The Gothamist catches up with uber-critic Kent Jones:
YOU DON'T EVEN OWN A REGULAR TV, JUST A MONITOR WITH A DVD PLAYER. DO YOU THINK TELEVISION ISN'T AN ART FORM ?
I do have cable now, but all I watch is TCM—occasionally I’ll turn on 'Charlie Rose.' I mean, I really, really hate TV—the commercials, the handheld camera, the music, the personalities of the newscasters. I’ve given things like 'Six Feet Under' and 'The Sopranos' a try, and I see their merits but they seem like canned art to me—stuff that’s already been carefully digested (the non-functional American family, the odd juxtaposition of the macabre and the everyday) and then sold as cutting edge: how else could it get on TV? Having said that, I love old TV: 'The Honeymooners,' 'The Outer Limits,' 'The Twilight Zone,' which I’m watching a lot of right now with my sons.