We don’t have cable television or hundreds of channels or Netflix or any of the options that others pay to have. I’m frugal, have very little time for watching television, and don’t have children in the house, so I am mostly content with our eight channels. However, there are times, especially lately, when there is absolutely nothing on worth watching! And the fall promises to be “more of the same”.
I want to sit down with those in charge of creating new shows and ask them about their creative process, their research on target audiences, and their purpose in providing the viewing public with GARBAGE. I have seen very little in the way of intelligent entertainment, with the exception of a few returning programs. It won’t matter until the weather gets cold and the living room is cozy and I’m too tired to read, but still…one could hope for better choices. I freely admit to indulging in some “mindless viewing” -Survivor, Big Bang, Amazing Race- but even those have gotten far too predictable.
Maybe the producers of television shows need to pay more attention to the commercials. Some of them are more entertaining than the programs! Of course there are exceptions; Sonic and Jack need to fire the ad team that produces their offensive commercials. The locals need to stop assuming that I’m stupid and remember that our money can be spent almost anywhere.
Gary says I shouldn’t worry about what is on television anyway- I’m usually so tired that I don’t last through more than an hour of it. He’s probably right. I’ll find a show I like and then won’t be able to keep my eyes open to watch it!