Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Some Light Housekeeping (not Lighthouse-keeping)

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick post to let you know that I will be introducing a new feature here at An Honest Ghost. While I sometimes like to analyze a show episode-by-episode -- the way I did with Mad Men and, to a lesser extent, BSG -- I still watch TV to be entertained, on some level. That means I don't always feel like having a word processor or pad of paper open in front of me while I watch, but that's required if you're trying to be comprehensive in your treatment of a particular show.

Similarly, when you don't have a week to kill between episodes of a series, the idea of writing up each episode on its own becomes a lot less inviting. Between streaming binges and watching 3+ episodes back-to-back on a single disc, my mode of consumption tends to privilege a less granular approach to things.

That's why I'm starting this new feature, Seasons in the Sun, or SitS. Here, I'll do shorter write-ups about an entire season of a show that I've watched recently. They won't be as short as our movies-in-brief posts, the FIs, or as in-depth as my episode recaps for shows that are currently airing (which I DO plan to start again someday, honest!) But hopefully, due to the very nature of watching A LOT of one show, in sequence, over a short period of time, some greater thematic concepts will become clearer faster, and can be teased out in these posts. Plus, I'm thinking that I'll spotlight the best and worst episodes of each season, or find other criteria to note each time (which will help prevent these posts from becoming TEXT WALLS).

I'm still deciding which series to try this out on first. I'm leaning towards Bored to Death: Season 1 because I've only just finished it, but I may yet test the feature on something like Fringe or Veronica Mars. Look for this feature's debut post at some point over the next couple of days!


  1. I like this new feature but I was hoping to get to visit a lighthouse

  2. @spurge -

    Well, I've often thought I WOULD make a decent lighthouse-keeper... If I find a vacant one, you're welcome to visit!