I am 25 years old and I am tired of “normal” network television. I swear I spent the last year using my cable for just sports events. Sports is literally the only reason why anyone my age should ever watch network television. Once someone told me I could binge watch pretty much anything without ads, anytime I wanted, normal network television died to me. I’m serious, dead like my favorite show as a kid, “All That.”
No one tells me when to watch a particular show and what my opinions should be. I get to make those decisions for myself, and it is revolutionary. When I hold a remote control now, I feel like I really have the power! This makes me ask “why should we watch regular television anymore?” If we are told the news isn’t always honest and it floods us with commercials, why watch it? The news seems to drive Network TV…. from the morning news and talk shows to the evening news, to the Dateline like docudramas. If you watch that stuff, well you are becoming less informed and more opinionated and divisive. Well, my generation is starting to recognize the rationale behind those questions and issues. Today, there is so much more information and knowledge available to you at your fingertips through the internet and through alternative broadcast options and that is giving more power to the people.
The constant growth in options such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Youtube, etc., is kicking the crap out of old corporate network’s asses as we speak. Who would have ever thought it was possible for these Network’s to ever be threatened. Shoot, now if I ever want to hear the “Real Personal Perspectives,” I just hop on YouTube. And when I do that, I can hear it from every angle, not just the one that a given network is trying to push down my throat. Maybe it’s just my generation, but we are sick of hearing from outdated hateful individuals who don’t have open minds. Can we all at least agree that all the “line drawings” that all these network shows seem to be generating are getting old and preventing us from moving humanity forward? I know at least a ton of my peers feel the same way (if that counts for anything).
These are some exciting times for America and the rest of the world. People now have freedom of knowledge through the technological advances this country has brought into the world. The powerful people who were controlling public opinion through information are losing their hold on us. It’s only a matter of time before these old opinionated networks become a thing of the past.