28 minutes ago, Alisamer said:
Also I kind of hate the word "wholesome". It's such a subjective thing and also gets used to beat up people who don't fit that description. And generally if a piece of media is labeled "wholesome" I assume it's going to be bland, boring and annoying.
I often watch the Hallmark channel late at night, because I like "The Waltons" reruns. The ads drive me batshit, though - for what has seemed well over a month the channel has been advertising their "Countdown to Christmas" coming up. They're about to start the actual Countdown (new wholesome shows that I won't watch), so I guess it'll be another 2+ months of those ads*. I find them sickeningly sweet; e.g.,friends tittering "Merry Chreeesmuuus" to each other at practically dog whistle pitch, and the same ones are repeated over and over and over... I'm getting better at hitting the mute button, though.
* I'm cool with Christmas ads before Christmas, but I really don't want to hear much about it before Thanksgiving and certainly no more than an occasional reference during the summer.