Friday, September 3, 2021

O tempora! O mores! (N)O TV!

When I was a grad student, my week was studded with network television shows I allowed myself to watch as treats to reward myself for long hours in the lab.  These included Seinfeld, Frasier, The X-Files, and various British dramas on PBS.  There were no alternatives to network TV back then.

In thinking about what I might watch this Labour Day weekend, I was struck by the fact that none of the options that came to mind - except PBS - involved network TV.  In fact, I drew a blank when I tried to think of a single current network TV series.  Every show I could think of was offered by streaming services.  Although it has snuck up on me, I realize I am almost entirely alienated from network TV.  I know I'm not alone.

O tempora!  O mores!  (N)O TV!