Televisions Are Here to Stay!

And they say television is dead. If you ask me, this is the golden age of Television. There have never before been such a wealth of high quality reality TV programs in the history of the format.  Those people who say it’s on the decline should know that the special revival episode of Week of Our Lives brought in a viewership of seven million, and that’s all through good old-fashioned television. At the same time, demands for TV antenna installation near Melbourne went up by 800% in the week before the episode aired, due to there being an announcement that the fate of the show was about to be revealed.

See, I think this is all down to people who used to watch the show flocking back because of their old nostalgia towards the whole thing, and I’m hoping it’ll reignite interest in the show. This is the rennaissance of Week of Our Lives, the start of a new era…maybe.

But I think there’s a really good point to be drawn from all this. You see, I don’t think people will ever forget the golden age of television, or the simple wonders of a night spent in front of the box with the family. So many memories, and let’s face it: watching TV is always going to be a social activity. Television, movies…so long as they take pride of place in most people’s homes, we’re still going to need TVs, and thus, antenna and satellite dishes.

The only way I can see us transcending this if if everyone suddenly gets VR headsets, and we experience all media through virtual reality. But really, what are the chances of that? VR currently makes people quite ill, and if people already have a perfectly working antenna, with trustworthy antenna technicians, Melbourne is all set for the future. And the idea of people experiencing Week of Our Lives in virtual reality…it’s just not necessary. Antennas, not routers. The future can be shared by both.

-Ann Tennant