Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Anderson: Should You Call the Cops on Your Kids?


Out Of Control Teens
Guests: *Caryn, Called the police on her daughter, Charged with abuse after calling the police
*Randy, Girlfriend called police on her daughter
*Dr. Karen Binder-Brynes, Psychologist, Against parents calling the police
*Carol, Called the police 4 years ago on her daughter
*Elley, Mom called the police on her at 13
*Captain Shane Denham, Anniston Police Department, Anniston, Alabama (via Skype)


TOPIC: World's Worst Mom
Guests: *Lenore Skenzay, "World's Worst Mom" (show on TLC, Int'l.), Let 9-year old son ride subway alone
*Phyllis, Admitted overprotective mother

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ACAnderFan said...

I don't even know what to say about today's 'Anderson'. It was the worst of the week so far. It seems the more outrageous the topic is the more likely it is to be on the show. I thought before the talk show started AC said his show was going to be different from other talk shows. Its not. Its just like every other show.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't outrageous to me. My best friend went through something similar with her daughter. I found it interesting. It isn't outrageous if it's happening to you.

Anonymous said...

I had to just shake my head today when Anderson introduced the second topic - a story a year or two old and that was discussed to death at the time it happened, but the woman just happens to have a show on TLC, Int'l?! Has he gone through all the TLC US shows,so that now he's moved on to promoting their Int'l shows?

What happened to the Anderson that was interviewed this summer that said he wouldn't have stars on promoting their latest movie or book project. I guess he was talking major stars, instead of reality TV? It's okay to promote reality TV shows and any and everything on TLC to which his executive producer just happens to have connections?

I didn't have any interest in the first topic today, but there was a story in the Chicago news this last week about a dad who turned his son into police because he recognized him from a video of a group beating/robbery. Guess that didn't fit with the "mom" demographic. The same with the man with the son with the drug problem in the audience. Why wasn't he on stage? Guess he didn't fit the narrative?

I'm also tired of Anderson passing judgement on parents/people's family lives. He's not married and he doesn't have any children -- how can he relate? Who is he to judge? The world is a very different place than it was 40 years ago when he was growing up -- Mayberry doesn't exist any more.

I my opinion, the show would be much better if he stuck to topics he could truly relate to and that would appeal to the more intelligent viewer. If I'm going to watch TV, I want to be entertained or have my mind stimulated. His talk show does neither. I'm to the point of FFing through much of it and even that's about to end.

I'm so disappointed that Mr. Cooper sold out his original vision. I had high hopes that he could change the daytime dynamic. Not only has he not changed it, he's pretty much aligned himself with Maury and Springer -- he's certainly no Phil Donahue....

Anonymous said...

I was going to say he has yet to have any thing food wise from TLC. But then I realized he has on Andrew Zimmer who has(had?) shows on Discovery. And they are all owned by the same people.

He invites major(ish) movies stars but 90% of the times the movies they are promoting are flops.

At this point I find the show rather bland. I don't care if you have light, silly or outrageous episodes now and then. But you almost have to earn them.

I find one of the problems is they seem to have a list of topics they rotate through. How do you expect to stay on the air when you're already getting stale. Also sometimes the topic aren't bad but I hate the way they are presented.

Speaking of the way stuff is presented I also don't totally agree when others say he need to stick to topics he's completely interested in. Again I don't think the show can last that long if you don't expand. He needs to learn how to navigate through topics he's not totally into but still make us believe he's into them. Although maybe at this stage he should stick to more of what he knows.

Part of the reason I still attempt to watch the show is because I actually don't want the show to fail. Part of me hopes that I turn the TV one one day and suddenly they've fixed all their mistakes. Although it's getting harder (especially since the new year has started).