Tuesday, August 23, 2016

When We Slept

There's something unique about the closing credits of so many 70's/80's shows – especially the ones that ran late at night because the nation went to bed after those lullabies. It was our cue – see what I did there – to turn out the lights and turn in.

TAXI, in particular, with its gentle bluesy theme gives permission to feel sedate, the perfect coda to a racous ensemble comedy.

Today's shows, by contrast, must – by design – keep the energy up and insist on your watching the ads in the next episode.

I think there's an opportunity for a network with a different tone to emerge.