You state (parenthetically):
"If we value such moments so highly, shouldn’t mock documentaries represent a large segment of television programming?"
However, you answered your own question earlier in the review when you wrote:
"Such moments must be brief, Zunshine argues, because only social sadists try to render people legible for long periods—usually by means of torture or emotional cruelty."
posted by Ali Sherazee
February 17, 2013