The infamous quote goes like this: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” What makes it so infamous, of course, is that it’s attributed to so many people, and nobody seems to know who actually made it up.
Fine. It was me. Can we move on now? In any event, the point of the quote — my quote — is that it’s nearly impossible to use one art form to describe another art form. Either that, or it was “piss off, you fracking critics!!”
Maybe. While it might apply to writing about music — there are only so many times you can use the phrase “jangly guitar” — in no way does it apply to writing about that other great art form: TV. And nowhere can you find so much great writing about television than on the internet, especially now that several TV critics have their own blogs.