The thrill is gone

I turned on Blues Clues and it was a huge disappointment. I was expecting a CBS-style drama — like CSI or Without a Trace — starring guitar heroes like B.B. King and Eric Clapton. It turns out the show is about a cartoon dog and a goofy live action guy who solve puzzles with a notebook and a pencil. There’s also some kind of controversy about whether the new guy is the old guy’s brother. Great.

I was told that my great-grandmother had a similar experience in the seventies when she tuned in to watch Charlie’s Angels and it was a bunch of women in bikinis fighting crime — not the religious program she was expecting.