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Wed, Dec. 2nd, 2009, 07:37 am
Big Brother is Watching You Watch A&E

I watched the season premiere of Hoarders last night. Like Winston Smith in 1984, Hoarders is my "Two Minutes Hate": an ecstasy of vindictiveness, easily transferred from one subject to another.

Do you ever watch a show to enjoy the experience of hating the subjects of the show?

Wed, Dec. 2nd, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
thunderflyer

Not really.

I'm not comfortable "hating" someone when I know so little about them, especially knowing that what I am seeing of them from a TV show has been manipulated to display that person's least sympathetic side.

Wed, Dec. 2nd, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
basilwhite

So...I should only hate my family?*







*joke

Wed, Dec. 2nd, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
thunderflyer

HAHA Yes. Hating your family is acceptable.

Thu, Dec. 3rd, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
jaine_parr

I find it difficult to hate people that I see on TV. TV has so little connection to reality.

Thu, Dec. 3rd, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
basilwhite

I agree. That's what makes it so great!

Thu, Dec. 3rd, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
sistrmoon

Hoarders hits too close to home. I'm a packrat, and were circumstances different in my life, I might end up on that show. Besides, they seem mentally ill/depressed or something...not a reason for hate.

But, I am kinda hating on the new nurse on Mercy. Actually, they're all kind of hateable.

Fri, Dec. 4th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
sehrnett: Well, not to hate.

That's too strong.

But "Cheaters" always floors me, as do shows like "Springer" for the humans they find.

But I have not watched TV since I shut it off in June and I do not really miss it at all.