As I was falling asleep last night a thought came to my mind that I’ve had many times before. You see, I like it to be as dark as it can be when I sleep. I would propose that most adults are the same way. In fact, that’s why hotels have thick curtains, right? So that makes the hardest shot in television the inside of a bedroom at night. Here are a few examples that do a pretty good job of keeping it realistically dark, but still allowing us to see the actors from TV shows Parenthood, Friends, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Yes, that’s a line from the Full House theme song. Sometimes I wonder if a show like that could ever be successful if it debuted now, instead of the 90s. Of course, the answer is ‘no.’ So here’s another question… are the popular shows a reflection of society or is society a reflection of popular shows? The boring answer is: probably a little bit of both. I mean, without tv, we wouldn’t have ‘GTL,’ ‘that’s what she said,’ or ‘dun nah nah, dun nah nah!’ and yes, that’s the ESPN highlight theme song. But when it comes to morality on tv, it seems like it will only digress because society itself is digressing. Curse words that were taboo 20 years ago are permissable on daytime tv now. I don’t see tv or media becoming more conservative. We’ve passed the point of no return in society, so our only hope is to slow the progress of complete immorality down on tv, as well. It concerns me to think of what my nieces and nephews will deal with as adults, heck, what they’re dealing with right now as 10 year old’s and younger. But it cheers me up when they they ask to watch shows like Flipper and Boy Meets World. It cheers me up when they say ‘oh my gosh’ instead of the capital G word. Would I watch Full House if it aired now? I rather watch a fart float around the room, but I’d feel way better with programming that’s safe and influences decent human morality, that’s for sure. So all this liberal behavior on television now? Cut. It. Out.