I don’t know what is up with modern TV but in the past 12 months I have noticed a worrying trend with TV shows; many seem to be afflicted with bad audio that makes it seem as if the cast members are mumbling, to the extent that it’s hard to tell what they are saying, or they suffer from scenes that are so poorly lit you can’t see who is in them let alone what they are doing.
I sat there today with my mum looking for something new to watch on our Amazon Fire stick; we have a list of shows we’re interested in, and we have been going through them gradually to see which ones we like and which we don’t. Today we tried Copper, Red Road, and American Gothic and all three were turned off long before we got to the end of the opening episodes because of dark scenes that made it hard to follow what was going on.
I could understand it if all 3 shows, and all the others I have reluctantly abandoned in the past year, were made by the same director or producer, but it seems as if this is a recurring theme in recent series.
Please, production companies, if you want people to watch your shows, make them actually watchable, I mean make it so that people can see what is going on. It does no good making a great show that has fabulous characters and a brilliant plot if no-one can tell what is happening.