10 Things We Hate About TV

January 30, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | LIFE | 4 Comments |

Perhaps we ought to play outside? (photo by Julian Tysoe)

  1. The alleged voting predilections on “Q and A”.
  2. Wondering if the people who make reality makeover programs think that we actually believe that the whole playground was installed in an hour or that that smiling lady really did all that sawing herself?
  3. Business owners appearing in their own commercials. (“Tank”?, Tammy “squeaker” May, GGG’s Sean “hand gesture” Bisley, the air-conditioner boffin).
  4. Worse still, business owners (always the owners of small businesses In this case) putting their children in their commercials (for carpets, cars, or markets).  Pay a professional.  Always a good idea.
  5. The trend in TV ad music for breathless, childish female voices. We’re looking at you, Gabrielle Aplin (Pandora), Lisa Mitchell (Surf) and Gossling (Woolworths a little while ago – remember, “Monday Tuesday Wednesday blah blah trill trill blah” with megaphone effect?).
  6. Newsreaders’ and reporters’ insistence on calling mothers and pregnant women “Mums.”
  7. Comment is free but facts are priceless…not any more.
  8. The moral certainty of weather forecasters.
  9. Fright stats.
  10. Inexplicable automobile adverts.

Whoopee-do…someone bought a Jeep

11. The modern ‘editorial’ policy of newsrooms.

12. Buy now! Call now! Tune in! Get stuffed!

13. The Big Bang Theory.


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    Steve Hill

    January 31, 2016

    "Q&A". The way guests who have an opposing viewview opposite to the view of shiw left leaning

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    Steve Hill

    January 31, 2016

    The Project. Or as I prefer to call it "Das Kapital"

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    Steve Hill

    January 31, 2016

    Please delete my 1st comment. I was about to rant

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    April 7, 2016

    Two things I can't stand - 'pop-up' adverts during a program, and when you're watching the end of a great movie and some announcer starts shouting what's on next

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