Well, I'm not a big TV watcher, as it is. I tape the shows that I like (the majority of which are either news or soap operas!
) and I barely have time for those. I used to rent movies .. but would bring them home and never get around to them! So, this subject is a bit over my head, and I won't even pretend like I understand what people (esp. Black people) find good, bad or indifferent about today's TV shows!! (Most of what I do "catch" every now and then SUCKS as far as I'm concerned!! Those "reality" shows have made physically sick sometimes!
And "comedy" is rarely funny to me.)
But ... be that as it may ... When Jada Pinkett Smith did her show, "Hawthorne" ... I don't really care for her personally ... but I did give it a chance. I watched it the first time ...
.... but, not to be discouraged, I actually watched it twice more over the course of a few weeks. From what I understand, she
wrote, produced, directed and everything else on that show!!! I believe it went at least 2 seasons?? (
) But ... it was horrible
, by my standards!!! I suffered through to get to the end of each episode.
Now ... I don't know if the general public liked it (I guess not if it's now been canceled!!) but ... while I'm all for "Black support" ... it has to be for something of quality
... and not the "just because s/he's Black" thing!!!
It doesn't sound to me like the network gave "Undercovers" enough time to get established or not. They have kept worse (White-oriented) shows on for longer than that before pulling the plug .. that's for sure. But, you can't just throw Black people any kind of a bone and expect them to just chew on it just because you expect them to be hungry.
But ... iet's not forget ... the networks are run by those (supposedly invisible) racist Jewish enterprises that Rick Sanchez was not supposed to talk about and got fired for!! "Undercovers" probably never really had a chance to begin with. It was probably just a "bone" to kill a couple of "dead-air-time" weeks ... with winter coming and people staying inside, they will have to make room for the new crop of blond-haired, blue-eyed weekly superheros that will be coming to save the world ... yet again ... any day now.