Thursday, May 14, 2009
Scott's Tip Of The Day: if you're a smart television executive, your goal is to cater to as many 18-40ish-year-olds as possible. These are the people who buy stuff and watch the most TV. Approximately half of the world's population is men, so ideally it makes sense to create a show men like to watch. For this reason, creating shows about women is a risky proposition.
Guys usually don't like to watch women on TV. When the show is centered around women, the female characters inevitably complain about menstruating and their feelings. "I don't know how I feel about So and So. Sighhhhh." Guys hate this. Unless the woman's love interest explodes in a blaze of glory, it becomes really boring, really quickly. I am sure a lot of you are thinking "What about Desperate Housewives, Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle and Gossip Girl? I know straight guys who watch these shows." Well that's a good point. Some guys watch these shows. And not necessarily because their girlfriends make them. They watch because the chicks are hot! In Sex and the City they would even get naked. Bonus! But you know what show guys never ever want to watch? Ugly Betty! You know who you never want to see naked? Ugly Betty! You know what show I hate? Ugly Betty!
Who wants to watch a show about an ugly chick? I don't even understand why girls like to watch? To make them feel better about themselves? That's sad. Stop watching this show! Stop it! Start writing letters to ABC! Demand they replace Ugly Betty with Hot Betty. The world will be a better place.