Category Archives: The Golden Age of Television

The Uberization of the Entertainment Industry?

horaceandpete-ep3We really do live in The Golden Age of Television. Never before has there been so much high quality stuff. Even so, Horace and Pete takes this to a whole new level, especially the third episode of the first season. Laurie Metcalf’s performance is breathtakingly good. You can’t take your eyes off her. Not even for a second. Louis CK’s writing is excellent throughout, as usual, but this particular episode is Dostoevsky-level awesome. Very powerful stuff. Probably some of the best TV I’ve seen. Ever. Incidentally, I paid $31 for all ten episodes of Horace and Pete—and I paid it directly to Louis CK (via his website). This isn’t the first time I’ve purchased content directly from Louis CK. First time was back in 2011, when he bypassed all of the middlemen and sold Live at the Beacon Theater on his website for 5$. Are we witnessing the uberization of the entertainment industry?

—John Faithful Hamer, The Goldfish (2016)