Intro for December 18, 2014
What I really want to do here is to write about Serial. But it’s 9 o’clock in the morning and many of you probably haven’t listened to it yet, the final episode. Fine. Can we talk about how and why there are only 12 episodes?
Why not extend it all season like a network television show? Who says Serial has to be cable? Who says Serial has to be HBO? It’s not like we WON’T RUN OUT OF QUESTIONS, GODDAMMIT! If I could figure out how to do that, I would have posted that last sentence in ever increasing font sizes so you could appreciate how I’m gradually getting louder and Louder and LOUDER.
At what point does something become a hate-listen the way a television show becomes a hate-watch? And are we there yet with Serial?
Am tempted, when it slows down next week, to do a live-blog about this so we can all yell our theories at each other and end up blueballed and unsatisfied. Well sh-t. That’s the holiday spirit.
Yours in gossip,
PS. What is this world? A sh-tty Hollywood movie might provoke an international diplomatic crisis!?!?