An old title, a new newsletter, etc.
This is great news! I still go back to your Wire reviews whenever I rewatch. Having your new work on newsletter format like this is ideal.
Have missed your commentary since the days of Firewall/Iceberg. Glad to get it in my inbox!
Could you add in letting us know about any guest appearances you make on podcasts? As a fellow Quaker, I always enjoyed what you and Dan did together. Hope you’ll have a regular podcast again soon!
Oh my god, I used to read your blog as a teenager. Now I’m in my 30s. Appreciate the nostalgic title but do you know where I can get cryogenically frozen?
Wonderful! Just finished a (4th?) rewatch of Deadwood, to accompany my reading of The Deadwood Bible, and reread all of your recaps alongside MZS’s in the book. Essential always!
Would love you to get back in the podcast business! Any chance?
Substack has worked really well for some other TV/Film critics as I'm sure you know, so I'm glad to see you here. Looking forward to some more words on Andor here or at Rolling Stone, its a series that didn't really click for me until about halfway into the season but its quickly become one of my favorite shows of the year.
Wonderful! I was an addict of What's Alan Watching?
I think I'm here. Although I've been around in circles a couple times and can't remember if I ever used a password, I did get two completely different emails which did not end up in my spam folder. Which means you're doing better than Instagram :-)
I can't remember the last time I followed you, I think you ended up on a platform that was incompatible with my devices, or watching shows on services I couldn't afford. But every now and then I will go back to your original blog, which seems to be the only place where things remained in their original location. And of course the original newspaper website appears to have just tossed anything that once appeared on their website and their pages. So there are lots of links to things that no longer exist. At least I think so. But like the TV watchers of 2018 or possibly 2017, I sometimes go back to ER. Broadcast television has much more medical drama than it used to, Which makes me happy.
I think I remember from childhood that television was going to destroy our attention span. It never did. But social media did that to me. And you may have been partially responsible. Okay it was a blog and it wasn't yet Facebook or Twitter (It was rarely Twitter but at least at times I could use it to comment on something I had watched or read to the person who had written it. It's also possible that the Grey's Anatomy writers' blog had something to do with all of this, now that I think of it. Anyway, reading is harder than it used to be. I always want to tell somebody how I feel about what they've written or look something up in Wikipedia and see what was going on around the event that I'm reading about or who knows, something else that drags me to the internet - which is a whole lot closer than it used to be in 2005)
Perhaps I should have added to my bio that I've been spending more time on YouTube, exploring Ukraine and also the Russian diaspora, and my long lost love: Poland. So I guess I'm finally learning more about the world. Did you know they have malls in Russia? In Georgia? It looks like a place with nothing but massive gorgeous mountains and old Orthodox churches, but they also have malls. Who would have known!
It seems we have one show in common and I'm terribly behind on it. I seem to have this problem with sitcoms in general. Although it's a really good show. I haven't finished season 1. And I'm in the middle of The Crown and behind on The Rookie. And I'm pretty sure there's at least one thing on Hulu that I do want to watch. I think it's Reboot. Also I seem to be very invested in Jeopardy, but not enough to argue about who wrote the book of Hebrews.
Oh well, I've never been good at being terse. Even when I had to type with my fingers.
It's nice to see you in a place you can be responded to, if we ever end up watching the same shows again.
Let's see if this thing will let me post...
I looking forward to , reading that Mr Sepinwall! cheers
This certainly makes leaving Twitter easier for me, I left without considering the implications of losing your analysis!
Hey Alan. any chance you are going on counter.social to replace Twitter? not sure how long Twitter will be viable.
Thank you so much for this. I would have signed up for a newsletter that's literally just the title, but happy to read whatever musings you have
Nice! Thanks, Allen 📺
Looking forward to following. Will all of your RS work remain behind a paywall there? If so, is there any option to pay for just your reviews and work rather than the full RS package I have no interest in?
I subscribed to RS exclusively to read your TV content. I’d follow you here with $$ subscription if you make the move, and I’m sure many others would too…