Wow, TV?s come a long way; we can watch so many channels now.
But I?ll tell ya, I never saw this one coming.....
The Weather Channel
When the Weather channel hit TV, I thought ?Riighttt....?
People are going to watch a channel... about the weather.
Next to watching the perpetual fireplace channel,
I can?t think of a more boring concept for a TV program.
?Oh no? they say....?people want to watch the weather?.
In fact they want to watch it so much, we?re going to repeat the same stuff every 20 minutes.
Know what scares me most about the Weather channel?
I?ve started watching it.
I did. The great thing about the weather channel is not having to following a story.
Cloudy with sunny periods. 60% chance of showers. That?s easy.
You can?t get lost in the plot, or confused about who did it, in this story.
And there?s that catchy tune that starts every time the ?Local Forecast? is coming.
I dive in front of the TV when I hear that playing.
They talk about the rest of the Country and the world for 20 minutes.
Then that Local forecast tune hits and you think..... ?Hey, we?re on!?
?Honey!!!!! Come Quick! We?re on TV! It?s the LOCAL FORECAST!?
The fact that the weather network has succeeded, really opens the door too.
Previously over looked potential channels are now being considered. Like...
The Benjamin Moore channel. We can finally tune in to watch paint drying.
and The Pet care channel:
-Don?t miss this weeks special- ?Flossing your cats teeth.? fun for the whole family!
But at least these channels have topics that change a little
The Weather channel stories are so limited.
There?s rain, sun, cloudy, snow and some storms; then you?ve seen it all.
After that you?re guaranteed to be watching reruns
So I imagine them, in the board room, trying to come up with other stuff to fill in the time and make the weather entertaining....