General comments about TV viewing Nov 14, 2015 22:02:59 GMT -5
Post by X factor on Nov 14, 2015 22:02:59 GMT -5
TV viewing is almost becoming un watchable to me as of lately, as of last few years actually.
In fact there were many years I didn't have access to TV or cable and got along just fine.
In all fairness I don't know if it's TV shows that are getting worse, or if it's just as you grow older, feel less connected to the content.
I'm I a product of my era, as we all tend to be whether TV or music?
Maybe, cause the new shows just seem plastic to me, and I cannot in no way shape or form relate to the characters or their lives.
And CNN and Fox, the two national cable shows I get, their act gets tired, like how they will cover this Paris terror tragedy practically non stop for a week, they'll basically commercialize the tragedy for ratings.
To me, over coverage kind of starts to cheapen the incident after a while.
Tragedies like this occur in the 3rd world very often, in Palestine, Africa, and elsewhere, but no big whoop ti doo is made over it, it's just usually a 6 second news spot then they move onto other stuff.
Also TV, they way they present life, just seems extra fake to me lately.
It's probably always been that way, but when younger more protected, and so don't really know what 'real world' or real people, personalities are like.
But the people, as portrayed in say, TV commercials, just come off as real fake to me now.
On TV it's all smiles, in reality people have terrible attitudes that they bring into work, or bias, and let that racial, cultural or religious bias effect how they interact with you.
On TV everyone is prestine, shiny, have nice teeth and perfectly combed hair, reality is nothing like that, unless maybe in the corporate world.
On TV no one judges you in a negative way, or I should say prejudges you, in reality that's all people do.
They decide whether they like you or don't like you in the span of 2 seconds just based on their own filters.
More times than not TV shows, news shows ect, just end up making me feel depressed now, where you see a few lucky others propelled into the spot light, doing, getting credit for stuff you also do, have been doing for a long time.
The difference is you might not have the right social or racial pedigree, or not in the right spot or place where your talents can be highlighted.
Anyways, I've been so annoyed at TV lately that I felt it was time to create a section just for general thoughts on TV programing and viewing, more posts to follow of course.