Friday, September 27, 2013

Another TV Trial Run

Thursday evening; okay let's check out "Parenthood."

 For the first twenty minutes or so I actually thought this might offer something of interest.  And perhaps it does, if your life is not sufficiently filled with angst, tribulation, and annoyances such that you wish to peek in voyeuristic-ally on others' problems.
As it turns out, as is the case with most network television, the commercials were much more interesting than the programming.

Seems to me this is going to be a good winter for catching up on the reading of those classics you always planned to read, yet never got around to it.


Vee said...

My tolerance for current TV shows lasts ten minutes, or less. I thought is was just me. Someone told me I would "love" Duck Dynasty. About eight minutes into watching an episode I said (out loud), "You've GOT to be kidding!" I then found a book. Pretty much the same with Downton Abbey - a show I was also told i would love. Really? I must be brain dead and/or lack the ability to understand this new brand of humor.

Todays TV shows are pretty much at the level of "humor" enjoyed by the first graders I once taught. Someone falling out of a chair or hearing the word, "but," introduced as a vocabulary word seemed hilarious to them.

Maybe there are some intelligent beings out there who will come up with a new channel for intelligent people. Meantime, to the library I go!

Okay, thanks for the opportunity to vent.

Secondary Roads said...

I recommend the Dead Mule Swamp series by Joan H Young (aka Sharky). Excellent reads.

vanilla said...

Vee, all bad; and even worse, I have stopped thinking it can't get worse, because somehow it seems always to do so.

Chuck, thanks for the recommendation.