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Television is inundated with reality shows – but do people still want more or do they still value “regular” TV shows?

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35yoamom

Asked by 35yoamom at 2:44 AM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Entertainment

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  • I miss the old half hour sitcoms and wish they would bring them back. There are a few reality shows I like but a lot of them are just stupid. And I miss good drama's too, like NYPD Blue.
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 2:48 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • i think that we are just getting stupid. I think that these reality shows are cheap and easy to make. The producers make so much money!
    35yoamom

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 2:50 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Please no more. These shows are stupid and gives people the encouragement to act stupid. I would hope the TV execs could come up with something more entertaining.
    dragonlady44

    Answer by dragonlady44 at 9:17 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Love my reality shows!
    tarver_kathryn

    Answer by tarver_kathryn at 10:28 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I am tired of reality shows, my favorite show right now are the wednesday comedy line up on ABC with "the middle" and "modern family" and "30 rock", I love sitcoms but they seem to be fading away. Soon it'll be all reality shows and drama's that have been done over and over.

    lilysmom2607

    Answer by lilysmom2607 at 3:48 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I don't even watch "reality" TV, it's about as "real" as most of the people in Hollywood, lol. I watch shows like Supernatural, Fringe, Medium, and so forth.
    MommyLady

    Answer by MommyLady at 5:39 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • i like some reality shows but love the comedy, soaps etc too
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 6:10 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Oh ugh. Reality shows can be entertaining, but OMFG, some of it is just getting WAAAAAAAAAY too over done! I think The Amazing Race is awesome, but can't really stomach Survivor anymore. Love Hell's Kitchen, but am getting sick of American Idol. Last Comic Standing needs to stay around for a LONG time, etc.

    Some shows like Big Brother and The Bachelor/Bachelorette need to be canned ASAP.
    PaganMommy04

    Answer by PaganMommy04 at 3:28 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • I think reality shows have become more popular for two reasons.1) They are cheap to make. 2) People like to watch others worse off then themselves. Especially in these hard economic times. If it was not for Discovery, BBC and Nickelodeon we would cancel cable. Our TV is mostly used for films.
    Side note my son's favorite show is the old re-runs of Home Improvement. My teen loves I Love Lucy and Friends, While I enjoy watching shows like Frasier, Will and Grace and MASH late night.
    CelticFaerie

    Answer by CelticFaerie at 7:21 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • I actually like Big Brother. I think that they are now trying too hard.. But I still like them.
    35yoamom

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 7:28 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

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