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I've noticed that more and more Cable stations are narrating during movies and TV shows. I find it annoying. What do you thinks?
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It depends on how much is narrated. If it's just introducing new characters or places that's fine. If I find out that the reason Jim went on a rampage and took out two city blocks with his Camaro was because he missed the breakfast special at Denny's by three minutes and that was the absolute last straw? Yeah that's waay to much narration. Let me guess the characters emotions the same way I do in real life.
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brookline wrote:

I've noticed that more and more Cable stations are narrating during movies and TV shows. I find it annoying. What do you thinks?


I'm not sure which one you're thinks-ing of:
If you mean narration like on The Wonder Years, I don't think it's the network--
If you mean Visual Narration for Blind Viewers, it could be a either a problem with the station/provider, or you have your set's dual-audio setting on the wrong channel.

(There used to be selectable "Dual Audio Programs", DAP, for shows, eg. in stereo or Spanish, and now it isn't used as much anymore except for VNBV.)
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I feel sad for anyone actually paying for cable.
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Ejanss wrote:


brookline wrote:

I've noticed that more and more Cable stations are narrating during movies and TV shows. I find it annoying. What do you thinks?


I'm not sure which one you're thinks-ing of:
If you mean narration like on The Wonder Years, I don't think it's the network--
If you mean Visual Narration for Blind Viewers, it could be a either a problem with the station/provider, or you have your set's dual-audio setting on the wrong channel.

(There used to be selectable "Dual Audio Programs", DAP, for shows, eg. in stereo or Spanish, and now it isn't used as much anymore except for VNBV.)


i mean like on TNT on every show and movie between dialog some tells what the characters are doing like they're reading the action paragraphs in a script.
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brookline wrote:


Ejanss wrote:
I'm not sure which one you're thinks-ing of:
If you mean narration like on The Wonder Years, I don't think it's the network--
If you mean Visual Narration for Blind Viewers, it could be a either a problem with the station/provider, or you have your set's dual-audio setting on the wrong channel.

(There used to be selectable "Dual Audio Programs", DAP, for shows, eg. in stereo or Spanish, and now it isn't used as much anymore except for VNBV.)


i mean like on TNT on every show and movie between dialog some tells what the characters are doing like they're reading the action paragraphs in a script.


If it's TNT, that's probably Visual Narration--Check with your cable company, and the default audio settings on your set.
Turner Classic Movies has also had some problems in the past with broadcasting the wrong audio on their programs on odd nights.
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Posted 8/26/17 , edited 8/26/17

riverjustice wrote:

I feel sad for anyone actually paying for cable.


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As for tv itself, Tv is just bad, mostly just ads, it always was.
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Posted 8/26/17 , edited 8/26/17
since I've been with narration for quite some time it's no big deal to me, basically everything I watch these days has some form it, from recapping, to what's appearing in the next show to an exciting announcement... I survived DBZ I can pretty much survive just about anything
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