We rarely watch “normal” tv around here. Regular TV programming stems from Nick Jr. and Disney and occasionally the funniest animal home videos. My point is…its all cartoons, all the time. Enough to make someone go crazy, actually. I have literally caught myself home alone going through the onscreen TV guide and PAUSED on Spongebob Square pants thinking “ooh, this looks like a good one” before my sense breaks through.
However, on occasion, I take the TV back over and sit down and watch Scrubs….and its not the TV programming that bothers me, my daughter will hardly pay attention if its not colorful and animated, but the COMMERICIALS. Have you noticed that they are putting scary movie ads on earlier and earlier? I honestly do not appreciate a 4:30 20 second preview of The Strangers when any child under the age of a Rated R movie is in the room. Do we really need to expose our children to this crap right during the dinner time hours, where the entire family is at home…shouldn’t they be more “after 8pm” commercials, then flipping the channel to flashy, murder scenes?
Whats your opinion…do we, as parents, have to keep the TV tuned off of all major channels from 7am-8pm, or should movies have more corporate responsibility in their content?
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