Laconic: 27. TV Junkie. TV Editor for Black Girl Nerds. Writer. Black. Nerdy. I love television. TV recaps; discussions on diversity and representation on camera and behind the scenes; my adventures in writing for/about TV.
“It’s not our job to cater to the lowest common denominator. It’s our job to raise it.” – The West Wing
Verbose: I love television like Abed loves television. I love television like Kenneth the Page loves television. I refer to it in everyday life and most of my friendships are formed after a long conversation about a TV show we have in common.
Knowing this–and a do what you love mentality–I came to the conclusion that I should probably work in television. I know it’s hard and not always reliable, but it’s the only career that makes my heart go pitter-patter with both fear and excitement.
This blog will be a place for me to share my love of and knowledge of television; how it works, what I love about it, and what I am learning as I try to break into the business. I
think want to pursue TV writing, but I’ve been doing more learning than writing, so here is an attempt to:
- blog to get my writing juices flowing,
- put myself out there as a person who loves to discuss TV,
- discuss issues of diversity and representation of minorities (specifically African-Americans) on and in television
- have somewhere to blather on about TV when I’ve annoyed all my real life friends with TV talk.
Please join me as I “study” television and attempt to get real life started.
I really like TV Tropes.