Friday, July 11, 2008

Summertime blues

A commenter in the previous thread asked me if I was on vacation. I wish. There's just bupkus going on in TV right now. It's so massively boring.

I go home at night and find washing the dishes to be more entertaining than the TV.

I tried to watch "Burn Notice's" season premiere last night, but I knew the entire plot after watching about 15 seconds. I think they borrowed it from the "A-Team."

Maybe if I had Showtime, I could be watching "Secret Diary of a Call Girl." They did send the first couple "Weeds" episodes, but those were fairly dull, too.

Now, the new season of "Top Gear" begins Monday on BBC America. That's exciting. But there's not a ton beyond that.

A lot of the current malaise is still strike-related. The usual round of misfits and reality shows and a smattering of quality cable shows that usually occupy the summer never got made.

Fortunately, the Olympics are a few weeks away and NBC is planning 2,500 hours of coverage. That should soak up some TV time. And after that, we'll be in football season...

19 Comments:

At 7:11 PM, July 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you should ask 13 about their new promo with a viewer call. It's factually wrong. But I guess no one cares about facts over there. The county's new mouthpiece is 13. Do they know what honesty and journalism are?

 
At 8:15 PM, July 11, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Sounds like someone at 5/30 is a little upset that one of their viewers didn't get important information about the closure of I-25.

Also, how can it be factually wrong? It was a real viewer making the statement! I guess I should say FORMER 5/30 viewer.

 
At 6:58 AM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please. I work at KKTV you idiot! And it's about 13 knowingly putting factully wrong information on the air. Are you too stupid to realize that that's the issue?

 
At 7:02 AM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of 5/30. Funny enough I see they're running a promo that shows their morning coverage of that accident you're talking about. I guess they're throwing it in 13's face that 13 is wrong. No wonder 5/30 is #1. They actually cover news and take the high road. What's 13 again? Oh yeah, the LEAST WATCHED STATION IN SOUTHERN COLORADO. I guess 13 figures "We might as well lie, we don't have anything else to lose."

 
At 7:52 AM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

andy you nailed it...even these two nutjobs above me are BORING in their insults..who CARES--YAWNNNNN--as for the actual topic andy brought up--tv is in the doldrums right now , no doubt..GENERATION KILL though on HBO is getting great reviews so that should be interesting(question is will anyone watch because of IRAQ fatigue?)MAD MEN is coming back this month..but other than that..the reality shows are awful-even AMERICA's GOT TALENT seems like the "B" team is producing--it just seems sloppy and badly edited. COME ON FALL!!!!!

 
At 12:49 PM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You morons it was a viewer who made the comments in the promo. It is OPINON! How can that be factually wrong? Also, the 5/30 promo, isn't it interesting they didn't show real-time video of the accident in the promo?

All they had was Craig at the weather wall and the anchor team announces the closure. All the traffic video was shot later and just added into the promo.

 
At 1:59 PM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't your job as a journalist to try to weed out factual errors? Even if it was a viewer comment, if it was wrong and you know it's wrong, why would you put it on the air?

 
At 4:06 PM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called perception is reality. For that viewer, the perception was two stations didn't cover the accident. So it became reality to that viewer because they couldn't find the information from them. I could care less about who had it, because I was one of those viewers who also did not see or hear it on 5/30, so in effect, it was my reality as well. Now take a shot at me as well.
Sincerely,
Kelly Heying

 
At 4:39 PM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for the love of GOD ..ENOUGH with this traffic thing and which tv station had it which did not...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH this is insane! WHO CARES????? andy's post was about how boring the summer tv season is to date...you two posters who can't get off the traffic thing...take your ball and go play somewhere else!!

 
At 5:26 PM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Kelly,

If your skirt was stuck in your underwear, but you perceived it wasn't, does that mean it isn't?

If I'm your friend shouldn't I tell you it's stuck? Shouldn't I bring the reality of the situation to your attention to make your perception reflect reality?

John Marshall

 
At 6:10 PM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John's right.

13 should've corrected the misperception, not perpetuated it.

 
At 7:02 PM, July 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also agree with John. I think it's in bad taste to just put something out there that isn't true. It says alot about how they operate.

 
At 11:22 AM, July 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what an inane discussion...skirts stuck in underwear? viewers perceptions of reality? and how can something be "factually wrong" ?? it is either a FACT (something known to exist) or it is WRONG...it cannot be both things..now i will quietly go and hope the level of discussion comes up a bit...

 
At 2:06 PM, July 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey idiot!

What's so hard to understand about this statement:

"13 should've corrected the misperception, not perpetuated it."

 
At 4:03 PM, July 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"hey idiot".. "moron".."too stupid" DUDE please...CHILL OUT..
all these angry words over something that really does not matter. it really doesn't. let's please move on .the original blog post from andy was interesting in that summer tv has been pretty dreadful..and yet a couple of posters could not wrap their minds around it and became OBSESSED with this ridiculous 13 or 5/30 traffic report "thing" . IT DOES NOT MATTER. anybody else got any thing relevant to add to the ORIGINAL post? if not thanks anyway. take care all. and RELAX. :))

 
At 6:28 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right about "Burn Notice" It's supposed to be mindless entertainment, but that's what makes the show fun,, especially the character Fiona is every mans dream, a woman that can take care of herself

 
At 6:31 PM, July 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is NBC suprised about the success of the show,"America's got talent" and any chance of it becoming a fall show?

 
At 3:56 PM, July 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anybody check out "the cleaner" on A&E? or maybe the second season start of "saving grace"? maybe some kinda bright moments in an otherwise pretty dull summer.

 
At 5:15 PM, July 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all of these so-called tv shows . all suck !! when can these people get what i had in the 50 and 60 like cbs playhouse 90 or something better .. ho-hum summer keeeps going on and onn and onnn, good grief..

 

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