Monday, August 15, 2011

About Stuart Ross and Last Tuesday..

No. I was not hacked on Tuesday night. Yes! I don't have to spend so much of my time going out of my way to talk about television! Late Tuesday evening, I made a decision that's been on my mind a long time now and is finally coming to fruition. You may have noticed an interesting little post that popped up Tuesday night, and if you scrolled down enough to see, you'll have noticed that I didn't write it. Stuart Ross has been a good friend of mine for a few years now, and it's really exciting for me to bring him on to discuss anything and everything television. Except perhaps "Fringe", because I never got him quite as hooked as I hoped to.

Anyway, Boob Tube Banter was a column in the college newspaper of the school that Stuart graduated from last year. He'd write up weekly about what was going on with television, including his own strange fascination with "90210". Then again, who am I to talk? I spent time each week last year trying to get people to watch a show that nobody cares about. I was always reading what he had to say, and I was actually looking forward to snagging him up after he finally graduated. After a few months of simply drifting idly in the wind, that is now a reality.

And in integrating him into the site, not only do I have a new and distinct voice added into the mix, but it also gives him the opportunity to talk about more. He'll be dealing with both television news and reviews as they come in week by week, essentially becoming our in-house version of TVLine. He's also more than free to talk about films if he'd like. After all, TV and film are both essentially in the same realm of creative media. I've long considered most AMC TV seasons as equally applicable for end of year accolades as some films. So once again, I'm really glad to bring Stuart on board. I think he'll be a great addition, and I'm very interested to hear what he has to say. Things may be a tad quiet until September, but keep an eye out for some of his work.