Pop Style Opinionfest: The Problems of Peak TV and the Sad Decline of the Met Gala

Posted on May 09, 2017

Kittens, we tried to stay on the straight (so to speak) and narrow path this week, but you know us. We saw an opening for opinion-making and we were off and running, with no notes and no net.

Of course we gave our thoughts on this week’s “9021-HO” episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race:

 

A good, but not great episode – and perhaps another indication that there are no standout queens this season.

And obviously, judging by the title, we go to town for a little while on Dame Wintour and how she’s lost the plot – if not lost control completely – on the Met Gala, which has become all about b-listers in standard red carpetry, some of whom acted like right assholes this year.

And speaking of assholes, this is where we went off the map. We had no plans to have a long discussion on the phenomenon of Peak Television, but an impromptu final review of Girlboss (which was itself unplanned) sent us spiraling off on several tangents, about how segmented the television audience has become; about how that’s a good thing in that it allows for micro-targeted fare for diverse segments of the population; how that segmentation makes for TV-viewing bubbles, and how we don’t have communal cultural moments anymore. Also, how there’s a slight reticence on our parts in reviewing certain shows because we’re not the intended audience for them.

In other words, it’s a mish-mosh of pros and cons on the topic. We think we got to make some decent points, but we had to talk our way through this one, because we managed to catch ourselves by surprise with it.

 

 

So grab yourself a cup of whatever gets you through the day and sit yourself down for our usual brand of rapid-fire bickering and commentary. And as always, darlings, thank you, thank you, thank you for your support.

 

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