i'm mad. pissed. riled up.
i promised all my lovely readers (ha ha ha) that my next 'the hour' post would be about doyle. but i was on another site today and i'm got so riled up, i started to leave a rant, and then had to reign myself in. because it's not my blog, and i shouldn't leave a long rant as a comment. so, i've flipped over to my blog and i'm going to try and fully express myself here.
i was reading the lovely barbara b's latest contribution at notpaidbythehour.com. i'm a big fan of this site. i only started reading it regularly this summer so i can only comment from there. one of the reasons i enjoy this site is it's not a huge lovefest. it's not a i love him, he's hot, i want to marry him type of site. i'm not into that, and it's why i don't join a lot of stuff like that. i'm not judging those sites, to each their own and hey, i have read many a dirty post about mr. sutherland with no guilt. :)
but notpaidbythehour isn't like that. the contributors are all intelligent, insightful opinionated people. and i may not agree with what they say, but i can't wait to read what they say.
the latest post was written by barbara b. again, well written and expressed. and i do agree so much with her. so why i am i riled up? it's because of the comments. now, i think i have expressed (and if i haven't, it's something you should know about me) that i do not care if you agree with me. in fact, it's probably more fun if you don't. i enjoy a good debate. about anything. politics, world events, tv, music, fashion etc... it doesn't matter. but here is what i don't like. if you don't agree with me, fine. but don't tell me i don't have a right to my opinion or my opinion is wrong or stupid. or that i shouldn't express my opinion. that bugs me. a lot.
so, various people are commenting. some agree with her, and some disagree. great, we have some discourse here. i love it. and then, the tone shifts. into what i've started to dislike about websites/forums/myspace etc where 'the hour' and mr. stroumboulopoulos are discussed. it seems like you are not allowed to utter one bad word about either. you can only talk about how brilliant the show/he is, how he is the greatest thing to happen to canada since our medical system and of course, how "hot" you think he is. god forbid you try and offer constructive criticism. apparently if you don't like it, you should just stop watching. well, i guess that's one way of dealing with it. but it's not me. if i don't like something, i'd rather try and change it. especially in this situation. because if i don't say anything, how will the powers that be know how viewers feel? because if the ratings are as low as people are talking about, they want to know why. and maybe, just maybe, they might tweak it in a different direction.
and lately it just seems like the atttitude around the show/host has been, you must adore everything he does. christ, i don't even think that of mr. sutherland. you couldn't pay me to sit thru half the movies he's made. and i think liz phair is one of the most brilliant artists ever. but even i didn't buy her last album. i don't really believe in blind devotion.
i've ranted. i'm not mad as hell anymore, just feeling disheartened by it all.
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