Friday, February 8, 2008


Following soon after the departure of Doug Elfman from the Chicago Sun-Times as their TV critic (not to be replaced) came word that Melanie McFarland was leaving the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as their TV critic to take a job at as their TV editor. As for her replacement? Stuff lifted from blogs, reader submissions, items culled from

Liz Lemon had it right on '30 Rock': "Blurg."

But what Ms. McFarland had to say in her final column caught my eye and I'd like to share it with you here:

"Television happens to be going places we're only beginning to get a glimpse of. On screens that transform our sets into vivid windows into other existences, or on our phones, iPods and computers. The industry is changing rapidly, and it's imperative that the people who love television are ready to change with it."

Makes me feel better about including online content into the morass that is Toobworld.....

Toby OB

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