From The Rookie Corner – Rant Alert!!

OK – so, we all know that some TV is just stupid beyond words. Seriously. I know some of the shows I LOATHE are going to be the shows some of you just love and you are going to be all

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I HATE reality TV. And by that, I mean the overly surgically enhanced cat fight shows. Not a fan. There is a lot I just cannot ‘get’ into. I often hit Netflix to watch a series I may have missed. Screen Shot 2014-01-18 at 8.58.23 PMMy latest was The Killing. Addictive. Well written. It’s lack of plastic  and spackled cast made it feel REAL. I watched all 3 seasons. I hate getting ‘caught up’ on a series because now I have to wait around for another season and I lack patience. I love being able to watch a full run of a show – except Lost that was a cluster fuck of an ending. SO, I hit the AMC site – and what do I find??

“We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing. We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched.”

Now, the finale made me think that it was indeed over, I just didn’t get why? We have SIX seasons of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. FIVE seasons of 16 and Pregnant – there’s a goal to put out there for girls… and the ultimate – 5,000 seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians – the family with some sort of attention issues…. Just for fun – jump over to the History Channel  and check out their line up. Ah, did I miss something? Did we run out of history?? A&E – Arts and Entertainment… sounds classy, right? Just go look… What is WRONG with us? Is television programming making us dumb? Or are they coming down to our level…. Yes, there are shows I DO enjoy – and watch on a regular basis – but not many. Obviously these shows go on because PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THEM!!

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And that scares me a little. We all have our guilty pleasure shows… the ones we make sure to close the blinds…turn down the volume… watch alone – and no, smart ass, porn doesn’t count..

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On a side note – the recent Duck Dynasty drama was just frightening. First, let me say I am a hard-core proponent for equal rights. I am lucky to live in the very tolerant state of MA. I have some amazing same-sex couples in my family that I love. THAT said – when all the drama hit the media….it was a true “smh” moment. I’m sorry – I was neither surprised nor upset. I am not ‘surprised’ to go to the litterbox and find cat shit – why would this REALITY SHOW so-called “star’s” opinion surprise me? More importantly – why do we CARE?? There are literally MILLIONS of people spouting ignorant, stupid, hateful  shit on a daily basis. The thing we are dealing with these days is – it seems like every stupid, ignorant person is snatched up and put in front of a camera and their so-called life is made into a reality show.

Luckily for me in my small, sad world, Netflix has stepped into give me a few more episodes of The Killing to tie up loose ends. Until then, I am again looking for something intelligent and well written to watch. In other words, I will be reading many, many books – in my rookie corner…

 

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