I’ve been remonstrating about this for years without anyone even expressing likemindedness, let alone doing something about it. But here I go again.
It’s about ABCTV. I only watch one or two programs on broadcast a week, so I don’t know if this crassness is present everywhere. What I can tell you is that when the show I’ve been watching has barely finished – the last words of dialogue have only just been said, and the end music and credits have only just started to roll – when this otherwise-unemployable actor’s voice comes on – quite a lot louder than program, and therefore in-your-face/ear – and not only makes a comment in a few very loud and clear words about what you have just watched, but also tells you what you will watch next time, and also what the next show is.
What this tells us is that the ABC thinks that we are completely insensitive, we have no need to process what we have just seen (which in some cases is actually art), and that we desperately need to be told not to switch off, and to keep watching the next show, and to stay around for the following program. And that’s all that matters: that we keep ingesting whatever is broadcast, whenever.
The result – for anyone with any sensitivity whatsoever – is that we simply don’t watch the ABC at all. If we want to view the programs being broadcast, we obtain them by some other means.
Not only that, but we no longer support the ABC politically. Because if it’s that vulgar, it’s not worth supporting.
I am told that the otherwise-unemployable actor’s name is Adrian Mulraney. I am trying not to hold it against him personally, but I hope I never meet him and have to try to be polite to him.