Television Programs and Real Life
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