So, this week’s prompt is “Write about the fall lineup you’re most interested in watching.”
You know what? I look at what’s being offered by the networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, MyTV, UPN, etc.) and none of it is especially interesting. A lot of shoot ’em up, gritty TV dramas, insipid comedies, reality shows (including all the “you too can be a star!” programs), news magazines, and I say “forget it.” There isn’t anything on any of the pay services (e.g. Netflix, Hulu etc.) that we want to watch, either.
So, we’re content to watch 60 year old reruns of The Andy Griffith Show, Perry Mason, and The Flintstones, 55 year old reruns of Hogan’s Heroes, 50 year old reruns of Columbo and The Monkees, 40 year old reruns of Wonder Woman and The A Team, and 20 year old reruns of Frasier. It’s become painfully apparent that we are well beyond the demographic the programming people (who decide what does and doesn’t get on TV) care about. I’m just repaying them in kind.
None of this is a surprise to anyone who’s read this blog for a few years, of course. It’s like Daylight Saving Time: I complain when it starts and ends, but there’s really nothing I can do about it. So I deal with it. TV still signs off on YouTube, if you want it to…
TV’s over for tonight. Go to bed.