One of the new gay/lesbian/etc. cable networks, LOGO, is reviewed in Slate today. Their critic’s verdict is that LOGO is too bland and stuffed with g-rated stories.
“So far, the network’s slate seems to consist largely of earnest gay-themed movies like The Brandon Teena Story (a documentary about the real-life murder case on which Boys Don’t Cry was based), Heavenly Creatures, and The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, in which Glenn Close plays a lesbian colonel who sued the military after being discharged for her sexual orientation,” writes Dana Stevens.
“Earnest”? I use TV as mental Sani-flush. A steady diet of those movies would be more depressing than relaxing!
LOGO is available on SF’s DirecTV on channel 263 as part of their TOTAL CHOICE® PLUS and TOTAL CHOICE® PREMIER packages. We don’t upgrade our DirecTV service, and I don’t think the idea of a good-for-you gay-themed network is going to get us to switch. (LOGO is also available via RCN cable but isn’t yet on Comcast in our area or on DISH network.)
I guess my comfort TV needs will have to continue to be served by Murder, She Wrote‘s, The Daily Show, and Fraiser DVD’s.
More information is on the LOGO site. Note: The LOGO site uses Flash heavily and requires it for some information (a stupid requirement, in my professional webmaster opinion).