Reality TV

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20 Responses to Reality TV

  1. danphunter1 says:

    …and then throw the TV out.

  2. frival says:

    Utterly, painfully, completely true.

  3. thereseb says:

    And for the classical music – something catchy like Dies Irae?

  4. Jason Keener says:

    What a hoot! (and so true!)

  5. APX says:

    I can’t even watch TV anymore because it’s so full of this “reality” TV garbage. I pretty much only watch CFL football and the Weather Network. Y’know, when I was a kid TV shows were about things like family and social values.

  6. pm125 says:

    LCD in overheard recap conversations of many, most painful when it is that of children.
    Misery loving company, escaping parallel reality, viewer ego boosting, voiding the emotion or understanding of human drama, and eliminating inspiration of truth and beauty, ‘reality’ tv is a nail in the coffin of society.
    No fun.

  7. Mary Jane says:

    Don’t have TV! So I say skip step 1 and move right on to step 2. The Dies Irae is a good choice. ;-)

  8. Norah says:

    I had to give up watching my beloved English detective programmes because not one episode went by when there wasn’t some sort of anti-Catholicism woven into the plot.

  9. Father, how do you manage to find funny stuff like this (I always enjoy it though)? On another note, Dies Irae for the music seems a bit too much for the situation. Something in a nice minor key (like d-minor) should do.

  10. Paulo says:

    Sorry, folks… but I feel the need to watch “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Master Chef” (assuming these qualify as reality shows…). There is something about undercooked scallops and collapsed suffles that attracts my morbid curiosity. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! Regardless, I would certainly appreciate chef Ramsay tong lashing contestants while Walkürenritt plays ominously on the headphone. Now, that is very apocalyptic…

  11. Ygnacia says:

    Kill your television

  12. Jeremiah says:

    Fr. Z, any chance you’re leading us in a TV & sundry burning, as in Eclipse of the Sun?

  13. Patti Day says:

    The only reason to have television is for EWTN programs like Journey Home, anything with Dr. Scott Hahn, and PBS to watch an ocassional Masterpiece Theater, like Downton Abbey or Inspector Lewis, or if they showed some oldies like Bridehead Revisited or The Six Wives, or Lily Langtree.

  14. inara says:

    and watch out for books plummeting to their doom:

    http://9gag.com/gag/77708

  15. “The only reason to have television is for EWTN programs like Journey Home, anything with Dr. Scott Hahn, and PBS to watch an ocassional Masterpiece Theater, like Downton Abbey or Inspector Lewis, or if they showed some oldies like Bridehead Revisited or The Six Wives, or Lily Langtree.”

    This begs the question: why don’t we just forget the television, or rather use it as a (computer) monitor, since all of this can probably be found online (in various places)?

  16. irishgirl says:

    I haven’t had TV since everything went ‘digital’ two or three years ago. My set is an ‘old’ analog.
    When I’ve been away, I do watch TV in my hotel/motel room. But I try to be selective in what I tune into.
    I like sports (I’ve missed watching my NFL football, plus last year’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Stanley Cup playoffs), costume dramas on PBS, shows on Animal Planet (especially with dogs!), ‘some’ of the history programs-and of course, EWTN!
    I think the only ‘reality’ show I ever liked was one in the summer of 2008 called ‘Greatest American Dog’. I don’t care much for reality shows outside of this one.
    All told, most TV today is ‘garbage’

  17. tealady24 says:

    I’m seriously considering sending an invoice to my cable company to pay me for the rot gut that’s out there 24/7.
    Of course the worse the behavior, the more these celebrities seem to be idolized.

  18. Christopher says:

    ‘Spiegel Im Spiegel’ by Arvo Part will go very very well.