OK, I still watch the Weather Channel in the mornings to try to get a heads-up on what to wear to work. Should I bring a jacket? A raincoat? Galoshes? Tank top, mesh unders, and Zoris? I just have to know.
Anyhow, I always have to watch a bunch of self-promotion ads for the Weather Channel’s original programming whilst awating the forecast. I really don’t know who their target audience is, nor who might be watching this tripe, but it’s not me. Or anyone I know.
In general, it looks to me like anything that NBC has an idea for, but no venue for, ends up on The Weather Channel. Even their news is peppered with self-promotion (when you consider that TWC is owned, at least in part, by NBC, who is owned, at least in part, by GE, and they have quite a stake in having global warming being a fact, and in green technology).
So, here’s a probably partial list of TWC’s original programming, none of which I’ve watched, so take this whole rant with a grain of salt:
-Coast Guard Alaska
-Lifeguard! Southern California
-Wake Up With Al (OK, I watched this a little, then turned it off--A little Al Roker goes a long way)
Some of their old, now off the air, original programming had a more, well, “weather” bent to the titles, but, as before, I never really watched. Here are some of the titles that are now on TWC’s junk pile:
-It Could Happen Tomorrow
And here’s a probably partial list of some of the movies they have aired as weather related:
-The Perfect Storm
-March of the Penguins
-Deep Blue Sea
-Into Thin Air
-Joe Versus the Volcano
Really? Misery? GROUNDHOG DAY? Joe Versus the Volcano?????
Wow. Some kind of weather there.
I still want to know what a Turbine Cowboy is. But it’s not urgent. I don’t want to watch The Weather Channel to find out.