I have to say that I for one have had enough TV about TV. Do we really care that much that Joy and Whoopi walked off stage because of a comment made by albeit a controversial TV commentator. Was there any question to begin with that there would be controversial issues raised whenever someone speaks before he thinks? That is not even the point I am trying to convey. My concern is that you cannot turn on the TV without watching “news” about what happened on TV that day – everyday.
I know it is all about hits and ratings and viewership. But do all of the major networks have to lead off with this unprofessionalism. The latest incident on The View was an embarrassment all around and everything from the discussion to the temper tantrums should be swept under the rug for all of our sakes. This was clearly an act just to make a statement. It is bad enough that when you turn on something like Extra once again you are watching TV about TV. Isn’t it enough the DWTS is on for a minimum two hours a week? If we try to watch any programs during the next week we are inundated with the same coverage of the fall, the fight, the “boos” and the bickering by the judges and the stars. This brings up another issue altogether because who made some of these people stars? By definition isn’t a star someone who is celebrated in an art or profession? I don’t want to name names because I can’t, but I do know that some of these people do not have a profession and are not celebrated. Are they really stars when we do not even know what they have accomplished? How demeaning for the true stars of the world. They are the people I want to see when I watch TV. I now know why I love to watch the World Series and it does not even matter to me what teams are playing. And I no longer turn on the TV until Wheel of Fortune is on just so I do not have to sit and watch Television about Television. If I need the news, I have my computer and the internet and can filter through the garbage to learn about what is really important to this state, country and world. And believe me, there is far more to the news than watching old Baby Boomers bicker morning, noon, and night.
I would love to know what is going on in the world tonight. I just do not feel like turning on the TV.
Why So Much TV About TV?