Monday, January 23, 2012

Come Monday...Unreal Programming

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about,  websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

“Unreal” is a term that was commonly used to describe something that was hard to believe—both in a good and bad way.  It may still be, but I do not get out much anymore.

Anyway, unreal was what came to mind when I started noticing what programs were being aired on a certain network while setting our DVR to record what keeps my wife relatively happy.  For they just didn’t seem to fit.

So, I made a list of what was being broadcast (and rebroadcast, and rebroadcast, and rebroadcast) that week, which is as follows.  Please keep in mind that it was compiled a couple of weeks (or so) ago.

Oh, and added here and there to the schedule, was CMT music shows of various shapes and sizes, which does fit.  For we are talking about [CMT] here.

No, I really don’t get it.  For it would be different if CMT was a local television station wanting to provide a broad range of entertainment choices for those living in an area where they could not pick up any other channels, but with hundreds of different channels being available on cable, wouldn’t they want to distinguish themselves, especially with the name of Country Music Television?  Come on now, who do they think they are—[TNN]?

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  1. TV in general just makes me crazy. Nothing worse than sitting down to watch, flipping through hundreds of channels and not finding ONE good thing to stop on. What happened to all the good old shows?

  2. Programmes like those are what the off switch was made for.
    I regularly watch 'Eggheads' a quiz, A programme about train journeys through Britain made by an ex politician, football and news. The rest available is nearly all 'pap!'
    So much available to those who can afford it and so little difference between the offerings. Dumb TV sells! It is 'bread and circus's' and nothing else.

  3. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! I am still hoping to be able to get a computer to hook up to the TV, which would make a lot of very interesting things much more enjoyable (AND CHEAPER!) to watch.

  4. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Adullamite!!! It would be plumb comical if it wasn't so irritating.

  5. I agree, can't figure out how they call themselves one thing but show whatever they want completely unrelated?

  6. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Country Mouse!!! I suppose it shouldn't be surprising. For the powers that be in the entertainment business have generally proven themselves to be blithering idiots for as long as I can remember. Hmm, I wonder if that is a job requirement?


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