Ask Alan: Dramas vs. comedies, minority opinions, and speeding up Peak TV

Senior Television Writer
10.23.15 10 Comments

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It’s been nearly a year since the first episode of Ask Alan, and after working through various kinks and hiatuses, we’re finally ready to shift to what should be a weekly schedule for the foreseeable future. That means that we’ll need even more questions than ever being sent to askalan@hitfix.com, whether you want to talk about current shows, past ones, TV trends, my process, or whatever. As long as you can boil the query down to a sentence or two, anything goes.

Today’s installment is a particularly wonky one, as I get into whether it’s more challenging to review comedies or dramas and what it’s like to be outside the critical consensus on a particular show. And we also had some fun with one person’s unconventional approach to dealing with Peak TV. That’s all embedded right below this:

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