The fireplace: flickering images of flame and shadow reassure me that domestic life is in motion. Likewise, TV is the tick-tock of domestic time. TV programs for dogs confirm that something about watching the flickering of light is fundamental to creatures with eyes or emotional intelligence, or sentient things easily distracted by recognisable forms. Indeed, it seems that we like TV. As prime-time audience numbers for free-to-air television decline and streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube threaten the structure of traditional television, what’s left of TV is reality TV. Mostly driven by low production costs, reality TV endures, and with mysterious appeal.
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