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Television: Beauty and the Beast — Should it be cancelled?

Posted by JungleBoot on September 13, 2015

Beauty and the Beast recently ended its third season on a positive note — Kat and Vincent (or should it be Vincent and Kat?) finally got married?  Yeah!! But, I have a problem.  Too many shows are running far longer than they should — Supernatural comes to mind.  Vincent and Kat have been through so much — not to leave out JT, Tess, and Heather.  But, the premise of the show is long over.  Unless the viewers have forgotten, Kat discovers Vincent and begins a journey of discovery which leads her to so many unknown truths.  Well, most of those secrets have been discovered and are common knowledge.  Now, the cat is literally out of the bag.  Homeland Security knows the truth about Vincent.  Can you guess how season 4 is gonna go if we don’t stop the nonsense?

I’m sorry.  I like the show.  But, it seems like a good time to put Beauty and the Beast to bed.  I really don’t want to see the show drop into the weekly Police / Homeland Security procedural.  For once, just admit it’s time to move on and focus on your more popular shows that have more story to tell:  Arrow, Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow (hopefully).  It’s also time for CW to leave “Twilight” shows behind and look for new properties.  Almost Human was good.  At least, I liked it.  Maybe it’s time for a new Terminator series that takes into account events of the most recent film.  But, do something new.  Be original.  And for the love of God, give a show a real chance.


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Choices: Cable, Satellite, DVD or Internet Broadcast?

Posted by JungleBoot on February 21, 2009

This will be brief and to the point. 

In 1996, I took a radio-television course at the University of Houston.  One lecture covered the topic of “on-demand” viewing.  The technology had not been thoroughly tested and was used minimally.  Today, you have multiple options to watch the most popular aired programs — cable, satellite, DVD, or the internet. 

This begs the question — how much longer will cable and satellite, as a viewing medium, last?  More and more the viewing public is gaining control of when and how to view programs.  You set your DVR to record your favorite show.  If for some reason the program guide wasn’t updated, you might be able to watch your show on the internet for free (access to the internet costs).  That’s significant.  Not only that, the content viewed over the internet is already “digital”.  It’s just a thought.

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