THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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Littlefield mentions Xena chatrooms in her 5th New Year Resolution.
[snip] TUBE TACTICS 1999 Of course, in our search for Buzz '99 we need resolutions. Now remember these are promises, pacts, blood oaths, solemn vows. 1) We will find something to rag about besides the sexual trespasses of Bill Clinton. 2) We will not pretend our cable system carries only The History Channel, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and PBS. We can't buzz about bad television if we're ashamed to admit we watch. And I know we watch. How many of us only eat what's good for us? Suggested bad TV viewing for 1999: All network morning shows especially dippy "Good Morning America. " Overblown, insincere CBS medical drama "L.A. Doctors. " Hormonally addled WB soap "Hyperion Bay" unlike "Melrose Place" its characters don't seem to enjoy sinning. 3) We will start a serious rumor that Mulder and Scully kiss. 4) We go retro and start dishing daytime soaps again. Even if we're clueless, we watch wrestling, NASCAR and Spanish-language telenovelas or hunting shows on TNN. 5) We do not use up all our buzz at night on the Internet. We serious TV dishers need a major a.m. office or java-house jolt to keep our strength up. It's all very nice to skulk about "Real World" and "Xena" and "La Femme Nikita" chatrooms but splintering into special-interest groups is no way to build Big Buzz. In the TV year of '99 we must stick together to dish. Kinney Littlefield's Television column appears Sundays in Show. You can reach her by E-mail at email@example.com, by fax at (714) 664-5052 or by mail at The Orange County Register, P.O. Box 11626, Santa Ana, Calif. 92711-1626. Please include your address if you wish your comments to be published.
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