Dunnyman wrote:Um, it's a soap opera? If you'd like to place blame for the title, blame the author of the book it's based on.
I actually wrote my post before I googled GCB.
I'm just a yokel and was not aware of the book. I was simply blown away by the lewd hateful advertising for the show. The network Its being trying to appear as cute and irreverent but not can be fooled, it’s clearly intentionally spiteful.
I haven’t read the book so I don’t know if that was the author’s intent and frankly it doesn’t matter. The author has the right to write what he wants but doesn’t mean a book should be transformed to a TV show. Even a troglodyte like me understands there is a difference between the two mediums. I expect some semblance of taste and decency on the major networks during prime time.
Consider how a talk show host is being pilloried from all media outlets for rude inappropriate comments (and indeed they were rude and inappropriate) but this drek gets nary a peep. We either stand against foul media behavior or we don’t. I’m not sure which is worse, the dung the Networks are shoveling on us or their utterly reprehensible selective persecution.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive...those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
- C. S. Lewis