12-01-2012, 11:35 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Originally Posted by Warfish
It is the M-TV'ing of Television.
Music Television (MTV) plays no music, only reality TV.
Gamer-TV (G4) plays no video gamer content, only "men's style" stuff.
The Learning Channel (TLC) plays very little educational programming, mostly reality TV.
Same for Discovery (the old science/history partner to TLC).
The Science Channel still plays much science, but nowadays far more Science Fiction Repeats and "How it's made" marathons.
SyFy Channel plays most horrific not-even-close-to-Sci-Fi B-Horror/Disaster movies and Wizard/Fantasy stuff.
The Food Network is now "The Reality TV Food Competition with Drama" Channel.
The Travel Channel is now "The Fat Guys Eating Too Many Sammiches repeat after repeat" channel.
The History Channel (H and H2) plays a lot less History than it used to, now mostly "special interest" reality TV, i.e. the odd reality TV profession channel.
Even the Millitary Channel has started losing it's focus, recently playing a lot of war Movies (fine, at least related) and a bunch of non-millitary history stuff.
Basicly, all the cool Specific Interest, Music, Science, History, etc. channels are doing what MTV did, "broadening their audience" by dumping what their name implies, and going to cheap, low-grade reality TV programming.
It sucks, frankly. The Reality TV'ing of America is just horrific.
A few of the list above are still tolerable at times (History, Science and Millitary Channels mostly). Home & Garden (HGTV) is ok if you're into that.
Don't forget the Weather Channel. I just want the freaking forecast. Instead, they are showing a program about a tornado that demolished a trailer park in Mooresbutt, Arkansas in 1982!!!