I have a dim view of modern media. To put it simply, I grew up with TV but it didn’t grow up with me.
Two People Watching TV
TV lost its sense of humor.Shows now are morbid.I’ve boycotted for the last 23 + years.
And they’ll watch it in reruns
Maybe the next time they buy a TV they’ll splurge and get one with an “off” switch.
They’re banking on this to be an all time hit.
Things have changed for me. I no longer watch a stand-alone television set. Instead, the program is on the left computer monitor while I use the right one for another purpose; I rarely give a program my full attention. Also, I now stream the programs so that I can semi-watch them on my schedule.
In my case, I’ve just stopped watching over the years, and don’t even have a TV. I’ll sometimes watch some video if it’s brought to my attention, but a whole show, never.
It’s just the Kardashian clan.
“People will watch anything” is not new. TV has been a “vast wasteland” since I was in High School. …but really, Sturgeon’s Law applies and with the multiplicity of sources, it’s just harder to find the good stuff now (and it’s probably not on broadcast tv)
I stream old TV shows like Night Court lately. Never saw the first two years. Then British mysteries which are more interesting than American procedurals which are the same week after week.
Got out of the habit of watching TV while I was in the Navy. That was 48 years ago. Nor have I ever clicked on a ad on my computer.
Say the people watching anything.
People are like sheep………
Describing the upcoming season of “Manifest” on Netflix. This conversation will occur in our household for sure.
Some of you people are really bitter. Calm down!
american tv is almost gone. unless you like talent and reality shows which I wont watch. so I pay to stream british and aussie (with some New zealand) much better
“If we make it, they will watch it”, to a lot of us doesn’t apply anymore. Too many choices out there….
I watch mainly sports and a couple drama series on basic cable TV….no premium pkgs.
Like all capitalism, profit drives all decisions…
The shows are on so hit and miss anymore it is hard to follow a plot line. They take “winter break” and get replaced for a couple to several weeks by something else or show reruns for a couple weeks. It make it tough.
My 91-year-old mother and I spent a lot of yesterday watching old Carol Burnett shows and laughing ourselves silly.
Not all people. I haven’t watched network television for over 20 years.
Long delays (measured in YEARS) between successive seasons seems to have caught on with many a series I’ve watched over the years (Sopranos, Homeland, Outlander). But for some really great writing/acting, get hold of the 176 episodes of House, M.D. and watch from S1E1. You’ll either like it or you won’t, but if you do, you’ll be hooked for life. Series ran between 2004 and 2012, and there probably won’t be a reboot or a prequel. It’s best this way. (Snippets are available in random order on YouTube from Peacock.)
We almost never did until we started Antiques Roadshow UK (far better than the American counterpart). Now we stream it, and it is the only one we watch.
I’ll bet they also have to turn on the captions too.