Some days, we’re in a fighting mood here at BoomerCafé and today’s one of those days, which is why we’re treating you to certified life coach and marketer David Kanegis’s take on TV. From Fort Lee, New Jersey, Dave gives us an important warning: Don’t Get Caught Watching The Blacklist!
Baby Boomers, as I write this, NBC’s The Blacklist starring James Spader is the top rated network television drama. Don’t destroy it by letting any entity, human or digital, know that you are viewing this highly acclaimed program.
WHY, YOU ASK? I’LL TELL YOU!
BOOMERS ARE TV RATINGS POISON!
But don’t take my word for it. Examine NBC’s history.
A couple of years back, NBC cancelled its highest rated dramatic program Harry’s Law.
In your Boomer naiveté you might wonder why a network would cancel a show that received the highest viewership of its entire line-up. I did at the time. As an Empowerment Life Coach, always seeking knowledge and insight, I researched and found the answer. Permit me to be blunt.
BOOMERS, YOUR TV VIEWING IS NOT COVETED!
Harry’s Law was axed because there were too many ancient souls like you and me enjoying it. Advertisers don’t like us. We’re over 50. Their hearts only go pitter-patter when 18-49-year-olds watch shows they sponsor.
So please, take your tired old body with its creaky bones and visit your children or grandchildren and watch The Blacklist on their device (as long as they are over 18). If nothing else, it might be the only opportunity for face rather than text time with your loved ones.
Don’t be responsible for the cancellation of The Blacklist.
Perhaps now is the time to be stoic, build that raft, launch it in the ocean and drift off into the sunset.
But wait, here’s an alternative thought. Take Action!
Join the BBTVAC* (Baby Boomers TV Action Coalition). Watch as many reality TV shows as you can stomach! Give them the high viewership that will guarantee they’ll be on the chopping block.
OH MY GOSH! JAMES SPADER IS A BABY BOOMER.
Jimmy, you are one of my favorite actors, so I beseech you not to watchyour show. You are too old. You’ll contribute to the cancellation of TheBlacklist, and be out of work. Don’t engage in self-destructive behavior.
Boomers, I thank you, and NBC and its parent company General Electric thank you on behalf of the stockholders.* (*Disclosure. This blogger does not currently hold a position in G.E.)
So here’s the lesson we can all take from this: give no one an excuse to slander us any more. Give back to society. Quietly walk off into the sunset. Ignore The Blacklist, thereby helping it run for enough seasons to go into syndication. Join together and use our might to ensure the continued production of quality TV programming for 18-49 year olds. They are the future!
On the other hand, we are about 76 million strong. We have power! We can use our numbers to create positive change, keep the economy chugging, and help those in need. Let’s harness our combined muscle to question, probe, innovate, and contribute to America’s continuing evolution as the world leader in democracy, freedom, and humanity.
We are Boomers — Hear us Roar!
[* BBTVAC apparently has no website]