Too many bad shows, too little time and space to cover all the garbage we’re shoveling through daily when we try to sit down and watch TV.
In those golden oldie days of television, you’d sit down with your family and watch a couple of shows feeling comfortable. Unwinding after a hard day of work with a few funny lines from Dick Van Dyke or Leave It To Beaver, a bit of news from Walter Cronkite and watch the late show with Johnny Carson and we were good to go.
It was a nice little family gathering you didn’t have to really censor before retiring to bed for the next day. We didn’t worry about butt cracks, over indulgent displays of affection, sex between family members and criminals running rampant.
Things have changed in just a few short years. It’s becoming more and more difficult just to tune in to get away from Stupid. And I mean that – Stupid follows us everywhere.
All day long we work with Stupid. We talk to Stupid on the phone. Stupid calls us up to try to sell us something wasting our time and minutes on the cell. When we have to get something done with customer service, Stupid answers the call and gives us the run around.
Now, we’ve got Stupid writing our television shows shoving their version of entertainment down our throats. It’s Stupid and a few family members telling us what we’re going to watch and us sitting like zombies going – “OK well, that’s the only thing on.”
Hollywood is paying big bucks to Stupid. Stupid’s cousins are known as Charlie Sheen, Angelina Jolie, Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan just to name a few. Not only that, Stupid’s family is still paying some of the worst actors in the world like David Caruso, Emily Proctor and Jim Carrey – over-actors if I’ve ever seen one. Wow, they annoy me.
We watch regurgitated re-makes because apparently there’s a lack of talent in the entertainment world and you can’t get a new script or story through without making your lips brown kissing Stupid’s backside. How many re-makes can one studio do anyway?
Tonight’s episode of Law & Order: Los Angeles is going to be Stupid’s glory! We’re going to hear tomorrow about the huge ratings because people wanted to tune in to see a lame episode based on Tiger Woods’ pathetic behavior. Not only is that a dead horse, they’re going to beat it again! And how do we actually know those figures they will be spouting off to us are correct? I can’t even get a good read on my own blog stats let alone from these goons.
Between reality shows promoting horrific singers and bimbos, talentless hacks butchering the art of entertainment in general and what it used to be, music that makes me need to permanently poke my eardrums – and movies, photos and television making me want to go to the hypnotist to erase the memory of bad scenes from my head, what is there to watch anymore?
Oh yes, one bright spot that makes me laugh and engage in a hearty sigh of relief:
Gordan Ramsey! The screamer, the ranter, the raver and the seeker of perfection. In the deep sea of sewage we call entertainment, at least if we’re going to hell it’s going to be in Hell’s Kitchen – good eats!