We couldn't have said it better
Was flipping through Christopher Lowell's blog and he was talking about exploring a return to TV. Does any of this sound familiar????
Because I feel the state of how-to programming is the worst it's ever been and I know many of you agree... I'm continually eavesdropping on many of your sites and blogs.
Ironically, it comes at a time when Americans need real experts more then ever, especially with the amount of lifestyle changes, downsizing, re-prioritizing and reinvention this country is going through....
...The HGTVs of the world have shot themselves in their own proverbial feet and have turned off a lot of their core viewers who are saying enough already. It's just not working... at least for those of you who want REAL hardcore information and inspiration you can really use.
Often these "hosts" are relegated to being Emcees; traffic cops and umpires versus actually teaching. Many aren't even experts at all but spokespeople...
But you know when I first came to TV the situation was the same and the category had to be reinvented. I guess what I'm saying is that if I could do it once, perhaps, now that the category has come full circle, maybe I should try reinventing it once again.
Heck I don't even see Candice on HGTV any more. And while I watch Nate Berkus, frankly, he's weak dishwater compared to Lynette and Christopher and Candice...and I don't like his IKEA driven design aesthetic. His "teaching" segments are so short that even as prepped and laid out as his projects are, they still can't get through them in an intelligible way. And then every other thing on his show is a product placement....and a giant give away like he's buying his audiences' loyalty.
Heck I learned more from Matt and Sherry!