When I opened my New York Times this morning, I saw that there was an article by David Carr. As he is one of my favorite columnist’s at the Times, I was immediately drawn to it. After reading and loving it I realized that the article by David Carr on TV’s New Golden Age was the best article I’ve read on this topic yet.
A few months ago I tried to write something similar in TV’s Top Dramas Have Become Some of Our Highest Forms of Culture. However, not only is my writing not nearly at the level of David Carr, neither is my audience. Although my Top 10 Benefits of Watching Television from a few years ago, is one of the most popular posts that Connect with your Teens has ever had.
What I loved so much about David Carr’s post is that it had all the elements. Carr spoke about the many excellent series today, what makes them excellent and the ease of watching them from so many sources and technical devices.
Much of the article is about the time it takes to watch all of these amazing shows. He doesn’t let it cut into his work or family time. So where does Carr find the time. By cutting down on reading and going to the movies. I just heard a big GASP! However, what he is saying, and I agree, is that these quality TV shows, that we have in this golden age, are just as worthy to watch, as reading books or seeing movies, maybe even more worthy.
A few quotes from David Carr’s article, Barely Keeping Up in TV’s New Golden Age
The vast wasteland of television has been replaced by an excess of excellence that is fundamentally altering my media diet and threatening to consume my waking life in the process.
The growing intellectual currency of television has altered the cultural conversation in fundamental ways. Water cooler chatter is now a high-minded pursuit, not just a way to pass the time at work.
I highly recommend that you read the full article, Barely Keeping Up in TV’s New Golden Age, by the brilliant David Carr, New York Times media and culture columnist.