Shifting Viewing Patterns

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Deb and I weathered the pandemic rather easily. Our routines weren’t terribly altered. Like most people, we socially distanced, limited outings, wore a mask, etc. And as things are returning to normal, we are ditching the mask and dining at restaurants. Things are starting to feel like it’s 2019 all over again. The one substantial […]

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Watching Lots of Television

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An upside to the social distancing has been our sampling lots and lots of television series. As our normal fare ended their runs, we began working through shows across the various streaming platforms. Beecham House was an interesting look at India at the end of the 18th Century. I’m having trouble recalling all the shows […]

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Looking at Super Televsion

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Last week I looked our television consumption overall and my friend Pat brought up the second season of Gotham which got me to thinking about the abundance of comic-based television currently airing. I have not seen the second season of the CW’s iZombie so have nothing to say here although those I know watching it, […]

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Catching up on Television

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We watch too much television. At least that’s according to my wife. Not so much according to my peers.The difference is that as the 2015-16 prime time season began, we found ourselves unmoved to try most of the new sitcoms and dramas. We have added just one new series, Blackspot, and will probably sample Telenovela but […]

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The Slow Death of the TV Programming Guide

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Over the summer I had to write a piece imitating the style of the Object Lessons column from The Atlantic. I wrote about the vanishing use of the programming guide. Here’s a modified version for your consideration.Variety reported in August that pay-TV distributors lost 566,000 subscribers during the second quarter of 2015, which is traditionally […]

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