posted on Apr, 13 2014 @ 09:38 AM
How many times have you seen a new movie or TV show advertised in a way that makes it look like something groundbreaking or exciting?…Then you watch
it and it is nothing like the ad had described.
The publicity departments and ad agencies seem to know what people want to see. “Teasers” is a term used to describe movie trailers… Stop
teasing and make better shows.
Seems like the producers, directors, script writers…..all involved would notice what the promotional side of the industry has to spin to make the
show seem interesting to watch.
Thinking bad TV shows will surely die fast, like Honey BOOBOO….they get season after season. I don’t watch them but I used to suffer the constant
ads for them. DVR, glad I have one, got it about two months ago. Now I record anything I wish to watch now just to skip commercials.
The most disturbing thing I have noticed lately, people I know and thought were fairly intelligent people talking about these shows. Having been asked
if I had seen Duck Dynasty or some other fake reality show. Often when I say no, they fill me in. They laugh and describe the antics. Wrestling fans
used to be the apex of people I avoided a long conversation with. Now it is almost everyone.
I understand that there is not much else on, watch TV for a week and you have seen everything new for at least a month. When I was a child I would get
up Saturday morning, turn on cartoons, and see the same ones over and over. After I a while I stopped turning on the TV and just hit the road on my
bicycle. On occasional rainy days I would sit down and think, I will watch some TV. Turn on Scooby Doo and it was the exact same episode that I
watched the last time I watched Scooby Doo.
I started reading more and more as a child, the habit grew over the years until I had read most everything in my span of interest. Reading into
subjects I do not care for has expanded my thinking a bit, but it is very hard to find a readable book these days. I do not like to read fiction,
though I have and will from time to time. Fiction is what TV and movies are for IMO.
News channels, people arguing to prove their stupidity on one network, others focus on one story all day everyday for weeks at times. Trayvon Martin
ended television news for me, yes it was a major story…Surely it was not the only thing happening in the world. I logged onto my computer, read the
news and yes…THERE WAS other news.
Seeing the educational channels turning into fake reality channels annoys me, I assume there must be less people wanting to learn anything of value
and the networks are feeding the demand that pays the bills. Other networks like MTV and MTV2 seldom show music related programs at all now. I call
MTV the Rob Dyrdek network. He is always on… several different shows… when I look at the guide.
In a way it has been a good thing, kept me from sitting in front of the tube most of my life. Recently I have had physical issues that keep me from
being very active after work. So….the internet is where I spend my down time.