Apparently, as of last Tuesday 12/6, IFC channel (Independent Film Channel) now has commercials, and commercial interruptions during all programming. They have dropped art-house films for indie films and more main stream, and TV shows/original programming. I loved this channel for years, but now I will resent even watching it, and I very well may not. Facebook and Twitter postings are yelling about this sad decision for IFC.
I'm probably going to quit watching the IFC. I don't understand why we pay for channels when they force us to watch commercials, if we watch their channel. I thought pay TV was going to eliminate commercials.
Someone on a site somewhere said something I have to try and paraphrase: "...can it be long before badly applied patches start making movie
characters say "Forget You!" and "I don't give a spit" to appease the ChristiaNazis?"
Its a very good question.
To me, "independent" means, taking chances, walking the fine line, being interesting, pushing the envelope. I suppose what we now need is a Super Independent channel. At this point, I'm not seeing much of anything independent about the IFC. Icky Film Channel? Idiot Film Channel?