The New York Observer looks at the reasons behind the increasingly popular type of blog post.

The New York Observer’s Dan Durray reasons why online recapping of television serials may be the best bet for new or struggling writers to enter the online publishing world. Thanks to the Internet and the need for instant gratification, several publication and entertainment sites including Entertainment Weekly, New York and NBC’s Television Without Pity offer some kind of review of popular serials (mostly the same serials and at the same time) and employ many freelance or new writers to cover them, giving them an opportunity to enter the publication industry and get paid for writing.

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