As I’ve already mentioned, I hate Glee. But I can at least understand why others like it (sort of). However I consider Glee a masterpiece next to these three “popular” shows I can not stand. And it’s (mainly) due to the people they are centered around. Of course I could just change the channel when it comes on (and I do, trust me) but I constantly see them advertise ad nauseam everywhere I turn. It gets really annoying. So I have to vent.
And I totally expect to get hate mail from listing these (particularly the last), but oh well:
1) Impractical Jokers: There really is nothing more pathetic than a bunch of middle-aged idiots trying to pull a Johnny Knoxville. What’s worse is that their “practical jokes” would amuse only ten year olds. That and their braying laughter at their own stupidity is so cringe worthy. Shut up. No one thinks they are funny and are just playing along for tv time. Somebody is pulling favors, because I don’t buy they are doing well in the ratings. Who watches this garbage?
2) Ghost Adventures: Ugh, I HATE ghost “hunting” shows in general (they are so obviously faked), but this one really tops my annoyance meter. It’s like watching a really bad audition or college film. Three ‘roid monkeys/ex-fratboy douches led by what I presume is an aging pretty boy who couldn’t get a legit acting career so he and his equally loser (failed) buddies hopped on the increasingly successful “paranormal” reality tv bandwagon. What galls me is how incredibly fake it is. And the over-the-top “spooky” soundtrack blasting, shaky camera movements, and false bravado aren’t selling me (and they are all played out tricks that other ghost “hunting” shows have been using for years).
And could there be more obnoxious camera mugging?
Now I could care less if you believe in ghosts, demons, etc. That’s not the point. The point is that this show embodies all that is wrong with this type of programming. It’s so ridiculous, so dumb, so over-the-top. It’s poorly performed theatre of the lowest caliber. It’s features the kind of bad acting/scripted encounters found in a Chiller or Sci Fi “Original Movie”. If this was a serious search for the “truth” or a real scientific investigation, they would behave like professionals and let the “evidence” speak for itself without all the Hollywood/producer bull crap they fling at the audience. Documentary-like, it is not. Cheesy garbage it is.
3) Duck Dynasty: This is the big one for me. I’m sorry, I’m not buying their humble pie, “aw shucks,” down-home, Jed Clampett BS. Oh, don’t misunderstand, because I believe whole heartedly that these people are a bunch of uneducated, juvenile, trashy idiots with terrible priorities. But they love the almighty dollar, they love the fame, and they have huge egos.
This schtick was done better (and more believable) on Hee Haw.
First off, no one on this show can act. They probably get all their lines fed to them from a teleprompter (that’s assuming they can read). And I can’t stand their “look at me” “me me me” antics. They act like children desperate for mommy’s attention, and go way overboard overacting for the camera at scripted events. When The Real Housewives are more believable, that’s bad.
Second, I don’t buy their “meh” attitude about money and fame. Please. They are such whores. They will put their ugly mugs on ANYTHING. And gee, do you think that since they have more than enough money to live very, very comfortably thanks to their earlier success, that they might donate their profits earned because of their reality show, a “hobby” of theirs and from their crappy t-shirts, dvds, mugs, etc, as well as getting paid huge sums for appearances and giving interviews, to people who are way, WAY less fortunate? To charities? To homeless shelters? To medical research? You know, help their fellow man. NO. Heck no! They talk a big game about being just an ordinary group of people who got lucky and they say they empathize and care about their neighbors, and “Jesus” this and that, but that’s just it – talk. It’s part of their act and it’s not convincing me.
Oh, and I love the mass amounts of their garbage merchandise that floods my local Wal-mart. They are EVERYWHERE and on EVERYTHING. Wal-mart, a company that is known to treat their customers with contempt, to treat their employees like garbage (even going through loop-holes to deny them benefits, force them to work long hours on holidays, under staff, etc), that outsources their merchandise overseas, not to mention all the other shifty crap they pull, yet Duck Dynasty seems to love that evil corporate empire. I guess it’s fitting. The world would be better without both.
And let’s not forget trademarking sayings that have been around forever. Yeah, I guess I would compare them to Donald Trump in that way. They are all a bunch of ego-maniacal, full of crap, dumb as rocks, with bad hair, shifty a-holes.
I think I hate them the most.
How I so look forward to the day these three garbage shows are cancelled and these idiots are all pimping themselves out to Dancing with the Stars. For now, get them off my tv.