Please don’t take this post the wrong way, cause I LOVE TV. I’m Tech4Moms! I’m not one of those people who look their nose down at TV or tell people that we hardly watch it. I like TV, and I love sitting down to watch it after a long day. One of my husband’s and I’s favorite shows is The Soup. Unfortunately though, my husband can’t stand to watch it anymore. The reason? He can’t stand what the TV networks are producing. I have to say I agree with him to a certain extent (I still love watching Joel McHale make fun of it all though). Here is the beefs I have with current TV.
Non-Celebrities: There is nothing I hate more than networks that give shows to people who are famous for being famous, and not for anything real. Especially the ones that encourage and reward bad behavior. I’m STILL trying to figure out how the girl who was caught stealing from celebrities got a show. Seriously??
Non-Reality: Shows that are totally scripted despite being sold as reality, like the Hills and others of that genre. I don’t even see how these shows can be entertaining. From the clips I’ve seen, it just look so AWKWARD. When it’s supposed to be “real” but is obviously scripted, it doesn’t come off naturally. You’re either scripted or your not, don’t try to be both.
MTV: Basically anything on MTV can be lumped in the horrible television category. I remember as a child watching MUSIC VIDEOS on MTV. We would watch MTV all day and it would be filled with great videos. Do people even MAKE music videos anymore? If they do, where are they played, because I rarely see Music on MTV. There is another show on this network that I can’t stand (well, I can’t stand all of the shows on it, but this one is a cut above the rest). The teen pregnancy shows! Most of the girls they feature have NO clue what really goes into having a child. After the kid is born they keep pawning it off on their parents, and continue to act entitled and have no basis in actual reality. Their parents are just enabling them, and they are not learning ANYTHING. There were a couple of them that I caught bits of that looked like the teens were actually responsible, and took it seriously. The majority of them were not.
So needless to say, my husband and I watch a lot of Food Network.
What do you hate about TV today?
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Sarah Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 16 years of her career as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on KSL News, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website SarahKimmel.com