Television Programs and Real Life

Updated on January 24, 2019

How They Mirror The World We See

Like it or not they manage to coexist

I often wondered what makes writers relevant to the times

What would of happened if writers roles were reversed

If writers of today wrote works of years ago

If writers of years ago wrote works of today

Would we understand their programs?

Do are minds change with the times?

When I was growing up there were many sitcoms I loved

I love Lucy, Threes Company, Mash and Happy Days

To name a random few

Today if I watch them they are no longer as much fun

If that is true?

Then what will the programs the writers make in the future be like?

How will they be so different?

Is it our mind set?

People are still people

We have the same basic needs

To love and take care of our families

Live our life independently but we still need everyone to survive

To rise above tragedy and misfortune

Looking up to our heroes and those we admire

Some people love to be scared

Other people are so happy with a good, old, hearty, deep, down belly laugh

Yes our desires have changed

What happens if we skip ahead and think so far in the future?

Will people understand or ignore what we have to say?

Writers have a special gift to share with the world

Writing takes time and lots of effort

The ability to tap into and see what is happening around the world

Then take their imagination to recreate

In such a way to be interesting and appealing

Our language and our style

To the naked eye

It looks almost impossible

Then as we dive in deep

Like an underwater diver

We see things the outside world doesn't even know

Our feelings can sense the littlest change

In some ways they are more sensitive to our surroundings

What other people experience and dismiss

They give new life

To see the sad and the lost

The proud and the courageous

The happy and the silly

The mean and the ugly

When we watch t.v.

Do we watch with a blank slate?

We have no idea what is about to happen

Then the story line is revealed in front of our eyes

As writers spend months even years to share something they have made

They feel it has value

Taking an idea

That they were willing to carry it to a whole new level

There are so many different categories

It is hard to see it all

Then what happens after all this hard work

Their program is rejected

Their idea is igored or shunned

Do you stop there?

Do you keep at it?

When do you call it quits?

When a t.v. program is cancelled?

Was all their hard work in vane?

Maybe their program lasted a few years

Then got cancelled

Maybe they had a good run for eight to ten years

Then the writers decided it was time

To let the program end

Then again how many programs never get that chance

They never make it

Do to network differences

Maybe actors problems on and off the set

Lack of funding or wrong actors in the wrong parts

So next time you watch a t.v. program

Tell me what you learn?

Did it move you in a different or in a good way

Did it make you think?

Did it aggrivate you to know end?

Did you find it funny,sad or appealing?

This is one way to look at t.v. in a whole new light







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      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        6 months ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee I look back at all the time I spent watching t.v. and wonder if I could have used my time more wisely. Then I also remember enjoying all the laughs and humor that made every day a little more fun. I still watch a little t.v. and cherish all my good memories. It is very important to experience different joys in life so we can experience different feelings and emotions. It makes us a better more rounded person. Now I try to read and write more. Everyone has their different loves. For some people it is cooking,painting or knitting. Other people spend their time minding children or grandchildren. There are so many pleasures. Thank you for reading and sharing. I hope today is wonderful for you.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        6 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        I watched TV all the time while growing up. I had my favorites but always watched while coloring or even reading a book. Later on when I was all grown up and going to university that was the thing to do in the evenings to relax watch TV. Now I have the opportunity to watch some old favorite programs online and you know what? Except for a hand full of programs I really enjoy and can watch over and over again the rest I sit and I wonder what in the world possessed me to watch them in the first place. I no longer watch TV I watch what I want online, on DVD or on video.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        6 months ago

        Dora Weithers As I grow older I have less and less desire for t.v. I thought it would be the opposite. Because as I watched as many older adults became elderly. They were physically less active and couldn't do the things they once loved and filled that void with t.v. I vowed to myself not to make the same mistake. Not that t.v. can't be good but I think I can come up with something that is so much better. To make people want to exercise and participate more. Lets face it when most people watch t.v. they become less active and more lethagic. That is not a good thing. They can escape life with life on t.v. which is not always a good representation of the life that we live. it can be biased and one sided. Watching just the news can make you very judgemental. People decide what they want to do and who are we to judge them. Some people watch Judge Judy and talk shows like Ellen. There are so many choices. Sports channels constantly. The history channel which can be interesting. Like so many other things in life even the best things become boring. If there is no one to share the fun and excitement with. Then sometimes your sight goes and you have a tough time even seeing the t.v. People get hard of hearing so the t.v. gets turned up real loud. The thing that we found great joy together as a family sitting around the t.v. later replaced real people. Sad but true. People get all busy and forget the ones they love. T.v. becomes like a ompanion. The difference is you have no real interaction. It is only one way. That could change if we thought outside the box. Taking t.v. to a whole new level. More on that later if you are interested. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Happy Friday.

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        Dora Weithers 

        7 months ago from The Caribbean

        True, writers think more deeply on the issues of life than the average person does. Your poem is proof of that. Thanks for sharing your insights.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        7 months ago

        Bill Holland There are so many children that watch t.v. every day. What they see and what they think develops into who they will become. I hope writers help create a good message in their writings to help children push to their innermost potential and steer away from the problems that have plagued generations. Using humor and talent to create something special that can be admired for many years after. Thank you for reading and commenting. I always appreciate different views even if they oppose my train of thought. So I can learn and expand my own comfort zone. We are having rain today. I hope your weather is bright and sunny.

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        Bill Holland 

        7 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Profound, really...all I could think of was Rocky and Bullwinkle...timeless! LOL

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        7 months ago

        Louise Powles I feel the same way about t.v. I had more time when I was younger and didn't have so much responsibility. Now busy with work when I have the time I would rather read and write. Thank you for being the first person to comment. It means so much to me when other people relate to what I am thinking. Sometimes I think a thought that is way out there. Even my wife won't touch with a ten- foot pole. I still feel I want to do my best to explain my thinking process. Have a fantastic day.

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        Louise Powles 

        7 months ago from Norfolk, England

        That's a good poem and very interesting. I don't watch a lot of TV now. I don't find it so good these days now there's so many reality shows.

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