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Thursday, May 6, 2004


Honey, They Shrunk The Newspaper
by Jack Shafer, Slate
Reading the electronic versions of the New York Times and Washington Post.

Friends: A Great Soap Opera Masquerading As A Great Sitcom
by Chris Suellentrop, Slate
There are flaws in the sitcoms-are-dead hypothesis, beyond the fact that it's the kind of story that gets published every time a major sitcom goes off the air.

Twilight Of The Sitcom Gods (Cue The Strings)
by Alessandra Stanley, New York Times
Viewers grieving over the end of "Friends" and "Frasier" are not just bidding farewell to their favorite sitcoms, they are mourning the genre itself, and that may well justify some hoopla and hyperbole.

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