Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bye-Bye Betty!

I knew it would happen. The minute I find a T.V. show I like, they manage to move it around so much it's harder to find than Osama Bin Laden. Once they started moving around "Ugly Betty" I knew it was only a matter of time until they cancelled it. The bastards. I just don't get it. Really dreadful shows plod on FOREVER ("Survivor" anyone?) but any show that requires an infinitesimal amount of wit, intelligence and god forbid, an actual script lasts for about two seasons. Network execs then move it around until the ratings go into the toilet and then they cancel the show. "Ugly Betty" is their latest casualty. Apparently ratings with the "important 18 to 49" year-old group dropped the most. (I think T.V. overestimates the economic power of youth. The older I get, the more money I have. This is pretty much the only perk of getting old, but you take what you can get, and you need the extra dough so you can bribe young people to do your bidding and purchase prune juice.)

Now, for some reason that completely eludes me, the people over in T.V. Ville have decided that 18 to 49 year-olds just can't get enough of those zany Kardashsians. I am neither an 18 to 49 year-olds or a Kardashian, so that may be why I just don't get it. If I were an 18 to 49 year-old I would find it mildly insulting that T.V. executives think I am this freaking stupid AND easily entertained. As it is, I know way too much about the Kardashians, who I don't give a crap about, and who really aren't very interesting to begin with. I know one of them is pretty, but the other 300 Kardasians are fairly run-of-the-mill clothes horses. That's about it. Yet, these people are on T.V. all the time -- I NEVER have trouble finding them -- and I DON'T WANT TO FIND THEM.

So, I am bitter. I am bitter that they have cancelled my "Ugly Betty" and stupid T.V. shows with crapola writers (reality my ass) spread like vermin across the vast cultural wasteland that is television. I may need to find a hobby.


  1. Oh, I love this. Yup, my kind of snark.

    Right up my alley.

    Nice to see someone not afraid to say what they're thinking.

    I'll eat your blog posts up!

    Thank you!

  2. This blog also attracts a great deal of royalty. So I am sure "The Empress" will fit right in. Don't forget to wear your tiara!

  3. I have been watching a lot of older shows that I never saw the first time around, like Six Feet Under, and Dead Like Me. They were great, and yet, very short lived. I don't understand it myself.

    I saw a tiara at the antique mall last night and it made me think of you!

  4. I haven't watched "Six Feet Under", but "Dead Like Me" is a great show.

  5. Why don't they sell those good shows LIKE ELI STONE to the cable companies who run marathons of BUY A STUPID WEDDING DRESS ALREADY AND SHUT UP over and over!!! Whew. I must watch too much tv.

  6. Marni -- I have always found wedding dresses to be sort of boring. They are either O.K. or hideous. The only interesting ones are hideous. Who came up with the idea for THAT T.V. show? Again -- I was NOT consulted!