“Moonlighting” Update

I’m two episodes into my rewatching of “Moonlighting” on DVD and so far it’s slow going. Not exactly a slog, but not far from it.

The episodes originally aired in March 1985 and they feel like it. The dialogue is good and often as funny as I remember it, but one thing that’s noticeably different from today’s TV shows? The length of each scene. They seem to go on and on and on.

I wonder if that’s due to our current microscopic attention spans, or if the style of today’s TV is so different in every way than it was 36 years ago.

My rule is to give any show three episodes before deciding whether or not to commit to it. I’ll do that for “Moonlighting” and see if I’m up to investing time to watch four seasons.

Probably not.