Tip of the Quill: A Journal
The TV Learning Curve

So here’s an interesting little post from my morning’s readings: TYSquad’s top five shows that got much better after the first season. Their list:

  1. Seinfeld
  2. Friends
  3. The Odd Couple
  4. Star Trek: The Next Generation
  5. The Simpsons

The list is insightful (swing by for their reasons), but this makes me think even fruther about reversing the current IPTV model. Instead of sending a handful of shows out to pasture online, why not finance a whole bunch of shows on an extremely tight budget, distribute them via the iTunes store, and then bring the “winners” to broadcast TV? Let the shows get their first season’s worth of kinks worked out online and then bring them out to play – kind of like drafting from a farm team?