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.
Stephanie Curtis has produced events, daily news shows, documentaries, conferences and call-ins for MPR News. She also was among the pioneering producers who launched The Current. You can hear her discuss movies every Thursday on The Cube Critics.