TV Writers... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Ok, enough is enough... almost every current TV show and commercial I watch is about the economy. Look at my previous blog posts... I WAS A VICTOM OF THE ECONOMY. The company I was with let about 5% of their workforce go and I WAS ONE OF THEM!
I've been looking for work, I've been trying to start my own company, and when I'm done I go home, turn on the TV and try to escape the DISASTER that is my life.
TV use to be GREAT for that! Shows like LOST, Mythbusters, Warehouse 13, House, CSI (Las Vegas, not that other crap), the list goes on... they ALL let me escape my life and enter another world for an hour.
BUT NOT ANY MORE. Actually those shows still do, but others like Gray's Anatomy, The Office, Family Guy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Medium, and this list goes on FURTHER, all decide to be topical. Normally this is WHY I watch these shows, but this hit's too close to home. I have to live with being out of work and few people purchasing my products, but I shouldn't have to be bombarded with it when I watch fiction on TV.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. There are other things going on in the world that we can be topical about and that we need to be reminded of. Being out of work is not something we need to be reminded of, and not only is it too soon after the event to joke about it, IT'S NOT AFTER THE EVENT... IT'S STILL HAPPENING AND IT'S GETTING WORSE!
Being out of work and having no retirement left IS NOT SOMETHING WE NEED TO BE REMINDED ABOUT when we are trying to relax!
So, for the love of all that is sacred, TV Writers, PLEASE STOP!