It seems important to find ways of reminding ourselves that most 'familiarity' is meditated and delusive.
The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.
This is nourishing, redemptive; we become less alone inside.
I think TV promulgates the idea that good art is just art which makes people like and depend on the vehicle that brings them the art.
The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes. I see your eyes glazing over, so I'll hush.