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By Seth Freilich | TV | May 13, 2006 |


Hi. My name is Seth Freilich. And I’m a TV whore.

“Hello Seth.”

So yeah, I’m an utter TV whore. In fact, I’ll watch just about anything that comes on the goddamn tube. Now don’t get me wrong — 80 percent of the real crap I’ll filter out, but there is still a good 20 percent of that televised waste material that I’ll endure. I mean, why not? You only live once, right?

Let me put it this way: I just moved across the country; as I write this, all of my worldly belongings are still in a big ol’ truck making their way across middle America, i.e. the place where they produce “Wife Swap.” But you know what? I already have a brand spanking new LCD television in my otherwise empty-ass apartment, just so I can get my televised IV drip. I don’t have a fucking place to sit, but hell if I’m going to miss “Tommy Lee Goes to College.” Now I just need my things to arrive so I can reconnect with the only God I worship: TiVo.

So the purpose behind this column is to make it feel like I’m watching television for a reason, i.e., to provide structure and meaning to a life otherwise devoted to the small screen. In the process, I hope to provide my fellow television watchers with a reason to read something other than closed caption subtitles, cultivate content for this column, and maybe provide a little insight on all things TV — because, you know, there are, like, no other places to find television commentary on the Internet besides a goddamn website sporting a ridiculous, made-up name.

In general, this will be an about-once-a-week thing, but for the next few weeks, with fall premieres more plentiful than Paula Abdul compliments, there will probably be considerably more articles. For example, shortly after this column goes online, I should be posting a second column about the imminent third season of “The O.C.,” which raises one last point:

For the most part, like my movie-reviewing counterparts, I’ll be watching shows at the same time as you, my faithful reader/viewer, i.e., when they air on TV. Or, thanks to TiVo and His many divine blessings, possibly even a bit later, depending on where there are big time-slot conflicts (this issue will in fact be the subject of an upcoming column). But with “The O.C.,” I actually managed to snag a review copy of the season premiere, so the column may actually go up before the show airs. But that will be the exception to the norm. In other words, this column won’t be about whether you should watch a television show but whether I think it was worth your time to sit through it in the first place. Comprende?

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Seth Freilich is a television columnist for Pajiba.com. He lives in Washington D.C.








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