Another thing we have in common..
I'm also not a fan of DIY and cooking shows coming thick and fast from our TV screens.... ala The Block, Master Chef, etc, etc.
To me they are 1/2 hour advertisements for shit I neither want or can afford.
If I want to know about a DIY project I'll look it up on line, go to the Library or buy Better Homes and Gardens...
... and if I want a recipe... same thing.... I look it up on line, etc, etc, etc.....
I don't need to watch some vote 'em off/elimination type show that's designed purely to sell me crap
And don't get me started on those half hour info-mercials... those overly repetitive promos that...."Hello, WTF didn't I get about this pimple ridding cream the first 6 dozen times... and that's just tonight... heaven forbid I mention the 192 time you've aired the friggin' thing this year" Then there's the Vigara info-mercials. I hate those with a passion... like the everyday bloke can afford the damned things... and there it is, being rammed down their throats every night on TV. It's not a TV matter and it should be banned/kept in pharmacies/doctors surgeries.
The one thing I am grateful for... the removal of all those phone sex ads. Those drove me to distraction, and I'll bet I'm not the only one who complained loud, long and frequently to the Broadcasting Commission to have them removed. I'm no prude, but TV is not the place.... 6 to 7 times in every ad break after 11.00pm.
Shoot, another rant! Must be the weather for it.