Friday, June 06, 2008


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.


  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.