Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Real Housewives of London
For the Olympics, TV contracts own the gold. When there were only a few sources for updates, delaying the events made sense. Even then, I wished there had been one channel where you could watch live if you wanted. My friend Doreen and I were probably the only two who got up in the middle of the night to watch the Australian Open. It was fun.
Messing with the ongoing drama is another thing. Apparently, NBC decided not to show how the Russian gymnast fell, thus the Russians had no chance of winning. The announcers knew it. We did not. Why ruin the suspense? When the Olympics, the ultimate reality show, becomes just another made-for-TV drama, why ruin it indeed.
Of course, I'm still bummed that because of TV contracts we never get daytime World Series games. Remember when the sun bounced off the bunting? Remember when kids could go to a BIG game? I went to one and I still remember.