Originally posted by Twistin'Ghost
Entertainment has never been so disgustingly vapid.
Cheer up Twistin'Ghost, oh what can it be?
That's the mainstream for you. When was it any different? By definition the mainstream populist stuff attempts to appeal to as broad a range of people as it can, thereby maximising viewers/readers/purchasers.
Alternative stuff always has, and always will, co-exist for those to whom 'I Love Lucy' does not appeal. Each to their own. To some, Britney Spears is the pinnacle of musical brilliance. Is their opinion less valid than someone who digs opera?
Sorry to beef, but I feel the need to defend those poor lowest-common-denominator souls' right to enjoy their vapid entertainment. Anything else is elitist, no?