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#41 mylyric

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

I just couldn't get into Dr. Phil like that. I swear I tried to stomach his show, but it was so dull and boring that I found myself nodding off. Oprah gave him a great push and he must be doing well, because he's still on air today. I will not discredit him and state that he doesn't know what he's talking about, but I just can't listen to it.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:01 PM

Is it my imagination or is he NOT solving any real problems? He seems to be just brow beating his guest  , and then sending them away. Dr. Phil is supposed to be helping families to start the healing process , not just restating the obvious ,and making everyone feel worse.
 
I was floored when he threatened to call CPS on those two parents. He could have done that with them still at home. What was the point of bringing them to the show if he did not plan to help? All this man sees now is ratings.

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#43 kmommy37

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

I do not watch Dr. Phil as much as I used to because he uses his show to plug his books too much. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for shameless advertising but his techniques are so blatant. I still admire the way he handles his guests and how he seems to try to help them. My problem is that more plugging of his new books take precedence over the needs of helping the guest to me. Also he seems to be of an ambulance chaser of controversial stories in the news and he fights to get the interview first. Is this exposure good for the guests or his ratings? I am really not sure where to rate him these days.


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#44 pipergale

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:37 AM

Yes, I do find that Dr. Phil is always plugging a book or his son's business. it can be pretty boring and annoying at times, but what can we do? I usually just forward through those parts. He is smart with it at least, because he tries his hardest to link it to what is happening in the show's topic.


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#45 sillylucy

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

Why do people still listen to Dr. Phil? His credentials have been discredited so many times, but people still like his show. It could be that his intensity just draws people in. I do admit that I like it when he yells at bratty teens.


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#46 pipergale

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:47 AM

Why do people still listen to Dr. Phil? His credentials have been discredited so many times, but people still like his show. It could be that his intensity just draws people in. I do admit that I like it when he yells at bratty teens.

 

 

What do you mean discredited? I will admit that there does seem to be something dodgy about him, but I just thought that it was that strange 70's porn handlebar moustache lol. I do find that he is a little over dramatic at times. I mean, people are clearly hurting up there on that stage and he just goes on and on with hyping up how badly they have fucked up. Sometimes it is unwarranted.


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#47 squareeyes89

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:58 AM

To be honest I find him a little arrogant. I do admit though that when he was on Oprah's show he seemed more interested in genuinely helping people who were willing to accept help. Whereas now he just tries to get people on who will shock his audience and cause drama.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:50 AM

To be honest I find him a little arrogant. I do admit though that when he was on Oprah's show he seemed more interested in genuinely helping people who were willing to accept help. Whereas now he just tries to get people on who will shock his audience and cause drama.

 

he was on the Oprah show? I didn't know that. He is a little arrogant at times. Because he is a doctor it is almost as if he feels as though what he says should be final. A lot of the time, his guests have good points, and he will just gloss over them with his psychology crap lol. Almost like he just wants to brag about what he knows.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:12 AM

To be honest I find him a little arrogant. I do admit though that when he was on Oprah's show he seemed more interested in genuinely helping people who were willing to accept help. Whereas now he just tries to get people on who will shock his audience and cause drama.

 

he was on the Oprah show? I didn't know that. He is a little arrogant at times. Because he is a doctor it is almost as if he feels as though what he says should be final. A lot of the time, his guests have good points, and he will just gloss over them with his psychology crap lol. Almost like he just wants to brag about what he knows.

 

Oh yeah, he was! That's the only reason he became a celebrity.

 

He was nothing before then, to be honest. But when Oprah decided she liked him, she started having him on the show every week. That was back in the 90s. Then later, she gave him his own show. Yes, as in, Dr. Phil is a Harpo Studios Production (Oprah's company....Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards, if you aren't familiar). 


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:35 PM

 

To be honest I find him a little arrogant. I do admit though that when he was on Oprah's show he seemed more interested in genuinely helping people who were willing to accept help. Whereas now he just tries to get people on who will shock his audience and cause drama.

 

he was on the Oprah show? I didn't know that. He is a little arrogant at times. Because he is a doctor it is almost as if he feels as though what he says should be final. A lot of the time, his guests have good points, and he will just gloss over them with his psychology crap lol. Almost like he just wants to brag about what he knows.

 

Oh yeah, he was! That's the only reason he became a celebrity.

 

He was nothing before then, to be honest. But when Oprah decided she liked him, she started having him on the show every week. That was back in the 90s. Then later, she gave him his own show. Yes, as in, Dr. Phil is a Harpo Studios Production (Oprah's company....Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards, if you aren't familiar). 

 

Well I have got to admit, I really enjoy Dr Phil's shows more than I enjoy Oprah's lol. Her shows are low energy and boring in my opinion. He really brings the drama with a lot of his stories and guests. Even his most boring episodes are better than Oprah's best.


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#51 terryp1202

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:20 PM

I used to find Dr Phil to be entertaining. I worked third shift and would watch every morning when I got off work. I did find him to be somewhat condescending to his guests, and he would lead them to get upset or bothered by instigating between them. I couldn't take it serious, but it was entertaining to me.


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#52 pipergale

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:49 AM

I used to find Dr Phil to be entertaining. I worked third shift and would watch every morning when I got off work. I did find him to be somewhat condescending to his guests, and he would lead them to get upset or bothered by instigating between them. I couldn't take it serious, but it was entertaining to me.

 

He definitely does push a few buttons when buttons do not need to be pushed, I feel. He will also bait and ask questions and then when the guests answer his questions, he finds ways to pick at them for their answers. Yes some answers need to be picked at, but a lot of the time he will just find something to critique, even when the guests answer honestly and remorsefully.


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#53 STEPHiE08

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:46 AM

WOW! I used to not like Dr.Phil. I despised him, lol. One day, I was really bored and he had a marathon going on, so I decided to watch and voila....! I am now a Dr.Phil junkie. I watch every episode and if I happen to miss one, I will go online to look for it! :)


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#54 Quirky

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:39 PM

So what changed your mind, Steph? How did you go from despising him to being obsessed with him like that? Lol! 


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#55 PaulSwede

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:20 PM

I was looking on the net. This guy has a myriad of lawsuits filed against him. Everything from a former friend of his suing him for a dog attack to some girl suing him saying he held her captive.

 

All it takes to have lawsuits filed against you nowadays is to be famous. That is literally all it takes: people tend to think that people in positions of power would rather throw money at their problems to make it go away rather than take the time to defend such lawsuits. This ends up with people filing frivolous lawsuits against celebs in the hopes of making a quick buck out of them. To lay a bad impression on Dr. Phil solely for the suits would be a bad idea, I feel. I myself do not vouch for him, I just find it better to hold a neutral stance when it comes down to matters like these.


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#56 taki

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:48 PM

I like Dr. Phil so much more than Dr. Oz. Phil comes across as cool, collected, and caring. Oz on the other hand...well I've always felt he was a conman and I never believed he did not get kickbacks from the products he endorsed.

 

A couple days ago Dr. Phil was covering an incident pertaining to a sexual abused child and how that incident has sent a man to prison for life. Very thoughtful manner in which he handled the issue.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

In the past I liked to watch this show just because I found some of the topics controversial and interesting. I however do not like Dr. Phil as a "doctor" or as a person. He often doesn't like to let certain people tell their whole side of the story, he interrupts them, he has yelled at people for crying and he seems to judge people based on what someone else has said about them without even letting them talk. He lets certain people say their whole side of the story but now all. Obviously he does this because he is on tv but I still don't like it. If he was really trying to help these people who have problems he would let them speak. Real psychologists don't interrupt you and treat you like that. The people on his show may have made mistakes but they still have feelings.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:34 AM

One of things I have noticed about Doctor Phil is that he comes to the stage with his mind already made up. He gets out there and you can clearly tell he has taken sides. He does not want to get to the bottom of  the problem he just wants to beat up on someone. Once he has decided that one person is the bad guy they can do no right. The man has lost all since of fairness and objectivity.

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#59 pipergale

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:45 AM

WOW! I used to not like Dr.Phil. I despised him, lol. One day, I was really bored and he had a marathon going on, so I decided to watch and voila....! I am now a Dr.Phil junkie. I watch every episode and if I happen to miss one, I will go online to look for it! :)

 

Oh my GOD!! The exact same thing happened to me. If you go back through this thread you will see that I used to say that Dr. Phil was boring and low tempo. But one day I was bored and had nothing to watch, so I sat down on Youtube and sought out some of the episodes, and I watched a few that were pretty good. From there, I just began to watch more and more episodes. I also became a junkie lol.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:09 AM

Some of his shows are decent when they show someone who is going through what you or someone you know is. It is kind of helpful as he offers and forces upon the person different methods of treatment and then shows their recovery. But most of the time I cannot relate and find the show monotonous.


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