Originally Posted by Dude111
Yup just about NOTHING but rubbish on now!!
Because ppl have been so dumbed down/conditioned to think crap is good thats why!! (Alot have been)
I think that is a big part of it. But I still agree with an earlier post that we are in a "2ND GOLDEN AGE" of TV.
Especially for Adults. The problem is it is spread out all over the place.
And it all started with THE SOPRANOS. That show debuted in 1999, I believe(I could be wrong). But ever since that show, there has been a TON of GREAT DRAMA TV geared too adults.
Not families. But adults. Starting with the year 2000, there has been GREAT shows. Not just good.
SOPRANOS/SIX FEET UNDER/DEXTER/HOMELAND/MAD MEN/WALKING DEAD/HOUSE OF CARDS/BAND OF BROTHERS/THE PACIFIC/LOST/BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/BATTLESTAR GALACTICA/WEST WING/BREAKING BAD/etc...
Now, notice those are all dramas, or mini series. And they are all on CABLE(minus 3), which allows a lot more MATURE CONTENT to be shown. That is the biggest problem facing OTA networks.
Comedies, as a whole, have not been all that awesome. But some have been great since 2000 IMHO.
The OFFICE(British and American)/30 ROCK/PARKS AND RECREATION/MODERN FAMILY/etc...
Now, here is where I think OTA is "better" than Cable because you have to be smart to write GREAT COMEDY. Especially with the restrictions on content on OTA.
If you do not watch MODERN FAMILY, you are missing one the BEST COMEDIES EVER.
I truly mean that. Number 1 is without question(Big bag of SHUSH!!!!! to anyone who disagrees) is THE HONEYMOONERS. You cannot argue #1
2 through whatever, let the debate begin. SEINFELD is still #2
too me, but MF is really CLOSE. If you have not watched it, watch it on USA/syndication. EVERY EPISODE is FUNNY. Can be wathced with the kids.
Seinfelds first 2 season were BLAH. Show did not get good/GREAT until season 3. MF has been GREAT since the first episode.
Now we all have GUILTY PLEASURE TV/Movie's. Myself included. Stuff that is just bad(bad acting/bad writing/or just stupid/goofy). But still FUN.
Currently for me: THE FLASH/ARROW/GOTHAM fall into that category.
But not the top of the GARBAGE HEAP FOR ME though.
Ever since 1990, I have recorded Y&R and B&B, and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT
Talk about garbage. But i just do not care.