overthinking the idiot box

July 17, 2006

Letter from the editor
Where Have We Been?

The answer is sadly not poolside. But hey, girl's gotta work for the money, right?

Well, that's not what television taught us, I suppose. But we can't all be Hiltons.

This isssue of column-swapping good-times has been a long time coming, and I think you, humble reader, wll be very pleased. By ripping six writers out of their comfort zones and making them take on new subjects, we've acquired some fresh and fun perspectives on television genre.

The interesting thing is that when dragged out of said comfort zones, some of these writers ended up writing pieces that were more personal than anticipated. It's a credit to the diversity of the staff's talents, I suppose. I mean, they're pretty badass.

We've also got coverage of what we (the staff) is using to distract from the heat of these nights, along with a brief preview of two upcoming CW shows. After all, at some point in the summer, the fun starts to fade away. And thinking about the return of the cool, along with cool fall shows, becomes a major relief.

-Liz Shannon Miller

Return to Season 2, Episode 19.