I lead a pretty busy life, and in the evenings, I love to nestle down, in my big comfy chair, with some popcorn and watch some good television. The problem is…Where have all the good programs gone. Here we are, in an age of endless channels and networks, and there is STILL nothing to watch!
I know what you are thinking, “Of course there is! Have you not seen (insert program here)?” The thing is, when I want to just veg out in front of the television, I don’t want to be bombarded with violence, vulgarity, and sex. I don’t want to see the messy intricacies of this sex crime or see a single man taking out a corrupt government agency in a single bound. I don’t want to watch a young lady hop into bed with this man, then seconds later see her in bed with another. COME ON! Where do we draw that line?
I miss the days of Ben Matlock and Jessica Fletcher. I miss laughing at the cat snacking antics of Alf and living out my childhood angst through D.J. Tanner on Full House. These classics are making a comeback in venues such as Amazon Prime and Netflicks for a reason. America misses it’s great, wholesome, family programming!
I will say that, in surfing through the endless waves cable corruption, I have come across a little gem, a diamond in the rough if you will. The Hallmark Channel. Not only do they air many of the shows that we all grew up with and love, but they offer many fantastic programs in their own right Such as their hit When Calls the Heart and the highly anticipated Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Another aspect that I appreciate about this channel is that they offer great movies, that I can watch at any time of day, with any member of my family, and not feel guilty about it. Yes, I am thankful for this channel and I would pay for more the extra tier to include it, if I didn’t have it.
Bottom line, there is a market of people, such as myself, who are ready for a change in our everyday programming. There is a market of people who long for the return of the Friday Night Family Movie. There is a market of people who have higher standards for our daily viewing. I just hope the networks catch on sooner rather than later.