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retiredat44
November 6th, 2007, 05:33 AM
Last night during Heroes the commercials were coming every 4 minutes! I wish there a way to tell them to shove them.... but the only way is to tape ths show and FF through threm, or not watch the show. The people pushing those constant breaks need a heavy spanking,,, maybe to say whtever they adverstise to us with such zeal should never be purchased,, they are working on pissing off viewers...

:tealc:

IcyNeko
November 6th, 2007, 08:00 AM
I think that the writers have done a great job pissing off viewers. I mean srsly.. Maya y Alejandro's story is akin to the same feeling one might get from seeing a skinny guy buying floral-patterned pink sweatpants from the maternity ward of JC Penney's outlet for himself.

retiredat44
November 6th, 2007, 01:51 PM
I forgot the mention the totally absurd dumbass thing they did with planting a tree to force us viewers into watching the rich take time out to plant a tree in between travleing the world and buying new cars and homes...

I understand NBC is on some AL Freeking Gore "Green Campaign'
but they forgot that most of us are not kooks and see this as total BS! I say make the damned show... and stop the political commentary,, or else you actors will be digging up trees, with the illegals, to put food on your table... because you blew you acting job on political stunts...


:(

Xicer
November 6th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Speaking of that whole "Green" thing, was that the reason why the opening credits were green instead of yellow?

Buddhawasanancient
November 6th, 2007, 06:50 PM
Speaking of that whole "Green" thing, was that the reason why the opening credits were green instead of yellow?

Yeah. I think it looked kinda cool...

Trek_Girl42
November 6th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Speaking of that whole "Green" thing, was that the reason why the opening credits were green instead of yellow?
So that's what that was about? I never ever watch NBC, and had no idea.....I thought the green looked pretty cool, if odd..... :P

Loved the Japanese "previously" as well.

the fifth man
November 6th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Yeah. I think it looked kinda cool...

It was definitely different.:)

retiredat44
November 8th, 2007, 10:23 AM
Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming ‘Greatest Scam in History’

http://media.newsbusters.org/stories/weather-channel-founder-global-warming-greatest-scam-history.html?q=blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/11/07/weather-channel-founder-global-warming-greatest-scam-history

http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog/comments_about_global_warming/

NBC jerking us with this scam..

MartianManhunter
November 10th, 2007, 05:51 AM
^Personally, I disagree with just about everything that guy said. If global earming isnt real then something else is going on because its the middle of November and its like 100 degrees outside.

But the whole commercials think is really getting ridiculous. They really should do something about that, although I have to agree that the opening credits being green was kinda cool.

YodaMate
November 12th, 2007, 04:38 AM
I thought the green Earth was supposed to be a biohazard thing, referring to the virus. If you watch the normal intro carefully you can see a tiny nuke explosion going off, i figured this was the New Threat.

nekoi
November 12th, 2007, 01:07 PM
On Shaw Cable in Canada we have a channel called Movie Central. They play about a half hour of commercials before and after the feature presentation (this includes Stargate Atlantis) and makes the general viewing more enjoyable.

I wish other networks were like this.

Trek_Girl42
November 12th, 2007, 09:40 PM
I thought the green Earth was supposed to be a biohazard thing, referring to the virus. If you watch the normal intro carefully you can see a tiny nuke explosion going off, i figured this was the New Threat.
I thought it was a biohazard/virus related thing as well. :P

As much as Global Warming is a problem that people actually need to grow up about and face up to, what NBC is doing is like.....lessons for idiots who don't care/preaching to the choir. During the commercials while watching Scrubs on Thursday, their recommendation was "plant a tree". Well anyone who is actually going to plant a tree will be doing it already.....they don't need NBC to tell them to do so. Anyone who isn't, isn't likely to do so just because NBC told them to do so. Why don't you stop running adverts for gas guzzling vehicles NBC? That might be a better start, if you were actually serious about this..... :rolleyes:


On Shaw Cable in Canada we have a channel called Movie Central. They play about a half hour of commercials before and after the feature presentation (this includes Stargate Atlantis) and makes the general viewing more enjoyable.

I wish other networks were like this.
They play a half hour of commercials straight though? Who would actually stay tuned in for that? God knows if I could actually afford to pay the obscene amount they're charging for that channel, I'd expect no commercials whatsoever. :S

Franklyn Blaze
November 12th, 2007, 10:06 PM
I hate commercials and I do everything to avoid them. The flow is the show just isn't the same if you watch with a ton of commercials.

Trek_Girl42
November 12th, 2007, 11:16 PM
I hate commercials and I do everything to avoid them. The flow is the show just isn't the same if you watch with a ton of commercials.
It is if it's edited properly. It's when there are monkeys doing the editing, deeming that the commercials are more important than the episode that the flow goes all wrong- TV has ALWAYS had commercials, it's how it works, so obviously getting the flow right CAN be done.

Franklyn Blaze
November 13th, 2007, 10:07 AM
It is if it's edited properly. It's when there are monkeys doing the editing, deeming that the commercials are more important than the episode that the flow goes all wrong- TV has ALWAYS had commercials, it's how it works, so obviously getting the flow right CAN be done.

I vaguely remember some shows, could be this one, going to commercial then when they come back they repeat the last 5 seconds or so and keep going. I think they did this once or twice in heroes this season.(in one of Ando's scenes) It just shows that there was never supposed to be a break in the first place. Commercials are irrelevant and I will always watch the commercial free cuts of my favorite shows. :) Plus why sit around for an hour when you can tivo or by alternative means watch a 42 min version? You must really like your tv that much to give it the extra 18 minutes of your life. There has to be some statistic of how many years of our life are spent watching commercials.

Trek_Girl42
November 13th, 2007, 11:09 AM
I vaguely remember some shows, could be this one, going to commercial then when they come back they repeat the last 5 seconds or so and keep going. I think they did this once or twice in heroes this season.(in one of Ando's scenes) It just shows that there was never supposed to be a break in the first place. Commercials are irrelevant and I will always watch the commercial free cuts of my favorite shows. :) Plus why sit around for an hour when you can tivo or by alternative means watch a 42 min version? You must really like your tv that much to give it the extra 18 minutes of your life. There has to be some statistic of how many years of our life are spent watching commercials.
I'd rather have commercials than pay to watch- and if no one watches the commercials, that's how things will be. Frankly, the day I have to pay for each individual show I watch is the day I stop watching TV altogether. We're spoiled these days. We can get pretty much anything we want whenever we want. What's wrong with occasionally having to wait? If you watch the show with your family or friends, the commercials are the natural opportunity to discuss the show/catch up the people who get confused anyway. And hey, with the way Heroes is this season, that's pretty much mandatory.

retiredat44
November 13th, 2007, 02:30 PM
I'd rather have commercials than pay to watch- and if no one watches the commercials, that's how things will be. Frankly, the day I have to pay for each individual show I watch is the day I stop watching TV altogether. We're spoiled these days. We can get pretty much anything we want whenever we want. What's wrong with occasionally having to wait? If you watch the show with your family or friends, the commercials are the natural opportunity to discuss the show/catch up the people who get confused anyway. And hey, with the way Heroes is this season, that's pretty much mandatory.

um... Hello! I do pay! I pay for my cable...
it's not free!! and top of that the commercial abuse.. well I know I don't have to watch it... but I do pay very high cable fees... so don't say it's free..

Franklyn Blaze
November 13th, 2007, 03:19 PM
Ya HD rates are out of this world for the selection or lack thereof. If you have a nice big HD tv nothing looks crappier then low def Heroes blown up 50 or 60 inches. Blah.

trombonist15
November 13th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Personally, I can't stand watching any TV live. Either I tape it or download it later.

Trek_Girl42
November 14th, 2007, 10:11 AM
um... Hello! I do pay! I pay for my cable...
it's not free!! and top of that the commercial abuse.. well I know I don't have to watch it... but I do pay very high cable fees... so don't say it's free..
Paying cable is a given- it always has been. You're paying to get your channels, and then you get to watch as many shows as you want! I'd rather pay a cable bill and get to watch whatever is airing, whenever it airs, with commercials, than buy individual episodes of shows (or seasons or whatever) so that I can try watching various programs at no additional cost. You're not going to be able to sample shows and the like in the future unless you pay for that individual episode. No way will I pay individually to try watching something new unless I know I'm getting something good (in other words, having seen it already). At least with cable you can turn the channel and not feel guilty about having just paid to watch said crap if you don't like something. It's a flat monthly fee, that's it. From there you've got your freedom to watch as much as you want without paying for it.