Why subscribe?

A great deal of my life has been spent in front of the “idiot box” or “boob tube” or whatever other derogatory term is currently in fashion for referring to a TV. I like TV. No, scratch that — I love TV. Not just the prestigious stuff that addresses social issues or pushes the expectations of the viewing audience, either; I like junk, too.

I believe that televised entertainment plays a crucial role in the maintenance of our societal fabric, but it’s also just cool. I enjoy watching it, thinking about it, and discussing it with people. I’ve made a living doing that from time to time, and now I’m doing it here. For you.

So why should you subscribe? Fair question. Off the top of my head:

  1. You want to know what you should be adding to your “To Watch” list — or removing from it.

  2. You want commentary that isn’t just the same stuff you see everywhere else. I don’t have any SEO goals to meet or higher-ups to please, so I can talk about whatever I want. You want 1000 words on pregnancy in horror movies? About my obsession with catching editing mistakes in action sequences? Do you want to know what “The Hair” is and why every female character has it? This is the place for that.

  3. You’re tired. The past few years have just been too much of everything, and you want something that doesn’t make your soul hurt. I gotchoo.

  4. MOST IMPORTANTLY! I will likely be sharing pics and videos of my three dogs. Let’s be honest, that’s worth the price of admission right there.

See?

Anyway. Welcome!

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