Archive for November, 2014

h1

TWO VICTORIES FOR GOOD TASTE IN TV

November 13, 2014

This is old news by now, but we will no longer be subjected to the obnoxious exploits of Honey Boo Boo, nor are we going to have to watch Fox’s abysmal UTOPIA, which should have been called DYSTOPIA, with all its sleazy language, sex and backstabbing exploits. Fox should be sued for false advertising of this show, but what other kind of reality, save the MasterChef shows, does Fox know how to program.

Anyway, I’m thrilled to death to see these shows axed. Could it be we are seeing the beginning of the “watch me complain about everything and everyone” reality show bubble burst? I can only hope. ┬áBut if it is, how will E! fill the 23 hour programming void left by the Kardashians, the poster children of pointless fame and non-contributors to the well-being of society? What will Bravo do without its kitchen and fashion competitions? What will Learning Channel do without showcasing (read exploiting) a couple or an individual coping with challenges that millions face each day WITHOUT the need for camera time? Horror of horrors, they may actually have to start being creative. Creativity and originality on network and cable TV? Civilization would crumble!