Is Television becoming a Dead Medium?

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Bowser, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    I so rarely watch it that up to recently (carona), it's been ignored for the larger part of my life. I don't see myself purchasing another in the future.
     
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  3. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    I see it as a great entertaiment venue, particularly from the view of sports. The many streaming services have added an extra dimension...movies on call etc etc
    My only whinge is these absolutely sickening, so called reality TV shows on the free to air channels. Could anything really be further from the truth??
    The one at this time that makes me want to pull my hair out [what's left of it] is the Married at first sight nonsensical scenarios! Even the cooking show My Kitchen Rules, is more about the silly fucking relationships between the different pairs of contestants, then the dishes they prepare! Aaarg!!!

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  5. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    We're currently going through a golden age of TV drama, driven largely by the explosion in online streaming. Netflix, HBO, all that.

    These days, good TV is much better than the kind of dross that Hollywood is mostly serving up. Do we really need the 27th installment of the Avengers?
     
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  7. river

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    There are however alot of good programs on TV .

    Love Nature , Cottage Life , CBC , CTV , Smithsonion , Animal Plant , History Channel etc . TV is not all bad stuff .
     
  8. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    I have to admit that my wife and I have given up our satellite dish connection and we simply use the computer with youtube and netflix so to a degree.... conventional TV channels had better adapt to a rapidly changing market.
     
  9. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Lately
    I may turn the television on once or twice a week
    Then, I surf through the channels for a few minutes
    then, usually
    turn it back off

    I once had "favorite shows"......................................................
     
  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    I have not had a TV since 1998 when we moved for a while to Houston TX, where my UK TV set would not have worked. After that it was basically due to Murdoch: once I could no longer get test cricket on terrestrial TV I didn't see the point of having a set. And my wife never watched it.

    We bought a monitor for watching films on CD - or latterly via streaming from a computer.
     
  11. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    It is amazing how the movie and television industries traded status over the last two decades. Though the roots of the former's gradual decline (not profit wise) go all the way back to the '70s with "Jaws" and "Star Wars" revealing the means for cinema survival.

    Still some quality stuff outputted, but buried now from easy sight; and it really can't compete with character and story development extending over several episodes and seasons, in contrast to being jammed up into a two-hour adaptation of a 1500-page novel.
     

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