Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I Blog Again About Television Because That's All That I Can Do

 I always seem to end up blogging about television shows or some other shallow element of entertainment culture.  And I'm going to do it again.  Unfortunately blogging about anything more substantial requires too much research, and I generally don't have the energy.  And it doesn't help that my old computer, which had all my notes for future blog posts (and lots of other stuff) on it, stopped working a few weeks ago, and I haven't had the chance to see if I can get it repaired.  

Two things are weighing on my mind concerning television.

The first is last week's Parks and Recreation season finale, at the end of which the show jumped three years into the future, and possibly jumped the shark as well.  Does this mean that next season will be set in 2017, or that all the past seasons have been set three years prior to their broadcast dates without us knowing it?

The second is Craig Ferguson announcing that he will be leaving his late night show at the end of the year.  I'm sure that Craig Ferguson will appear in other venues in future years.  But I can't imagine that we'll have any opportunity to see Geoff Peterson again.  And that is what is truly sad.