Cell Content Redux

The question probably never occurred to viewers in the 1970s and 1980s, but suddenly it is highly relevant: exactly how much worthwhile entertainment content was there in shows like “Charlie’s Angels,” “T. J. Hooker,” and “Starsky and Hutch”?

In the ’70s , Kate Jackson, left, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith took a half-hour to solve a crime. Now, in “minisodes,” they do it in minutes.

The Sony Corporation and its production studio, Sony Pictures Television, which controls the rights to those and many other relics of a distant era of television, have come up with an answer to that question: three and a half to five minutes. That’s the length Sony has shrunk episodes down to in order to create what the company hopes is an appealing new business in retooling old shows for a new era of entertainment. Sony even has a name for these shrunken slices of television nostalgia: minisodes.
Want more? Visit the New York Times. Okay so do you kids think this is going to work? Not me, give me porn, cartoons or games, but this just seems like a lazy way to try and ride in on the laurels of old shows. Let's have a bit more creativity folks! What do you think?

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