It's been nearly a year since we got rid of our TV service. This weekend we went to "the trailer" (my parent's country home, if you are new here) and they have TV there. The main thing we watched, besides football and some cartoons, was Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I wanted to watch that because it was about a homeschool family from Texas. OH how I wanted to see the beautifully done, totally wonderful homeschool space they would create.
But they never mentioned it. They DID, however, make mention of the girls liking "fashion" about 8,000 times. If you were watching, there was an alphabet on display in the old home where I assume they did some of their homeschool work, however at the new house they never even showed a room that would have been for homeschooling.
They did build a runway in the upstairs hallway so there's always that.
At least I don't need to be jealous of the awesome homeschool room now.
Anyway, MY POINT is that I was a bit shocked by some of the commercials that were shown during EMHE.
Here's one example: (don't watch if your kiddos are hanging over your shoulder. I unchecked "show related videos" but it still was so I'm changing it to a link.)
Um. Wow. That used to be p*rn.
Also there were ads for Desperate Housewives which were inappropriate. That hasn't changed in a year's time.
And then today I read this summary of the new fall season.
Maybe it's because we've been away, but I'm not used to having to change the channel during commercials. Do you watch this stuff in front of your kids? Even if you are watching an OK show like EMHE...the commercials alone are not acceptable to me.
So, you guys with TV service, do you just DVR everything? Wait until the kids have gone to bed? Only watch cartoons? What? How do you deal with all the blatant smut on TV today?
Is is just me? Am I in the dark or have things gotten pretty bad?