However, we're missing a few of the basics that I think would appeal to a large population of baby boomers.
Where is the reality show for all those retired people who need the help of their grandchildren to program the PVR.? We could have a different electronic device each week along with a new family to show how bright our kids are in spite of their heredity.
Or we could have a show that covers how the attraction of opposites never works. First segment would be a couple who have opposing views on how a toothpaste tube should be squeezed. Next up the toilet paper rolling dispute. I think they would have just as much action as some of the reality shows.
Another possibility is a race to find an electronic device that outlives it's warranty expiry by more than a week. How about a series on coping with the buzzing of a lone mosquito in a dark room on a summer's night? Or a running contest on the most original recipes for using the glutinous masses of old produce that clutter up the back of the fridge?
Sometimes I long for the old fashioned entertainment- the scripted car chases, the private detective who gets hit on the head at least twice per episode and even the perfect kitchens of the old sitcoms, which may have left me guiltily examining the grunge in my sink, but at least kept me entertained. Instead of watching a show that proves I'm better off than the rest of the world, celebrities included, I want to see a show that gives me a glimpse into the world as I'd like to see it. A show that can convince me that with a little work and luck, I too can have the perfect home and family.