Their Contempt for Us

“John, why do you watch so little television?” Because every time I get used to some SUCKY thing they do, they find another sucky thing to do. Especially on network and non-premium channels. The latest? They’ve started removing the moment or two of segue between the episode and the commercial, the logo, the “we’ll be right back after this message” moment. Watching Almost Human–it goes seamlessly from the show into a commercial. The commercials seem designed to be like drama…so you’ll continue to watch a little longer, without muting or fast forwarding…this seamless meld into commercials may be a tactic to get past the DVR effect of skipping commercials. It’s heavy handed, it’s manipulative, it’s a pain in the ass, it’s a kind of media bullying. What else do they do I hate? Those ads they put on the bottom of the screen, DURING the episodes, for other shows. Often with little moving animations. Because the American public is so BRAIN DAMAGED we don’t MIND having an ad shoved into the middle of the episode. We’re USED to looking at two or three things at once…because we’re vapid, drooling empty headed media robots. So they think. That kind of thing expresses their contempt for us. And then there’s the shortening of scripts to get more commercial time in, making the scripts less nuanced…And then there’s the OTHER things that… never mind…never mind…it…it doesn’t matter…I wonder if I have any beer left…what a sweet looking girl that is in the beer commercial…beer…

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