Also, the post in which we introduce a new blog feature by completely and irrevocably destroying the fourth wall:
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Television and film have, for most of their history, been a one-way medium. The screen would tell the stories, we would watch and either trust the director/producer/writer/actor’s vision or not care enough to worry about it. This historically laissez-faire attitude towards TV and film watching might have been the result of the many logistical challenges a fan who cared too much would have faced 10 years ago. Until recently, audiences wishing to participate had basically one option: sending a fan letter to PO boxes at public relations offices somewhere in Burbank, CA. These letters often resulted in the receipt of a poster and a feeling of joy at getting something free in the mail. There was no internet, however, no Twitter, no easy way to organize a massive letter-writing campaign or peanut delivery. You either were a person with a compliment/hateful sentiment so potent it had to be addressed, or you were not involved.