When I was growing up, we had a little brown box that sat atop the television. If we wanted to change the channel between either 4,6 or 10, we would have to get up and change it. Then, additional stations began to appear. Suddenly, we had channels like Comedy Central, Fox, HBO, and let’s not forget “Skinamax”. Honestly, the late ’80s was felt downright decadent.
Fast forward 30 years and we have so many channels, I couldn’t even tell you how many. Because we live like we’re Amish, we still have cable which includes hundreds of channels. But it’s not just channels, we have the following streaming services:
- Amazon Prime
So why the hell can’t I find a damn thing to watch? For example, tonight’s Thursday. In the ’90s, Thursdays would be reserved for Friends, Will and Grace and ER. In the ’80’s I remember Golden Girls, 227, Empty Nest and Family Ties.
The More Popular a Show the Fewer Episodes Made
Here’s my theory about so many series. Series start out with like 15 episodes. As it becomes more popular, they begin to cut down on the number of episodes offered. Like the writers and actors can’t be bothered with anything more than 8 episodes, spanning 12 weeks. Meanwhile, we walk around like junkies, looking for the next episode (fix).
How can they do that to us?
I can’t even remember what happened in West World between seasons because they space them out so far. Handmaid’s Tale would normally be back on by now, but that f’ing Coronavirus got in the way. Walking Dead then Fear the Dead normally take up most of the year. They were even going to have a third spinoff that got postponed because of all of this.
I’m scared that one day, I’ll log onto Netflix only for the following message to pop up:
YOU’VE REACHED THE END OF NETFLIX.
PLEASE START OVER.
Am I the only person here that has thousands of shows at their disposal and quickly coming to the edge of the cliff? Perhaps I’m just a loser that watches way too much tv. Tell me your thoughts on this in the comments. I’m also taking recommendations.
Yeah, just you. I am more than content seeking out old shows I never watched.
Good for you! I wish I was there!
Honestly though, I miss the tv we grew up with. Limited Channels but a lot more interesting things to watch. I loved all the reruns of shows from the 50’s and 60’s, monster movie and kung fu on Saturdays and Abbott & Costello movies on Sundays. I miss the routine of life in the 70’s-80’s.
I loved Three’s Company, Mel’s Diner and Golden Girls. God I loved Golden Girls!
I’m not a snob but I have to say I’m not impressed with many of the shows I see commercials for on the satellite channels we get. We live in a “dead zone”. Before Primestar came to our area in the 1990’s we had 2 1/2 channels. ABC, NBC and CBS during the winter when trees were bare of all leaves. As far as streaming goes, we are still waiting for high speed internet, so again we rely on what satellite companies offer and it’s not that great. Having a thousand channels wouldn’t matter to me because you can
Cut myself off. I was going to say you vacantly only watch one channel at a time and I gravitate to my favs like NCIS.
Yes, it’s like a thousand shows/channels yet nothing is good right now. Sometimes I’ll start watching a show and I’ll think to myself “someone getting paid 6 figures thought this would be a good idea?” Just no. Wow, I can’t believe you’re still waiting on the internet! I would lose my mind without the internet! LOL!
Lots of grant monies have been spent. Seems like these companies get the money and do just enough to say they’re working on it, need more money.
I can only imagine the red tape it all gets caught up in!