TV Watching For The Family

What Role Does Television Play in Your Life and the Life of Your Family?

Television used to be affectionately called the idiot box. It truly did turn out to be the idiot box of this generation. The generation of tv and media glitz and fan following of the talentless, over-hyped, all bark and no bite celebrities while the ones with integrity and talent and some sense are content to have the faithful following them and they are grateful for what they get.

The family, well parents anyway, watch the same shit that is watched in most households in the state and across the country (though the language differs). They watch the big tv soaps that are advertised heavily on the local channels with rather stupid storylines and dialogues and crappy actors and acting. They watch the same stupid reality tv shows that everyone else in the state watches. They watch the same award shows with the same actors, comperes, same stupid, formulaic comedy skits and dances and speeches as the other 50, the same comedy on stage skits shows and the same talk shows and mom watches a bunch of cooking shows.

And ofcourse, a huge number of movies. Some of which are good but some are the same old, same old.

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times

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