posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by beezzer
Let me tackle the questions one at a time...
Are we going to continue to be bombarded with shows that highlight the stupidity of a culture?
Yup, it would appear so.
Is this the sort of tripe that we can continue to expect?
If recent trends continue, then yes - I think it is.
Or can we push to have shows that reflect good writing and great acting. Sure - we can push all we want. But, they are going to (largely) put out
shows that they think will attract the most viewers, advertisers and thus $.
To expand a little...
Even many of the "educational" channels are going to reality based shows (History, Discovery, Animal Planet, Nat Geo). This is happening much to my
chagrin. But its happening for two main reasons. One people watch them. Better still - targeted segments of people watch them. Which makes for
the second reason, its easy to sell ads for them.