24 posts tagged tv
The Netflix series may not be a totally accurate representation of Washington, but a decent number of its more outlandish moments are uncomfortably similar to real life.
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In The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever, longtime critic and blogger Alan Sepinwall deftly tells the stories of twelve shows—from Oz to The Wire, Friday Night Lights to Mad Men—that helped transform television from cultural also-ran to the dominant medium of the first decade of the 21st century (give or take a few years). But the book is also, in its way, the story of another, complementary upheaval: the revolution in how television is covered.
So, it’s no surprise that The Revolution Was Televised has made media news of its own, rising out of the ranks of self-published books to receive a New York Times review and a spot on Michiko Kakutani’s Top Ten Books of 2012. (It was recently picked up by the Touchstone imprint of Simon and Schuster.) Here he talked to GQ about revolutions within revolutions.
So says Amy Poehler, and she isn’t alone in thinking ‘Cheers’ is pretty much perfect. On the thirtieth anniversary of the show’s premiere, GQ sat down with just about everyone who made it and asked them about creating Sam and Diane, the birth of Norm!, Woody Harrelson’s one-night stands, and many other secrets of what became TV’s funniest guy show of all time.
Critical darlings like Mad Men and Breaking Bad have television enjoying a new golden age—so why are their protagonists all so damn similar?
Sad ‘Cause It’s True of the Day: It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and Jimmy Kimmel’s gift to educators across the country was an opportunity to give their students’ parents a piece of their minds.
“Get a life, Jews!”
Greg - The Flamboyant Kid on Curb Your Enthusiasm is your new favorite TV character.
More Larry David. From popculturebrain:
Enlightening and exhaustive.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, writers of enduring rock classics, on What’s My Line? in 1958. The best part is at the end when the host congratulates them on their success and wishes them luck in any “more serious” future endeavors they may wish to pursue. Classic.
Jerry Leiber died yesterday at the age of 78. Leiber wasn’t a household name during most of his career. But his compositions are known worldwide. Along with his partner Mike Stoller, Leiber wrote “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Treat Me Nice,” among others songs made famous by Elvis Presley during the 1950s…
The clip above takes you back to 1958, when Leiber and Stoller appeared on the long-running television show What’s My Line?. If you’ve watched some of these vintage episodes, you’ll know that the panel usually wore blindfoldslest the identity of the guest be immediately revealed. But there was no risk of that in the case of Leiber & Stoller.