Monday, November 27

Adios Debra Barone... Hello Donna Reed!


Where have all the good television shows gone? I would love to watch a feminine role model light up the t.v. screen one evening a week! It would be grand to see a woman supporting her husband rather than tearing him down or working on improving herself rather than trying to justify her questionable actions. Thank goodness for d.v.d.'s!

9 comments:

Mrs.B. said...

I couldn't agree more! (o:

Jacran Cottage said...

Amen! I'm so tired of the way tv shows women treating their husbands. If husbands treated women this way on tv society would be up in arms! I'm fed up with Debra Barone (and her whiney husband), and I won't watch King of Queens anymore because of the way they treat each other (and everyone else as well). What messages are we giving our children when these are the examples they see on television? Is it any wonder that society is in trouble!

Jackie in ON

Mrs. U said...

AMEN!!! I whole-heartedly agree with you!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Mrs.R said...

It's very bad on the TV shows now. I can't even think of one sitcom where the wife is a helpmeet. I can't think of a sitcom where the husband isn't an idoit either.

Elizabeth said...

I recently read that 37 percent of all baby boomers are disatisfied with TV. Considering how large the boomer generation is, this is a significant amount of people.

Boomers' objections aren't necessarily tied to the obvious family and moral issues that are discussed in this post. It has more to do with the fact that TV advertisers and executives target only people under forty or, in many cases, a network targets only those under thirty. Advertisers especially want to get teens hooked on specific products, because they believe that if you establish a person's brand loyalty at an early age, that person will maintain it all his or her life. TV executives vie to deliver to advertisers the largest number of young viewers that they can.

So, producers and advertisers are the most interested in young singles. Boomers are saying that they can't find anything interesting to watch on TV.

Perhaps, boomer disatisfaction with TV will benefit everyone. If TV exeuctives and the business world clue into the fact that boomers want higher quality programming, they may respond by offering some better viewing options. If so, this could give even young families better viewing options in the future.

One thing, though -- The survey was funded by TV Land, which appeals to boomer nostalgia. So, it could be biased. But, I'm a boomer dinosaur, myself, and I must agree that it's getting harder and harder to find something decent to watch.

Mrs. C said...

I so agree with you! We don't watch T.V. in our home, but it is no wonder that children today are growing up with a bad attitude toward "dad" with the disrespectful portrayals out there.

Darlene said...

I understand completely. I'd much rather watch programs that embody all the qualities I aspire to. I am even more disturbed by what the media calls childrens' programming! We no longer have programming for our TV. We are looking into Sky Angel. I understand that network airs lots of old-fashioned family programs and HGTV (one of the few channels I do miss) as well as Hallmark, etc. The subscription is much more economical than other services provided around my area, too.

Michelle said...

Oh, I completely agree! I think that the model that women are given from Hollywood is so sad, and especially the model of what a marriage is supposed to look like. How sad it would be if we all had an "Everybody Loves Raymond" life. I am thankful for a wonderful husband and family.

Anonymous said...

We don't have TV in our house, but have a wonderful collection of DVDs of older movies and television series - the classics, mostly prior to 1970, the ones I grew up with - and my daughters have thoroughly enjoyed them.
[Valerie]

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