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Old 12-17-05, 07:22 AM
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PREACHIEST TV Show ?

Can be a current TV show or any TV show ever.

7th Heaven by it's nature is pretty preachy but i have found this series to be worse than usual.

And as much as i love Everybody Hates Chris, i'm finding that getting a bit preachy too.
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How is Everybody Hates Chris "preachy"?
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Boston Legal. Inherited the title from previous champ, The Practice
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I have to go with Boston Legal as well, but it rarely bothers me.
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I don't watch too many preachy shows. I've never seen 7th Heaven and a lot of those "feel good" touched by an angel type shows, but Boston Legal is definitely the preachiest show I watch. Sam Waterston on Law & Order is a close second. From the previews, I think these will be topped by the new Kyle McLachlan show In Justice
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I remember Quincy was always on a soapbox.
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Designing Women. It cant go 10 minutes without a character breaking out into a long monologue about how to fix everything wrong in the world.

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Old 12-17-05, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Groucho
How is Everybody Hates Chris "preachy"?
Just the whole, i'm a black guy and had a shit childhood kind of preachy stuff
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Originally Posted by Original Desmond
Just the whole, i'm a black guy and had a shit childhood kind of preachy stuff
How is that preachy? I understand how somebody could tire of it, but that in and of itself doesn't make it preachy.
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Originally Posted by Derrich
Designing Women. It cant go 10 minutes without a character breaking out into a long monologue about how to fix everything wrong in the world.

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Yup.

All in the Family is another show that is pretty preachy, at least at times. I love the hell out of it, but it's preachy.
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Originally Posted by Original Desmond
Can be a current TV show or any TV show ever.

7th Heaven by it's nature is pretty preachy but i have found this series to be worse than usual.

And as much as i love Everybody Hates Chris, i'm finding that getting a bit preachy too.
When I read the title, even before coming into the thread, I thought 7th Heaven. It's so forced, and that mother! *whipcrack*

I can't think of any other preachy shows that come to mind, then again, once I feel preached to, I probably quit watching it.
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Despite it being one of my favorite shows, I feel that Quantum Leap was very preachy.

Luckily, it preached pretty well in its outstanding episodes.
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But does that change it from 'preaching' to 'having a message'?
To me those are similar, but the term 'preaching' has a more negative connotation. Nothing at all wrong with a show or movie having a message and expressing it in an entertaining way, but when it becomes heavyhanded, or 'holier-than-thou', it turns into preachiness, which is a negative. Of course, preaching in itself isn't a bad thing, so no offense intended to any actual preachers out there
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Another vote for Boston Legal.
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I'd have to go with the classic white-bread-Christian preachiness of such shows as 7th Heaven, Touched by an Angel and Highway to Heaven. Maybe throw in a little rustic charm with Dr. Quinn and Little House...

Was The Waltons ever actually preachy, or just relentlessly wholesome and earnest?

For nonfiction, I imagine Oprah and most issue-based talk shows are as preachy as ever.

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