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How Recappers Re-Invented TV Culture
“I hated tonight’s episode of Mad Men, but I’ll probably read something on the Internet tomorrow that will change my mind.”
So IM’d my girlfriend, and she’s not alone. Over the last decade — but especially its latter half — entertainment sites hired scores of writers tasked with the seemingly enviable responsibility of watching TV and writing about it online. TV criticism at a micro, episodic level has exploded, with content ranging from utilitarian descriptions designed to fill in those who missed last night’s episode to fanciful diversions into absurd fan-fiction and searing cultural criticism. We call it “recapping,” and it’s one of the most culturally potent forms of art criticism of our time.
This is an interesting article about the job that I get paid for. Recapping TV! You should read it. Then you should read my recap of The Bachelorette because I like tying all sorts of things together! Look ma! I’m nearly relevant!
We’re getting close to the end, and I think you can tell in how increasingly exasperated my recaps are. America! True, real, reality television forever-love is just around the corner! Read on if you’re into that sort of thing. They go to each dude’s hometown! How romantical and shit.
Wherein I get to say the words “Dolly Parton does not give one glittery shit about anything other than being her fabulous self.” Emily Maynard & I have something in common: we both adore the Goddess that is Dolly Parton.
In case you forgot, I’m recapping The Bachelorette for Hollywood.com. Here is episode number two! It involves Muppets which I like, and a bunch of dudes I don’t particularly care for—but we’re trying, America! We’ll get there. Together.