Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Why TV is rubbish (again)

Apart from the news we don't really watch TV any more. As a kid I used to watch loads of telly. I wallow on great TV nostalgia. I used to write about the TV industry for the best part of ten years. I've even made some programmes, admittedly on daytime cable. But apart from the news and signature documentaries by ink blooded print journalists like Andrew Marr, real quality dramas like Life on Mars and Spooks, which we watch on DVD, then trade with other boxed sets, we just can't be bothered to follow a series. Reality TV, forget it.

Part of the problem is a lack of trust, which Janine Gibson and Steve Armstrong write about very well in the paper today.

A flavour is here: "If they [TV channels] don't maintain some of the distance between them and the charlatans elsewhere on the programme guide - playing bingo and trying to flog you fake jewellery - then no one will trust them any more. Then - well, the game really will be up."

A link to the full article is here.

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