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TV Worth Watching Guides You to eGuiders
February 17, 2009  | By David Bianculli
 
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Well, I didn't know this was coming, but I'm thrilled it's here: a new website called eGuiders.com, whose intent is to steer you towards the best of what's out there on the web.

It's the Internet equivalent of what we aim to provide here, regarding television, at TV Worth Watching: a guided tour, by people with taste, of the best of what's out there in this nearly infinite world of video entertainment.

And the most exciting thing, for me, is that one of the early "eGuiders," the experts pointing out Internet videos they like, is Mark Tinker, the very guy who gave me the idea for TV Worth Watching in the first place...

Actually, what he said, when we met to say hi in Hollywood and I told him I was likely to leave daily newspapers after more than 30 years, was, "You ought to start a website." He didn't say what kind, or offer any other guidance -- but he was the first to plant the seed that sprouted, eventually, into this website.

And now, here he is, one of the guiding lights -- or, at least, one of the bright guides -- behind eGuiders. His participation alone means this site is worth visiting, and supporting. I met Tinker way back when he was a writer-producer-director on St. Elsewhere. Since then, his TV triumphs have included NYPD Blue and the brilliant Deadwood. Both those shows were done with, and created by, David Milch, another impressive eGuider.

rejected.jpgYet another tasteful eGuider is Damon Lindelof, co-creator of ABC's Lost, who gave an opening-day recommendation of a series of animated shorts called "Rejected" -- an increasingly surreal series of rough motion drawings claiming to be rejected suggestions for actual TV campaigns. They aren't, but that doesn't make them any less funny or twisted.

The Internet, like the spectrum of cable and satellite TV, is a vast universe of possibilities, but one even more full of black holes. Finding a trustworthy guide to sort the wheat from the chaff, the jewels from the zircons, and the quality from the crap can make all the difference.

That's our aim here at TV Worth Watching -- and, clearly, it's the aim of the folks at eGuiders as well. Visit them by clicking HERE -- and use us both to guide you through the 21st-century entertainment rapids. Don't forget us -- but do visit them.

 

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Michael said:

I see on the screen shot for eguides an ad from Being Erica. I love this show! It starts tonight (2/19) on soapnet but has been on CBC (which I can watch here in Detroit) since early January. Check it out. (Will do. Thanks for giving ME a good viewing tip. -- David B.)

Comment posted on February 19, 2009 10:38 AM
 
 
 
 
 
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