Saturday, January 23, 2010

The world's shortest car show - Motor Week on PBS

Ok, I'm really getting annoyed with both PBS and Motor Week.   Motor Week needs to retool their show.  I have Tivo capture this show because I like to watch car shows, and this one is probably the worst. 

The easiest answer would be to just delete the show from my Season Pass list, but I really do want to know more about what is coming up on the US Roadways.   I drive a Jeep with almost 40,000 miles and that should mean that I should be able to get at least another 60,000 miles on it.  The thing is that the car is a model year 2002 so I'll get bored with it long before I must replace it.

I watch Motor Week on PBS because I do want to keep up with what is going on, but this show is so repetitive that I can skip through it in about 15 minutes.  Once you get through the Non-Commercials that they run on PBS, and the parts of the show that you have seen before, you end up with a very short show.  If the Brits can put on BBC the rather excellent and entertaining Top Gear instead of this sad excuse of a 30 minute infomercial with stiff readers who can't read without looking at a teleprompter, women with no personality, and books about minutia that I'd skip past even if I were in a Borders Bookstore.

Honestly, PBS with their Non Commercials have dropped their real content back to about 50 minutes an hour.   Subtract the repeated segments and you end up with something about as interesting as a commercial.   Maybe I should go to the kitchen and get something from the refrigerator, it would be more interesting than this show has been lately.  No wonder why PBS has trouble making ends meet with this tripe!

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