This documentary takes a warm, humorous and sentimental journey into pop culture.
Steve Kosareff takes his 12 inch black and white Zenith Jetlite television out of his closet, dusts it off, turns it on, and nothing happens.
He is clearly attached to the set - he sold Christmas cards to buy it when he was 14 years old. So, he takes a sentimental journey to local appliance stores that once prospered, seeking ANYONE who can repair his decades old, deeply cherished TV set.
In addition to hearing incredible stories, we witness the awe generated back in the day by the sheer novelty of the boob tube.
"Interviews and observations culled form that journey make for a pleasant doc. . . . Commercials and other archival footage emphasize ingenious (and sometimes hilarious) small-market salesmanship, but also indicate the wonder and awe generated back in the day by the sheer novelty of the boob tube." Variety
"The real treasure in 'TV Man' is Kosareff's impressive collection of old print and television ads, archival footage and big- and small-screen clips illustrating TV-set culture" Los Angeles Times