The Greatest Show, You Never Saw...
TV is weird now. It's not the event it was in the 20th century. Now it's personal. There is a channel for everyone, every niche', every thing imaginable. It's not something for the family anymore. It's become even more of a divide. Families hardly gather around the boob tube to enjoy a show together, but of course we don't, it's not the 60s. Now each family member holds a phone that doubles as a TV while they can consume television where ever they are. While couples or singles may still use it's social union as a charade to hook up, the majority of time people engage with shows of their own choosing because we have the technological power to. The days of watching a show at the mercy of someone else are fleeting. It's weird. Look around next time you're out, it may surprise you how many people are staring at a phone. People watching can be wicked interesting. Observe the happenings around you. I was shocked the first time I paid close attention to how many people are staring at their phone. It's very Orwellian. This is where I hope to stand out from society, by reading. So my paradox is, as I continue on a vision quest to become an intellect by reading great books, my journey is hindered by the discovery of a brilliant TV show like "Baskets" on FX.
If you've never heard of this show, like most, it is insanely funny. It will do no justice for me to explain through a keyboard so watch the trailer. Zach Galifianakis stars in the show. Louie C.K. is involved producing & writing. But I want to point out the absolute best part of this show is Louie Anderson. Louie plays Momma Baskets & is so good in the role of mother, I actually asked my wife if Louie Anderson is transgender.
Enjoy, and make sure to set your DVR.