Someone asked me to write a post analyzing “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS. That show was so awful that I never bothered watching. I can’t stand sitcoms that have a too-obvious laugh track. I find the laugh track more and more annoying.
When watching mainstream TV, there are both explicit and hidden commercials. For example, when the announcer says “Support our troops!” during a sporting event, that’s a hidden advertisement for war. For another example, when a woman gets excited about a diamond engagement ring, that’s a hidden advertisement for the DeBeers diamond cartel.
For another example, many sitcoms and movies promote unhealthy attitudes about sex. A movie or sitcom promotes “one-itis”. The male is persistent and eventually the woman accepts him. That isn’t the healthy way to meet women. If a woman rejects you or isn’t receptive, you should move on to someone else. Of course, that makes for a boring plot. It also promotes unhealthy attitudes.
I also noticed a movie about bullying. There also was a Dateline special on Sunday about bullying. My mother was really into it. I couldn’t figure out “Where’s the propaganda?” How does promoting “Bullying is a problem!” also promote evil? There should be an answer, but I couldn’t figure it out. When you’re a student, you don’t have the option to refuse to interact with abusive people. At my most recent job, my bosses were abusive, but there’s a solution; I can quit.
Mainstream TV, especially sitcoms, says “You should think and feel and act in certain ways.” The hidden advertisements are more dangerous than explicit advertisements.