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Turning off “True Blood” – again

2013-08-12T21:50:53+00:00

I like vampires as much as the next person. They’re not nearly as mindlessly stupid as zombies. And they’re entertainingly angsty. Plus they usually burst into lovely flame in bright sunlight.

Nevertheless, “True Blood” remains the vampire series for morons. Pointless violence, pointless gore. Every time I see it, I am reminded of how HBO would never survive if it weren’t subsidized by cable networks (who collect HBO’s subscription fees on HBO’s behalf) and by the overall cable bill people pay every month. Those who are still paying a bill, that is. More and more people cut the cord every month.

A la carte cable can’t come fast enough. When it does, useless cable channels like BET, Sundance, Logo, MTV and HBO will die.

I’m looking forward to it.

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  1. Sweetie Pie permalink
    2013-08-13T14:06:24+00:00 14:06

    My ex boyfriend’s dad never wanted to admit he watched as much TV as he did – until I told him I wished TV shows were on the pay as you go format, which he bluntly stated he didn’t want. Totally agree with you there. We pay way too much for 200+ channels that show the same crap. I think this way, appropriate talent would truly shine, whether it is for directors, producers, writers or actors.

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    • 2013-08-13T16:53:56+00:00 16:53

      Same thing for “public” art. Artists (like a relative of mine) are always grubbing for grants from the government so they can make their art. They get very resentful when I remind them that if people LIKED their art, those people would BUY it, and they wouldn’t need a government grant. “Oh, that would be selling out,” they say. They’d rather be starving OR ripping off the taxpayers, but not actually earning a living for themselves. It’s not fair forcing everyone else to subsidize art that no one wants you to make. If you’re going to make stuff no one wants, you deserve to spend your own money doing it, not ours. Another example – Solyndra. A123. The Chevy Volt. All the other “green” projects that Dear Leader has invested our money in, which have gone bankrupt.

      Wow, that turned into a rant. Back to our regularly scheduled programming. ;-)

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