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Posted 5/1/14
I dont think so. It really depends on how long an anime will be airing for. If there is a 12 episode anime going on, the quality might be better then a 600 episode anime because in those long anime there are like 100 episodes worth of fillers.
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Simple really, go look harder for the good stuff. Learn a new language, to find stuff made in that language. There is plenty of great content out there that is greatly under-appreciated.

I speak and read 4-5 languages, and by golly, do I love me some Cantonese TV shows and movies. French stuff is great too. There's plenty of non musical central Bollywood too!
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Posted 5/1/14
something it does. I feel like everything i watch something for like 3 episode (at least) i would already predict what would happen and it was exactly like i thought it would end. It not like i wont like watching , i actually do. But it will get old at some point.
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No, if we're talking about American media, I think it's the opposite. Nowadays so many good TV shows are being made - Breaking Bad, House of Cards, GoT, etc. It's hard to imagine that stuff being made in the past.
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Posted 5/3/14
Less dying, just expanding. What is happening is that a lot of networks are dealing with stiffer contracts by filling all of the low-load hours with cheap programming such as reality and talk shows. These require less staff and writers to produce.

TV programming has actually been subverting movies over the last few years as the medium where studios are taking their risks. I expect to see a few prime pieces of programming come out as this trend continues.
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Posted 5/3/14
no, i think its more of uniqueness. things are less unique. it cost more to be unique, and be the same as everything else earns more money.

such as apple and samsung phones ripping each other off. nokia is really unique even without windows, but looks at there sales.

the quality didn't change to much, its just not evolving as fast.

but yea, nostalgia comes in to play as people said above.
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Posted 5/3/14
I wouldn't considering it "dying", but maybe more of difficult to find。
Yes most entertainment nowadays is the same generic boring stuff, but that in itself is purely my opinion。
Because those same "generic boring stuff" can be gold to another person。

So yes, in my pov, I can probably agree but for the sake of everyone else who likes the stuff nowadays without trying to find it,
dying wouldn't be my choice in words。。

It wouldn't have to be "dying" if you find something that can save it。 (^w^ )v
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Posted 5/17/15
I don't think so. The creativity may be but the quality has been the same in some industries and improving in others I feel.
Posted 5/17/15
It's true, actually. It's because they know they don't have to be creative & unique to make sure they actually make a good profit off it.
As technology evolves, people are less creative. Because they can make things w/o putting much effort into it to make it look good.
Back then, like probably anything made before 2006, people were forced to be creative because of limitations, because technology wasn't that great enough to even pass our imaginations. Now that it basically has now, people don't care about creativity that much. If it looks good, it'll most likely make tons of money.
That's also what gets in the way of creativity is the amount of money they need to use or put into it. If someone decided to make something completely different/original, & had a really high budget for it, then the thing totally bombs, they just wasted a ton of money. So there is the fear of wasting a lot of money also being in the way of creativity.
I do believe there is & can be "quality" entertainment. Like a few people said already, it's just harder to find.
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Posted 5/17/15
Holy crap, yes. But with shows and books and stuff like that, as a writer, I've realized something: basically every single plot line is cliché. People have been weaving stories and creating plays for so long that it's all been seen before. So the key is the execution of the plot line. If the way the story is told is unique, then that completely negates the fact that the storyline is cliché. I'm not condoning stealing storylines, I'm just saying that it's almost impossible to come up with a storyline that's completely original.

Now with music, I totally agree with you. Part of the reason why most of the mainstream music scene is absolute crap is because in that industry, marketability is valued over raw talent. Also I'm pretty sure 80% of society is either tone-deaf or wouldn't be able to recognize true artistic talent if it hit them like a 50 pound brick. It's kind of rare to find anyone with actual talent topping the charts these days...

But you know, I think the main reason for all of this is just that we're not looking in the right places. Mainstream media almost always panders to simpletons, to people who are content with things bland and meaningless. However, this is not to say all mainstream media is absolute trash. You have to wade through a lot of crap, but if you look hard enough, you'll be able to find a breath of fresh air amongst the vast wasteland of poor attempts at creating something worthwhile.

Sorry this post was so long. XD
Posted 5/17/15 , edited 5/17/15

Jorlwind wrote:

Less dying, just expanding. What is happening is that a lot of networks are dealing with stiffer contracts by filling all of the low-load hours with cheap programming such as reality and talk shows. These require less staff and writers to produce.

TV programming has actually been subverting movies over the last few years as the medium where studios are taking their risks. I expect to see a few prime pieces of programming come out as this trend continues.


Woah, haven't seen this avi in ages.
To be fair, i've only seen it once on some forum page about cr rules..
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Posted 5/17/15
TV is awesome right know.
Posted 5/17/15
Nope. There's always something good here and there. You just have to look.
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Posted 5/17/15
I believe I do.
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