Monday, December 19, 2016

Meh Performances

Instead of PBS using things like Great Performances to get donations, why not punish us into capitulating by screening lame shows like Meh Performances: what Great Performances would be without top tier talent.

We’d see shows with Z-list actors running around with cardboard swords and shields spouting awfully acted Shakespearian dialog filmed by smartphone shaky-cams, and the host could say: “This is your future if you don’t donate to PBS now!”

Maybe it would scare everyone away from PBS, but maybe it would make everyone who doesn’t want to watch CSI and NCIS clones on other networks dip down deep into their wallets to fund PBS.

Hey, you never know what grandparents will do to avoid knowing about what the youth of today is up to, so it’s worth a try!