I know we are supposed to be talking about film on these message boards, but I couldn't help but wonder what your opinions on a certain subject are. I'm relatively new to this site, but I can tell that there are some incredibly intelligent non-condescending people here, and I'd like to hear what you have to say.
I'm sure that every person here (including me) thinks of film as an art form. But what about television? Is television driven too much by commercialism to achieve the creative levels that film has reached? Is it too focused on mass-market appeal?
I think that one of the reasons that television is not looked upon as art (at least not as much as movies, paintings, sculptures etc.) is the main thing that distinguishes it from film. So far there has been no pioneer, no D.W. Griffith to step forward with a vision for television. Nobody has realized its potential as an art form. Most TV is focused on entertaining the most amount of people possible to obtain the most amount of revenue possible.
Also, I'm just curious, what kind of television do you watch? What are your favorite shows? Mine are:
"Saved By the Bell" (That Screech is just hilarious with his pubescent voice crackling!)
"Pokemon" (Gotta catch 'em all! Pikachu is my favorite because it is the cutest)
"Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (Melissa Joan Hart is a superstar!)