Arresting Attention

Three programs are holding my attention on TV. Heroes, a filmic hyperspace, Avatar, an animated epic whose characters and story are just charmingly wonderful, and the newest rendering of Doctor Who. Burns’ War is also right on. If you listen, all these programs share common features. Time is either a character or a force.

Now, this is just me, and a little bit about my own habits at the screen, but I wonder if we need new approaches to media space, such as the regular guy who works at Dunkin’ Donuts. This dude wakes up in the shoes of a dictator and must learn what and what not to do for his short time as coffee guy and life or death maker. I can see his face. One moment he’s pouring coffee, the next he must decide on clubs or bags of rice.