(Television History and Trivia)




Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 114 - - -

    The new fall television season for the broadcast networks is here, and it could be said that it is a "gay" affair for many, but, basically, the new television has been rotten--being dark and unlikable.  There has been nothing "fun" for the sake of fun about the new fall television season.  In the far past, such as in the 1960s, there was excitement in the fall when the new fall season of shows appeared, and there were fun and likable shows, many of which run in syndication today.  So let me show you evidence through this edition of T.H.A.T. the rottenness that the new fall television season is, and with it, I will show you a few other things.

    I watched the new lineup for Tuesdays on Fox TV on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, which was the premier date for the new lineup, and that lineup has Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and The Mindy Project.  In the two-hour block, I saw that people who saw the entire block got, for example, a kiss between two men, a gay black police officer, and a talk about the look of a penis.  Basically, I saw the block of programs as not a block of entertainment for entertainment sake--it was a block of political crap, such as to push gay stuff, and there was nothing really funny or likable about the block.

    Now, let me show some examples of real rottenness.  On the first episode of 2 Broke Girls (CBS-TV), viewers to given--near the end of the episode--a scene in which a homeless man pisses on Beth Benhr's (the blonde gal's) hair.  I say in jest--"That was a blast!"  In the first episode of Last Man Standing, which features Tim Allen (who has shown himself to be like a communist, such as for pushing a government-run health-care system for the county in past episodes of the series), Karl Marx, the long-dead defective man who had pushed for the ways of communism--"enslavism" forms of government in the world, in which defective people run things--got a plug in the show.  By the way, I am aware Tim Allen's character is supposed to be sort of a "conservative" (an anti-communist), but the show actually is working to put down "conservatism" and promote "enlavism." How I Met Your Mother had a crappy scene near the end of the first episode, and what happened was a guy walks in to a room, and on a table was a statue-like thing on a table, and the statue-like thing showed two guys (one black and one white), both of which were naked, holding each other, and the statue-like thing could only be seen from behind, and it was from the upper "behinds" up of the two guys that was shown.  And, of course, the gay marriage thing was pushed in the first episode of Modern Family.  To me, The Michael J. Fox Show (presented on NBC-TV, which promotes communism and Barack Obama) is designed to draw sympathy in the attempt to get ratings, since Michael J. Fox has Parkinson's, and Super Fun Night (ABC-TV) is designed draw sympathy for a really fat woman, and both shows do not put entertainment first--they are political pieces, and both made me feel the producers are slimy people.

    That examples shown in the previous paragraph show up the rottenness of the producers and writers and actors and others involved in making television shows for prime-time television today--the rottenness is commonplace and deep.

    Here, I present a showing of the general impression a person can get from watching prime-time lineups on the broadcast networks for the fall of 2013.  The opening for the first episode of Dancing with the Stars was bad--the performers played to the cameras or mugged for the cameras in a musical number that came off a highly phony and staged. The Blacklist is a violent and dark show, and Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is dark.  NBC-TV, hoping to get a ratings winner, had to got back to the 1960s and 1970s, and rework the Ironside franchise, and unlike the original series, the new Ironside product is dark and lacked niceness, and it is more killing and violence.  There is a new slut--new regular character--on Two and a Half Men.  The television season has Revenge and Betrayal and Scandal, good things about people (Not!).  Hostages is nothing more than dark and violent, following up in pattern of Criminal Minds and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.  I say in jest, there is that truly believable show called Sean Saves the World, which features Sean Hayes (a gay guy), who plays a single father with a daughter.  The dark fantasy shows this season are Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and Dracula.  (I am leaving out the shows of The CW, since I have not been able to catch any of the new stuff, even snippets or clips of portions, but the network still has Beauty and the Beast and Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries.)  There is yet Elementary, which features Lucy Liu, but the problem for me is, even though she draws my interest, in real life she supports rottenness---Barack Obama--and that is a turn off (when a person promotes bad people and the ways of bad people, the person is bad).  Over all, the new fall television season is dark and boring and unpleasant and the worst in television history.

    I cannot talk about Lucky 7.  It is already a dead issue!

         Advertisement: In March 2009, a book called Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which had been written by Mark R. Levin, was published.  Through the book, Mark R. Levin talks about how tyranny has been creeping into the country, and he also talks about how the country has been changing from a representative republic, which has a constitution as a basis, to something, yet to be defined, and although Mark R. Levin says that it is the statist who is causing the change, especially those who are a part of the Democratic Party and in government jobs, I say that it is communists, socialists, would-be dictators, and Marxists, such as Barack Obama, who are making the changes, such as by discarding The U.S. Constitution.  I urge you to see and read Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, and pass it on to others, especially teenagers and young adults (and consider listening to The Mark Levin Show, the nationally syndicated radio show, on a regular basis).

    In the previous edition, I talked a bit about a locally produced sitcom that airs on WMYD-HD, Channel 20.1, at 10:00 p.m., on a weekly basis on Sundays, and it is called Because We're Men, and it is one of the new locally produced shows that viewers in the Detroit area can see.  By the way, in Because We're Men, actress Katie Matthews is cute.  Well, on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WADL-HD, Channel 38.1, viewers can see Matt Dery host a locally produced game show called The All New Bowling for Dollars.  I watched the episode that aired on Sunday, September 22, 2013.  It was a flat or somewhat lifeless.  By the way, I know not if women find Matt Dery cute, but I can say that he looked sort of sloppily dressed, and he came off as too informal.  What is the draw of the show?  It is not the host.  Players can win at least one dollar for every bowling pin knocked down using two throws.  If a person gets a spare, the person gets dinner certificate.  Each player plays for a home contestant, who gets to win something, such as a dinner certificate, if a spare is made.  There is a jackpot that goes higher and higher till it is won.  On the show that I saw, no one won the jackpot, and most players won nine dollars or less than dollars. The All New Bowling for Dollars is harmless entertainment, which allows some people to get on television and win a little something, and it is a throwback formula--have people win a few bucks on a television show--going back to at least the early 1950s.

   Announcement for the novice again: To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, go to Fox News Channel, WorldNetDaily.com, "The Drudge Report," and CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), since the entities do not blindly support Barack Obama, as do CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV (to learn about bad journalism, you might tune in to CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV from time to time to see how they differ from the Fox News Channel and those mentioned with it in presenting political stories and events, and you should discover CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV avoid covering things that make Barack Obama look bad or show his true nature, which could harm you).  If you are unclear of my intentions, I say in different words that you should boycott CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV and hope they lose more ratings and advertising revenues, since they are expendable, and it is time for you to find the guts to be mean and heartless and cancel them--since they are hurting you.

    Oh, in the fall, I do my full survey of the anchors and reporters on the locally produced news shows in the Detroit television market, and, for one, I look to see who is doing what job (by the way, it does not mean I do not note changes to lineups during the reminder of a year).  Here, I thought it would be a good time to report on one fairly new edition to Local 4 News (WDIV-HD, Channel 4.1), and his name is Evrod Cassimy, who joined the station in August 2013.  This  man comes from the Chicago, a communist stronghold in the country, and attended Columbia College, Chicago.  Remember: Barack Obama's recent home (covering a couple decades or so) is Chicago, and Chicago has put out a lot of rotten people, another of whom is Hillary Clinton, who likes the teaches of Saul Alinsky, the communist, who has inspired the daily life of Barack Obama with the book informally called Rules for Radicals.  I say as commentary--I would not trust Evrod Cassimy to present truth about things, especially Barack Obama.

    Arsenio Hall is back on a television with a syndicated late-night talk show, which is "stripped" (which means it is run five days a week).  I saw the opening episode, and it was flat and stale.  In addition, Snoop Dogg's closing "number" or "tune" or whatever it was was rotten.

    Another rotten moment on television took place on Monday, October 7, 2013, during The Daily Show, which is hosted each day and was then by Jon Stewart.  Kathleen Sebelius was one of the guests on the program, and during the program she lied, and Jon Stewart, who supports Democrats and the ways of the Democratic Party, was stunned by some things that Kathleen Sebelius said because the things did not fully make sense to him.  Yes, this time, even he had trouble with things that was said by a member of the Democratic Party.  One thing that Kathleen Sebelius said was: "...There's absolutely no evidence that part-time work is going up.  In fact, it is going down.  The height was in the recession.  It's going down.  And for the first time in history ever in this country, part-time workers--and there are a lot of part-time workers, there always have been, there will be in the future--will have affordable health care...."  At the end of the show, Jon Stewart hinted: "...Then I think to myself like--Well, maybe she's, she's lying to me...."

    Remember: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s, and I urge you to find The Prisoner on DVD, maybe from a library, and watch it, and you should show it--all the episodes--to teenagers, or buy it as a present for teenagers.

Stay well!


copyright c. 2013
Date published: October 10, 2013

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