Dec 28, 2011

What Happened to Good ol' Television?

With the influx of reality television over the years, I’ve often wondered what happened to the great shows. The 24s and Lost of primetime television are gone, now replaced with Dancing with the Stars and A shot at Love. I’m sure the people who run the networks say it’s cheaper to film 10 episodes of a reality show than 10 episodes of a sitcom, and with the economy struggling so much, it’s a valid point. That still doesn’t take away from the fact that television today, is so much different than was it was 15 years ago.

I remember watching Saved by the Bell, Power Rangers and even Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. I remember Full House, Dinosaurs and the Simpsons. The Simpsons was, and still is my favorite comedy of all time. What will this generation of ten year olds call their favorite shows fifteen years later? Fifteen years from now, one of those ten year olds will write a column like this talking about how television has changed so much since they were young. 

They say that kids watch too much television. They say that kids don’t exercise enough, and they blame it on the television. I remember watching television all the time growing up. I like to think I turned out alright. I got my associates degree with a 3.72 GPA. I’m currently working on a 3.82 towards my bachelor’s degree, and I’m in decent athletic shape. Television didn’t ruin my life like all the so-called experts are claiming will happen with today’s generation.

With my rant complete, I'd like to offer an invitation for all my blog readers to read about shows I feel weren't given a chance to succeed.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

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