Saturday, September 20, 2014
It's great there's so much good TV now because we're going to need stuff to look at when we're done destroying the actual world. #soon
— Robert Lloyd (@LATimesTVLloyd) September 20, 2014
I don't watch baseball. Does Derek Jeter have cancer or something?
— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) September 20, 2014
I don't know about you guys, but MY favorite part of the Alessandra Stanley NYTimes piece is hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaahahaahahaha
— Kathryn VanArendonk (@kvanaren) September 19, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
You haven't seen me link to many Alessandra Stanley articles around here lately, because at one point I decided I would just stop and refuse to reward poor TV criticism with any attention. But her latest article has become a story in itself. Stanley wrote an article about Shonda Rhimes filled with numerous specious claims, including a characterization of Rhimes related to the "angry black woman" stereotype. Rhimes responded on Twitter with incredulity. Stanley then responded back, albeit saying little. Margaret Lyons takes the article to task, as do Kara Brown and Willa Paskin.
Lesley Goldberg delves into the huge trend of comic book adaptations for TV.
Twitter is trying to convince TV producers and execs that Twitter activity can help their shows' ratings and value by quantifying Twitter engagement and impact.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I feel like #MysteriesofLaura is what Lifetime would make if it wanted to make a cop show and drank six wine coolers in the meeting.
— Les Chappell (@Lesismore9o9) September 18, 2014
I have a sneaking suspicion that Scotty from Star Trek would vote No. People of Scotland, what more encouragement do you need? #IndyRef #Yes
— Paul Whitelaw (@paulwhitelaw) September 17, 2014
“I was not mentally bruised because my father hit me with a belt!” - Sean Hannity, a man who just told me more than he thinks he did.
— Emily L. Hauser (@emilylhauser) September 17, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Brian Steinberg reports that football sponsor Anheuser-Busch is growing concerned about the NFL's missteps. And Michael Newman interrogates the ethics of being an NFL fan.
A collection of Netflix items: Janko Roettgers says set-top box access will be key for Netflix in Europe; Todd Spangler reports that Netflix has grabbed streaming rights to Gotham in Australia, likely signalling its intent to launch there soon; Netflix will now let you hide parts of your viewing history; and Canada is discussing a "Netflix tax" on internet services.
The last five minutes of #TheMindyProject are why everyone should have their own tv shows #MindyPremiere
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 17, 2014
Fall premiere season is like TV speed dating: I can spend time with many shows knowing I don't have to, and probably won't, see them again.
— Keith Phipps (@kphipps3000) September 16, 2014
I don't remember getting a choice with Kylie Jenner. Kris was just like "Oh she's gonna be famous too you guys" and we were like "Ok"
— Leslie Grossman (@MissLeslieG) September 16, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A new study by San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film finds women losing ground in on- and off-screen prime-time TV jobs.
The NLRB has ordered CNN to compensate and rehire union employees it laid off in favor of nonunion ones over a decade ago. In other news, CNN is rebranding its personlized news platform.