Do you know, I'm all for a bit of change, evolution and progression can be a good thing for example; taking excessively large shoulder pads out of jumpers...good thing, Shell suits relegated to the fashion trends of the Chav...good thing, the return of Doctor Who....genius thing, but also there's the enevitable bad stuff; shrinking chocolate bars...bad thing, the 'Y' generation (see Kim's Post for explanation)...definitely bad thing, text speak...annoying thing and the continuing trend for self destructing television....ludicrous thing
Now, I've been patient, I've put up with (begrudingly) the Big Brother's, Wife Swap's, I'm a Celebrity's, X-Factor's and all the other 'loosely based on' reality series, hoping the fad would soon run it's course and once again quailty drama and entertainment shows, which actually entertain, would reign. Alas it seems this detestable fad has bred a reality grabbing, celebrity (and I used that word in it's loosest possible form) infatuated, mind numbed, 'Ooo look shiny' generation of viewers who, I fear, wouldn't know decent drama o quaility writing if it showed up on their doorstep, slapped them upside the head and said 'hello, I'm Being Human'.
It seems nothing remains safe from the current culling of drama on one of the British flagship channels, ITV, unless of course it's associated with that ego iflated man, with the highest waistline on television. Who I've also learned is to get an award for services to the music and television industry over the last decade. If it were possible for me to spit fire right now...I mean really? cheap, talentless, vomit inducing, power trip shows which use the public fasination with car crash telly to wring out every last quid from their wallets, whilst occasionally setting off fireworks to give to appearence of expense....* walks away shaking head and making disgruntled muttley like noises of contempt*...yet another nail in the coffin of British Television!