Tonight I get to rejoin one of my favorite guilty pleasures, Doctor Who. I know it is low-budget and campy, but that’s part of why I love it. It’s cheesy, it’s goofy and it’s on SciFi. There aren’t many TV shows I actually make time to watch, but I won’t miss an episode of the Doctor. I enjoy Battlestar Galactica, but lost touch last season. Aside from that, House is the only other show that gets my undivided attention.
I know a lot of people that are hopelessly addicted to American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and other reality shows. I think reality shows are a travesty. With the exception of a couple of Discovery Channel shows, reality shows appeal to the lowest common denominator. I guess that’s why I don’t like it. Or maybe it’s because I’m not a voyeur. I’m barely interested in my own life, why would I be interested in watching someone else buffoon through their life in front of a camera?*
The Doctor always prevails, it wouldn’t be the show it is if he didn’t. The idiots picked for reality shows couldn’t find their ass with both hands and a fanny-finder. Really people, this is entertainament? Really? As a good friend says “You’re killing me Smalls.” The networks have found a way to make TV shows with little to no investment and you eat it up. Survivor? Really? Has anyone ever died on that show? Should they? Yes!! Then it would be worthy of its title. Until then get off my television and stop contributing to the dumbing-down of America, we don’t need any help going that direction.
-David Wagner is loving watching a mechanical angel kill someone with his halo on Doctor Who!
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