Is Television the Future…?

When I am sick, with a cold or something, I usually take some medicine and put on whichever tv show happens to be on my computer.  In this case it was Top Gear.  So, I put it on and wrote a blog post, which may have been rubbish.  I’ve been watching quite a bit of Top Gear, which I do anyway.  Top Gear and Month Python were the gateway drugs that got me into British television.  It was Monty Python’s Flying Circus, then Top Gear, then Doctor Who, then Gordon Ramsey, then Eddie Izzard stand up, etc. 

One thing I noticed about Doctor Who is that he doesn’t look or act like typical heros and characters of American television.  A lot of times American heros physically fight the bad guys.  In the 1980’s, we had heros like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stalone.  They were really tough.  They killed a lot of people, but they weren’t particularly bright.  I’ve had trouble with American television because it seems like all of the characters are perfect, perfect hair, perfect teeth, perfect bodies and essentially perfect lives.  Perfection is something that I can’t particularlly relate to, it just gets boring and unrealistic. 

Doctor Who is different though, which is why I love it.  He doesn’t physically fight his enemies, he outsmarts them.  He doesn’t kill hundreds of nameless extras.  Quite the opposite, actually, he loves the whole human race.  I like that.  Another thing I noticed is that Doctor Who, atleast the last two ( David Tenant and Matt Smith), hasn’t been played by a big, burly Schwarzenegger type of actor.  Matt Smith is frankly kind of skinny and has a large head.  I don’t have anything against skinny people, I am one of them, afterall.  So, British shows, atleast the ones I’ve seen, don’t focus on appearances.  I like that, too.  Lastly, and most importantly, they seem to focus most on the writing.  Because Doctor Who is very clever; ergo, he is very witty.  It seems like American shows focus more on drama, good looking actors and special effects.  I would much rather clever writing than any of those things. 

I don’t want this to simply be an America television bashing.  I am mainly referring to the shows on the big networks along with channels like ABC Family.  To our credit there have been some very well written American shows, most of them are comedies: Modern Family, The Office, Big Bang Theory, etc.  The characters of these shows are almost all relatively normal people.  Even Big Bang Theory, they seem like pretty normal rocket scientist and Ph.D’s. 

It makes me wonder how much a country’s society is reflected in its television programs.  British television does seem to confirm my belief that the majority of Brits are witty and clever.  I do have to wonder if those superficial shows on ABC Family with the drama,attractive actors and terribly stupid writing are a reflection of our society.  If that is the case, I hope the future is Modern Family instead of Pretty Little Liars.

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Week one…done :D

So, my first week back at School is done!  Naturally I am extremely excited! One reason: 1. the week is over 2. We no longer have Friday classes anymore.  I’m excited to have Fridays off, even though it made scheduling pretty difficult. 

So, I have few things to talk about.

I finally won the Lancia Stratos on Gram Turismo 4 last night.  It’s actually not that great, but it sounds good.  It’s cool to finally win it!

I bought my first Creed Bratton song, Rubber Tree.  It’s actually really good.  I really enjoy his sound.  The songs of his I have are really fun and full of energy.  I’m thinking of getting the whole album.  I also bought Spinnin’ N Reeling’, which he sang on the office on the episode A Benihana Christmas in season 2.  I thought that was kinda cool.

My first week back at school.  It went much smoother than my last first week at college.  I think am going to really enjoy my teachers!  My drawing teacher just walks around the room the whole time and helps us with whatever we’re doing.  I think I can really learn in that environment.  Also, my math teacher!  He is so funny!  I think I’ll learn a lot in his class also.  I don’t really know my other teachers well enough yet, but I am excited!

I want to run an idea by you. I’m not really sure who you are, I don’t have a big fan base but according my statistics I do have one.  I’m thinking about doing some vlogging (video blogging), what do you think? Feel free to comment below. And another shout out to my readers I want to thank you all for reading!  As of Wednesday night I passed over 900 hits!  So thanks guys! 😀

Anyway, that’s all for now thanks for reading!

Our First iTunes Review :/

As most of you know I’ve been apart of a very successful podcast! So, you’re probably wondering, “Why the :/ face? Was it a bad review?”. No!! It was an awesome five star review! Oh it was everything we wanted to hear!!! Here’s what happened.

It’s been sometime since I checked our page in the iTunes store. So, I check it today. And what’s that!? We have our first listener review!!!!! Oh I was so excited! My first thing to do was text my partner in crime, Alex. Naturally I was very excited (and I assume he was, he didn’t text back). The next person I had to tell was one of my best friends, Taylor.

I told him, “Dude! We have our first iTunes listener review! I’m so excited!!”. “Oh really? What did it say?” he asked.
I told him what it said…
“Oh………HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! That was me!!!” he told me.
“:|……………………………………………………………………………………………………. what?!” was (and still is) my basic reaction.

HAHAHAHAHAHA! (sarcastic laugh :/ )

Knowing him as well as I do, I don’t doubt that he did it.
So, that burst my bubble. Man, I was on top of the world!!! Then…it was just a terrible moment. If you watch The Office it was like the story Michael tells about getting hit with a pee filled balloon. It was like that for me, only really nothing like that!!!

We do have 167 subscribers, which is awesome!!!

If you would like to leave a review feel free!

Thanks for reading,

-Evan