We live our whole lives on Zoom now, and honestly? It’s kind of lousy. Transposing every aspect of work and play to a grid of videoconference windows is a great short-term solution, but long term, it just can’t make up for everything we used to do in person. It’s harder to do everything in front of a webcam, whether it’s teaching kids or making people laugh.
Over the last couple of months, several TV comedies have managed to pull together quarantine specials that invariably feature their characters grappling with the teleconference way of life. It’s a grand experiment that’s incredible to watch in real time, as networks figure out how to make TV in a pandemic to which we’ve all struggled to adapt. It has also proven — in most cases —…tech, The Verge