Friday, March 28, 2014

TV without pity, without future

It's the end of an era. Or at least that's what some of the more emotional stories are sobbing.

Television Without Pity is shutting down. The site has apparently fallen by the wayside as a cutting-edge source of snark and sneer about the boobs on the tube. Not that those boobs won't get plenty of catcalls from a zillion other corners of the Internet. But Net styles and fads come and go, and TWOP will soon flicker out.

A lot of the stories mention how screenwriter Aaron Sorkin got insanely p.o.ed at the site. In more recent times concerning our own little genre, Jeopardy champ Arthur Chu whined about the Arthur-hate on the site's game show board.

I always enjoyed the snarkiness of that board, which is why I linked to it in the sidebar. The Jeopardy section was by far the most active part of the board. Those folks might now migrate to, if they bother to keep posting at all.

The TWOP message boards will operate until May 31. Hail and farewell.

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