Who are you? What is this place? And what the hell am I doing here?

This website was started when I realised I had nothing left to say. Save for one thing.

The dialogue would go something like this:

“Charlie, my old mucker, have you seen that new cartoon series with the horseman voiced by Lego Batman?”

“No I have not,” I would reply. Usually because I was still diligently working my way through House of Cards, that or seven other TV shows, or video games. Mostly video games come to think about it. It’s always video games. I quickly followed that assertion with another assertion.

“But I’ve heard good things!”

This wasn’t a lie. As an increasingly wired being, I spend a lot of time reading a collected stream of consciousness on twitter, or reading the most upvoted comments on reddit. Enough to justify that something was worth my time.

“Nope, but I’ve heard really good things!”

What does it mean?

I guess it’s a means to empower the other guy. Thanks for recommendation I will endeavour to take your recommendation to form my future viewing schedule.

It’s also a means to assert my own sense of importance as a self respected movie buff, gamer, culture vulture, multimedia addict… I have not had the time to watch your recommendation, but believe me, I am connected and learned enough to know of it’s existence. Your recommendation was on my radar, even before you mentioned it. Maybe before you even saw it. That’s how cool I am about this kind of stuff.

These days we really are spoilt for choice with a seemingly endless feed of audio visual entertainment delights. You might even say we live in a veritable golden age of entertainment right now.

The golden age of television heralded by the likes of The Sopranos and the Wire happened years ago of course. But now, almost a decade later the sheer quality of television productions shows no signs of abating. You can lose yourself in a series or season as you would reading a book, characters become richer, storylines become more nuanced, there is ample space for precious subtlety.

We have the internet to thank for that of course. As the real world becomes darker and more difficult, it’s becoming easier to regress to whatever screen you have and simply escape it. There is a greater importance in finding the next big thing, experiencing it and then moving on to the next.

The golden age of television heralded by the likes of The Sopranos and the Wire happened years ago of course. But now, almost a decade later the sheer quality of television productions shows no signs of abating. You can lose yourself in a series or season as you would reading a book, characters become richer, storylines become more nuanced, there is ample space for precious subtlety.

Huge interconnected movie franchises may disappoint you or even excite you, but you only need to look around to find a smaller indie classic which becomes your new favourite movie or a subtitled film that fundamentally changes your understanding of the world.

Each year, video games are getting better and better. Genres are becoming twisted, interactivity within a virtual world is increasingly making a footprint on the real world. More and more people are making them, and more and more people are playing them and technology is always progressing.

We have the internet to thank for that of course. As the real world becomes darker and more difficult, it’s becoming easier to regress to whatever screen you have and simply escape into it. There is a greater importance in finding the next big thing, experiencing it and then moving on to the next big thing.

All these things, are ultimately braying for our attention. You hear good things for every corner of the internet.

But of course, your time on this planet is so fleeting! How can you possibly dedicate your time to everything?

You can’t, quite simply. It’s impossible.

This website was set up out of a desire to quantify things with more clarity.

I don’t just want to recommend stuff. I want to parlay with the way in which we experience entertainment, the ways we consume it, the ways in which we talk about it.

All these things you’ve heard so many good things about, but what does it mean really?

 

 

 

 

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