Roy Hunter wrote:You would be surprised how many people feel exactly the same way about watching TV, but they're not 'out' about it like me. They confess to me in confidential whispers how they can't watch TV shows any more because they all seem boring, as if that was something to be ashamed of.
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one and I couldn't agree with you more. Most of time when we watch television we ask ourselves: "Do people honestly watch this show?"; "Who are they marketing to?". The reply is usually: "I don't know, what's the cat doing?."; "It's a freak show, people love freak shows."; or "Let's watch The Shining again."
Honestly the marketing is just out of control - if I'm not being told that I'm too fat, too bald, too impotent, or too sober then I'm being told that I'm paying too much for car insurance. Occasionally Pat Boone accosts my eyes as he walks around in a robe talking about the new walk-in tub he's selling.
Roy Hunter wrote:Does anyone from the TV Networks read this forum? Is this information any good to them? Or is it deliberate? "We don't want any 'thinkers' watching TV! We want sheeple! We want drones! You are the greatest country in the world! You are free! Work more, or you'll lose your job! Buy stuff, or you'll look like a failure! Drink beer, it won't make you fat!"
Thinkers don't fall for that shit. TV isn't aimed at people with brains.
At least people who use their brains...
I forgot that you were in the UK when I read this and then did a head-slap. These are the same messages that we are barraged with in the US - even the light beer thing. Not that I'm surprised. It's just that sometimes I think that the UK is better when it comes to marketing and entertainment than here in the US. Not that I would really know having never been to the UK - just an unchecked assumption.