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Welcome to my blog about anything and everything related to television.

You won’t find any spoilers, fanfiction, reviews, or recaps here; just my random musings about my favorite medium and the television shows I tune into. Although the title of this blog is a reference to the speech given by Newton N. Minow in 1961 it is meant to be ironic; however, that does not mean I won’t be critical.

I love television, I guess I always have. It wasn’t until I began watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer back in ’97 that I really began to watch, read, and talk about it more than the rest of my friends. Since then I have been an AV geek- taking television production classes in high school, majoring in Communications in undergrad, and going to Grad School for Media Studies. Now I can legitimately claim to be doing homework when I’m watching TV.

Unlike the myriad of other media options, television transmits into your home 24/7 carrying a variety of programs that you may want, not want, or didn’t know you wanted. It can reveal new worlds or show a reflection of your own. While novels, movies, and music are special and awesome in their own right, television offers viewers the ability to follow along with stories that unfold for hours and even over years. I’m not saying that all television is good, because it isn’t but when it is good it has the power elicit a wide range of emotions and enjoyment, and that is why I keep turning it on and talking about it.

“Jane: Can we get on with this? I have someplace to go. (looks at Jodie) Television counts as a place.”

(Daria 1.4)

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Written by Jamie Paton

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