ABC-NBC-CBS are garbage. Garbage in garbage out. I haven't watched anything
on any of these channels for 7 years.
Dear DN, Adultery glamorized on TV? You must have just been rescued
from Gilligan's Island or have been Lost in Space or never viewed daytime
soaps for at least the last 50 years. I remember the 50s sitcom,
Love that Bob, Starring Bob Cummings. In the 1980s we had the womanizing J.R.
Ewing from Dallas. He had his memorable Mistress , Mandy Winger and I imagine,
had weekly flings with various willing women; single and gasp married. On
Dynasty and Falcon Crest there was all sort of similiar goings on. Most recently
on the sitcom Two and a half men had that charming womanizing rogue named
Charlie Harper, now deceased. He was replaced by the Gazillionaire Teckie Kelso
who seems to be a rogue wannabe. You want real soap? Read about the
Historical Julius Caesar in the first century BC. That would make a great
series. No scratch that already been done as Rome.
The messages that television brings into my home generally speaking, do not live
up to the standards that we try to live by. This show is just one example.
That is why, about two years ago, I didn't renew our cable TV contract. I
am also concerned about some of the stuff that comes in over the Internet as
Not a good way to educate the masses. This is not what we want to condone as
being sexy, sassy, etc. Infidelity well may be a way of life for some, but
needless to say, the affects are chaotic and damaging to all parties involved.
This is a lose-lose situation. I have first-hand knowledge of this. We really
need to step up our game with regards to this issue. Real-life education and
personal accountability should be on our radar, not new shows that glamorize
unconstructive behavior. I think my book: THE (IN)FIDELITY FACTOR: Points to
Ponder Before You Cheat would come in handy! Bottom line: cheating is defeating,
no matter how you try and pretty it up.
Wait, I don't get it. I thought life was all about doing whatever makes you
happy and being who you are. How could anyone possibly be upset about these poor
women just being true to themselves?
BYU Track Star has valid points in that the thematic exploitation of illicit sex
is not new. What I worry about is the overload, particularly when it takes a
glamorous slant. As to those promoting "opening up the dialogue",
there's no dialogue here. It's all one titillating
dirty-no-joke-about-it monologue! Society is off on a sex-drunk!
If enough people stopped watching this garbage and let the advertisers know they
were doing so, it would disappear from screens. Those of us who are really
concerned don't have means for watching it in our homes. And yes, the
internet is a problem too. It takes a lot of self-discipline to avoid all this
junk, but most important it takes vigilant dedicated parents to help children
realize the pitfalls of going along with what is considered acceptable. Good
luck to all of us.
Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, they always manage to do
so. What a sad lot of people who thought of this TV show.
The only prime-time TV show I watch anymore is "The Mentalist." TV networks continue to scrape the bottom of the barrel and many of us
are simply tuning out.
There is a reason that I quit watching any major network shows. I can't
help but think that it doesn't take too much brainpower or creativity to
make a show about sex, sex, and more sex. While these shows have been around in
some form or another for many years, adultery didn't used to be celebrated.
If we as a society continue to tolerate and embrace such views, we have a good
chance of losing any moral (or character-based) standards for our society.
Those who stand for nothing, fall for everything. We wonder why our children
kill each other and don't appreciate family ties and values. Look around.
The answer is in front of our eyes. There is almost nowhere that a strong
family with healthy emotional bonds is portrayed on TV or in the movies. Even
Disney celebrates the superiority of children and the stupidity of parents (if
there even are any). At some point we need to make a stand. We can do that in
our homes and in public. Hollywood won't produce products that don't
Boycott the TV stations, and boycott the sponsors.
I don't care if they put this type of porn (yes, thats' what it is)on
cable, but I think the public airwaves should contain some semblance of
Ed Sullivan banned the '60s rock group 'the Doors' from ever
being on his monopolized network broadcast show ever again because they did not
change the lyrics to their 'light my fire' song. Ed told them to not
use the word 'higher' which was in the original lyrics. The band
leader went ahead and sang the original lyrics anyway..... 'Higher"
could have meant 'closer to heaven'. Anyway, so where is
a balancing influence like Ed on the other end of the spectrum at the networks
today? The promotion of illegality, immorality, and infidelity being
pushed by broadcast networks today has a subverting influence on our free
society.The ultimate monopoly of, big government owning and
controlling everything, realizes that to compel the American citizen to give up
his constitutional rights.... free speech etc, that society needs to be
subverted by subconsciously changing the individual so that he can't
control himself and therefore.... Let big brother control the individual... give
up your rights.
Won't be watching just because of the title.
Shouldn't the concerted effort to destroy the "Boy Sprouts" be seen
in the context of shows such as this ABC "melanoma"? A graphic scene of
the CW "The Vampire Diaries" about said it all about "sex and
violence". Actually, the violence is more troubling than the visual
pornography. Children are becoming desensitized also through video games such as
"Grand Theft Auto". The answer then is to turn to "drugs and
alcohol" to assuage a heavy heart. "Love and marriage" just
doesn't play well any more except in Peoria. Politicians and clergy are
both being questioned about their secret lives. Society is breaking down and
even the Pharohs knew that this was a big problem. More freedom is being
trumpeted by "the powers that be". However, "the king has no
clothes" and it is all about "license".
Probably written by Hollywood crack heads that want to justify their own
actions. Kids watch this stuff now and think it is the norm. As someone else
posted, "garbage in garbage out". Turn off the TV, save money and read a
I think that shows like this and the infamous Sex in the City are far more
harmful than actual hard core pornography! Hard core porn is not generally
available and is surrounded by an ambiance of sleaziness. Even if kids happen to
see it it is abundantly clear that this sort of behavior is wrong.
This garbage is piped into millions of family homes and the implication for
impressionable young minds is that this sort of behavior is OK. One can imagine
twelve year old girls being far more interested in aping the perceived behavior
of these actresses than that of actual porn stars!
Relating depictions actual human experiences to porn is quite a stretch. As for
availability...porn is as close as any internet connection. Utah has the highest
per-capita subscription rate to porn.I'm not sure I understand
the outrage. Why are 20 primetime shows about horrendous violence okay but a
show about choices between consenting adults not okay?This is much
adieu about nothing. If you don't like it, don't watch it. I
don't watch 99% of what gets promoted as entertainment. Turn off the TV and
spend it living a life instead of watching the "fake lives" of others
and let's teach our children to do the same.If we don't
watch, it will be gone. If people do watch...well, it will last and for those
who believe in a free market, that is the best thing to happen, right?I'm amazed that reality tv has made it. Seems like brain junk food to me
and a complete waste of time, yet, they keep going.
Speed, The thing is that shows like this present sleazy illicit
relationships as reality and perfectly OK. As such they are a major contributing
factor to the moral decline of our society! I am certainly not
defending porn but it is not as influential as immoral prime time programming.
You are right that kids can get porn off the internet but it does not have the
same imprimatur of approval as a network TV show!
Want it off the air? Don't watch. Hollywood can try to push a message all
it wants, but nothing speaks louder than the advertising dollar.
It glamorizes adultery? So what else is new?
ABC should rethink airing the series Mistresses. The Gallup poll listed adultery
as the least acceptable trait. Mistresses is free sex and lack of responsibility
which is destroying the moral underpinnings of our nation. ABC and the other
networks NBC,CBS should be stewards and show respect to families not just go for
money.I hope Mistresses has horrible ratings and fails.
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