You know how I can tell when I need a television break? It’s when nothing holds my attention, even the shows that are really good and that I really enjoy. And do you know how I can tell I’ve reached it today? I’m watching America’s Got Talent. Nothing specifically against that show in particular, I’m just not a fan of those types of shows in general. But Brian’s been watching it this season, and I’ll admit there are a few acts I feel connected with that I’d really like to see advance, so when I found myself sort of dazed this evening, and unfocused on anything, turning on the show seemed the easiest thing to do.
But, though I’m not really a fan of the show, I will say that Howie Mandel is generally a pretty entertaining guy, and—amazingly—even Howard Stern makes a decent judge. So, all in all, it can be a harmless way to pass a couple of hours when you don’t want to put a lot of effort into your television viewing, and I suppose that’s not the worst thing you can say about a program.