A Few Words…

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I just wanted to share some thoughts I have on audio drama.  I have come to consider it my favorite form of entertainment.  I can listen while I drive, while I shovel snow, while I wash dishes, even while I work out.  I can fit it into my schedule.  Everyday there are a million things going on so I cannot always find time to read or watch a movie, and forget about a weekly TV show.  Thanks to my mp3 player, I can listen whenever.

One thing I’ve learned about AD is to not judge a series based on listening to only one episode (and never the audition episode, which often is quite different from the way a series turns out).  A few years ago, I listened to one episode of the Red Panda.  I couldn’t get past the organ music and didn’t listen again until January, 2012.  Once I had decided to listen to a few episodes to really get a feel for it, the Red Panda quickly became one of my top favorite series.  I can say the same for many other shows.  Now, I always try to listen to 3-4 episodes before I make up my mind about a series. 

I am not a critic or a reviewer.  Today, the people who create new AD and share OTR do it purely for the love of the medium, and there is nothing more noble than that.  Every writer, actor, producer, director and listener has their own tastes and preferences.  I am of the “if you can’t say anything nice…” persuasion, so I am simply sharing episodes I especially enjoy.

I am not here to do my own podcast.  I am not adding my own intros or anything.  I will link to the downloads and pages from either the AD production companies themselves or the Internet Archive for OTR.  I am simply pointing out things I enjoy, hoping others will too.

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2 thoughts on “A Few Words…

  1. Tim Prasil January 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm Reply

    I’m very much looking forward to reading your posts! I like your approach of describing and linking the stuff you enjoy instead of making thumbs up/thumbs down judgments. A negative review of, say, a movie might save me around $10–which I appreciate. But most audio drama these days is free, so I’m not sure what I gain/save by reading about a particular series’ shortcomings.

    • mikeydean January 3, 2013 at 2:26 am Reply

      Thanks. Free or not, I figure I just want to talk about what I like, and hopefully others will enjoy it too.

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