Allow me to climb aboard my TV Soapbox for a little while (I specify because I have many. Maybe one day I’ll drag out my “irregardless” soapbox). I make no effort to hide the fact that I love watching TV. Usually it’s in conjunction with something else. Dateline while I clean the apartment or some variation of Law and Order while I surf the Internet. However, there are exactly two shows currently on TV that I will stop everything and give my undivided attention to – Community and Justified.TV is, at its core, an entertainment medium; however, when it’s great, it can be so much more than that. You watch and you actually cheer for these people, you become attached to them and you may even wish they were real. The best show runners and/or writers are those that realize that people are inviting them into their homes for 30 minutes to an hour at a time and the best way to continue to reach these people is not to appeal to the lowest common denominator, but to make them feel invested in the lives of these characters.

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