Here's my rant: G4 went "interactive" today with COPS 2.0. What a freaking annoying feature. It's across the bottom of the screen and it mixes chat with stupid trivia comments, like "What kind of car is the subject driving?" "Which of the officer's hands did the bird bite?" Then they have live chatters making comments during the episode. It's every bit as distracting (and unnecessary) as the scrolling headlines at the bottom of 24 hour news station broadcasts. What is with our culture that we're not comfortable reading/watching one thing at a time? Must we constantly be bombarded by information? Why do we need to chat online while watching tv?
The screen is full of ENOUGH GARBAGE. We have to contend with the G4 logo in the uppper right hand corner, the PG-WHATEVAH in the upper left hand corner and NOW this crap along the bottom. Why bother to show COPS at all, G4? Why not just fill the whole damn screen with logos and other crap pimping your station?