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Monday, July 19, 2010

What do you Think of Television Programming: A Poll

I'm doing research for an article that I would really like help with. There are three poll questions to the right. I would appreciate if you would answer them. The first four questions are on the right. Please answer them first.

For the first two question, please answer the yes or no that fits your age group.

For those who answer the following questions by leaving a comment, I will send an a copy of my ebook, Nict for Ure Selfe (Not for Ourselves. You are welcome to write additional comments.

Growing up, what was your favorite TV show? Why?


Who was your favorite character (s) from it?


What is your favorite TV show now? Why?


Who was your favorite character (s) from it?


What is your age?


Do you think there is enough programming for your age group?


If you could change one thing in TV, what would it be?

13 comments:

Theresa Chaze said...

You have to scroll down a little to find the poll on the right.
Thanks
Theresa

T.S. said...

1. Let's see: growing up my favorite show was Wizards and Warriors. Because it was pretty much the only show with knights and wizards, etc. and I was really into that. When things were Rotten would have been a close second- funny, fun and about Robin Hood.

2. Favorite character was either the good guys sidekick or the princess. He was always lots of fun and she was just so silly it was awesome.

3. Slings and Arrows: intelligent, funny, deep and it involves shakespeare. Though Castle is a fun show too.

4. Jeffery Tennant: He's an interesting intelligent character and he is very interesting.

5. 37

6. Not that is intelligent and original programming. I really don't watch anything on tv now.

7.I would like to see more intelligent and interesting programing. Something that I want to watch otherwise, I've got a good book to read.

D.A. said...

I liked Gunsmoke because it was more of an adult show that my parents let us watch. Well, of course, I loved Matt Dillon, but also, Miss Kitty. She was a smart woman (even though she pined for Matt) who ran her own business. My favorite show now has been The New Adventures of Old Christine (and has been canceled). Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an amazing comedic actress. Wanda Sykes was also fabulous in that show. I was heartened to see these 40-something women star in such a great show. I am in the 45-55 age group and there aren't really enough shows on network channels for my age group. Most of the good shows with talented female leads are on cable these days, Glynn Close, Kyra Sedgewick, Holly Hunter, Gabrielle Anwar, etc.

Theresa Chaze said...

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Kerri Connor said...

Growing up, what was your favorite TV show? Why?
It would really depend on the year -- as a teenager it was Scarecrow and Mrs. King. I wanted to be Mr.s King. I loved the whole idea of the show -- a normal woman accidently becomes an agent and of course falls in love with her incredibly handsome partner. The relationship they shared was great.


Who was your favorite character (s) from it?
Amanda King and Lee Stetson -- and yes I have the entire series on DVD


What is your favorite TV show now? Why? Right now it's Castle ( I also really liked Tudors and Robin Hood from the BBC but both series are now over). Castle is great -- has very much the same type of romantic relationship between Castle and Becket as in Scarecrow and Mrs. King.


Who was your favorite character (s) from it?
Castle

What is your age?
40

Do you think there is enough programming for your age group?
no not really.

If you could change one thing in TV, what would it be?
I would get rid of all of the idiotic reality shows. To me they are FAR less REAL than the actual fictional shows. I do not know people who act like the people on reality tv, and if I did, I surely would not be friends with them!

null2099 said...

Growing up, what was your favorite TV show? Why?

Well, that covers a lot of time frames. It was usually sci-fi in some form or another. I think I prefer the fantasy genre even then but the selection was much more limited. Space Ghost was probably my favorite for a long time.


Who was your favorite character (s) from it? Space Ghost of course.


What is your favorite TV show now? Why? Wow. Fiction and not reality based? Rescue Me, although I'm worried that this last season might get a bit repetitive of what came before. I like the blend of edge of your seat drama, and then the next scene fall out of your chair laughing humor.


Who was your favorite character (s) from it? Tommy!


What is your age? 39


Do you think there is enough programming for your age group?
Not really. Many of the shows are too formula based, same basic plot over and over. See House MD.

Desirée Lee said...

Growing up, what was your favorite TV show? Why? Jeopardy. I love trivia.


Who was your favorite character (s) from it? N/A


What is your favorite TV show now? Why? Probably True Blood. I enjoyed the books by Charlaine Harris. I was excited when I first heard a TV series was in the works.


Who was your favorite character (s) from it? Eric Northman. The actor portrays him pretty much spot on to how I envisioned him from reading the books.


What is your age? 36


Do you think there is enough programming for your age group? For the most part. There are some days that there aren't any programs on I care to watch, though I think that time slot has other programs targeted toward my demographic.


If you could change one thing in TV, what would it be? I wish On Demand programming came standard with all Cable/Satellite providers. Then I could watch what I want and not have to fill up the memory card on my DVR if I want to go back and watch something over again.

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Additional comment: the fourth poll is a little confusing in the way it is written. The question asks if we think TV is better or worse, but only gives us Yes or No answers. Yes it is better or No it is worse? Is that how it is supposed to be answered?

Carpe Noctem,
Des


Author Desirée Lee
Putting the Romance Back in Necromancy
http://www.desireelee.com

Charles said...

Interesting. If I could change one thing, it would be more programming for people who think rather than the crap they put on for people who just want to watch pretty moving pictures.

Ruth said...

1.My favorite show growing up ... Outer Limits - In college the student lounge was packed and you never heard a sound.
2. Favorite character ... Outer Limits were different stories every week and they usually made a statement - with a moral.
3. I love Castle and Dancing with the Stars (my husband and I ballroom dance).
4. All the professional dancers
5. 64
6. I do not think too highly of television today.
7. I would like real programming instead of reality shows. Most of the time I close the TV and read a book or write my own!

pamela r said...

Growing up, what was your favorite TV show? Why? GROWING UP OUR HOME HAD NO TV


Who was your favorite character (s) from it?
N/A

What is your favorite TV show now? Why?
I LIKE REALITY CHALLANGE SHOWS BIG BROTHER, SURVIVOR,IDOL,DANCE---MAKE FOE GREAT ENTERTAINMENT,MUCH LIKE THE VERITY SHOWS OF THE PAST

Who was your favorite character (s) from it?
N/A

What is your age?
36

Do you think there is enough programming for your age group?

YES
If you could change one thing in TV, what would it be?

NA

Rick said...

Growing up, what was your favorite TV show? Why? The two shows I remember the fondest are "The Adventures of Superman" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood". I've always been a Superman Fan and the same goes for Robin Hood.


Who was your favorite character (s) from it? The title characters of each


What is your favorite TV show now? Why? Again being a Superman Fan Smallville ranks up as one of my favorites. (When it they were on both "Lois and Clark" and "Superboy" were favorites>


Who was your favorite character (s) from it? Clark, Lois, Green Arrow.


What is your age?60


Do you think there is enough programming for your age group?
I don't believe in age group programs, I'm sure the networks do, but I know I still have some of the same likes as when I was a kid and when I was a young adult..

If you could change one thing in TV, what would it be? The way the rating were done. The fact that a few people are used to represent the viewers is just wrong.

Jesse said...

1)I had a lot of them, I watched tons of older shows because my mom always had them on. I loved MASH and the Love Boat and all the shows like that. I'd have to say that shows that were geared at me, I didn't really get into until Buffy came along.

2) Buffy, Angel, and Spike.

3) True Blood, I study vampires as an anthropologist and I love to see how they are portrayed in mainstream media, I also just love vampires.

4) 25 years old.

5) I am positive that there is enough programs for EVERYONE, people spend a lot of time just staring at the television like it will provide all the answers to the world.

6) I would try and make it more interactive so that people were actually not just staring, but getting involved with it as well.

wwillow15 said...

IMHO, television isn't nearly as good as it used to be. I like that some networks are showing the old shows.

This poll is a really good idea!