The Unwritten Code of Television and What You Won’t Be Seeing There for Some Time Even Though It Is Almost 2012.

27 Dec

Characters or “Reality Show” actors saying they love Satan even as a joke. Even if they are falling down drunk. Even if you can see the Jersey shore in the background.

Have people act toward one and other in a holiday scene in a cold defensive hostile somewhat depressing way that most American families do.

Advertise cigarettes or alcohol. Except beer. Beer is not an alcoholic beverage but instead gets its zip from fairy dust.

Have a woman character be portrayed as stupid. (Except Swedish blondes because somehow they don’t count.)

Have a smart kid be cute and likable or anything but a loser geek.

Have an adult be smart and likable unless you mean smart the way characters on tv are smart which is street smart which isn’t smart at all because people who write tv are really smart but they don’t have street smarts to speak of. And trust me this really shows in the writing.

Have characters with lots of flaws who are basically selfish and not particularly aware of the world around them. And who have lots of second thoughts about taking on anyone else’s personal problems. Like every body else in the real world.

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One Response to “The Unwritten Code of Television and What You Won’t Be Seeing There for Some Time Even Though It Is Almost 2012.”

  1. onlinebuy1@roadrunner.com December 27, 2011 at 7:42 PM #

    ‘Ribaldry’? How enticing.

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