From the monthly archives: February 2013

The Academy Awards sucked, but not because of Seth MacFarlane. Though some of his comments were cringe-inducing, his stuff was tamer than his usual antics. The producers are really to blame for the pacing of the show. I’m surprised they didn’t tap more of the Seth’s dance and singing ability since the “theme” was music in the movies. Whatever.

The Oscar producers should finally learn that they need to change their archaic production and forget trying to be cute or entertain –get to the stars and to the awards. A too-long monologue and staged presentations, mixed with never-ending trailers that everybody has already seen is a redundant recipe for boring. The Golden Globes has it figured out. The public is sick and tired of the parade of commercials, from the clothing to the swag-bags to the movie-ads. We’re over it. I mean, totally. Get the message Academy, because if you haven’t already, you’ll lose the next generation of people who are being instructed by YOU to not to care an iota about any of it.

Pam Alster, former TV writer & suburban mom brings a decade of living on the dark side to light in her novel debut Robin’s Blue available now in Kindle and Paperback. www.pamalster.com Find her on Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter @plexigirl.

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