Remember the TV Guide?
That was serious required reading back in my youth. There wasn’t internet. There wasn’t cable… not where I grew up anyway.
It was the bible of my viewing time. (What I recall to be) Great Interviews of assorted “famous” people who graced its glossy cover. A crossword of TV-related jetsam and flotsam out back… And of course, the seminal TV Guide Close Up break out of some must-watch show on that day.
“It’s in Close Up, it must be good!”
Now, in this modern age, where six billion channels are at my fingertips, I often find myself in a quandary. It’s like having a refrigerator full of food and lamenting, “There’s nothing to eat.”
I cruise the channel guide looking for some beacon of hope in the vast wasteland, often finding nothing. More often than not, I settle on Cops, or Jail, or Lockup.
Scanning this evening, some of the weird shit available for my viewing pleasure…
- Local Insert Channel
- Key Capitol Hill Hearings
- Monster Fish
- Woosh Beauty Premiere
- Black Shaft Addiction 2
- Tanned & Crammed
I ended up watching Cops…