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Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Is the new Magnum P.I. driving a fake Ferrari?
One eagle-eyed staffer on Auto Blog alleges that Jay Hernandez is really driving a Ferrari-looking shell on a GM body. ALSO: Are millennials even familiar with Magnum P.I.?
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Is Superstore the millennial version of Cheers?
The current NBC workplace comedy shares a lot of similarities with the classic NBC comedy, says Brett White, who considers Superstore to be the "millennial successor" to Cheers. (Cheers premiered in 1982, the starting birth year of millennials.) "For starters, both are ensemble comedies on NBC set primarily in one location," he says. "The casts are found families of working class misfits (okay, Cheers is mostly working class; Frasier and Lilith are rich AF). The characters aren’t total one-to-ones, but the DNA from Cheers’ well-defined goofballs can be found in the makeup of Superstore’s weirdos."
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 1:46PM EST
Matt LeBlanc disagrees with critics who say Friends is problematic in 2018
Source: The Independent
Ever since Friends joined Netflix's UK lineup late last year, some young British people have expressed dismay over some of the show's storylines, which they've found to be transphobic, homophobic and sexist. LeBlanc recently weighed in on the controversy while promoting Top Gear for BBC. "I've heard those rumors too about people taking pot shots at Friends, but I don't want to get into that. I disagree with all that,” LeBlanc said. "On Top Gear, we tend to steer clear of any sort of political content, nothing too topical," he added. "On Friends, we steered clear of that kind of thing too. Friends was about themes that stand the test of time – trust, love, relationships, betrayal, family and things like that.”
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Viceland appears to have failed its mission to capture millennial viewers
Source: New York Post
The Vice Media cable channel that replaced History's H2 has attracted only about 106,000 viewers, which is up from is predecessor, but puts it in line with cable channels like Smithsonian Channel and Great American Country.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
British millennials who have recently been exposed to Friends are shocked at how problematic it is
Source: The Independent
Netflix only began showing Friends reruns late last year in the U.K. And some millennial viewers are feeling “uncomfortable” with storylines that are “transphobic,” “homophobic," “sexist,” and even "racist," according to The Independent. “There's also the controversial relationship between Monica and her father's best friend who's 20 years older than her,” writes Ilana Kaplan, “but it was perceived as even more uncomfortable in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo stories.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Did millennials kill the hangout sitcom?
Source: Refinery29 UK
Shows like Friends and Cheers are hard to recreate nowadays because younger viewers are too distracted by technology.
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 3:54AM EDT
TV is still the best way for advertisers to reach millennials, study finds
Source: Ad Week
A study by the Video Advertising Bureau found that younger people still spend more time watching broadcast and cable TV compared to viewing content on Netflix, YouTube and other internet destinations.