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The TV says all I need is family. (Albeit a sappy, hypnotic version.) What lie are they trying to implant? A Libertarian pipe-dream where humans are equipped to help one another? TV and movies celebrate "family" as if the word were the meaning of life. Meanwhile, mesmerized by the boob tube, humans are allowing community to crumble.


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Dec. 14th, 2013 03:47 am (UTC)
don't watch TV. instead watch: Svengali _1931), downton abbey, mad men, Frances Ha... tell me when you're done with those.
Dec. 14th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
I first "began" watching tv around 2009. I would watch charlie rose b4 bed when I was a working girl and had a tv. With the occasional sitcom or jeopardy w mom, tv was never a big part of my life. I would watch Stars Wars on tape when i was a kid. In 2009, I saw Battlestar Gallactica and rocked thru Doctor Who, Firefly and even forced myself to see that stupid beach show w the time travel. I tended around and saw the original Star Trek. I think the revolting sexism turned me off as a kid. We saw Lt. Uhura's panties too many times. I rocked thru all the requisite… Mad Men. The Office. The Office. I can not tolerate Downtown Abbey but I understand it is a soap opera. No one understands my love for Korean soaps! I saw a new American drama ystdy, the new "science v intuition one hour theatrical model" and I look at ALL of them. Everyone has a baby/family. If the dramacom is not about actual family, like Modern Family, the cast in the show becomes the family. Nowadays, more literally. Kate has an affair with Castle. Bones has a kid with the vampire guy. These strong women? who does their hair? When do they have time to work out for their fab asses? It's absurd. And they are all able to procreate. The men who woo them take them on real dates. People mourn the loss of family. No one divorces. These are the days of humans alone on the couch during a so-called Holidays, watching the cast of a tv show pretend they love one another. It's so fucking unrealistic! And so devastatingly sad. (That probably what I mean to write but I was gonna post on FB™. Then, I remembered that FB™ is my only tether left and no bad vibes on FB™, Maux! hahah I love you, yoot. you is mi familia.
Dec. 14th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
<3 i guess not everyone can stomach downton abbey but i just love maggie smith.. can't help it.she is me.
korean soaps, eh? please tell! which/where?
Dec. 16th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
i can't get hooked. ahhh! doctor who has turned me into dorky fangirl!
Dec. 16th, 2013 12:24 am (UTC)
Oooh. ...on the Flix is "The Good Doctor" !! Time travel. funny, romantic, fighting, fun! I like A Yaksa as well. The rest are pop Korean shows. pass..
Dec. 19th, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
Did you watch to the end of Battlestar Galactica? I had to fight like hell to get it in Turkey, all this weird proxy bit torrent crap. I'll never forget it. I had my goddaughter on my lap, just us two. We bawled our eyes out. It's not like any show I've ever seen. It reminded me of my own life, of my friends.
Jan. 6th, 2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
BGG? Y of course. Watched it on the computer. got it backed up somewhere! brilliant show.
Jan. 7th, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC)

I never get tired of listening to this: the Shape of Things to Come. What if in all our despair, this tiny sound in the background turned out to be the whole song? It makes me think of being overwhelmed by hope. It reminds me why Mass is good even when I'm unhappy.
Dec. 16th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
I can't get hooked on a soap. I gotta wean myself offa the tv now. lol! korean soaps can be so G rated, it's hilarious but the fight scenes, I love. the best ones are on Hulu. Emperor of the Sea and Chuno come to mind. Warning. One storyline can have 35 episodes! the popular doctor drama has like 92! I don't like the modern stuff as much. i like the historical dramas. Reminds me of Masterpiece Theater when I was a kid, 'cept a zillion episodes! The few on the Flix are alright. i saw the Great Queen Seondeok first but…Chuno is tear-jerking story of slavery. amazing. And the star in Emperor is Hot!
Dec. 19th, 2013 02:10 pm (UTC)
It was good to see you Maux. Swank apartment! You know cites better than I do, that is for damn sure.
Jan. 6th, 2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
limited time left in the posh pad. moving to jersey. it's happening.
Jan. 7th, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
where in Jersey? what prompts this move?
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