Clip-Based TV

So I’m sitting here at Lorrie and Danny’s, waiting until I’m tired enough to sleep, and the TV is on. Danny doesn’t feel right if the TV isn’t on, it seems. I know a lot of people that feel the same way. It’s like a companion.

One of the things that Danny enjoys ‘watching’ (existing nearby?) is anything on the TruTV channel. I’m pretty sure I’ve commented on it before, but it’s all reality programming like police chases and COPS. It has struck me on how much television has changed since the days I watched regularly.

So much is ‘instant gratification’ TV with bite-size clips of destruction, damage, and so-called amazing footage. Even shows like Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel is designed around smaller segments.

Is the rest of the world this way? Is television generally moving into a more piecemeal format? Or am I just exposed to this portion of the available programming?

(it’s also normal to have shows like Entertainment Tonight on. Ugh, tabloid journalism!)

About rhysfunk

Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world. Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa. Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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