Friday, March 04, 2022

Many Thoughts About US TV

If I were to ever live in the United States of America, there is one thing I can guarantee you that'll happen.

I'll grow to absolutely dislike the way it does television.

Why do I think this? Because I already have a lot of ill feeling toward it.

I've been following the programme This Is Us. Amazon and Disney Plus stream each episode a couple of days after it debuts on US TV. However, there have been weeks when the episodes don't pop up. I end up having to find out why and it's because something else has been put in its place on the television schedules but it'll 'Return Next Week' or - even worse - 'In Two Weeks'.

It isn't the first time I've seen this sort of thing happen with American TV. I am well aware that pre-emptions happen a lot over there. It seems that, in my country, it happens rarely. Or - if it does happen - programmes are moved by a few hours or a day here or there. Not by weeks.

There are other things that would send me nuts. For example, the constant commercials (it's bad enough over here, but I could imagine it being even worse over there) and - the big one: networks killing poorly performing programmes before those viewers, who have invested their time in following the plots, are not given a fair reward by allowing the story to have a satisfying conclusion.

Other than that, I'd love to live in America.

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