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.

  • The credits on Whit Stillman's The Cosmopolitans are fantastic.
      • One of Amazon's new pilot episodes is a dramatic comedy by Whit Stillman, the writer and director of Metropolitan, Last Days of Disco, and other depictions of "urban haute bourgeoisie." The Cosmopolitans, about Americans living large in Paris, is essentially those films turned into a TV show and starring Chloe Sevigny and Adam Brody, which is promising enough.
      • Amazon Prime subscribers can go watch the pilot here.
      • The pilot is good, though your impression of it will depend highly on what you think of Stillman's other work. But whatever you think of the show itself, you will love the opening credits, featuring two very Whit Stillman-y typefaces over shots of Paris...
      • Even the closing credits are great. In the pilot, at least, they start to roll up from under the Pont Louis-Philippe over the River Seine...
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