The 51st anniversary of the first airing of the TV show Batman this week has me thinking about how things have changed when it comes to the choices we have when we have time to enjoy television.
Back in 1966, most families had at most channels from the 3 major networks, and perhaps this new thing called Public Television.
So the popularity of the show starring Adam West may be traced to the fact that it’s competition on Wednesday nights at 7:30 was so limited.
Today, the number of TV choices we have from on-air, on-demand, and online sources number in the hundreds with literally something of interest to almost anyone if you can figure out where to find it.
Increasingly when I’m in control of the TV and there’s not a good sporting event or current news item I want to stay up on, I find myself migrating to re-runs from my younger years.
I’m not particularly nostalgic,and I’m not opposed to newer things. However, reality TV makes me ill and I just enjoy programming I can understand.
If that makes me old, then so be it! A tiger can’t change it’s stripes, right?
That’s the way I see it.