Where do TV shows go to die?
Television shows need a little more visual foreplay
Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 13:02
America’s capital entertainment is the mystical world of television. TV has shown us many things that make our jaws drop, cry like an infant, and have us screaming and throwing things around the room. The members of a TV cast become our friends, they come into our home once a week and visit with us. They are a big part of our life until they get cancelled.
Infact, TV shows in the past 15 years have had to make dramatic changes in how they attract viewers. The shows have become more violent; the story lines are so over the top they are unbelievable.
Fictional TV struggled after the introduction of reality TV. Production studios had to create story lines that were fantastic and outlandish in order for shows like “Heros” or “Glee” to be succesful in the first season. They were amazing and got you excited to watch every night. Then the second season rolled around and you’d rather eat a turd sandwich.
TV producers try to jam as many twists and turns to keep the audiences involved. In order to create hype about the new show, everything huge happens in the very beginning of the season and the show blows it’s load too early—like a teenage boy on a first date.
It almost seems like there is a sence of overconfidence in making the first season. However, when it comes to making the second season, Panic sets in and the story falls apart. With a story line that is weak viewers lose interest in the charaters, the plot, and ultimately don’t care what happens to the show. This results into a loss of viewers and ultimately cancellation.
Television networks don’t have to bombard us with a bunch of crappy shows, instead they should focus on good shows with creative ideas.We would have less fly-by-night entertainment and more innovative thoughts that grab viewer’s attention. If not we could all just read a book and create our own TV show.