Television as High Art

By |2020-04-21T09:03:20-04:00September 27th, 2013|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , |

If someone were to ask me where the most sophisticated, sustained and psychologically compelling explorations and evocations of the human condition (my definition of high art) are coming from here and now, I would say, wait for it, episodic television.  This statement will require a good deal of defence. Most culturally sophisticated types would place television far below poetry, theatre, novels, music and even movies as expressions of profound artistic endeavour.  I think they are wrong. The case for television can be made especially episodic television where characters develop and change -- the sort of things that [...]