By: Mark Winter
In this case they’re is referring to what’s back in full force this week–fall premieres of our favorite TV shows. I’ll admit it, I love TV. Movies I can take or leave, but TV (the networks, CNN, E!, Food Network, the list goes on) is my thing. I had a conversation in the office today about an NBC show that I love Lipstick Jungle. I let my colleagues know that my mother, sister, my best friend and myself are all anxiously awaiting its premiere tonight. We haven’t been this excited since Sex & The City went off the air. They probably laughed at my enthusiasm over a television program. I think its because of people like me why ABC has dubbed this week “National Stay At Home Week.” With all the programs premiering after the long, boring, summer hiatus, my guess is I’m not the only one who can’t wait for their favorite prime time shows to be back.
The examples are endless–the tight grip that television has on society is overwhelming. As a media outlet, its an undeniable way to reach audiences. Most people consume news from TV. Let’s face it, now people can set their TiVos from their iPhones. Many argue that TV is bad. Maybe in large doses, yes. For kids? Of course. But just as I can’t imagine not reading news online, I can’t imagine my morning without a quick fix of local and national news…or forgetting when Grey’s Anatomy premieres.