Daytime Torture

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According to Wikipedia, the United Nations Convention Against Torture defines torture as:

any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person

So why is there no mention of daytime television in this article? I’m serious. I’ve been at home today because I feel like I’m dying, and the crap that they’ve been showing on TV is just… well, there are no words for it. What kind of idiot do they market this inane bullshit at?

I’ll be in work tomorrow even if I have to overdose on the paracetamol to do it.

Jem Turner +44(0)7521056376

24 comments so far

  1. Carly said:

    Was it Jeremy Kyle? Trisha? Loose Women? etc The only good bit of daytime TV is when you can laugh at the people on it, and can say ‘my life is actually worth something.’ Heheh…!

  2. Amelie said:

    Don’t watch daytime telly, surf the net instead. Watching daytime telly is worse than feeling ill, watch a video/DVD or listen to the radio instead (though the radio is likely to make you feel just as bad, there is some seriously crap “music” out at the moment)… That’s what I do. My telly stays firmly off before 6pm at the earliest.

  3. Nan said:

    Usually I don’t watch daytime television – not only because the programs and shows are awful. I like Murder… She Wrote though – but I usually excuse it with the excuse that it is on in the afternoon and that is not real daytime television. I never watch talkshows though. I also think you need cable to watch any here in Denmark.

  4. Rebecca said:

    There are perhaps 2 or 3 good shows on all of the programs shown (regardless of whether it is during the day or night); most television is horrendous.

  5. Aaron said:

    This is why I’m glad there’s a satellite dish on my roof giving me 1000 channels. There is no such thing as bad daytime television anymore! Well, actually, between 2-4 PM is pretty slow. Still, if all else fails, I watch the Food Network. Or sleep. Hopefully you’ll feel better so you wont have to suffer through an illness AND more daytime tv.

  6. Stephanie said:

    Heh. You’ll live. At least I hope that you do and am 99.9% sure of my statement. ^_^ Those guys always use the vaguest terms with tons of loopholes to define things… You could say that the lack of good things of TV is inflicting pain and suffering to you.

  7. Alyssa said:

    When I’m sick I get on the computer. And if I get tired of the computer/am too sick to get on it, I watch a movie. It’s the only way to go.

  8. Rachael said:

    Oh my gosh I love torture! It’s my favouritest thing in the world. And no I don’t mean daytime telly, I mean actual torture. I want some thumb screws for my birthday. I’m a total weirdo like that. I love reading about mediaeval torture – those guys were so mean! I’d hate to have been in trouble with them. Yet at the same time, I’d love it. I might fit spikes and cuffs to my chair at work, just so I can suffer… Interesting…

  9. Melissa said:

    Feel better soon! :( I find myself watching the “Food Network” during the day if I’m home. They have more interesting shows lately than just cooking shows…I’d get bored if it was only a chef and a camera. Yum food!

  10. Annie said:

    The definition of torture…couldn’t have phrased it better myself :p Daytime television, even with Satellite, is boring. The soaps aren’t great, the chat shows are uninteresting and everything else is just about repeated, heh. I’ll probably be caught watching UK Food or UK Style or even some documentary, if my mum has the remote.

  11. Cindy said:

    Daytime television is horrid at best.I despise how the media can just stick these insufferable programs on television.Makes me wonder whatever happened to people who can actrually entertain.A shame really.Of course this doesn’t apply to the programs which are you know,watchable and perhaps even amusing. Usually in the day,I find myself watching informercials,I don’t know the reason why,but they always seem to catch my interest.

  12. Mumblies said:

    You should have said you felt Ack Jem, I would have come up and kept you company and brought you more dvds to watch :o) Get well soon

  13. Rhys said:

    I remember the first time I met Han. I watched TV in the morning in the Hostel and it was Jeremy Kyle. The episode was “Evil Men From The Internet Turned My Daughter Into A Prostitute”. I almost didn’t go.

  14. Chans said:

    the daytime TV here is exactly the same, they show tellsell commercials and games where you have to call in to win a prize, if of course you are caller #10, have the right answer AND guess the 3 logos from a choice of about 12 spots..

  15. Kate said:

    I agree, day time television really is a load of crap! But then at work I always seem to wish I was sitting in front of the telly, ha ha.