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Last updated: Sat. Aug. 09, 2014 - 09:01 am EDT

Readers keep comments coming about terrible TV shows

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The cards and letters on terrible TV shows just keep rolling in.

Among the shows Debi from Indiana describes as "stupid" are "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," "Conan" and "Mystery Girls."

Claude from Louisiana writes, "If there is a show worse than 'Naked and Afraid,' I haven't seen it.'' He is also not crazy about the ridiculous dancing shows out there. ("So You Think You Can Dance ... With Stars?") His solution: I can always change the channel and watch "Bonanza."

Another great — and totally valid — comment comes from Susie in northern California. Here is her take on the plethora of "Real Housewives" out there: A real housewife is juggling three children, a too-small food budget and a husband who works extra hours to keep the family above water. It is not these silicone-filled, spoiled women who have nothing better to do than to shop and trash each other.

Camille from Maryland also hates all the, as she puts it, "freaking 'Housewives,'" as well as "Bachelors," "Bachelorettes," "Ducks," "Bigfoot," "Survivor Man" and the residents of "Jersey Shore."

I have to question her top worst show, however: "Gilligan's Island." What? "Gilligan" is a classic! (And there goes my credibility.)

I will admit I was surprised to see "24: Live Another Day" mentioned by Todd in New York, who says this show has gotten too far-fetched for its own good. He reports, (Spoiler alert!) in the space of five hours, a character has sex with her boyfriend, kills him, has sex with her husband, has her finger chopped off by her own mother, watches said mother kill her husband, kills her sister-in-law, gets hit by a bus, is taken to the hospital, is arrested by the FBI, and escapes the hospital — just as a missile strikes it. (Which is launched by, you guessed it, her mother).

Mike Marin is a cranky curmudgeon who, when he’s not yelling at kids to get off his lawn, likes to complain about the sad state of popular culture, especially as seen through a TV screen. His email address is This column is the personal opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of The News-Sentinel.

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