A great Newsday piece by Christmas on Television author Diane Werts--the link is to its appearance in the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch:
TCM still true...
I agree with every word of the piece. And she knows the dirty details. I, on the other hand, can't keep track of precisely which cable dreck is showing where; I just know that cable is no longer a place where the name of a channel (History, Animal Planet, Learning, Science) gives the viewer much heads-up on its content. Memory tells me that Syfy was the pioneer in channel-concept betrayal, showing at least as much horror porn in its early days as science fiction. It led the way by not even attempting to hew to its declared niche in the first place. Anyway, I'm going to check the Sewing Machine Repair Channel--I believe they're having a "Best of Big-Time Wresting" marathon. Or is that the Puppy Channel? Ice Cream Central?
See, I can't keep track of this stuff for trying.