Bad TV

This qualifies as a joke? Way to keep it classy, Huck.

Anyway, I was listening to a piece on NPR this morning on how BET fails to serve the community it was targeting and how blacks’ and whites’ preferred programs began to overlap with the Viacom takeover of BET. One of the interviewees commented that it was hard not to think that large corporations are intentionally depriving black people of smart programming.

Are you kidding me? The pandemic of brainless TV is hardly a race-specific issue. I’m tempted to blame CBS’s “Survivor,” although MTV’s “Real World” may have been the real instigator. Every time I think that we’ve hit rock bottom with novel reality TV concepts, I’m proven wrong. What are the Kardashians famous for, anyway? And why do I see commercials of Manhattan housewives squabbling over who got seated where at G-d knows what event? Which, I have to say, if you have to put on the air – keep it in the O.C. where it belongs.

When I moved into my new apartment, I was really excited to have digital cable for the first time in my life. I hadn’t gotten the memo that I’d be better off watching my DVDs of “Friends” on loop.

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