When I was a little girl ( a long time ago) The Wizard of Oz came on once a year. It was a really big deal when it did come on, the world stopped because we all watched. Now a couple times a year either TNT or TBS will show it every night for a whole weekend. It’s not special anymore.
Saturday morning cartoons, who needs those when you have a Cartoon Network and other channels just like it. ABC Family will show Christmas specials for 25 days straight, the same ones over and over again. They are not special anymore, not like when I was little.
Do families even watch tv together anymore? I watch two shows regularly, Once Upon a Time and Vampire Diaries. The rest of the time my daughter has control of the tv. I can only handle so much of Duck Dynasty and Call of the Wildman before I either send her to her room to watch tv or I find another room to go to. Usually her taste is much better, I don’t get why she likes those two.
When I was growing up, we had three channels and a PBS station. (once you were too old for Sesame Street, PBS didn’t really count as a channel anymore) We didn’t have a lot of choices but the shows were better and we all watched them as a family. I keep waiting for this reality craze to be over but it’s never ending. Did we lose our imagination? Is this why movie after movie is being remade? Did Hollywood lose its ability to have an original thought?
Some people still really like their tv, I have a friend that I can’t call after 8 because she has a show that she’s watching every night. Most of these shows do not hold my interest, it has to be well written and entertaining for me to watch. Well, ok vampire diaries is not about the plot, it’s about the hour of hot guys. Lately it isn’t holding my interest either. So I watch one highly entertaining and well written show every week. Is it just me? Am I being too picky? Is quality television a thing of the past?