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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #35 on: Wed Oct 13, 2010 - 17:22:54 »
I don't watch much TV except sports. I use to watch Lost and 24 all time. I can't seem to find something I like anymore. I do like to rent a movie from red box from time to time.

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« Reply #36 on: Wed Oct 13, 2010 - 21:42:24 »
Best show?...You gotta be kiddin'...Television is an absolute waste!

I would agree. Not that the shows mentioned lack creativity. I have watched a bit of "The Office" at my inlaws and found it pretty funny. But then there are the parts that make me a bit ashamed to be watching. Likewise, I think Seinfeld is an absolutely brilliant comedy, but then "those parts" show up. And the list goes on and on with just about every modern TV show there is. Our family TV policy is that if the WHOLE family can not watch it (including our 8 year old), then NOBODY will watch it. So much for most of network TV.

We have shelves and shelves of DVDs. Instead of a $35/mo cable bill, we invest in family-friendly classics, some from the 50's or earlier. Have ALL of Little House on the Prairie, for example. Also have most Pixar movies, which are both creative, and clean. 

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« Reply #37 on: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 00:13:42 »
So you think the whole family should be on the same emotional and intellectual level as the eight year old?  Do you let your youngest read the whole book of Genesis? Would you let him watch the same material on television?

I just don't think it's that simple.

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« Reply #38 on: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 04:03:08 »
So you think the whole family should be on the same emotional and intellectual level as the eight year old?  Do you let your youngest read the whole book of Genesis? Would you let him watch the same material on television?

I just don't think it's that simple.

I believe that if the "moral" content is such that it violates what God says we should pursue in Phill 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, . . . " then it is not suitable for any family member. And it is not just about content but context. For example, I would allow my whole family (age 10 and up) watch a documentary about Nazi concentration camps in order to learn some (unfortunate) history and also to fully see the fallen nature of man. I would not have ANY of us in our family watch CSI Miami as it simply uses death as a means of sensationalism. Likewise, a show that makes fun out of casual sex is not suitable for any family member.

Is it that hard to know that a sit-com that jokes about casual sex is something NO Christian should watch, regardless of age? I don't think so.


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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #39 on: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 06:35:12 »
Right now I like Blue Bloods and Hawaii 5 O. I also like Mentalist and Fringe is really good if you can keep up with what's going on. Fringe is kind of like Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits mixed with the 24.

Flashpoint is of course pretty predictable, being a show about police SWAT teams, etc in hostage type situations, but it has some of the most poignant endings of any show on TV.

Of course there is alway Dancing with the Stars.  ::frown::
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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #40 on: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 12:44:28 »
I can't believe that I forgot to mention NCIS. I think it's been in the top 10 shows for a few years now. The writing and acting is good and the little subtle humor in the show is a nice offset to the heavy drama.


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« Reply #41 on: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 13:42:06 »
How popular do you think... "The Chronicles of Jesus" would be? John 6:62

Luke 24:2,3 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. (Mark 16:3,4)

Did they find it like this because Jesus needed a way out? Or because the disciples needed a way in?

 ::giggle::


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« Reply #42 on: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 22:24:37 »
So you think the whole family should be on the same emotional and intellectual level as the eight year old?  Do you let your youngest read the whole book of Genesis? Would you let him watch the same material on television?

I just don't think it's that simple.

I believe that if the "moral" content is such that it violates what God says we should pursue in Phill 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, . . . " then it is not suitable for any family member. And it is not just about content but context. For example, I would allow my whole family (age 10 and up) watch a documentary about Nazi concentration camps in order to learn some (unfortunate) history and also to fully see the fallen nature of man. I would not have ANY of us in our family watch CSI Miami as it simply uses death as a means of sensationalism. Likewise, a show that makes fun out of casual sex is not suitable for any family member.

Is it that hard to know that a sit-com that jokes about casual sex is something NO Christian should watch, regardless of age? I don't think so.



So tell me, would you watch a show that started out with a man and woman naked and fine with it, then dealt with a spouse "spilling his seed" to keep from having kids? How about a scene where a married woman tries to seduce a young man, removing his cloak, then accuses him of rape when he flees? A woman who's raped by a prince, with her brothers taking revenge by conning the men of the city into being circumsized, than killing them while they're still sore? Would you let your eight-year-old watch this?

I'm really interested in the answer.

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #43 on: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 23:06:06 »
I think I hit a nerve here. I am not going to spar back and forth with someone that admittedly watches South Park (See http://www.gracecentered.com/christian_forums/television/comedy-central-channel-blasphemous/ )

I don't need to defend my choices. You do. That says it all. Best of luck explaining them when it really counts.

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« Reply #44 on: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 23:10:45 »
Nope. I just didn't find your statement realistic and am wondering how you reconcile it with the messy truth of scripture. I'd seriously like an answer.

Every single thing I mentioned is, of course, in the first book of the Bible. I believe that too often we get our definitions from Cromwell instead of the Spirit. Our Puritan past makes us uncomfortable with the dust that clings to our sandals.

But that may just be me. How about you? Would you watch an accurate Genesis movie with your family?

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« Reply #45 on: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 23:14:42 »
1. I'm not interested in sparring; I'm interested in truth.

2. I don't watch South Park. I have seen it a couple of times, but cannot take its rougher edges or the voices the actors use. Honestly, when I try to watch it, I can't understand over half of what's being said.

So, can you answer my question, or were you just riffing without having thought about how what you were saying fits with scripture?

Honestly, getting so defensive when someone disagrees with you is a pretty good sign of an unexamined position.

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« Reply #46 on: Fri Oct 15, 2010 - 09:39:24 »
Just checking in to see if you'd decided to defend what you said yet.

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #47 on: Wed Nov 03, 2010 - 22:54:13 »
I'd have to say Modern Family.  Hands down! ::eatingpopcorn:

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #48 on: Fri Nov 26, 2010 - 03:44:40 »
BREAKING BAD and DEXTER are my favorite TV shows .
breaking bad is past and dexter's season 5 is on going these days .

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« Reply #49 on: Sat Nov 27, 2010 - 14:07:18 »
I really like Parenthood.  I love the relationship between the siblings.  Warms my heart.  Also, how the parents are working at their marriage though both have made monstrously poor choices that have left it almost destroyed. 

I am sure it is too slow and will be cancelled though.  ::shrug:: bummer

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #50 on: Tue Nov 30, 2010 - 14:59:54 »
Right now I'm of the opinion that The Walking Dead on AMC is the best show.

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #51 on: Sat Dec 04, 2010 - 17:57:09 »
I just got done watching "The Pillars of the Earth."  Now I am up to the third season of "Psych."

Other shows I finished watching recently:

Battlestar Galactica
Heroes
The Tudors

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #52 on: Sat Jan 15, 2011 - 13:07:52 »
MONK is definitely the best show on TV right now.

funny, funny stuff!!

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« Reply #53 on: Mon Jan 17, 2011 - 06:22:01 »
I really like Breaking Bad. My wife likes ... The Good Wife ... go figure.

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« Reply #54 on: Tue Jan 18, 2011 - 18:12:52 »
i'm a fan of The Mentalist at the moment.

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #55 on: Wed Jan 19, 2011 - 13:01:33 »
Yeah, I really like the Mentalist.

I am a real fan of Fringe also. It is kinda like a cross between The Twilight Zone and 24, but with a little twist of Inception mixed in.

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Warning though, if you haven't watched it from the beginning, you would have no hope of ever figuring out what was going on! Certainly a fatal characteristic, I imagine.

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« Reply #56 on: Thu Jan 20, 2011 - 05:10:10 »
I'm going to have to see if I can get "Walking Dead" on my Roku ... I've heard good things from many.

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #57 on: Thu Jan 20, 2011 - 13:40:24 »
The Good Wife.

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« Reply #58 on: Wed May 25, 2011 - 21:02:30 »
House or NCIS are my two favorite shows on TV atm

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« Reply #59 on: Wed May 25, 2011 - 21:34:38 »
NCIS!  My favorite show!

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« Reply #60 on: Sat Oct 29, 2011 - 23:16:19 »
Big Bang.

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« Reply #61 on: Fri Nov 11, 2011 - 06:28:18 »
I think today isn't have good shows on television I mean its have but not more then4 or5 and my suggestion is the best show is the know about the world and you can see that on Discovery and many more channels.

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« Reply #62 on: Thu Feb 16, 2012 - 00:02:27 »
NCIS is one of my favorite show.

But, i am also a big fan of Fringe.

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #63 on: Sat Mar 31, 2012 - 21:11:46 »
Person of Interest and The Firm are high on my list.
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« Reply #64 on: Sat Mar 31, 2012 - 21:19:18 »
I like Person of Interest too, but I think the first episodes were better than the last 2 or 3 that have aired.

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #65 on: Tue Apr 10, 2012 - 08:39:39 »
It seems I have a favorite for every night of the week. . . but I'll stick to my tops:
Big Bang Theory
Fringe
Last Man Standing

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #66 on: Tue Apr 10, 2012 - 08:56:07 »
A great new show is "Awake" on NBC..... a cop show with sort of a paranormal "twist"... check it out!

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Re: best show on televsion right now
« Reply #67 on: Tue Apr 10, 2012 - 10:02:03 »
Touch is a good new show with an interesting twist.

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« Reply #68 on: Tue Apr 10, 2012 - 10:51:47 »
Touch is a good new show with an interesting twist.
Yes!  Forgot that one... Lots if good shows on network tv for a change-- something to help me avoid watching reality tv or dance contests!

Anyone watching "The Killing" or Game of Thrones?

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« Reply #69 on: Tue Apr 17, 2012 - 09:41:56 »
I like Justified very much.  I don't think there is a better show on TV.  Of course, it is a bit violent but the writing, acting and characters make this the best on TV.

 

     
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