First, I want to apologize to my viewers for not posting any stories this month. I had a tragedy in my family which required me to travel to Jamaica for a while. But, I am back now and so are my posts.
I LOVE watching television. Anyone who knows me will tell you the same. They might also tell you that my television set is tuned to either the Food Network, HGTV or CNN. Schedule permitting, I watch at least three hours of television each day. It all makes sense as to why I chose television production as a major back in my college days.
As I grew older, I started to realize that television is just not what it use to be. With the aide of technology, I believe that television has evolved into a rectangular, flat-screen device used to broadcast “trash” passed off as entertainment. If this sounds harsh then you might want to tune out now.
I am tired of watching the same shows over and over and over again. How many For The Love of shows can one person watch? I too am guiltyof this trashy pleasure. I will admit to watching all three seasons of Flavor of Love and two seasons of For the Love of Ray J. I stopped watching these shows because it was painful to watch women being used as sexual pawns and throwing themselves at men.
There is a reality show for everything: fashion design, modeling, cooking, baking, dancing, singing, love, bad girls, interior decorating, art and even hair weaves. Aren’t American’s tired of watching the first week of American Idol to laugh at those dreadful people who audition knowing they can not sing? It was funny when William Hung famously sang (or lack there of) “She Bangs” on American Idol in 2006. Four years later, the no-talent contestants are just predictable and frankly, dull.
The reality is that reality television is repetitive and boring!
Every celebrity who is no longer in the spotlight even has his or her own reality show. No one really cares about tuning into their lives, sadly, there just is not anything better to watch on television.
I understand that reality television shows are more cost-efficient to produce versus dramas and sitcoms but viewers need options. I just find it a shame that show writers no longer WRITE.
Please just bring back the quality television programs we all use to watch and love. Do you remember the good old days when you could watch Saved by the Bell, The Wonder Years, Boy Meets World, The Fresh Prince, Growing Pains, The Golden Girls, Three’s Company, Night Rider and even the creepy, scary Tales From the Crypt?
Do you remember Wednesday nights when The WB (now the CW) would show their night-time line-up featuring Michigan J Frog? ”Oh YeaHHHHHH!”
Will someone please give the television networks a reality check? Until then, I will tune out the television and opt for a good book.