For Your Viewing Pleasure

Back when televisions looked like this…

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There weren’t a lot of channels to choose from. Everyone watched the same shows, at the same time. No spoiler alerts necessary.

When Roots aired in 1977, people stayed home, glued to their sets. There were no recording devices, no pause option on your remote control—no remote control.

Now, when televisions look like this…

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We have options aplenty. Between local stations, cable networks, and streaming services we are bombarded with choice.

Now, when technology allows us to talk to our televisions, we don’t actually need them. We can watch whatever we want, whenever we want, where ever we want. On our phones, our tablets, our laptops. A continuous loop of news and entertainment 24/7.

So, how is it possible to spend forty-five minutes scrolling through the onscreen guide, hopping back and forth between Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crave, and Disney+ and still complain that there’s…

NOTHING TO WATCH!

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3 thoughts on “For Your Viewing Pleasure

  1. As a supporter of PBS, the public TV network, I have access to their Passport website. I can watch a huge variety of quality programs, whenever I want and all without commercial interruption. I’ve been watching “All Creatures Great and Small”, five seasons of the Great British Baking Show, a live stage performance of the “Kinky Boots” musical and a list of LGBT documentaries. I highly recommend Passport as an antidote to commercial TV.

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