Posts from the ‘Television’ category

I’m Not Much For Christmas…

But one Christmas tradition I love is watching my favourite Saturday Night Live sketch: It’s just such a wonderful distillation of comedy. A single idea, played…

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Help Me Appreciate ‘The Wire’

There isn’t a ton of English-language media floating around our village. However, some ex-pat friends of ours (she’s from Vancouver, if you can imagine) lent us…

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How Much Does a Television Writer Earn?

As you may know, Hollywood writers from the Writers Guild of America are on strike, seeking a larger cut of DVD and Internet-based revenue from their…

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Have You Ever Vomited Upon Hearing Bad News?

“Your sister is dead.” Blarrrggghhh! “That’s not really your dog.” Eggarrrhhh! “I know you’re a drug dealer.” Glarrrppp! It’s a common convention in television and movies.…

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Ethnicity, Political Correctness and Desperate Housewives

I come to this controversy rather late, but I just listened to a dimwitted debate (MP3) about it on the CBC’s Q and wanted to comment.…

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Four Questions About Television

We don’t have a television in Malta. The only TV we see are shows that I download and the occasional football game at the local pub.…

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A Huge Pent Up Demand?

Speaking of the Canadian Football League…I was looking for some Vancouver Canucks news today, and accidentally learned that Joost users will be able to watch CFL…

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How To Advocate For a Threatened TV Show

Plenty of TV shows get canceled. Some of those have an incredibly loyal fanbase who, upon announcement of a show’s impending doom, leap into action to…

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