I've known Mark Serrels for a little while now, and he was always nice to me when I was a young, unformed freelance writer, fresh from the brood. He's also one of the best editors I know
Like I said last time - I'm not much of a comics guy. Speaking with people who are has given me an immense amount of respect for the medium.
I never used to be much of a comics reader. I read some when I was a kid, but for the longest time I just left them alone. I wasn't really interested.
Thankfully, my latest podcast guest schooled me in this area.
I love television. I love television more than a lot of people. Maybe more than I should.
But who cares, because today on the podcast I have one of the best TV critics around. Todd VanDerWerff is one of the most capable writers of television on the internet. Formerly he was the TV editor at the AV Club, and is now the culture editor at Vox, which I can only assume is a pretty hectic job. (Similarly, Vox just received a healthy $US400 million valuation - Vox owns Polygon, which I've written for in the past, so hey, keep those freelancer budgets coming!)
On today's episode we talk about the art of criticism, what makes it good or bad, and what critics can learn from the people they write about. And more! Like why you should watch The Americans...
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Another podcast! Hooray!