Wednesday, July 30, 2014
UK journalist Jon Snow posted an impassioned report about Gaza on YouTube, and James Ball is frustrated that impartiality regulations most likely prevented the segment from airing on Channel 4.
The Media Industries Project has posted videos of its Dirty Sexy Policy conference panels, which "brought together prominent scholars, attorneys, activists, regulators, and journalists to explore current challenges to media policy."
Toni Fitzgerald notes that CNN has leapfrogged MSNBC for second in cable news 25-54 ratings in July, and she highlights the summer's smartest ratings-driven network programming moves this summer.
Todd VanDerWerff proposes eleven shows that wouldn't have existed without Twin Peaks' influence. And Nathan Ditum expresses disappointment with watching the series on DVD in digital high-definition rather than fuzzier analog.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is getting stern with Time Warner Cable over the Dodgers standoff with DirecTV, even reserving blame for TWC's CEO. There's also a TV battle going on between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles.
less than 2 months til the fall tv season, start getting your affairs in order
— Sophie (@insopherable) July 30, 2014
Mr. President, we're doomed. The aliens' only weakness is over a warped wall and up a salmon ladder. American Ninja Warrior: Not so fast.
— Guy Endore-Kaiser (@GuyEndoreKaiser) July 30, 2014
Live every week like you're not sure what your participation in Shark Week entails.
— Amelie Gillette (@amelieg) July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Ben Travers talks to Maggie Gyllenhaal about why TV has become attractive to the indie film community.
It's hard to believe you live in a world where the Bachelorette is real and I'm not.
— Stay Puft (@staypuft) July 29, 2014
FREDDIE PRINZE JR: Working with Kiefer Sutherland made me want to quit show business. AMERICA: Hey, whatever it takes.
— Eric D. Snider (@EricDSnider) July 29, 2014
Really looking forward to Exodus: Gods & Kings! Finally, we get to see positive roles for...for......wait. #Nevermind pic.twitter.com/rC0yISIqi3
— LeSean Thomas (@LeSeanThomas) July 27, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
With The Honourable Woman soon to air in the US and Tyrant already in motion, Dave Itzkoff looks at the challenge of making dramas about the Middle East.
The Verge investigated Comcast customer service by speaking to scores of employees, while Haley Sweetland Edwards introduces a print feature on Comcast's CEO as the internet's most powerful man.
ComicCon is where you could throw a velvet rope around a dumpster call it "the post-apocalyptic experience" &people would line up to get in.
— Zack Stentz (@MuseZack) July 27, 2014
in a just world, searching for "Calamity Jane/Brienne of Tarth Deadwood/GoT crossover slashfic" would result in billions of results
— Mallory Ortberg (@mallelis) July 28, 2014
Prediction: THE LEFTOVERS ends with every HBO subscriber committing suicide. Well played, Showtime.
— Jeffrey Sconce (@JeffreySconce) July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
There were panels at Comic-Con on Warner Bros. TV properties, Arrow, Constantine, women who kick ass, Agents of SHIELD, The Vampire Diaries, Defiance, True Blood, and Family Guy, and news of a Firefly cast reunion.
The guys behind me mocking the women who kick ass panel is exactly why we need the women who kick ass panel. #SDCC #Hallh
— Anysia Garcia (@aisyna) July 26, 2014
Thank you Comic Con but I prefer my costumed cartoon characters filthy and trying to squeeze my sister's ass like in Times Square.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 26, 2014
I thought I had "fuck you" money. Turns out I have "those are awesome notes, can I take a water bottle for the road?" money.
— Ian Maxtone-Graham (@ianhmg) July 26, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Graham Spencer detailed delays between US TV premieres and their airing in Australia: "It's pretty astonishing that in 2014 Australians face lengthy and uncertain delays before getting access to some of the most critically acclaimed TV shows – and not just on digital stores, but even on Foxtel, where you’re paying a significant premium."
Weird. I would've thought the guy known for yelling like a braying jackass mule on ESPN would have a nuanced take on domestic abuse
— Degenerate Gandhi (@Bro_Pair) July 25, 2014
"My apologies to any women out there who misconstrued what I said" -- Ancient male proverb
— Heben Nigatu (@heavenrants) July 25, 2014
#ComicCon does lots of panels on fantasy-based TV shows so I assume there's a big tribute to "Meet The Press" in Hall H.
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) July 26, 2014