is closed, so I borrow Kindle books from them on-line. Current best-sellers are a very long wait, but plenty of older offerings. Also have been spending time in my basement shooting my air pistols.
 

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I have been catching up on my reading.
I have quite a few books I have in my library.
When finished with that there is always Pornhub. :)
 

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Netflix and prime. I seldom watch broadcast TV beyond the local news and lately I've been avoiding that. I can not abide commercials anymore. I read a lot too. I mean, you can do both, you're not stuck with one or the other.
 

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I just checked. There's dust on my TV. Probably should do something about that.
 

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Do people still read books? If I can’t watch it I don’t know anything about it. I get all of my news from the short blips of info on the net. Just kidding. My family reads like maniacs. There never was a quick trip to Barnes and Noble. It would cost me $75 bucks just to get a book. The kids would drop everything and run into the store to get a book or 2 for themselves.
 
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