Obsessed with the future of TV

This is a notebook about television, internet video, and what the next living room will be. It's an outline powered by Fargo. The editor of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams.

The name is an argument: that media are best understood as competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, television sets—it's all just glass.

  • Amazon's new slate of pilots is out.
      • In order of how excited you should be about them:
        • The Cosmopolitans is a dramatic comedy by Whit Stilman, starring Chloe Sevigny and Adam Brody. There really is nothing more to say. Might as well watch this one because it will obviously get picked up for a full season.
        • Red Oaks is a comedy set in college in the '80s, and Paul Reiser is in it. Crapshoot as to whether this is any good.
        • Hand of God is a drama about a corrupt judge. OK.
        • Really is a comedy about marriage and friendship. Sure.
        • Hysteria is a horror show with a social media twist. Sigh.
  • Thursday 8.28.14