Yo ho ho and an hour of fun

May 29, 2014 8:16 PM

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I've been on a slow boil for several years about why television, even when it's great, isn't always fun. It may be that great quality crowds fun off the screen - we react with passion, fascination, shock, awe, sadness and all kinds of other emotions to shows such as "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones," but watching them isn't fun because it's not meant to be.

Anyway, television used to be fun, and then it grew up. Or maybe we did. These days, fun is so rare in the medium that we forget how it used to be until a show like NBC's "Crossbones" comes along to remind us. And when it does, on Friday night, you may find yourself wondering why other shows can't b...

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