A small victory in TWATT (The War Against Terrible Television)
August 8, 2006
Of a night, I can often be found waxing profane at the idiot box in the corner. Effing this and effing that and blinding the other; what depths of inanity can the commercial networks sink to, etc. This week, however, my friends, we won a small victory – triumphant in the battle of good programming over shite that earns advertising dollars.
And the networks did hoist themselves by their own petard – RATINGS. Yasmin’s Getting Married started, and ended within one week. The premise? A mentally disturbed late 20s woman would get married within 9 weeks of the show starting, and the viewing public would choose from a variety of suitors.
Only, no one cared to watch. That’s right, ratings were so low that within ONE WEEK the show was pulled from the airwaves, to be replaced by the righteous hilarity and bastion of wit that is the new season of Futurama. Thank heaven for small mercies.