A sickening trend in TV-DVD threads...

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by MatthewA, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

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    Every time I read a post of the following nature, I cringe. Let's play a little Mad Libs:

    "How can (1) like (2) be released on DVD while (3) like (4) is languishing on the shelf?"

    1=derogatory adjective
    2=title of show poster dislikes
    3=praising adjective
    4=title of show poster likes not on DVD

    Why should you get upset about what DOES get released on DVD? For some shows there is nothing but hatred, somewhat psychopathic in nature at times. Other shows are sanctified out of proportion to their merits, people who attempt to criticize them treated like pariahs.

    I personally blame weak marketing and high price for the poor sales of The Mary Tyler Moore Show: season 1. Sitcoms are not like sci-fi; they do not have fans who would sell body parts for things related to it. But how badly did this set do, exactly. Is it the fault of any lesser show that does get released that MTM didn't do as well as it deserved to? Is a perennial favorite like MTM spoiled by the very existence of a superbomb like Pink Lady and Jeff, and its presence on DVD?

    The free market is based on choice. People will choose what they want, and that is a good thing. They don't buy what they don't want or cannot afford.

    What upsets me, personally, is not your opinions of shows, to which you are entitled, but your inability to keep a civil tongue (or fingers, as it relates to typing). Criticism should be constructive, not abusive. Ever stop to read the rules of this forum?

    I could crap all threads relating to my least favorite TV program ever, "Friends," but that would make me a troll. Go to this site if you need to crap on something:

    http://www.formetopoopon.com

    It's fun and refreshing, and saves face.

    You should be glad the DVD format is mainstream enough to potentially support a wide variety of shows. If a show fails, it's sometimes because of poor marketing, or sometimes because lack of interest, or the release could be botched.

    We should be more vigilant about cut episodes turning up on DVDs and less upset with what studios are releasing, per se. Get upset about what they aren't releasing and are releasing badly. Did anyone force you to watch programs you don't like?

    I don't like the concept of the DVD equivalent of book-burning, and we shouldn't start, no matter what comes out.
     
  2. Eric F

    Eric F Screenwriter

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    How can this thread be posted, when so many better posts go unread?[​IMG]
     
  3. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    Shouldn't this be in the feedback section since it's not about TV shows on DVD, but threads pertaining to them? [​IMG]
     
  4. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

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    I was unsure, so I posted it here.
     
  5. John Berggren

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    I think it belongs here, to be seen by those who frequently make such posts, but the decision is up to the admin.
    MatthewA, I think you make your case succesfully and succinctly. I definitely agree with what you are seeing.
    Perhaps you'll effect change. We can hope.
     
  6. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    With that sentence structure, items (1) and (3) would be nouns, not adjectives.

    Other than that, I have no issues with this thread. [​IMG]

    M.
     
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    Then the next thing is the discussion about the included or omitted special features.
     
  8. Ryan Wishton

    Ryan Wishton Screenwriter

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    Your right to a point... I get sick of a million taco farts myself... I think I will go crazy if I hear much more about Mary Tyler Moore... This was even brought up in a horror thread once... The last place you would think you would see it...

    But, you are wrong about people only buying what they can afford... Thats why they use credit cards... Not me... But, most...
     

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