There\’s also a cultural objection to the new ways of seeing, which is the one Davies makes. The biggest defining feature that TV has had, in comparison with other art forms such as theatre, film and literature, is that millions of people watched the programmes at precisely the same moment – in the way they still do for a football match or news of a terrorist attack. And every format had its own time of day – breakfast, afternoon, evening, late night – or of the week: a Saturday-night drama being tangibly different from a Sunday-night one, for instance.
Is TV being seduced too easily by new technology into losing its most unique aspect – community consumption?
There really must be better things tto do with one\’s time than think, write, or read about how we don\’t all watch TV programs at the same time.
The atomisation of society, cultural alienation, the anomie of modernity…..all because we watch Dr. Who at different times.