Quality entertainment has been lost for many years. As a writer, I’m forced to watch old shows I used to love because the new stuff I see is unwatchable. The story structure, humor, and universal truths are all sacrificed to the “agenda” and “message,” which can be convoluted.
I have entertainment writers friends, and they have told me that Netflix shows are always 45 minutes long to allow them to add the WOKE message. The story arc is lost, and the audience tunes out before they reach a satisfying conclusion, if there even is one.
I’ve been watching “Burn Notice” and “Frazier”, for this reason. It is impossible to overstate the pleasure of a great story, a fast pace, and a logical structure that keeps you interested and leaves you wanting more. These shows were both canceled more than a decade ago, but their appeal is still intact because they adhere to the basics. It’s good to remember when quality writing meant grabbing the audience’s interest and taking them on a journey. The message is now all that matters. As you will see, this message is not always positive.
The fact that the Writer’s Guild of America has decided to strike does not affect me at all. There will not be any major gaps in my TV watching, except for “Ted Lasso”, “Blue Bloods” and a few other shows. The late-night shows will not be affected. The WGA is the Hollywood establishment, and so all the late-night shows like “Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel”, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, went dark on Tuesday. The strike will not be resolved until new shows are produced. The “Late Late Show”, with its final host James Corden, shut down after 28 years due to financial losses.
It’s too bad but not sad. These propaganda arms of the Left and Democrats have low ratings, which proves that the only thing their writers miss is free dinners.
Prove me wrong.
Here’s the good news: The No. 1 late-night host will not be going dark because he doesn’t have to.
Fox News’ “Gutfeld!” is the only late-night network show that will continue to air during the strike of writers.
According to the network, “Gutfeld!”‘s writers are not members of the Writer’s Guild and therefore are not taking part in Hollywood’s 1st labor stoppage for 15 years. All of Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night broadcasters, Jimmy Fallon’s, Stephen Colbert’s, and Seth Meyers’ writers are members of the Writer’s Guild of America and they all went dark Tuesday.
On the one hand, I am in support of writers who are bound to the WGA and do what is necessary to receive the benefits and pay they believe they deserve. I also support entrepreneurs that choose to go the way they want. For this reason, some of us don’t want to be tied down by a union. We would rather make it pour ourselves than rely on bureaucrats to provide sprinklers. It is because unions can be more of a hindrance than a blessing, as they make it difficult for people to work the way they want.
Gutfeld discussed with Adam Carolla in an interview Gutfeld conducted in August 2022 that many entertainment writers wanted to work on his show but couldn’t.
They don’t wish to be blackballed by Hollywood. There are so many times I’ve heard this: I love your show but can’t make it. Then, there’s all the interference from the team and publicists. It’s the publicists who are always totally involved.
Who’s running this mob? Are there other hosts or is this a phantom?
We may find out if this strike is longer than the one in 2007 (100 days). Gutfeld brings in conservative writers for the show and they avoid the WGA’s mandated restrictions.
But “Gutfeld!” is continuing as if it never happened. Fox is fortunate, as the late-night entry was relaunched two years ago with great success. “Gutfeld!” outpaces the broadcast late-night competition in total viewers.
“Gutfeld!” is the spirit of entrepreneurialism. You keep going, you continue to do what you love, which is to inform and entertain people. Charlie Kirk, who interviewed Greg Gutfeld at AmFest in 2022, said this about the reason why his shows are still so popular.
Kirk asked Gutfeld why people were drawn to The Five and his comedy show. Gutfeld explained that the secret of the chemistry between both shows’ lineups is the ribbing and teasing. They can also make fun of each other and themselves.
“If you cannot make fun of someone, or laugh at them, then you don’t have chemistry.” “If you can’t make fun of someone, and laugh at somebody, then you have no chemistry.” “We are well-oiled machines,” he said.
“This is the thing that is killing the Left. If you take yourself too seriously, nobody wants to be with you.” The right is used to being laughed at.” “You can’t hurt them.”
You take yourself way too seriously when you try to control what people do for a living and what they get in return because you don’t think it fits into a narrative that you approve of. A hostile Biden administration is weaponizing the United States Department of Labor to destroy the spirit of entrepreneurship Greg Gutfeld represents. These attempts are a clear and present threat. I will not dwell on the issue. You’ve probably read enough of my articles to know what is at stake.
The show will not only be able to keep its top-ranking status, but also increase the creative quotient of the show by attracting people who would otherwise not tune in. The show will not only maintain its No. 1 status but also increase its creative value by attracting people who would otherwise not tune in. “Gutfeld!” remaining on the airwaves will not just draw people (in some cases out of sheer boredom) but it will also cut through the propaganda noise peddled by the trifecta of Colbert-Fallon-Kimmel. For the first time in their lives, the public will hear a new perspective on news and culture.
It’s not about the style, but the substance. As I stated yesterday in my article on the Vice Media bankruptcy. Old shows like “Burn Notice”, “Frazier”, and others still draw me in, making me laugh, cheer for the characters and watch. Flashy productions, chaotic topics, and freebies can only get you so far. Before we left Los Angeles, “Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel,” was practically begging audience members — and this was before COVID. Content that is relevant to the audience and talent who can deliver it, as well as fun and new voices, is what will keep the audience coming back and bring in new ones.
Rock on, Greg Gutfeld!
Greg Gutfeld talks to Adam Carolla in August 2022 about finding writers, and why Gutfeld is so successful. It has been successful because it launched the careers of talented and humorous people rather than trying to attract celebrities.