I wonder what motivates television companies. …
What is it about TV that makes it so appealing?
I have just been looking at the selection offered to free-view on British airwaves. It is appalling. There is nothing on that I'd surf to if TV was a computer. So what keeps the balls in the air for all these appalling channels?
Cartoons for children, much the same format for the marginally more adult, consisting of once very popular TV shows from several decades back.
And a huge number of old film and third rate US ones. Why can't we make biographies about lawyers that go home to the farm and rescue it from the clutches of developers? Yes I know that one in three UK males has been in, is or will be on their way to gaol as I write and thus amply inured to the delights of female lawyers.
Such crap, though the grist of the mills of such viewage, men in prison don't do a great deal of shopping no matter how much reason they have to watch such films.
What else is on offer? Montel Williams and Ricky Lake. What attraction do they hold for people in the UK?
OK. I'm not interested in ranting against the shows on offer.
I just wanted to write to all my admirers and see if they had any idea what it takes to motivate a television company to think about what they do for a living. Why are their products produced do you suppose?
Beside the all important sale of breakfast cereals, that is.