Friday, July 1, 2011
Just Thinking Out Loud: Mentertainment
A number of toilet-themed shows and a lawsuit from a self-absorbed movie director (of the same name) notwithstanding, Spike – formerly Spike TV and, before that, The Nashville Network – has unexpectedly grown into an almost respectable entertainment outlet. Supported by a couple of CSI spinoffs and the ever-growing Ultimate Fighting Championship franchise, network heads might have a juggernaut on their hands if they didn't appear to believe that viewers were obsessed with the enormously ridiculous MANswers and the Star Wars double-trilogy.
Indeed, Spike could very well go beyond expectations if they ever stop pandering to the lowest common denominator of what most men supposedly want. But fret not feminists, because they probably won't. That's just not what men do.