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Old 08-30-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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step 1: become famous
step 2: behave badly!
Nah...

step 1: look/act like Charlie
step 2: behave however you wish
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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I think tv and movies in general have impacted dating culture, but I think it's definetly a chicken or the egg type thing.
edit: not nessesarily negatively impacted, no.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I think tv and movies in general have impacted dating culture, but I think it's definetly a chicken or the egg type thing.
edit: not nessesarily negatively impacted, no.
Oh, the shows definitely have clear agendas! I used to like Boston Legal, Private Practice, etc., but eventually got sick of the agenda stuffed down my throat in the most blatant ways!

I don't think, for instance, I've seen as many gays all my life as I've seen on TV in the past decade! And I can't recall seeing even one gay couple kissing, provided I've been to San Francisco and Mykonos, but there are plenty on TV. So much for being born this way... It's promotion like everything else intended to destroy families!
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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I believe television is merely a reflection of what's either happening in real life or, more likely, what the show's writers would like to see happen. I'll give an example of each. Sex & the City was praised for showing how women really talk amongst themselves. If that's the case, it reflects poorly on women to think that there are women in real life who analyze their relationships to such an extent or who break up with guys over such trivial matters. An example of a show that's total fantasy is According to Jim. Here you have an overweight idiot male who somehow ends up with an attractive and in shape woman. It's obvious men who relate to the main character wouldn't watch if he were married to someone who looked more like him. But in real life, you're more likely to find a couple who looks like John Goodman and Roseanne Barr. So to get back the original question. I don't believe television has negatively impacted our dating culture. I think it's just a sad reflection of what kind of people are out there.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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I think we have to worry more about reality TV. They often start as caricatures for the viewer to ridicule but somehow they morph into the leading edge of pop culture and everyone wants to be like them. I suppose we will be seeing many more d-bags now that Jersey Shore is a hit and The Situation will clear about 5 mil this year from his different projects. Those JS kids sure know how to have good relationships.

The only tv show I love right now is South Park.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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I agree with Denny that TV sitcoms are a reflecrtion of real life. They just cant make that suff up.

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An example of a show that's total fantasy is According to Jim. Here you have an overweight idiot male who somehow ends up with an attractive and in shape woman.
I dont know. I have been noticing couples lately, especially my friends. The majority of couples are a very large man with a tiny wife.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Oh, the shows definitely have clear agendas! I used to like Boston Legal, Private Practice, etc., but eventually got sick of the agenda stuffed down my throat in the most blatant ways!

I don't think, for instance, I've seen as many gays all my life as I've seen on TV in the past decade! And I can't recall seeing even one gay couple kissing, provided I've been to San Francisco and Mykonos, but there are plenty on TV. So much for being born this way... It's promotion like everything else intended to destroy families!
I think gay sitcoms hurt the gay community more than they help it, so you're "safe" from "the gays".
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Agenda for what? It's clear Your Highness has not been swayed into a particular agenda.

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Oh, the shows definitely have clear agendas! I used to like Boston Legal, Private Practice, etc., but eventually got sick of the agenda stuffed down my throat in the most blatant ways!

I don't think, for instance, I've seen as many gays all my life as I've seen on TV in the past decade! And I can't recall seeing even one gay couple kissing, provided I've been to San Francisco and Mykonos, but there are plenty on TV. So much for being born this way... It's promotion like everything else intended to destroy families!
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I think gay sitcoms hurt the gay community more than they help it, so you're "safe" from "the gays".
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Agenda for what? It's clear Your Highness has not been swayed into a particular agenda.
My Highness is an adult. There are children in front of these TVs! There are also plenty of adults receptive to all kinds of influences. Did you use to go ask dear ol' doc about every piece of crap you saw on TV in the past?!
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Ha ha No. But I was never swayed by The Simpsons. The show made me laugh out loud though. I think you are just way too conservative.

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My Highness is an adult. There are children in front of these TVs! There are also plenty of adults receptive to all kinds of influences. Did you use to go ask dear ol' doc about every piece of crap you saw on TV in the past?!
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