posted on Dec, 17 2006 @ 04:55 PM
Television gets worse and worse as the years go by. I think allot of it has to do with repetitiveness. I am 44 and have seen it all! You can wrap it
up in a different package but it's still a rip off of an older much better show. Personally I don't see the need for crude or profane programming
but you gotta keep the Xers happy. You know, limited mentality, short attention span. Forget subtlety because they just don't get it unless it's
simple, crude and colorful. With trends today it's a case of perception being realty.
I will never understand how a show like Friends stayed on the air for so long. There's over you head and then there's under your feet. Then there's
one drama show after another! Life is dramatic on it's own, I don't want to come home and watch it on TV too!
Only in America can people like Joe Rogan and Paris Hilton become popular TV personalities. Certainly gives hope to others with no talent or
Now turning it around I would have to go back in time to find any shows worth watching.
For Sit Coms I liked Seinfeld, Cheers, Wings, Andy Griffith and on the light minded theme Happy Days and Family Ties.
For Variety I liked Carol Burnett, Mike Douglas and Flip Wilson as well as the first few years of SNL and a smattering thru the latter years. Red
Skelton was such a good show that even though I was too young to get allot of it I still loved it.
For Talk I catch Letterman when I can although I liked it better years ago. Carson was the King but Conan does a fair job as an NBC rep.
For Drama I can't say as I have a favorite unless we go way back to the days of Gunsmoke and Bonanza.
For News I get it online. My father used to make us watch hours upon hours of news when I was a kid so i developed a distain for it plus see above
disclaimer regarding drama in life. I stay well informed online without the inflection of a biased newsperson.
I do like DIY and some shows on PBS as well as Discovery and TLC but most everything on TV today has such a liberal slant permeating thru it that
it's difficult to watch TV at all.
Yea, I'm getting set in my ways I guess..
Disclaimer: My rant about the X generation is only in reference to those Xers that don't read my post.
[edit on 17-12-2006 by jbondo]