Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Classic TV History Blog

No one in my circle of friends seems as fascinated by television as me, at least not that they've admitted thus far, so perhaps the following link won't be of much interest. But if you think television is worthy of study as an art form, if you have an appreciation for old television shows, or if you simply enjoy good research and scholarship, then you should visit Stephen Bowie's Classic TV History Blog.

I've been slowly working my way through Bowie's blog over the last few days, and the man is full of fascinating stories, from a behind-the-scenes look at the infamous flying turkeys episode of WKRP in Cincinatti to the weird directing career of Ben Casey himself, Vincent Edwards.

My favourite article so far is Doing it Right, a conversation about the merits of physical media like Blu-Ray discs over the ephemeral pleasures of streaming television. As a streaming skeptic and a huge proponent of the idea that you should own the art that you buy, I found this discussion incredibly relevant and valuable. Check it out.

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