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Re: An Open Forum on the Most Looked-Down-Upon Medium

Postby katsuben » Fri Nov 15, 2002 11:33 am

Well, err, strange that "Buffy" is yet to be mentioned. If one way of accounting for artistry in TV (maybe not the best way) is finding examples of individual creative acts then a good place to start might be to identify those people in control of their series who also actively contribute in different facets of writing, directing and producing. Although this subsumes David E. Kelley as much as it does Joss Whedon, it might be worth debating. Hmm, who else is there? Aaron Sorkin, J. Michael Stryszinski, Darren Starr? I'm not sure the issue is "Is TV art?" so much as what on TV obtains interesting artistic value (for want of a better word)? I guess it's also necessary to discern between what is not presented as art on TV (current affairs, infomercials, game shows) and what is...
katsuben
 


Re: An Open Forum on the Most Looked-Down-Upon Medium

Postby Curt46n2 » Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:23 am

I would have to say that the funniest show I've ever seen would be Mystery Science Theater 3000.
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Re: An Open Forum on the Most Looked-Down-Upon Medium

Postby Bacchus33 » Sat Dec 21, 2002 11:31 am

There are many who would deny that commercial cinema IS art although I do not want to get trapped in that argument. Television is not art, in my opinion, but perhaps it is a means of projecting art.
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Re: An Open Forum on the Most Looked-Down-Upon Medium

Postby Mr. West » Sun Dec 22, 2002 8:22 pm

Four words (or is it just two?):

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

That is the most brilliant satire I've ever seen in a drama/comedy show. That Norman Lear was quite a visionary...
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