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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Bit
    I think the main thing that they should change in PHo 2 would be to stop showing the same old scenes over and over. I swear, if I had to watch Zach taunt and make childish faces at Keith at breakfast one more time I would have hurled. It seemed a bit excessive at the beginning of the series but towards the end, and the last 2 episodes were just full of old scenes. If I want to watch reruns I'll tune in to Nick at Night.
    I agree! Last night's show was about 45 minutes of "new" material. I also want to get rid of the obvious twists. Everyone watching knew when Amanda announced that the final four had to switch partners, it was so that only Charla and Keith would win. I'm not sure if I'd even watch PH2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Bit
    I think the main thing that they should change in PHo 2 would be to stop showing the same old scenes over and over. I swear, if I had to watch Zach taunt and make childish faces at Keith at breakfast one more time I would have hurled. It seemed a bit excessive at the beginning of the series but towards the end, and the last 2 episodes were just full of old scenes. If I want to watch reruns I'll tune in to Nick at Night.
    I think that some of this has to do with FOX's obvious "cheapness" when it came to this show. If you think about it, other than a few exceptions - like Pandora's Box and special excursions - they tended to show the guests in the morning at gossiping at breakfast, in the evening partying and getting drunk and in their rooms scheming and "hooking up" (as it were). Not a heck of a lot more.

    So they essentially probably filmed them for about 5 or 6 hours a day. Chances are they simply didnt have enough "good" footage to show and thus, they beat the same old scenes into our heads over and over and over.

    Shows like "Survivor" or "Big Brother" for instance keep the cameras essentially rolling 24/7 and they have tons and tons and tons of footage to choose from and thus the higher quality of the show.

    Another theory is that FOX was simply insulting the intelligence of its viewers and didnt think that our little pea brains could follow the developements of this show unless they pounded it into our heads.

    Remember the Alex stealing the money at the casino footage? You should, they likely showed it to us at least 30 times.

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    Maybe I'm partial, but I would like to see them mix it up with mature guests. Just because you're over forty or fifty doesn't mean that you can't have a good time, too. All of these reality shows are the same regarding contestants. They may throw in a token senior, but he/she is voted out quickly. I think a half oldies and half immaturities would be one heck of a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethelu
    Maybe I'm partial, but I would like to see them mix it up with mature guests. Just because you're over forty or fifty doesn't mean that you can't have a good time, too. All of these reality shows are the same regarding contestants. They may throw in a token senior, but he/she is voted out quickly. I think a half oldies and half immaturities would be one heck of a good time.
    I would be stuck in the middle, then. Chronologically an "oldie" but with the maturity of one of the "kids". Being responsible sucks. Being a kid rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethelu
    Maybe I'm partial, but I would like to see them mix it up with mature guests. Just because you're over forty or fifty doesn't mean that you can't have a good time, too. All of these reality shows are the same regarding contestants. They may throw in a token senior, but he/she is voted out quickly. I think a half oldies and half immaturities would be one heck of a good time.
    Halleulah and Right On! (translation to Gen X'ers. That means "fo-sho" and "word-up")

    I am only 39 - which is not "old" by any means but most shows - like PHO - Fear Factor - Dog Eag Dog - Bachelor/Bachelorette etc. seem to have a prerequesete that you must have been born not only no earlier than the Regan administration, but that you must also be a thin, surgically enhanced, model type.

    Otherwise I guess America wont wanna watch you. Or so the Networks think.

    Then again, maybe its a costing issue. If "Dog Eat Dog" were to add a few elder statesmen/stateswomen, they would have to pay writers to come up with trivia questions that are harder than "Canada is on which continent"? and "Who wrote the children's book 'The Cat in the Hat'?"
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    I would love it for the next Paradise hotel if they bring on the old cast members again, So they can be part of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddio
    Otherwise I guess America wont wanna watch you. Or so the Networks think.
    I think America/Canada is slowly starting to prove the producers wrong. Just a recent events like Dave making the finals and the fat, hairy guy on Survivor and a few more I could list, but you get the point. The viewers are digging these folks and showing that substance or "drama" is what we are wanting. I, like some of the other posters, am having a hard time finding decent television to watch. I think adding some more "real" people instead of would-be actors and actresses to these shows would probably make for better viewing. The concept of putting people of different backgrounds, etc. together for weeks/months on end and watching how the react/interact with each other is pretty good, but I think they also need to add age and wisdom to shows like this. Like Daddio, at 37 I do not find myself to be old at all. In fact, providing a spirit like mine or Daddio's to this show could have only added to the show. Granted I don't look as good as Tara in a bikini, but I'm not as repulsive as Amy was (at times) either. I just can't help but wonder what would happen if the age range for P-Ho went from 21 - 61. Who would prevail? I realize there isn't too many people my age out there who could take an entire summer away from their families, but you just never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnygirl422
    I think America/Canada is slowly starting to prove the producers wrong. I think adding some more "real" people instead of would-be actors and actresses to these shows would probably make for better viewing. I just can't help but wonder what would happen if the age range for P-Ho went from 21 - 61. Who would prevail? I realize there isn't too many people my age out there who could take an entire summer away from their families, but you just never know.
    I only pray that you are right FunnyGirl. Its so unfair that the fate of any TV show is dependent on a handful of totally out of touch suits sitting in a conference room analyzing data produced by outdated ratings gathering equipment.

    Its because of these bozo's that shows like "My So Called Life", "Freaks and Geeks", "Picket Fences" and "Once & Again" to name a few were all cancelled because of 'low ratings' and shows like "Good Morning Miami", "Suddenly Susan", "Jerry Springer" and "Watching Ellie" are able to continue to pollute the airwaves because the shows that run before and after them garner high ratings and many viewers are too lazy to switch the channel for 30 minutes (more likely they just leave the TV on and use that time to do laundry, walk the dog, pick out their clothes for the next day...)

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    You're too funny Daddio! I would have given my left arm to be at that final show. Just so I could call bullshit on quite a few of the guests who were acting so damn pious. I'm thinking with at least one more mature sole to collaborate with Scott and/or Melanie maybe they could have made these people realize just how incredibly rediculous they were behaving. Probably not though, but it would have been good for somebody to say something about their behavior to their faces. Keith's confronting Holly and her pitiful apology was not enough for me.

    Come to think of it you would have to get a female Marine Sgt. in full-blown menopause to take on the likes of Toni and her roid-rage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddio
    Its because of these bozo's that shows like "My So Called Life", "Freaks and Geeks", "Picket Fences" and "Once & Again" to name a few were all cancelled because of 'low ratings' and shows like "Good Morning Miami", "Suddenly Susan", "Jerry Springer" and "Watching Ellie" are able to continue to pollute the airwaves ..)


    Daddio... Ok..I thought for the longest time that I was the ONLY one that caught that spectacularly funny show, "Freaks & Geeks"..and loved it!!!

    Perhaps it's cause of our age (I'm 33), and we can REALLY relate with how the show was. The attitudes and personalities of the actors were dead-on right when I was in school. I absolutely loved that show, and I must say that I was absolutely devistated when it was cancelled.

    Glad to know you liked it as well. I shoulda known.
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