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Petty Hates

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This was coverage of ground breaking surgery - plenty to fill an hour. When the medical staff were talking to camera, or between themselves/ with patient & family, this was interesting & not sensationalised. If only I could have kept that on, but switched off the narration.
It's a trend that has crept into numerous programmes - apart from the wonderful David Attenborough.

Petty Hates

Post 17862

Baron Grim

I love good, proper documentaries. But a lot of this trend comes from "reality TV". Here on the States it has taken over several cable/satellite networks. My father watches these shows constantly. (He just switched from a show following Alaskan underwater gold hunters to a credulous show about chupacabras. The narration style for both these shows is identical.

And now it's time for me to leave before my exasperated sighs and snarky comments ruins his viewing pleasure.

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