Or, to use another metaphor, TV is like driving past an awful car accident-- you just have to look.
And to help you look into the 30fps horror of it all, here is futon_critic. It's news items about the TV biz. Some of it will be about your favorite shows being renewed, cancelled, awarded, etc., and some of it will be breathtakingly inane.
Some recent stories, as a sample:
☛ Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: Sci Fi's 'Battlestar Galactica'
☛ Kiefer Sutherland, Natalie Portman, Michael Imperioli, Joe Pantoliano, Joe Mantegna, The White Stripes, Dr. Phil Mcgraw, Fran Drescher, Richard Lewis, Jon Lovitz, Betty White, Harry Hamlin and Eric Idle are among guest voices next season on "The Simpsons"
☛ John Walsh and "America's Most Wanted" to broadcast from the White House for signing of sex offender legislation that will change the landscape of victim protection, Saturday, July 29, on Fox
☛ Tina Fey announces on The Tonight Show she will not return to Saturday Night Live's 'weekend Update' in the fall
☛ 'Grey's Anatomy' Goes to Lifetime Television
The Time Is Now is a show where Rev. Forbes "discusses current news and talks with some of the most important voices in art, politics, activism, and faith." The first episode has an interview with White House Press Corps dean Helen Thomas. Next weekend will feature Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The show broadcasts on Saturdays and is a perfect companion to the Rev. Welton Gaddy's Sunday evening program, State of Belief (blog syndicated at state_of_belief). Forbes, who's 70, mixes his black Pentecostal heritage with a progressive populism inspired by Coffin, King, Tutu and others on the religious left.
And here's the link for the free podcast of The Time Is Now -- copy URL and paste into iTunes or any other podcast gathering program. (Or click here for the State of Belief podcast -- again, these shows are natural companions.)
(I'm also the creator of the steveearleradio feed, for the blog connected with The Steve Earle Show at Air America Radio, formerly called The Revolution Starts Now. It's their Sunday night music show, Steve Earle and a guest in the studio playing about six tracks each week and talking very little if at all about politics. You can find THAT show's podcast here...)