As we begin our new blog, it seems an appropriate time to launch my new television station. Or, rather, my new primetime schedule. If I could have only one channel, yet had free claim on any and all current series, what would that network contain?
After family sagas and quiz shows hosted by Bollywood stars, it is now “voyeuristic” reality television that has the Indian television viewer hooked and the moral police rankled. The latest reality show to grab headlines and media attention is Sach ka Saamna, which not only bolstered Star Plus’ ratings but also spawned debates about whether Indian society is ready for reality television.
Fans of comedy on NBC rejoiced last week Monday, then went into a deep funk around 10/9c, then rejoiced again after reports that the network had agreed to a pilot commitment with Reno 911! co-creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben…
For the curious internet user, copies of the buxom self-portrait Meghan McCain snapped to accompany her twitter post last week (which read, “my ‘spontaneous’ night in is my Andy Warhol biography and takeout….I’m getting old”) will forevermore be mere clicks away.
So I’m not living in a place where my social life includes television or movie theaters or talking about things that aren’t terrifying. As a result I was not reduced to watching Ricky Gervais’ The Invention of Lying by myself; I was reduced to watching some guy on the Internet’s camcorder recording of Ricky Gervais’ The Invention of Lying by myself.