Why (North American) TV Sucks In 2023
Updated: Jan 10
The United Kingdom has always had world class television. Many of the most popular American TV shows of various genres are direct rip-offs of programs that originated in the UK. All In The Family, depicted in the video above, was an Americanized, tamer version of the BBC sitcom, Till Death Do Us Part (Clip Below).
The UK has always been a place where ideas go to thrive and American network television is where good ideas go to die.
But we'll never see anything like either on television in North America because somewhere along the line, we forgot that there's a distinct difference between Blazing Saddles and Birth of a Nation.
It took them decades, but the subjects of the satire, racists, bigots, homophobes and transphobes, realized what was happening and between those people and guilty, white liberals, now nobody understands the difference between comedy and actual hate speech. Again, it's the Beavis and Butthead Reflex.
If they hear a word they don't like or mishear it as something they don't like, completely out of context, they all lose their collective, tiny minds. One side doesn't like being called what they are, and the other side thinks if they're offended on someone else's behalf, suddenly they're great people. I've experienced both myself, as a handicapped person and I'm still trying to decide which annoys me more.
They're both humiliating when done in public, but at least with the first group, I can pass them off as ignorant assholes. What am I supposed to do with some self-important twatsicle who doesn't know me from a hole in the ground but thinks it's their responsibility to babysit me?
Unfortunately, everything in America today has to be really safe. Sure, if you tune in to cable, you'll get the prerequisite raunch, but you'll never see a show where people talk about things regular people talk about. Nobody wants to see a reflection of themselves anymore. That might have worked in the 1970s, but we're all babies now.