Simultaneity and Good Exposition are impossible in film and TV! Workplace shows tout hypercompetence and workaholism! Soap operas and sitcoms are the genre novels of television! TV villains have a paradoxical narcotic effect! Television makes spitefulness in men a siren song, but a venom in women! Reality television is filled with people who make banality into cash! My petty Madame Bovarian despair is at the core of all my watching! Violence is more famous than pornography! The serial killer is fetishized because America collects everything! How frangible our women, one choice from death! Let’s bring that back on CBS!
From Cruel Futures. Copyright © 2018 by Carmen Giménez Smith. Used with the permission of City Lights Books.