The state of television is at an all time low. I have been forced to dial around to see what’s on because as you all know, hockey seems to be somewhat absent.
I now cry myself to sleep with visions of a half ton woman accused of murder, Honey Boo Bo and the rest of the train wreck family and I wake screaming out the “Swamp People are out to get me!!”.
I honestly thought after Kate Plus 8 they might give up and actually go back to writing a good mystery or sit-com, but no they continued into this season and the pain goes on.
I guess we can blame Dick Clark and Ed McMahon for bringing us Star search way back then, it kind of bombed but was reincarnated as American Idol. Then the copycats came, the horrible Canadian Idol died a slow death (Farley Flex shouldn’t have anyone’s Career in his hands, he barely has one).
Then in the United States it was The X Factor because Simon Cowell needed more money and then the Voice.
Don’t we have enough talent on you tube we can discover rather then put all the rotten stuff on television where good programming belongs?
Any stupid idea, even exploiting a girl with two heads is common fare these days.
Check out the list of what was offered in the last five years it’s unbelievable.
Airplane Repo, honestly something we all have to be concerned about, I have mine under lock and key at my hanger.
Amazing Race 1 through 21, the first ten were amazing now not so much.
Americas Next Top Model because we need more anorexic divas.
Americas Got Talent, Apparently it ran out because we now have Honey Boo Boo and Toddler and Tiaras.
Americas Smartest Model, cancelled when they couldn’t find any contestants who knew where The Statue of Liberty came from.
The Anna Nicole Show, it was so bad she killed herself with prescription drugs.
The Ashlee Simpson Show, it could have been good if it wasn’t all done by Lip sync.
Then there is The Bachelor one through 17, I think one couple may actually still be together; a nasty divorce show could have been a great follow up.
The Housewives of Hollywood all the way to The Housewives of Balzac (ok not real but might be on the way).
Big Brother is still kicking around, unreal this show has had such longevity and they are now filming one here in Canada, like most clones we do I can’t see any ratings.
Then we have The Biggest Loser. Lets watch people sweat, if you got off the couch and went to the gym you would get to meet them in person.
The Celebrity Circus, this bombed out of the gate because it was a rip off of Circus of The Stars, which was also a horrible show of those just out of rehab and washed up child stars.
Speaking of Rehab we have Dr Drew, the self-righteous idiot exploiting messed up stars, there is a line-up to get in.
The Contender was a boxing reality TV show that seemed pretty good till they hit the real ring and got knocked out in 20 seconds.
Chris Angel Mind freak, I actually liked this show till I saw the Vegas show and saw every wire and rope they removed digitally on TV, I should have known better.
The Crocodile Hunter, I liked him crickey! Unfortunalty the Stingray didn’t so that was the end of that show.
Dancing with the almost or used to be Stars is continuing with strong numbers, Lawrence Welk would be proud.
Gene Simmons family jewels are scripted and awful as was The Osborne’s toward the end.
And now the fake American Idol fight between two judges that was also scripted to keep people interested, that’s the final straw for me when it even comes to giving it a chance.
The good shows include Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and of course the grand daddy’s of them all Cop’s and Americas most wanted.
Please of please TV gods bring back my NHL Hockey.