Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's Time

For all of the parent networks out there (I'm talking about ABC, NBC, and CBS), its time. It's time to get new shows. I'm begging. Come up with something else. No more doctors. No more cops. No more crime and murder and weird sicknesses that are giving me hypochondria, and for the love of God, no more lawyers. The next time you think of an "innovative" reality series, think again. No one cares. Your two hour two night Dancing with the Stars and American Idol are already painful enough.

For most of us, shows like Grey's and Lost started when we were in high school. While Lost has a light at the end of the tunnel (specifically, this May will mark the end of the adventure), Grey's is just whining and wheezing it's way to defeat. CSI has been on since 2000. Law and Order? 1990! Come on, think tanks of creativity and pithy dialogue (hehehe i stole that from my last post). THINK! Generate something NEW.

I think what bothers me the most is the fact that all these shows (save Lost) follow the same kind of formula. Medical show: someone is sick with an incurable/mystery illness. Sometimes they die, and the doctor is better for it at the end of the day. The doctor has learned something about life. Sometimes the patient lives, and the doctor is better for it at the end of the day. So on and so forth. The doctors whine about how hard their lives are, and yet they always look GORGEOUS and they're always the most BRILLIANT in their field. Blah blah blah. Crime shows: person ends up mutilated. Not just dead, but usually chased, attacked, shot, cut to pieces (nightmares ensue). The cops get a suspect. They get a couple of suspects. You think they're about to solve the case, but alas, it is only 24 minutes into the episode. Like clockwork, the case is blown wiiiiiide open. It takes another 24 minutes to solve (plus lots of commercial breaks). The head cop always has 1-liners that make you think that the cop already knows what's happening, just isn't telling you. Also, the lab work comes back in like half an hour. Uh, not the way it works.

I'm tired of this, ABC, etc. Come up with something real. Come up with something gritty. I would watch a nighttime soap about a trailer park. It would be a hell of a lot more interesting than a 7th season of Grey's Anatomy.


  1. I totally agree! I for some odd reason still watch Greys, the only abc show I actually enjoy is Desperate Housewives (yes no one my age watches it but I like it). They are all totally the same, good job for posting this!

  2. I am in complete agreement with you. Most of the stuff that passes for good television is just a re-hash of the same old story lines. We need to get some fresh ideas percolating on the major networks. I'd like to see shows based on some of the graphic novels currently making their rounds. The weirder and more abstract the better! And thanks for stopping by!

  3. Best shows on TV:
    Modern Family
    How I met your mother
    The Office
    ...actually I think that might be it, and I have no idea what channels they're on.