Poll: Is TV the thinking person’s entertainment?

In the New York Times, Alissa Quart says television has become “the thinking person’s entertainment.”

DVR, Netflix streaming videos, television series on iTunes and television box sets with commentaries mean we can now watch these high-charged, emotive narratives as we once read novels, in long sittings, without regard for a television network’s schedule. We may well take in whole seasons or at least several episodes at once.

Are you addicted to a show like Downton Abbey or Homeland?

Alissa Quart and Thomas Doherty join Kerri on Tuesday, January 29 to discuss whether television can be as sophisticated and satisfying as a novel.

  • Jenny

    I would love to see Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s books as a series…

  • Karen

    Biggest disappointment – only one series of Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency – it’s out on DVD – great acting, great script. What happened to it?? Love D. A. and the Good Wife.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.suda.5 David Suda

    My brother and I (to a lesser extent) grew up watching Dr. Who Love the old stuff in its low budget glory, and the new stuff with is twists, drama, and laughs. Even got my wife into it big time, great show!