Where Does TV Draw the Line? It Doesn’t

“Beauty Beyond Bones” and her readers have a lot to say about this.

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, leave it to The Bachelor to pull an Emeril Lagasse and “Bam! Kick it up a knotch!” In case you haven’t heard, The Bachelor season finale was on Monday and Tuesday of this past week. And…wow. Just…W O W. It was a dumpster fire of everything wrong…

via The Bachelor Finale & The Disappearing Line of Decency — BeautyBeyondBones

9 comments on “Where Does TV Draw the Line? It Doesn’t

  1. Talk about deplorable. The people who orchestrated and broadcast this have no scruples to say the least. Hopefully this girl has some recourse.

  2. Why do normal people even watch shows like this? Vote with your feet, people! — or, rather, vote with your remote. Turn the blasted thing off.

    1. I don’t have a TV either. I threw out my last TV in 1999 when I realized I hadn’t turned it on since 1991. About ten years ago, I got a portable DVD player (clamshell type), and I have a small collection of opera DVDs and old movies that I watch occasionally. The rest of the time, I read books and magazines, listen to opera CDs, talk to friends on the phone, write letters (both e- and snailmail), do word puzzles, read online blogs and news sites, and, of course, pray. It’s a rich, full life.

    2. That’s the point, if we watch, we are part of the problem. I watch zero broadcast television: ZERO! Literally, I never watch broadcast television, reality shows, sitcoms, news, advertisements, none of it. I don’t have cable, satellite or a TV antenna. It is not necessary to watch television. We can live happily without it. For my adult life,

      I have avoided TV to the extent possible for my entire adult life. At this point I can barely stand to be in the same room as a TV set that is blaring out it’s programming. I watch movies on DVD or Blu-Ray, but I can control the content and I don’t have the advertisements to deal with, which are a particularly pernicious form of persuasion.

      I think that possibly the worst aspect of television is that so many people feel that they have to watch in order to be up to date. The best feature of any television is the button that turns it off. It’s possible to have a television in your house and not have it on all the time. We, as individuals, have control of the television set, but for many people, the television would seem to be in control.

      One thing that struck me was the fact that I used to search for something to watch. How ridiculous! Why should someone turn on the TV and search for something to watch? If you have to search for something to watch, why not turn it off and read a book, or exercise, or take a nap, or talk to someone.

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