Monday, January 17, 2011

Intimate Strangers

It's been a long time dream of mine to write for a TV blog. (I dream big, what can I say ;)

I've tried to make it work before, but I didn't have the right angle formulated yet. Recapping shows is super fun, but also very time intensive. Additionally, writing a book blog takes a lot of energy and I was worried there was no way I could keep up with another equally large project. But just like books, TV often makes me think. Sometimes I've let that spill over onto this blog, but the desire to have a place where I was just talking TV remained strong. I'd been talking with Nicole of Linus's Blanket about it (we often rant about our favorite shows together) and she was also interested. And so Intimate Strangers was born.

Intimate Strangers will not be your typical TV blog. We won't be trying to find out spoilerish scoop, celebrity gossip, or breaking news. We won't write straight recaps of shows. Instead, we'll be writing about issues that surface on TV, the things we think about while watching, the narrative trends we notice, how culture is portrayed and shaped through TV, and other things of interest to the thoughtful TV viewer. Additionally, we'll indulge in fannish rants from time to time! I'm so excited to finally have a place for all those posts that write themselves in my head to go and also excited in the way a new writing project always brings excitement. We've already been posting so I hope if you're one of my readers who has enjoyed TV content on here in the past, you'll check us out! Additionally, I don't think you'll have to watch the same shows to get value out the content on Intimate Strangers as the shows are often just a springboard for further discussion.

Wondering about the title of the blog? We were inspired by this quote:

"Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home." --David Frost

It's very true, just like books, that through TV we open up our lives and minds to people we wouldn't otherwise give the time of day to and they become in a way, intimate strangers.

Also, no worries, I'll continue recapping the Vampire Diaries here. And oh the wait for it to return is agony!!!


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