TV Rule of Thumb: White-board Appropriateness
Over the past few weeks, the Wiz and I have come to realize that the best shows on TV right now are ones where there is the appearance of a white-board, or where a white-board appearance would not be out of the question.
This all came about after my eleventh exclamation that “I’m going to die if I don’t get a clear, see-through white board and a juicy white board marker”.
The Wiz reminded me, for the eleventh time, that see-through whiteboards are just just for TV. So the camera can capture the actor, for visual effect. No one in the real world would use a see-through white-board, because you would never easily be able to see what you were working on. The see-through white-board is a creation of TV. Sort of like the super size frying pan that Coppertone used to fry models in.
The White-board rule of thumb can apply to almost all TV shows right now.
Awesome shows with white-boards, or the potential for a white-board to make an appearance:
- American Idol
- Dancing with the Stars
- Wife Swap
- Anything on The WB
- Any Reality Gameshow
- Next Top Model
- Mama’s Family
- Everybody Loves Raymond
See…. it really works - the white-board rule of thumb. Go ahead. Try it. You know I’m right. ;-)