As the Dean, Chang, Starburns, Magnitude and Leonard sing the Carol of the Bells, I wish you a great holiday season: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Joyous Festivus. Teleponder will be on a brief break while I celebrate the season.
In the hierarchy of the television-obsessed, TV critics are esteemed, valued like the clever, precious gems they are. That is, unless they hate the show you love, totally diss your fave character, interpret symbolism differently from you, accidentally type the wrong word…the list goes on. TV nerds have tumultuous relationships with critics. Even in the oasis of nerdery that is the AV Club’s TV Club, there are still plenty of reader/critic disagreements and tiffs, some of them even understandable. Read the rest of this entry »
This post is going to be simple and to the point. Dan Harmon gave a talk in September at the XOXO Festival, “an arts and technology festival in Portland, Oregon celebrating independent artists using the Internet to make a living doing what they love.”
It’s no secret that I’m a Dan Harmon fan, and this lecture is one of the reasons why. He’s so smart, and he talks about two things I love: TV and Internet. It’s about 30 minutes long, and it’s worth it.