Out of Fuel

It looks like we can add another cable/satellite channel to the list of fallen channels which decided to stop being a specialized entertainment network and instead become a sheep that runs the same crap as everybody else. TV’s latest casualty is Fuel TV.

Fuel TV is just the latest channel (after G4, A&E, Bravo, TLC, SyFy, History and several others) to sell out and lose sight of what put them on the map in the first place and instead try to cater to the lowest common denominator by running generic shows that you can see on any other channel, but while most of the other channels have chosen to run reality show garbage, Fuel TV has opted to run nonstop UFC shows in place of variety.

Now I’m a homebody couch potato who’s about as athletic as a sloth on Ritalin, and I admit that I didn’t watch Fuel TV all the time, but I did watch some if its’ shows, and what they aired then was tons better than UFC footage 24/7. I watched The Captain & Casey Show, American Misfits, Stupidface and GKA, and Fuel introduced me to bands such as Bad Religion, Tweak Bird, Damone and The Aquabats, whose videos I saw for the first time on the now late show The Daily Habit.

So I’d like to welcome all surf, skate, motocross an wakeboard enthusiasts to the club; you’re now in the same boat as us geeks and nerds: namely, those who used to have a channel just for them but don’t anymore. Is it any wonder more and more people are cutting the cord and getting their entertainment from the internet nowadays?

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