Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Decline And Fall Of Nostalgic Networks

I know you younger people and more tech savvy individuals are enjoying the virtually unlimited promise of streaming services with the variety of programming it offers.

However, with the way things are going now, with every company creating their own streaming channels, limiting their libraries to only the most marketable and recent fair, a reliance on syndicated show packages from the same handful of entertainment monopolies, and phasing out older films and television shows in turn, I feel like it's only a matter of time until streaming services will become the same miserable wasteland that modern cable television has long ago become.

A television wasteland where we literally have thousands channels but with nothing interesting to view beyond the same 44 reruns of BIG BANG THEORY and the original CHARMED scattered across multiple networks.

I don't care if you're a fan of BIG BANG THEORY or not, but 20 channels playing the same set of episodes is NOT a good thing: that would be like going to a grocery store that only sells french fries and only the same brand of french fires in all fifteen of its aisles.

You probably don't believe me, of course, but this nifty video from FredFlix perfectly illustrates the wonderful if not offbeat variety of film and TV programming we use to have on cable entertainment, back in the day when you could be up at 2AM and have a wide choosing of rarely shown movies to watch as opposed to today.

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