The Golden Age Of TV Criticism, Ten Must-Follow TV Critics On Twitter
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Are we experiencing a new golden age of television? Perhaps. Whether you agree with the current golden age frenzy, but especially if you want to debate whether it’s true or not, join the conversation by following these ten television critics and commentators on Twitter. Their insightful, often humorous, discourse on TV is essential reading on the most voluminous art form of the modern era.
1. Emily Nussbaum
TV critic at The New Yorker
Actors who think of TV as a “step down” are the equivalent of journalists who think of social media as a risible kiddie-world.
— emilynussboo (@emilynussbaum) September 29, 2014
2. Andy Greenwald
Staff writer, mostly on the topic of TV, at Grantland and cohost of Hollywood Prospectus with Chris Ryan, a podcast about TV, movies, and pop culture
TV advice: Unless you want to make a show about pregnancy & children don’t feel the need to write pregnancies or children into your scripts. — Andy Greenwald (@andygreenwald) October 6, 2014
3. Linda Holmes
Launched NPR’s pop culture blog Monkey See, where Holmes is a writer, editor, and host of the podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour
So it’s basically a rite of passage now that we quiz female celebrities about whether they consider themselves feminists? That seems dumb. — Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) September 24, 2014
4. Diane Gordon
Former industry insider, creator of The Surf Report (an email newsletter and blog about TV), and social media host for events at The Paley Center for Media
Upcoming screener treat: watching more episodes of @CWJaneTheVirgin – how fab was that first episode?!!
— Diane Gordon (@thesurfreport) October 14, 2014
5. Alan Sepinwall
Writer and critic at HitFix and host, with fellow HitFix writer Daniel Fienberg, of podcast Firewall & Iceberg
I like that Rob Reiner is acting in sitcoms again. First “New Girl,” now “About a Boy.” Can a Meathead revival be far behind? — Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) October 15, 2014
6. Willa Paskin
TV critic at Slate
I’m mostly avoiding reviewing new network comedies until I have seen more than one episode, but I didn’t hate Selfie at all — Willa Paskin (@willapaskin) September 30, 2014
7. Matt Zoller Sietz
Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com and TV critic for New York Magazine
I applaud Fox for committing to an epic, potentially multi-season series about Jim Gordon utterly failing to clean up Gotham. Very 70s. — Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) October 14, 2014
8. Sonia Saraiya
The television critic at Salon, formerly at The AV Club
Seriously, if you’re on the fence about SELFIE, watch last week’s episode, and tonight’s—they keep getting better. — sonia saraiya (@soniasaraiya) October 15, 2014
9. Mo Ryan
Television critic for The Huffington Post
FWIW the piece I’m posting today is the most I’ve written about sex on TV in…ever. Raised Catholic etc. Probably going to hell etc. — Mo Ryan (@moryan) September 29, 2014
10. Pilot Viruet
Television/Entertainment Editor at Flavorwire (full disclosure that’s Flavorpill’s sister publication)
You can’t claim we live in a post-racial society when Gilmore Girls & Friends are on Netflix but Sister, Sister & Moesha are not — pilot! (@pilotbacon) October 15, 2014
Lindsay Barenz is the editor in chief at Flavorpill.
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