When Television first came out in the UK and later Australia some labelled it the ”idiot box”
When Karl Marx “said” ‘Religion is the opiate of the masses’:
There was no television:
Yet these last few years when pain and health issues force me to lie down and rest:
And arthritis and carpal tunnel inhibit my fine motor skills:
I watch DVDs or Netflix (or similar)
I have never watched a soapie or reality tv show in my life –they just don’t appeal to me.
Last century “Star Trek” aired after midnight – so I would have to tape it.
Shows that I really liked only lasted one or two seasons:
Presumably because they were deemed not popular.
I do not believe the “test” audience for tv shows is an accurate example of the viewing audience:
Like when Feud labelled all women as neurotic and having penis envy:
His tests subjects were 12 middle class Jewish women.
People that agree to be part of a tv survey or “test” audience have a certain type of mentality:
This isn’t meant as an insult.
I have bought all of “Star Trek original”:
and some of “Deep Space Nine“:
as well as all the movies including the newer ones starring Chris PIne – on DVD:
Yes I am a trekkie from way back:
I have bought Firefly
and Terra Nova:
But one show that I liked staring John Corbett –“The Visitor”
I cannot find the DVD anywhere?
Have a great day
and be kind and respectful to “non humans”