Wednesday, September 24, 2008

They Watch TV So I Don't Have To.

One of the coolest things about the Internet is the ability to grab the content you want. This is especially helpful when smart people filter the best for you. For example, Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post highlighted this appearance by Wanda Sykes on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:

Jason also puts himself through hell to liveblog the Sunday Morning Talk Shows. The running commentary is awesome, especially when he throws in his wife's comments. Readers can email questions and comments to be participate in the action.

Other great TV critics I follow are:

Lisa de Moraes of the Washington Post. I have never seen a full episode of American Idol and I never will (how American Idol cheapens the art and craft of music is a discussion for later). She does a great job pointing out how "craptastic" the whole process of determining the winner has become.

Belinda Acosta
of the Austin Chronicle. A wonderful, witty writer who uses her perspective as a Mexican American woman to provide a unique view of TV culture. An IBP for sure (Intelligent Brown Person, I am going to copyright this term).

David Bianculli of TV Worth Watching. David appears on the great NPR talk show Fresh Air and provides excellent commentary.