I’ve pretty much given up on TV. I caught up on Longmire this weekend before the new season started on Monday. If you haven’t seen it, it is a great character driven drama on A&E based on the “Walt Longmire” series of mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson.
During the ads at the end there were “ticklers” for shows called Fish Tank Kings on NatGeo and Call of the Wildman on the Animal Planet network. The former is described as “Extreme fish aquariums are the ultimate status symbol, and the people who are on the cutting edge are in high demand. Dive into the demanding, pressure-filled job of pulling off these massive underwater creations.” If you have never seen the latter, it is a show featuring the Turtleman, a toothless Kentuckian who has parlayed a modicum of local fame for catching varmits of all description into a national cable show. He is like the Larry, Darrell and his other brother Darrell of the old Bob Newhart show rolled into one…but with significantly fewer teeth.
I looked at my wife and said:
They have finally run out of things to put on television.
Imagine my surprise when I realized this morning how wrong I was:
Children’s network The Hub is introducing a new super-heroine named SheZow in an animated series debuting Saturday.
The catch is that SheZow’s alter-ego is actually a 12-year-old boy named Guy, who transforms into a female costumed crime-fighter by uttering the phrase “You Go Girl!” and using a power ring inherited from his dead aunt.
I’m afraid I have to go with Ben Shapiro of Breitbart on this one when he says:
“Nothing says ‘child-appropriate material’ quite like gender-bending underage superheroes…”
I’m glad my youngest child is 22.