Earlier this week, Fox’s critically acclaimed “Lone Star” debuted with a cable-like 1.3 rating — a number so low that some experts wondered if it would be canceled after one episode. Well, the show will live for another week, but the writing is already on the wall. And the show’s creator, Kyle Killen, wrote a pretty cool motivational speech on his blog. Here’s an excerpt:
I’m not going to beg. I’ll mow your lawn or offer you some sort of sensual massage, but I won’t beg. The truth is, what we need to do is nearly impossible. I’ve heard and read that a million times since Tuesday morning. But isn’t that why we watch television? Sports? Movies? To, every once in a while, see something impossible actually happen? Impossible is AWESOME! Am I right? High five!
So here’s the plan. You go deep. All of you. You and millions of your friends. And Monday night, down by a lot with only seconds on the clock, we’ll throw the ball up, an impossibly long arcing pass into a host of defenders who are taller and flashier and stronger and probably more well endowed than all of us, and maybe, just maybe, it’s one of those moments where the thing everyone said COULD NOT HAPPEN actually just… does. And you my friend, you could say you were there, you and all your friends, just taking one big Gatorade bath with the millions of people who, like you, decided to say ‘F you’ to statistics and just settle in for a damn good hour of television.
“They may take our lives, but they will never take our TEEEEEEEEE VEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!”
Anyway, I like that he’s not begging, and I’ll definitely stick around for the second episode. But I’m not signing any “Save our show!” petitions or joining a Facebook page just to keep the show on life support. The whole point of me watching TV is to not be involved.