Seems we have no specific place to talk about T.V. as a cultural phenomenon, as opposed to specific shows.
Sometimes that can take the form of meta-discussion. Talk ranging from how T.V. affects people, the definition of various terms (what is a sitcom, what is a dramody, a "Q" rating, etc.), issues about cable vs. broadcast T.V., the evolution of broadcast standards.
Or sometimes there might just be something out there, an article, a web parody, a news snippet, etc. which, again, focuses not on a specific instance of T.V., but an overall issue, or a variety of shows.
For example, in the later department, I submit for your interest a funny little section of the T.V. Land website called "T.V. Land Rocks", where they have fake "videos" of a fake rock-group performing T.V. parody songs. The strange thing is... the group (and the songs) are actually pretty good--not weird Al-copycat parodies, but originally written hard rock songs on such diverse subjects as Wednesday Addams, Nellie Olsen, and Bonanza's Little Joe.
Yes, all of the members of the fake rock group The Half-Pints (two of them guys) ARE outfitted like little pigtailed dress-wearing prarie girls. All three are apparently to be referred to as "Laura".
The videos: http://www.tvland.com/video/index.jhtml?bcpid=174354129 (requires Macromedia Flash and fast internet)
The Half-Pints even have a MySpace - http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...endid=39154824
Eventually, perhaps we can use this topic to talk about deeper or more edifying T.V. (uber)culture issues, but I thought to start with something fun.