Well the one thing lockdown as really bought home to me is just how utter crap Saturday Night TV is Catchphrase. The Masked Singer ( this one really takes the biscuit)The Voice Family Fortunes. Ant and fuckin Dec. Who do they aim these programs at 8year olds
Its the repeats that do my head in as well.Showing something that was on a couple of nights earlier. I just leave the TV to the missus and the shite she watches and spend more time on the laptop watching stuff on YouTube etc.
Post by alsagerstokie on Jan 10, 2021 17:01:04 GMT
When I say it I mean it. I genuinely don't watch TV. It's crap.
I lie actually I guess I do in a sense. I watch Youtube.
Take away a good Attenborough doc Springwatch or a Simon Reeve doc and I think TV is shit.
I do occasionally look to see what's on like I did last night and I thought. It's looks terrible.
That's why personally I don't give it anytime. I can't sit for too long in front of a screen either I don't like it so I busy myself with other things. In Lockdown it's keeping active with exercise or Acoustic Guitar or I'll do some quizes keep my knowledge up.
Have a friend who used to work for one of the major networks here in the US. He said that Friday and Saturday nights were historically viewed as "trash" nights because so many people went out to experience the "real" world. It was a good night to "experiment" with different types of programming, run re-runs and to give the "weaker" programs a last chance. Well that's all changed - subscription TV and Covid have ensured that.
But Network TV is dying over here. Advertisements are going to be the last straw that kills it. Among my circle of friends, that's their first bitch when the subject of "network" TV comes up. I can live without hearing about the latest pill every 5 minutes - "Hi! I'm Tom...and I have a small penis and bad skin..." "Hi, I'm Nancy and I have frequent diarrhea and I'm depressed..." ad nauseum (literally)
Local TV news just parrots what already hit the internet 5 hours ago. Our phones have better/more accurate weather apps. Then it's 4 hours of fake "reality" TV and attention-seeking singing/dancing gits. Every time a Kardashian farts or some producer wants to push a social agenda, it's another show. I even joked that I'm thinking of moving to Alaska, since it seems everybody up there gets their own TV Show. "Well...it's 20 below out there, but using all of our skills, we can survive this journey to the liquor store and back safely."
And don't even get me started on CNN, MSNBC and FOX ... "news."
So once their ad-revenue fails them, they'll try to sell us "licenses" - sound familiar to you guys?