It's been a good week for television, don't you think? Sunday night was The Emmys, which although predictable and not the best ever, they did kick off a week of new Fall television programming.
Glee came back, Two And A Half Men (with Ashton), The Office (not to mention the new shows) ... there was a lot of buzz. And although truthfully I didn't have the time to catch a single episode, this week did get me thinking. As I heard everyone chatting about the shows, I didn't hear one comment about reality shows. Usually all the buzz is about Real Housewives or Flipping Out or Top Chef. Not a peep.
So I am wondering ... is scripted tv coming back? I have to say that I do love scripted tv. And while I jumped on the bandwagon of the Real Housewives, there's nothing like a well written story line. Look at Modern Family - the writing is stupendous. Character development is inspiring. Chemistry is explosive.
OK, I'm going overboard but hopefully you get where I am going. I think, maybe, just maybe, scripted tv is going to shine this year over reality tv. I am certainly going to tune in.
What do you think ... what's your experience? Jim
President of Lippe Taylor
Author of The Experience Effect