You could be a noted TV critic…..
That’s why I prefer Sister Radio.
And that is the reason why I “cut the cord” way back in 2014!! No originality and don’t get me started on reality TV!!!!
See my comment on Arlo and Janis.
I remember looking forward to Bonanza’s season premieres where they showed the new line of Chevrolets.
Losing “Big Bang Theory” left a hole in my enthusiasm. The last Western has to have been back in the ‘70s; I can’t tell one car from another, let alone what year they may be. Now I’m left waiting for the “Jeopardy” mess to get straightened out so new shows can get underway.
Why even watch commercial TV in the first place? I have multiple streaming services to choose from. I watch what I want and when I want-all commercial free.
After 80+ years of television, I’d say it’s all been done to death.
I feel the same way. Brutus broke the third wall to speak the truth.
Hey Look! Brutus is doing TV jokes this season!
With me it’s just the opposite. I can watch a program a year later and it will seem new to me. I consider that a strength rather than a memory issue. Did I mention that with me, it’s just the opposite?
It used to be fun to get the “New Season” TVGuide that would have all those glossy pages with photos about the new shows debuting in Sept. They gave you the premise of the show, the key actors in the show or sitcom, along with the date and time the new show would run. How I miss those days. I never know what’s on anymore. (But I also don’t watch this type of show anymore anyway). I flip around to History, Science, Nat Geo and Smithsonian Channels, mostly. Usually I find something interesting.
And September also used to be the month when the new automobile models would be introduced.
If there was a comprehensive guide to new shows, maybe I’d find them, but with programming so fragmented now, start dates throughout the year, and seasons that are all different lengths i find it nearly impossible to find new shows unless I see a promo on a channel I am actually watching. so I spend a lot of time watching old movies which means I’m not on the channels that actually show new programs. Also why are they remaking the classics, generally with a racial switch. The new Wonder Years looks just as ethnically one sided as the original was only the characters are all black instead of all white. Are they ever going to get around to making shows that are set in racially diverse communities or are we forever going to see programming where only those who look alike interact with each other?
You nailed it Brutus! At least we can look forward to a great Pennant Race! (Sorry about the Indians.);
sounds like my life, unfortunately, even before covid hit.
haven’t had a tv in nearly 40 years. fondly remember certain shows from my younger days, but don’t particularly think much about the tube otherwise…
Try “books”. They can be used even in power outages and at your chosen pace!
I watch some sports, Pro Baseball, College Football and Movies. I go for days without turning on the TV. I’m with Michael G, books are the way to go.
Remaking movies and story lines for TV has long been a part of media entertainment. My favorite DeMille version of The Ten Commandments was the second or third version. The same with my favorite Titanic movie, the first talkie in the fifties. I like the original version of Dune, but there is a remake of that classic film, too. And the story lines are always being redone, with just the settings and characters being changed. Afterall, Star Trek was called a space western.
Remember when all 3 networks started the new shows and schedules in the same week in September? The TV Guide was studied more than your school books. The only way to know if your favorite show was canceled or on a different night.
Careful, Brutus, that we don’t start applying that logic to your strip! ;-)
Very observant of you Brutus. Most of today’s TV entertainment IS tripe and garbage with little originality. Little difference with Movies and their repetitive themes in the cinemas also, I am afraid. However, most of US will watch some of this, so called, entertainment out of habit, if for no other reason. 800 TV Channels, 1000 streaming services and yet little that is on, is worth watching……
Too many years watching the boob tube- -no original stories any more.
Nailed it Thorny. Why I never watch US TV except for local news and weather. Only reason I pay for DirecTV is we get Channels from other countries, which is really interesting. Many of their programs are subtitled are subtitled in English or Spanish, or Japanese or Chinese. All depending on what country buys their programs
The up side of the plethora of entertainment channels is a lot of unusual creations get produced that wouldn’t have got a chance back when there were just 3 networks. The down side is Sturgeon’s Law: 90% of everything is crap, so there’s a LOT more dross now, and it’s harder to find the good stuff.
Poor Brutus is definitely an OLD SOUL. Life has caught up with him even before OLD AGE has. Hang in Brutus – think its bad now? wait till you retire. DEJA VU 24/7
There’s always Netflix.
Very true, Brutus. My favorite TV genre used to be cop shows. However, nowadays, for the most part, they appear to be stuck on two themes, and can’t seem to move on from them. I do miss Law and Order! However, depending on one’s interests, there are still numerous shows that are worth watching, if you look hard enough. If you love animals, watch Animal Planet. If you like history, try the Smithsonian Channel. Also, for me, Amazon Prime offers quite a variety of shows for all kinds of interests.
Brutus and many of you commenters make me nostalgic for the old simpler life. TV Guide a must-have, new shows at the same time, summer reruns so you could watch what you missed during the season. We cut the cord last month. Now subscribe to a few channels.
May 08, 2015