Friday, June 06, 2008

TV

Is it funny that these days I get my mental and emotional kicks from TV shows?

I go through periods where I read avidly. And then I go through periods where I watch TV very intently. I know reading and viewing television are two very different activities, but I do not agree with the people who equate watching TV with a passive dumbing down. There is intelligently written, well acted, compelling stuff out there.

These days I spend my free time watching new episodes of the last season of Battlestar Galactica, and catching reruns of the second season of Dexter on Showtime. I love both shows. My only gripes are that last week's Galactica episode stepped dangerously close to soap opera territory, and that Dexter's female characters are, to be honest, quite lame.

2 comments:

  1. I'm of the same opinion on TV -- the problems with TV aren't anything inherent in the medium. The problems come from not watching the high quality content that is there, and not thinking critically about the rest.

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