Monday, June 20, 2011
The SyFy Channel: Where Does Failure Go From Here?
What sorts of metrics are being used to evaluate the the job performances of Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern? Are they the sorts of metrics that have already determined the three of them would never get hired anywhere else under any circumstances? In terms of what they have done to the SyFy Channel, they have bottomed out with a resounding "thud"....and when a cable channel sinks that low in terms of creative and commercial failure...there is nowhere else for a cable channel to go.
The SyFy Channel's life blood has always been their doctored up press releases...where a truly fabulous fantasy world has been created on the order of the Beatles...."Magical Mystery Tour" cartoon. In your typical SyFy Channel press release....Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern are the "Wizards of the Emerald City"...where the crap they create is actually regarded as blinding....shiny.....gold!! In these press releases..."Marcel's Quantum Kitchen" really doesn't suck...it's wonderful!! It's breaking new ground both in conception and financial prosperity for the SyFy Channel!! How much longer can the SyFy Channel keep putting fresh coats of lip gloss on these steaming piles of donkey dung they keep raving about in their press releases?
SyFy Channel will never go up after sinking as low as they have because Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern are still working there. It doesn't say much about the three of them that they continue to be the only ones "fired up" and enthused about their own schedule. In any other profession, the three of them would have been tossed out on their cans directly into the unemployment line. Because generally speaking, it isn't good enough that executive management is the only one liking what it manufactures. The public has to like it too in overwhelming numbers, and there has to be a demand for it in the marketplace.
Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern have never created anything in their lives demanded by the general public....demanded by the "Laws of Supply & Demand"....demanded by the wants of the marketplace. What they have created....is what they have always personally wanted to see on television. This is why....the enthusiasm for their own schedule on the SyFy Channel...always stops with them. I know of no one in the public domain...and I know of no enthusiasm anywhere in the marketplace...for anything created by Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern.
This is the route which led to the SyFy Channel "bottoming out" in terms of creative bankruptcy (and no doubt meager financial earnings) and where the SyFy Channel will always remain as along as Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern continue to work there. Let's face it. The SyFy Channel is not a well managed cable network. It has always been the personal screening room and personal theater of Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern. The three of them (and their wealthy friends they program for) personally like "Crap" television programming, and that's precisely what they have been making for themselves (and their wealthy friends) ever since they have been working there (at the shareholder's expense.)
Where does failure go from here? It remains precisely where it is as long as Bonnie Hammer, David Howe, and Mark Stern continue to stick around.
Posted by Languatron at 9:21 AM