Have you ever had an idea, only for someone else to come along and make some kind of success of it before you got round to actually doing something about it?
A couple of years ago I came up with an idea. I thought it was clever and funny, but I never really did anything about it at the time. More recently I’ve been writing scripts for a comic version of my story and one novelised version. And I’ve been doing some rough character sketches for the comic version. I figured that if I didn’t start doing something about it, someone else would pop up and steel my proverbial thunder.
So, NXT has arrived. The next step in Sports Entertainment? Here are my views on the show, which I watched before work this morning! I thought NXT was supposed to be a reality show. I almost didn’t watch it because of that. Let’s make things clear now… this is NOT a reality show. What it is… is one of the most entertaining WWE shows I’ve seen in a long time.
Something struck me last night when I was flicking through the channels on TV. The Gadget Show was about to start on Five and the continuity guy said “now all new gadget show”. I’ve heard the words ‘all new’ used on Sky channels before when they announce shows, but never on a terrestrial channel. I’ve not regularly watched TV in ages so maybe they’re all at it now, but it got me thinking about the state of television in general. Programs are repeated so often, on different channels and on different formats, that we have to be reminded when it’s actually an episode that’s not been on before.