What exactly about AGT makes it so cheesy and awful?

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  1. Gretsch Man

    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    For me, it's not so much the stupid acts they get but the show production itself. The audience is made up of a bunch of overreacting tards (girl pointing at stage, "oh my god! Look!" :rolleye:), the terrible editing, the hosts' reactions to "performers" on stage are completely cheesy (Nick Canon dancing around, etc), the stupid background music... It doesn't even feel like a real TV show, it's more like some non-professional talent show put on by a local theater company or something.

    I can't believe Howard lowered himself to this shit. No, wait, I can believe it. :cool:
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    :dontknow: Never seen it.
     
  3. Gretsch Man

    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    I envy you.
     
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    Time Bandit Well-Known Member

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    dude you are exactly right..
    fred intuited the same thing and told howard "AGT was beneath him"...
    howard has revealed himself to the public...BIG mistake...
    hes a phony fakeass bitch and now, everyone knows
     
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    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    I can't put my finger on it, either.


    Several things I hate:

    --They play every single hit song of the past few years in montages.

    --I hate the montages.

    --The judges are not diverse. They're all of the same age (Sharon born in 1952, Howard in 1954 and Howie in 1955).

    --The mic'd up audience members.

    --The acts that are impressive in the theater but boring and not that special on TV.

    --Howard said he was going to be the honest judge, but so far he just seems like a big softy who's angle is that he's the "shock jock who's -- shockingly!!! -- nice."

    --Again, I'll bring this up: The show needs a hot young chick. Somebody to create tension on the panel. Howard's on the show with his good buddies, so it's boring as hell. There should be somebody on the panel who 1) makes Beth jealous and 2) stands up to Howard and his domination of the show.


    The Howard Stern radio show became a hit because there was so much tension in the studio.

    The result was great entertainment.

    Now the show sucks because everybody gets along.

    The last source of tension, Artie, is gone.

    And the same has happened to AGT -- except for there was never any tension in the first place.

    It's all kumbayah.

    Here's the trailer for Britain's Got Talent.

    It's so much slicker.

    And there are not one but TWO hot chicks on the judging panel.

    On AGT, we have 2 grannys and Howie Mandel.

    Isn't this a show you'd rather watch? Aren't these judges you'd rather watch?

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  6. BrerJimmy

    BrerJimmy Well-Known Member

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    Everything is contrived. Nothing is authentic. Most of the good and terrible acts have been on YouTube for months or even years. They probably got on television without going through the ridiculous audition process. In reality, the producers can already narrow the winner down to 5 or so contestants. The weeks or months of shows are just filler for commercials. There's nothing unique about the show and the fact that they try to pass it off as reality or fair contest comes off as wholly disingenuous and offensive to intelligent sensibilities. It is meant to appeal to the lowest common denominator, but refuses to admit it.
     
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    Several things, but the absolute worst aspect of the show is the commentary, banter and interaction of Nick Cannon as if he's some kind of talented or funny guy. Coonery buffoonery as Spike Lee would say. I keep expecting him to start breaking into The Charleston at any moment.

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  9. shitcunt

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    Never seen the show and never will. I don't understand how people doing completely different things can compete on any meaningful level. Competition is about who is better at doing a specific thing.

    I don't get it and don't want to. Makes me ill to even think about it.
     
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    i thought they were really trying to find people with real talent. the acts they are passing onto vegas are horrible. is this supposed to be a joke show? i haven't watched agt before, so i don't know what to compare these acts to.
     
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    No way, you're crazy, man. All the acts that got sent to Vegas have been great!

    Why there's the rapping grandma, the rapping grandpa, the guy who plays the giant violin and the guy who gets hit in the nuts by a sledgehammer. I predict they'll all be superstars!
     
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    This is a great insult to cheeses everywhere to call AGT cheesy. Do not try to get around this by calling AGT shitty because that a very great insult to shit.
     
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    Reps for your screen name. I like you shitcunt.
     
  14. Big Bird

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    They need another judge to add into the mix, someone who is a little younger and who is a show business exec to add more cred to the show.

    The montages are annoying and at times the full essence of some performers is missing, some interesting performances are not shown completely.

    Howard has been too nice and has been trying to suck up to middle America too much, so far I don't see this so called judge America agrees with..

    During the show the music they play is pretty annoying, maybe if they played better music it would more acceptable.. The music they play is pretty gay, I am guessing it comes with its territory since they have to be "trendy and current"

    I'll keep watching the show just for the Howard factor, if it wasn't for him I wouldn't be watching the show. My grown hatred for his new found persona wont impede me from watching him. I respect those that wont, but I'll keep watching.
     
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    I can't bring myself to watch the show. Howard is kind of a hero to me, and I find it very sad he would do something so milktoast and idiotic.
     
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    Howard is america's judge
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    When the acts begin their performance,

    KEEP the fucking camera on the acts.
    I don't need to see the audience
    I don't need to see the judges
    I don't need to see Nick Cannon monkeying it up backstage
    End.
     
  18. Big Biscuit

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    Howard was even babbling about the great production values, I don't see it. It looks bottom barrel to me.
     
  19. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    He'd tell you that snow was hot if it would get him another marble.
     
  20. jyanks

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    I can. They paid him a lot of money. A LOT. And we all know what Howard loves more than anything. M-O-N-E-Y