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Old 11-26-2012, 03:14 AM   #1
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AMC: First Dish Network, Now Verizon

Man AMC are some greedy assholes. It seems every day they're asking people to call to get their cable providers to bitch and moan to keep AMC, while all along they're the damn problem. Trying to weasel out of their contracts and using their shows, mainly The Walking Dead, to basically bleed all the cable providers dry. I have a feeling this is going to backfire on them something fierce. Already there are people blasting them on their Facebook because now it's becoming clear that AMC is the problem and not the providers. I have Verizon and if they drop AMC for their greedy bullshit, fine, I'll just buy the seasons when they hit blu-ray and they can keep their 38+ minutes of fucking commercials for a one hour show.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:25 AM   #2
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I'm sorry man. It's really a vicious cycle. The networks want a fortune, and the cable companies don't want to have to raise the already high prices. This has to come to a head at some point. Ultimately it's the customer that suffers.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:03 AM   #3
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I'm watching walking Dead right now and the amount of commercials is ridiculous. This is fucking cable, not NBC. It's literally the only thing I watch aside from the occasional weather report. Thank God for my massive DVD/BD collection :-)
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:18 AM   #4
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I'm watching walking Dead right now and the amount of commercials is ridiculous. This is fucking cable, not NBC. It's literally the only thing I watch aside from the occasional weather report. Thank God for my massive DVD/BD collection :-)
That's why I DVR everything. I can't stand commercials. AMC and Spike are two of the biggest offenders. Has anyone ever been able to sit through one of the Star Wars films on Spike? I think each film lasts about six hours. I imagine they must break during sentences ("Luke, the Force will be wi...Did you know you could save 15% by switching..."). Thank god they don't have the rights to air the Lord of the Rings films. We're talking 12 hours before Bilbo even knows there's a ring. AMC's biggest issue is they jam The Walking Dead down your throat. Many times I'll be searching the guide and I'll see that a great horror flick is on, and then see that it's on AMC. I'll then keep looking to see what else is on.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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Im with you I DVR everything including Sports. HBO and Showtime are the only networks I watch anymore anyway.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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Im with you I DVR everything including Sports. HBO and Showtime are the only networks I watch anymore anyway.
Same here. I sometimes DVR sports too.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:17 AM   #7
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AMC's biggest issue is they jam The Walking Dead down your throat.
And all of their other "shows". Comic Book Men... seriously?! And that Security show they had on earlier in the year was beyond stupid.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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Talking Dead is the most worthless show on TV right now.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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Talking Dead is the most worthless show on TV right now.
Tried watching one during last season. Must have been about half way through the season at that point. I turned it off after 15 minutes, never looked back since.
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Tried watching one during last season. Must have been about half way through the season at that point. I turned it off after 15 minutes, never looked back since.
You're not the only one. I couldn't get into The Walking Dead even from the first episodes... zombies or not, the style of the show bored me senseless. I've yet to see one AMC original show that I've been able to stand watching more than a few episodes of.
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I've yet to see one AMC original show that I've been able to stand watching more than a few episodes of.
I felt that way about Breaking Bad, which everyone seems to go gaga for.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:22 AM   #12
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I felt that way about Breaking Bad, which everyone seems to go gaga for.
I challenge anyone to watch the first 3 seasons and not be completely hooked. First season is short so we aren't talking a major investment.
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You're not the only one. I couldn't get into The Walking Dead even from the first episodes... zombies or not, the style of the show bored me senseless. I've yet to see one AMC original show that I've been able to stand watching more than a few episodes of.
No , no, no ... not The Walking Dead Katatonia. I was speaking of that Talking Dead show that comes on after. The show that discusses the newest episode.

The Walking Dead I enjoy very much.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #14
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No , no, no ... not The Walking Dead Katatonia. I was speaking of that Talking Dead show that comes on after. The show that discusses the newest episode.

The Walking Dead I enjoy very much.
Get ready for more Talking Dead, they’re moving it up to an hour long. I really don’t mind Talking Dead, Chris Hardwick is actually quite amusing…I didn’t know he was that big of a nerd.

What I do hate about Talking Dead is when they have people on the show, that don’t have any business being on there in the first place. That episode with Sarah Silverman and that d00d from Good Charlotte made me want to vomit. Watching Sarah Silverman try to speak intricately induces images of primates throwing feces. That woman is swine.

I remember one time they had Napoleon Dynamite on there as well…just totally wtf? I understand they need celebrity face value for this type of talk show inspired thing but c’mon.

The guests should always include at least one person that is affiliated with The Walking Dead in some way. I mean, the show is damn interesting when Robert Kirkman or Greg Nicotero show up.

Comic Book Men is getting bumped to Thursday…what the hell is that about? Is Thursday suppose to be AMC’s reality night? They got that Freakshow show airing that night and some other low brow reality entertainment show. Eeeesh…I see AMC is dipping into TLC-type exploitative degeneration-territory there.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #15
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It's hard to think back and imagine how we lived and watched TV before dvr. Best invention ever! I literally did not watch one campaign commercial during the whole summer/fall, except when they replayed em on the talking head news shows if I clicked to one of them. Hope all the political assholes feel they got their money's worth, they sure as fuck didn't in my house.

I recall Big10 network did some shit like this with Comcast a couple years ago, then NFL network followed. Thankfully both of those were worked out, but I still didn't get to see App. State whip Michigan's ass a few years ago. That game was lost in negotiations, but the rest were on. I was gonna change to Dish or something if they lost the NFL network, Big10 wasn't nearly as important but is nice to have.
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