Mar, 2012

I opened an email from my father with the subject ‘I’m so sorry!’.  When I pulled up the link that went with it, I read that one of the shows that I really liked- Terra Nova- was cancelled!  I couldn’t believe it!  They let things like ’2 1/2 Men’,  (I’m not a fan of the show, sorry) ‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter’ (Seriously!?  With a name like that?! How rude!)  and all of the other stuff continue, while the other stuff that is new and interesting go down in flames! (Although I can honestly say that I have never seen ‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter’ and I’ve only seen a little of ’2 1/2 Men’.)  I just feel like they’re leaving all of the stuff that is promoting things like teenage pregnancy and putting money first in life!  (Just examples- doesn’t apply to just Fox.)

When I look around, I see more divorces, debt, people ‘falling of the deep end’ and things like that!  It’s not directly TVs fault or anything, I think a bunch of the media is contributing to this modern culture.  I can’t say that I have seen everything about these situations, but what I have seen has lead me to that.  I just can’t believe that all of the media and shows have done this.  (And not just them, by the way.)

And then you get the people who say, “Oh, finally!  That show was so unrealistic and stupid!”  I did read something that someone pointed out saying, “But isn’t the point of TV to kinda get away from the reality?”  and they have a point.  Not all shows are going to make sense.  And some people don’t always get that.  It’s like with me and some of the shows on Cartoon Network (My brother currently watches those shows.)  Part of it is that I’m a little out of the targeted age and I’m a girl, (not saying that girls who watch Cartoon Network are uncool- you guys are awesome!) so I don’t really understand the parts of some of those shows.  But at the same time, it doesn’t have to be really good, have high graphics or anything like that for me to like it.  It just has to be something entertaining.

*Clears throat

Okay.  My little speech is over.