Posts tagged "TV"

On the next episode of AMC's Mad Men: A generic teaser trailer

On the next episode of AMC's Mad Men: A generic teaser trailer
On the next episode of AMC’s Mad Men… Someone is upset about something. Someone yells at someone. Someone makes a concerned face. Someone talks on the phone. Someone asks, “What?” Someone stands near a door. People wear period clothing in period settings. We are reminded that Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone once called Mad Men “The greatest... Read more »

BBC cancelled The Hour? It happens to the best shows

BBC cancelled The Hour? It happens to the best shows
BBC cancelled The Hour, which aired here on BBC America. Apparently this is old news, but I only found out this morning when I innocently searched for “When does season 3 of The Hour start on BBC America?” I was sad to learn that the answer is “never.” The Hour was set in a newsroom... Read more »

Breaking Bad recap for seasons 1-5: Get up to date in 8 minutes

The final episodes of Breaking Bad begin on Sunday, August 11 at 8 PM CDT. Many hardcore fans who have followed the first four and a half seasons of Breaking Bad are anxious to see how it all ends, but what about the rest of us? What if you, like me, watched a few episodes... Read more »
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Mad Men finale: Online streaming saved me from spoilers

This Mad Men finale post doesn’t contain any spoilers. If you are looking for a plot recap of the Mad Men finale for season 6 “In Care Of” there are plenty of other places you can look. (Of course, I especially recommend you read Tom & Lorenzo’s Mad Style post on Wednesday.) This is not a... Read more »

Eight children's TV theme songs that become parental earworms

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Theme Song<br><iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/N_B3FSvYem4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>Won't you ride along with me? (Ride along!)
Articles warning about the dangers of too much screen time for children overlook one of the dangerous side effects of letting kids watch a lot of TV shows. Children’s TV theme songs can very easily become earworms that keep playing in parent’s heads hours or even days after the last viewing of that particular show.... Read more »

Ten great Neil Patrick Harris award show moments

This year will mark Neil Patrick Harris' 4th time hosting the Tony Awards and 2nd time hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards. <br>Photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/capital_m/4287541072/">Capital M</a> / <a href="http://foter.com">Foter.com</a> / <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY-NC-ND</a>
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the 2013 Tony Awards! Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards! It’s like Christmas in June and again September! I firmly believe that Neil Patrick Harris is the best award show host and should be invited to host everything. I know that a lot of people are... Read more »
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Mad for Mad Style: Why AMC Mad Men fans should read Tom & Lorenzo

If you are a fan of AMC’s Mad Men and you don’t read Tom & Lorenzo you are missing out on half the fun. Tom and Lorenzo are fashion bloggers. They also do recaps of a number of TV shows, but for Mad Men they go one step further. In addition to posting Mad Men... Read more »

List 34: Favorite cancelled TV shows (theme songs and trailers)

Rubicon<br> <iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Egu8fDL3cw0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>I loved this TV show so much that bringing it back is # 27 on my list of <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/listing-toward-forty/2012/07/list-1-unattainable-goals/" target="_blank">unattainable goals.</a>
We’ve been thinking about cutting cable. We just don’t watch much TV that isn’t on Netflix or Amazon anymore. (Exceptions include Game of Thrones and Mad Men, which are both starting again soon meaning cable is staying for at least a few more months.) It’s hard for me to believe how little TV I watch... Read more »

Mister Rogers Rebuts Romney's Proposed PBS Funding Cuts (43 Years Ago)

Mister Rogers Rebuts Romney's Proposed PBS Funding Cuts (43 Years Ago)
I posted a video to Twitter and Facebook yesterday, but it is too good not to share some more. In Wednesday’s debate the most specific way that Mitt Romney indicated he would cut the deficit was to eliminate funding for public television. This is absurd mostly because PBS makes up such a tiny portion of... Read more »
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I Did Not Watch the Presidential Debate

I care about politics. Okay, maybe I don’t care about the murky concept known as politics, but I care about the results. I care about who is elected and the policies they support or oppose. I care about how my city, country and state are run. Heck, I even used to work in Washington, D.C.... Read more »