The Library Known as Television

I’ve always loved to read stories, listen to stories and write them. Growing up, I was a major bookworm, devouring stories like food. Libraries and bookstores were favourite places of mine. As I got older, I discovered that television contained a plethora of stories too. Television is a library in itself, with channels instead of shelves and shows instead of books. Seeing characters onscreen and their stories playing out is even better than reading about them in a book. As I became a fan of television, I began to wonder about behind-the-scenes happenings in the television world. Many of my shows would get cancelled or characters would depart suddenly or new shows would appear and I always wanted to know more. Television became a hobby for me, in more than just watching it. I loved hearing about ratings and spoilers and pilot season and showbiz news. I would spend a lot of time online chatting about shows I watched with other fans or reading television blogs or writing episode reviews for various sites. About 7 years ago, I had a television blog of my own but after 10 months with only 32 subscribers, I decided to give it a rest. However, the writer in me always wants to write and even if I only get a handful of people reading it, I’ll be content. So here goes nothing–a second blog. This blog will consist of many of my opinions on scripted television shows (reality shows are excluded) and it will be told from a Canadian perspective. I am proud of my country’s rich history of television storytelling and I also like my fair share of American fare, with a smidgen of British, Australian  and other international scripted television shows thrown in. So please stay tuned.

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About Ally Oop

I live in Saskatchewan, the best place on earth and am the mother of three beautiful little girls. I have always loved to write. TV is a hobby of mine, and its not just the watching part that is a hobby; it's also the processes involved in the television industry, particularly both the Canadian and American television industries. I hold a degree in Canadian Studies, with a focus on Rural Canada and geography, with a few classes here and there in creative writing and theatre studies. If I didn't hate city-living so much (I tried my hand at living in Winnipeg for a few years) I would have tried to go to Vancouver or Toronto to try to become a television writer but just the idea of living in an apartment building (again) makes me shudder. I prefer my wide open spaces in the country.
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