Stephanie Zacharek of salon.com writes about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season finale:
It's pointless to spend much time wrestling with the question of whether TV can be art (of course it can be and often isn't). But there have been many days when, after a particularly potent "Buffy" episode, I've found myself feeling vaguely off my game, my mind clouded with a gauzy, muted sense of dread. When a show jostles your equilibrium to the point of haunting your days or robbing you of sleep, when it finds a place in your imagination that also rubs, hard, at the core of who you think you really are, it starts to look like something more than what we simply call TV.
I feel like saying "well duh" to that, it seems a no-brainer to me that some TV is definitely art. But then I've been preaching that for years. Anyone who has watched Buffy or Homicide or any number of good shows knows this. Sometimes even okay shows have the occasional brilliant episode.
Anyway, the rest of the piece is good. Good to hear people publicly acknowledge TV as art in any event. Should not be read if you haven't watched this season of Buffy (including the finale).