Saturday, June 21, 2014

What's Happened to TV

I have a vague recollection from when I was little about cable TV being primarily adult channels. I wasn't clear what that meant except it had to do with naked people and it was bad. We did not have cable. Nobody cared.

So somewhere along the line there was apparently a cable revolution. Awesome things were on cable - sports, movies, Disney channel!! Everyone has cable! or satellite! In fact, the basic assumption is you can't even watch TV without paying for it any more.

And suddenly all these popular shows are steeped in nudity and sex - Game of Thrones, True Blood, etc. But it's not bad - is "great writing" or cutting edge or something. I find it insulting, actually. And I know I'm not cool because I don't watch these shows, but people wake up! These shows are not cool! It's pornography on a big budget, plain and simple. What is happening to us?

Anyway, I'm disturbed by it all. And luckily we can't afford the cable anymore so I found out we CAN get regular TV for free. Tonight it's Saturday Night Baseball on Fox and couple of our favorite BBC shows on PBS.

The dumbing down and debasing of America continues...