TV Reviews


#1

Can we have less television show reviews on this site? While scrolling through today there were two GOT reviews, a review of last night’s Silicon Valley episode, and an Orphan Black recap. I get that they’re pop culture, but enough is enough. Or, completely ignore what I’m saying and keep 'em coming!


#2

it’s pretty dumb, but their ubiquity seems to be an obvious indication that they’re what’s paying the bills at BB Headquarters. I don’t have cable, so I don’t watch any of the shows being reviewed, which would be probably even more annoying to me if I still browsed through the main page. But thanks to @gwwar 's awesome script (the second one in the link,) I browse straight from bbs.boingboing.net/new and just mouse-over the headlines that seem interesting–no more scrolling. so, given that, they’re much easier to ignore. I’d say that’s your best option because as per my first sentence, I doubt they’re going away at this point.


#3

Why these posts?
As you take stock of where BB is going and how it presents itself,
please consider whether these reviews are justified.


#4

Hannibal too now. Four out of the top five “features” are currently TV shows. And, if I understand right, the top of the features section is hand-selected, so this is deliberate. Because of the new Feature format, TV recaps are essentially all we see.

I understand. It’s BoingBoing’s site. They can do what they want.

But if I tell friends that I read BB, and they go here today, they would be excused for thinking that it’s just a TV recap site, since that’s ALL you see today. The editorialship has clearly decided that TV recaps are more important than any of the other content being posted by the long-time writers.

So, since it’s BB’s site, why do people get annoyed and need to post here?

I think it’s because it’s the feeling of having a friend who used to be all cool and interesting and on the outskirts, who now when you hang out with him spends all his time telling you about Two and a Half Men.


#5

Why on earth are popular TV recaps filling out like literally half of the “featured” section of the new layout (as of the time I am writing this)? Are recaps of every single TV show in a particular pop series on cable TV a thing to be featured? I can understand the occasional meta discussion on a TV show. Talking about the rather fucked views on rape and consent that Game of Thrones had been pushing was certainly a perfectly good feature, but if a post starts with SxEx title here, does that really deserve to be in the “featured” writing? You can get a thousand recaps of TV shows that you presumably have already seen all over the internet. Why on BoingBoing of all places and not a place that specializes in that kind of bland mass consumer crap? I don’t even care that it exists on BoingBoing, I just kind of do a WTF when recaps of TV in the form of SxEx title here fills up half of the feed of the “featured” sections.

I like BoingBoing. I love the in depth articles about things that are a little bit harder to find. Stuff on gender, politics, interesting interviews, interesting opinions, wonderful things, wonderfully awful things, and stuff strange and freaky to the normalz are all fantastic. I just do a big ol’ WTF when half of the stream gets filled up with stuff I expect to see in the aisle of a supermarket next to the tabloid sections and the soap opera magazines.

My two cents.


#6

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