Welcome to Critically Touched (CT)!
Originally hosted over at SuperJer.com (back in 2005) with what began as a one man’s desire to unleash his unique perspective on the brilliant television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CT Founder MikeJer eventually got his own domain to create, develop, administrate, and launch Critically Touched. Eventually MikeJer welcomed a handful of carefully selected writers who wanted to tackle shows they felt had not been given their proper due, and thus CT kept expanding. After over a decade of cultivating its community and enhancing the site’s scope, real life (and his 30s) finally caught up with MikeJer, thus compelling him to move the site to WordPress (i.e. free) and hand the keys over to new management: Jeremy Grayson!
This is a site that delivers quality retrospective reviews/analysis for quality shows and films, reviews that are built on the pillars of Depth, Emotion, Character, and Plot. Most reviews you’ll find elsewhere only skim the surface layer of the ‘text.’ Our goal here is to really dig deep into the themes, characters, and subtleties that bring a piece of fiction to life, while also always appreciating it for its surface-level fun. It’s the balance and blend of these aspects — intelligence, emotional resonance, and fun — that turns a piece of entertainment into something that transcends its format. This is where Critically Touched lives and is even where the name comes from. The original show reviewed here, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is also a huge influence on how this community originally formed and flourished.
Becoming a Critic
Each reviewer goes through a thorough “interview process” in which they are screened for passion, insight, skill, sanity, dedication, and overall intelligence. If you think you possess these qualities and wish to contribute the content on this site, please feel free to reach out to Jeremy (jeremy_grayson[at]aol[dot]com) to start a conversation and begin the larger evaluation process.
All the reviewers writing for Critically Touched very much hope you enjoy all the passion, time, effort, sweat, and tears put into the development, design, and content of this site. The hope is that Critically Touched continues to grow over time and that it eventually becomes a bustling place for friendly yet intelligent discussion of our media’s greatest offerings. Thanks for helping make that possible by stopping by! 😀