There are so many choices it practically induces entertainment induced paralysis.The old school options of cable and satellite have stations numbering in the hundreds of thousands. With internet options, those numbers increase to the millions.
And that’s not even counting sites like Youboob, with countless hours of classic television uploaded by producers and fans alike.
To take some of the angst from the process, it helps to have a guide with helpful descriptions of the quality programming available. Here’s a small sampling of such a guide.
Classic Shows:Gilligan’s Island: The castaways are finally rescued and return to civilization. Having been declared dead, the Howells are no longer millionaires. Ginger finds Hollywood has moved on and roles have dried up. No one wants to hire the captain of the Minnow and the skipper becomes a derelict who haunts the waterfront, looking for odd jobs. The professor and Mary Ann move to Colorado and open a marijuana dispensary. Gilligan parlays his fifteen minutes into a successful long-running reality show and eventually marries a Kardashian.Happy Days: Milwaukee is shocked when Mrs. C and The Fonz reveal their secret love and run off to Hawaii to open a shark-jumping school. Richie moves to a small town in North Carolina and becomes sheriff. Ralph and Potsie become Uber drivers, and Mr. C eventually finds love again with Pinky Tuscadero.
Gun Smoke: Marshal Dillion has a professional crisis when he realizes that Miss Kitty may run a saloon downstairs, but upstairs is Dodge City’s most successful house of ill repute and he’s never realized it. Matt leaves town and becomes an itinerant preacher leaving Festus to take over as marshal.
What’s for dinner?: A new competition show where a working mom has 20 minutes to make dinner for a ravenous family of five with only eight items in the pantry and three in the fridge. The moms will battle the clock, the varied tastes of the family, and Pizza Hut on speed dial. The prize for the winner is to do it all over again the next day
Howe Two: Watch the glamorous life of Benjamin Howe II, the best-selling author of dozens of instruction manuals and owner’s guides. Along with spunky assistant Cissy, he solves cases of missing warranties, sock devouring dryers and dull lawn mower blades. Our plucky team is overseen by Ben’s no-nonsense editor, “Ink” Rogers, who’s also dating Ben’s eccentric mother, Ann Howe.
The Royal Court: Join the gorgeous, seductive crew staffing the food court at King’s Mall in Sacramento. Hollywood’s hottest young actors and actresses will discover love, life and heartbreak among the hot dogs, pretzels, and soft serve in this drama set in the fanciest mall in California’s capital city.Ruff Planet: An exciting new science fiction show about life on a planet run by intelligent canines. Emperor Sparky attempts to rule while dealing with battling litters and their power hungry mothers. Will palace intrigue bring down the monarchy from within? Or will a rebel band of mixed breeds and their feline allies bring about the fall of the government?
This is only a very small sampling of the myriad of video diversion available today. If you started watching right now and never took your eyes off the screen, it would take thousands of years to see everything, and dozens of new productions are released every day.
Thinking of everything I’m missing at this very moment is enough to make my head spin. But, I think I’ve got it figured out. I’m going outside, and gonna sit under a tree with a book.Thanks for your time.