Cable and satellite TV packages often come with hundreds of channels – everything from the major networks to something called BYU Television.
No matter the package, whether it’s economy-sized or a deluxe model, each shares a characteristic – a laundry list of crappy channels. Take a week, and tally the times there’s nothing worth watching.
There’s no getting around the truth: Cable sucks, so do satellites.
No wonder increasingly large numbers of people are getting their views in via Netflix or Hulu. Why pay hundreds for an inferior product?
Well, cable and satellite companies, I’m offering a solution to help your dwindling business. It’s a channel of awesomeness – a guy-centric lineup of excellence sure to bring men ages 18 to 49 back time and again. And, yeah, I get that Spike and Esquire Network are supposed to be for guys, but those channels are about as enjoyable as Sprout.
Here’s a partial lineup:
Cheers – Quite simply the finest sitcom in television history. Find me a white, 40-something guy who didn’t want to be Sam Malone.
Wings – The most underrated sitcom in history. Lowell Mather and Antonio Scarpacci for life.
The Goldbergs – The best show on TV today.
The First 48 – The best reality show in history, and a weekly hour that shows how phony all the CSIs and Law and Orders are.
Joe Kenda: Homicide Hunter – The baddest dude on the baddest channel.
Magnum, P.I. – Combine Sam Malone and Joe Kenda, you get Magnum.
The Last Man on Earth – The second-best show on TV today.
Intervention – Nothing more raw than watching a 24-year-old who’s been strung out on meth for 8 years. Even if the show ends happier than most Entourage episodes.
Gangland – For the inner gangsta in all of us.
ESPN “30 for 30” films – The only good thing ESPN has done (with the exception of not renewing Bill Simmons’ contract) the past decade.
The Office – Michael Scott. Dwight Shrute. Enough said.
Of course, there’s room for 1980s music videos, The Sopranos, Entourage (the first six seasons), Saved by the Bell, The Middle, the first three seasons of The Real World,The Monkees, The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, early episodes of Behind the Music, Rhonda Sheer “Up All Night” Clips and quality movies like Dazed and Confused, The Karate Kid, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Dodgeball.