Wednesday, July 10, 2013
"I sentence you to watching 30 days of TV"
Remember when cable TV first entered out lives? We were promised hundreds of channels that would rock our world. What happened? Most of it is about as entertaining as a test pattern.
Am I the only person breathing who doesn't like court TV coverage? It just bores me to tears. Zimmerman....case closed. The state has had their case shot to hell. Even the judge walked out yesterday. Spare me any more, it's over, OK?
Now all eyes are on this Major Nidal fellow who shot up Fort Hood a few years ago. He did it. Fact. He has no defense. He offered one, but the judge said it was too silly to even consider. Yet by law he has to plead "not guilty". Why? If he truly has a defense, let's hear it, otherwise spare me the noise. Sounds like a waste of time and money to me.
The evening news shows are even boring. The first ten minutes covers the news, the rest is just filler. And prime time....yes, we can sing, we can dance, we can swap wives, we can watch some bimbo buy shoes and put on her makeup, and we can watch some fat guy exercise his flab away. Big whoop. (Note: IMO weight loss caused by crying a river of tears on national TV shouldn't count.)
When a truly entertaining show does come along it has awards just thrown at it because it's pretty much the only game in town.
If you like the current crop of TV shows, well, I'm happy for ya. Me, I'm a defeated man: I actually watch cooking shows. (But I suspect the hottie chefs wear those low cut dresses just to bring in a male audience. ;)
My theory is this sorry state of TV is why e-readers are so popular today. Let's face it....Amazon didn't get where they are by producing crappy TV shows.