My Husband and I recently finished the Netflix show Away. I enjoyed the show: I like character driven shows and I loved how the characters in this unfolded and grew/changed throughout the course of the episodes. I give it a 👍
So my family was discussing this show over dinner, and my Husband asked:
“Is the show renewed?”
Before I had a chance to answer, which means my daughter jumped in really quickly, she responded:
“Did you google will this show be renewed?
My Husband and I looked at each other….
“No. I didn’t google that.” I said.
My daughter laughed the laugh of the Gen Z who knows everything. “Well” she stated “That’s how shows get renewed. It’s based on how many people google, tweet or respond to a show on social media.”
Whatever happened to Nielson? Remember those ratings guys? Sweeps months? Advertising dollars?
It’s a brave new world out there and I’m not even sure I want to be a part of it.
I freely admit that I have never googled a TV show to see if something is returning. The only time I google anything about TV is when I’m watching a show and I see an actor and I can’t place where I’ve seen them before. I hop on IMDB and figure it out. But my TV googling stops there…
Do you google TV shows?
Do you tweet about TV?
Do you do anything on social media revolving that box or computer or anything that puts out shows?
Are you part of this brave, new world?
Is my lack of social media presence the reason why I can rarely find anything I like on TV?
- What are the shows on tv/streaming/whatever that you currently enjoy?
- Do you go on social media to talk/read about these shows?
- What do you think makes a show renewable?
- Do you like TV or find it a necessary evil?
- Do you watch/stream less than five hours of TV a week, excluding news?
Discuss anything you want about TV/streaming…