A few odds and ends on TV:
Is it just me, or has The Real World
progressed (or regressed, more accurately) to the point where it could not possibly be any further away from the real world?
People are complaining about the possibility that live shows like American Idol
might get preempted when war breaks out.
An update from long ago
: Slamball is somehow still on the air, thank goodness.
How are shows like Good Morning Miami
, Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
, and The World According to Jim
still on the air? These shows seem like they were designed from the ground up to be watched by absolutely no one...
Speaking of ABC's Tuesday Lineup, I wonder how many people refuse to ever watch Monday Night Football
again, after being forced to view previews from that lineup on every single stoppage of play.
And while I'm on this ABC kick, am I the only one who thinks Drew Carey has never been even remotely funny?
One show I'm happy they brought back: Let's Make A Deal
. The best part: the set is done in a garish, 70's-style motif, like the one that is still featured on The Price is Right
. No computer graphics characters. No spotlights in a dark studio. No subdued, futuro-technic Who Wants to be a Millionaire / Weakest Link
color scheme. And the host has one of those long, skinny microphones
, like the one Gene Rayburn from Match Game
used to hold. You're allright, Let's Make A Deal
, you're allright.