The March of Progress?
Cut the cord, lose the remote, go for a walk.
As American society refuses to take responsible responses to a pandemic many changes in entertainment are taking place.
I’m happy my library has most videos I want — for free.
And people wonder why we have a library of books in our house.
Hubby got me a bunch of new science fiction novels. He really loves me!
Meanwhile in their struggle to remain relevant, libraries began free checkout of videos. Which can also look like someone ate off them.
I only have 5 services, I don’t have a problem. One is Curiosity Stream which is at least educational.
“Dave’s not here”
Maybe it’s the ‘’scratch ticket’’ phenomenon? Keep picking one, hoping for a winner. Nope, another movie with 45 car crashes and 14 gunfights. Sad.
You can’t beat em, so join em and be happy bout it.
Scrolling through the menus of Netflix and Roku, I’m astonished at the sheer number of movies and other kinds of shows that exist. It makes me wonder how there are any people left over who aren’t involved in making movies.
Good job of explaining reality tv.
Just as many sites on the Internet have become increasingly obnoxious with their “recommendations” for other sites, “smart” TVs are doing the same.
Panel 4 “Press play, Dave.” Whoa—I mentally hear Hal’s voice saying that!
Which one of the five services show the old Lone Ranger TV series ? As a ‘kid’ who remembers listening to and later watching the Lone Ranger I realized the masked man was a Texas Ranger. Now when I hear, “Who was that masked man ?” I want to say, "He must have been a Democrat as many Republicans in Texas don’t think its necessary to wear a mask and probably don’t hang out with anyone of color like an Indian. Even the Lone Ranger’s horse, Silver, was white. Kindly note the SARCASM . . /S
“The Doomsday Egg” was a masterpiece of gore and slaughter. The best part was where Robert Redford and Farah Fawcett were boiled and dyed by the giant killer bunny.
Don’t have the attention span to watch shows anymore. I only watch 15 minute YouTube clips.
Brilliant commentary today!
That’s why I’ve got quite a collection of DVD’s. If I could get TV reception with an antenna I wouldn’t have cable TV at all, just an internet service. Though, I may go with just the internet eventually anyway. ;)
Don’t forget the DVD vending machines that came between “DVD by mail” and “streaming”. Hahaha!
The instructions on the ramen package are an algorithm. Lather, rinse, repeat is an algorithm.
I guess I’m lucky that I don’t like a vast majority of what is offered up as TV these days.
Though it does keep me out of many conversations that my friends have, but that was back when we used to get together.
LOL, I got the “need to watch the latest movie (etc.)” trend out of my system back during the video rental store days. It was not worth the hassle, and I didn’t care about gossiping about silly movie storylines (etc.). Never rented by mail, and don’t subscribe to any of the streaming services. Frankly, I don’t give a (dang)…
Now the NFL and Amazon thinks I’m going to subscribe to Amazon Prime, and tie up my computer to see Thursday Night football? Nope… now we’ll see how long that lasts (if viewership goes down enough to lose enough advertising)…
Those platform names are a hoot!
As long as they are eating into Fox’s audience I’m happy for all of them.
Given I like movies with plot and character development there have been surprisingly few movies or programs that have interested me in the last 30 years. I’m not a fan of our current super hero movie craze where the entire purpose of the movie plot is to go from CGI scene of special effects to the next CGI scene of special effects. Give me some tv channels with old tv series and classic movies and I’m a happy man.
As long as Rotten Tomatoes gave it at least a 60.
Just finished watching Game of Thrones. I got bored with the sword play and sexual activity and starting fast forwarding through those parts. Seen one, you’ve seen them all. Can’t imagine why people were so crazy about this series. When you hit the FF button on the remote, the whole eight seasons comes down to about six hours. Did give me a new theory as to what the two FFs stand for though.
Speaking of movies… Bill Maher has been busting Hollywood’s chops over seeming nothing but depressing movies like Nomadland. To hear him talk, viewers are jonesing for MGM musicals or something. He doesn’t seem to notice all the Disney and other animated films (Tom & Jerry) that did pretty good business thanks to lack of competition.
Sounds like a pretty good progression.
September 20, 2017