My recent addition of cable television has successfully exposed me to a multitude of crystal clear junk. With the three fuzzy broadcast channels gone, 50 network stations have taken their place and I realize there is almost too much stuff to watch. You see, comedy sitcoms never really ever go away. They just go into syndication. Where they repeat ad infinitum. Where else, but on cable, can one see four episodes of Law & Order in one afternoon? All from the 1990s!! And then there are the cable news programs that feature an endless parade of "experts" that will drone on about any current event you can imagine. (They prefer topics that involve sex. That really disgusts them. In fact it disgusts them so much, they'll talk about it for hours.) Then one has the nature channels, that features animals and other species not related to us. And the weather channels, which may actually be handy for the traveling salesperson or airline pilot, but not anyone in a rush for a forecast. I mean, there really is something for everyone when it comes to cable television. There is even a channel that tells you what is on the other channels!!! You never have to leave your house to get a TV Guide!! And I got the basic package. Imagine what other gems could be had if I went Premium!!
But there is actually one channel that rocks my world. And that channel is G4TV. This is a Comcast owned, LA-based station that is geared towards that hyper-desired demographic: The 18-35 year old male. (Well they've got me hooked.) The G4 channel was originally designed for those crazy video gamers. (The "4" represents the ordered creative generations of video games: text, sprites, polygons and textures.) I never saw the original G4 programming as it has morphed into a general interest station, which still caters to the man in us all. (Yes, you crazy ladies may even find some of this stuff fun!)
G4 divides about half of it's airtime between original content, (Attack of the Show!, X-Play, Brainiac, Cheaters, Cheat!, Ed the Sock's Night Party, Ninja Warriors and Cinematech) and syndicated stuff, (Arrested Development, Totally Outrageous Behavior, The Man Show, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Banzai). I hope to review some of these shows in the near future. But I find this stuff hip, funny and certainly naughty, (As seems to be a common word used to describe me these days!) But in just the right doses. (Now you all know why I haven't posted in six weeks!!) Check it out!! G4 rules!!
Please note for my beloved Canadians: It called G4techTV up there!