Posted by Brian McCullough
Hey kids! Wanna see the latest example of mainstream media attempting to co-opt a cutting edge social phenomenon it doesn’t understand?
Well then, why not watch NBC’s totally tubular new show Quarterlife? It’s coming later this month. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting involved RIGHT NOW. You can join their bitchin social network site right away, and sign up for text messages and whatnot and even get some sneak previews if you go to their site and give away your demographic data.
I mean, the actors are, like, totally hot. It’s like Friends mixed with Sex and the City mixed with Boing-Boing and Dooce.
Can’t blame the people involved I guess. This was cooked up in some laboratory to be “hip.”
For anthropological purposes, it’s worth considering that this follows a long line of Hollywood reflecting what it thinks the internet is really like. You should re-watch The Net with Sandra Bullock and Hackers with Mrs. Brad Pitt to see what I’m talking about.
I swear. One of these days, this Information Super Highway is really gonna take off. And it’s gonna be punk. And it’s gonna be cutting edge. And it’s gonna be cool. And we’ll all blog on Apple laptops just like Carrie from Sex and the City did. And it will rain candy canes every Thursday….
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