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user-inactivated  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's your favourite TV show that is more than 20 years old?

It feels like streaming media is simultaneously saving and killing television at the same time.




kleinbl00  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Netflix is making more movies than all the movie studios combined. And that doesn't even get into TV. It's all pretty much mid-90s USA Network stuff (if you've decided Stranger Things is a masterpiece you have embraced the "soft tyranny of low expectations") but the fact of the matter is, the only thing that needs realtime eyeballs are sporting events and competition variety.

We were talking CBS. This year, CBS premiered "Young Sheldon" and "SWAT" on broadcast. Online, they premiered "Star Trek: Discovery". You wanna watch "Young Sheldon?" Bow to the one-eyed god. You wanna watch "Star Trek: Discovery?" Any screen you want, any time you want, just pay CBS $6 a month for the privilege.

The only shows anybody talks about anymore are behind a paywall. Really, Comcast is just another streaming service with a really fuckin' expensive dongle in front of it. Broadcast television is for the dead-enders and if you need to get home to catch your shows they're either American Idol or you're already dead to advertisers.