Archive | June, 2012

The Social ‘Net Works: Television as Discussion Vehicle

When the Internet as we know it was but a twinkle in our parents’ and grandparents’ eyes, the idea of instant, worldwide commentary and discussion about anything, much less television, was virtually nonexistent. If you missed that week’s broadcast, you missed it and that was about all there was to it. Now, though, we have […]

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Watching in a Vacuum: The Marathon Experience

As we roll past the network finales and into the cable premieres, I frequently find myself lacking something to watch. Sure, I could turn on reruns or put half-hearted effort into watching these summer shows that never quite seem to come to fruition–but what I really prefer to spend my TV summer doing is catching […]

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