Saturday, June 28, 2008

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

If it's bad TV, it must be good | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "There's a revolutionary idea for television — a station that puts on crummy shows.

Wait, I know what you're saying.

They all put on crummy shows.

But here's the difference.

This one is doing it on purpose.

'We're going to call it a night of Bad TV, and we're going to run it for three hours, maybe four, on Saturdays starting in October,' said Channel 55 president Matt Reiff."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great concept to me.

But then, I can still sing the theme song from "My Mother the Car" so I might not be the best guy to ask.

Jeff

Randy Johnson said...

It has the possibility of being more entertaining than "real" television.

Anonymous said...

MANIMAL has to be considered for this.

Todd Mason said...

The worst national series that come to mind:

THE REAL WORLD OF TAMMY FAYE
THE RICHARD BEY SHOW (though only JENNY JONES among the tabloid talk shows actually got anyone killed, I think)
THE RAT PATROL (sorry, James)
STRANGE PARADISE (the soap-opera DARK SHADOWS ripoff)
ON THE AIR (the complete misfire historical comedy-drama project of Lynch and Snow after TWIN PEAKS--though the similar REMEMBER WENN was nearly as dire)
IN SEARCH OF, narrated by L. Nimoy
THREE'S COMPANY/THREE'S A CROWD
WHAT'S HAPPENING/WH NOW
THE 700 CLUB
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT, WORLD?, a rightwing answer to THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS SHOW and LAUGH-IN
ALIAS, perhaps the most overrated terrible show thus far
SCAREDY CAT, just the worst Saturday Morning cartoon I've ever seen
THE CHAIR and THE CHAMBER, game shows involving actual torture

My father would want me to add MOTHERS IN LAW...I haven't had the pleasure of this one, nor DR. SIMON LOCKE, YOU'RE IN THE PICTURE, or any one of a number of truly atrocious-sounding programs.

Bill Crider said...

Some of those do sound dreadful. But not, of course, THE RAT PATROL.

Todd Mason said...

Until one actually goes back and watches RAT PATROL...I had a similar experience with LAND OF THE LOST...