South Park Season 12 begins on March 12, 2008. It is one of the few shows that has had a long run on television that I still watch. I use to be a huge fan of The Simpsons but for some reason, it doesn’t interest me as much anymore. The writing and plots aren’t bad they just seem too generic in a sense. As for Family Guy, well if you ever saw the episode of South Park where they make fun of Family Guy, that’s what it has become.
I realized during the writing of this blog that I have no way of watching the new South Park other than downloading it. Although I do have cable and access to other television shows I tend to download tv episodes more than I watch them on television. I don’t really know the reason why I do this either. Maybe because there isn’t commercials in tv shows that are downloaded and/or the ability to play/pause them and watch them whenever I want.
This led me to think about if something is eventually going to happen to combat this downloading of television shows. I don’t mean legal action as I believe the stopping of downloading television shows will never completely occur. A large portion of revenue for television networks comes from commercials and with these downloaded shows the commercials are cut out. Instead I was thinking if television networks would end up trying to make revenue through the use of product placements in popular television shows. It has already occured but I am wondering if it will amped up a bit and reach a point of ridiculousness.