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Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Here are 10 TV episodes that deserve their inflated run times
From Master of None's 57-minute episode to The Sopranos' 72-minute episode.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Why do Amazon, Netflix and Hulu keep canceling alternative comedies?
The recent cancelation of risk-taking and niche comedies like One Mississippi, Lady Dynamite and Difficult People may be a sign that the streaming services are evolving in how they select shows, says Josef Adalian. Also, Amazon wants to differentiate itself from Netflix by offering more mainstream fare. “Sure, die-hard fans of Lady Dynamite or The Get Down will deeply miss the shows, but it’s unlikely many will cancel their subscriptions as a result,” says Adalian. “While all Big Three streamers continue to up their overall content spends, they really don’t have unlimited budgets — particularly as they move into other genres, like talk shows (Netflix, Hulu) or live sports (Amazon). If a series isn’t clicking on some level — viewership, awards, pop-culture buzz — the fundamental rules of TV are going to kick in.” ALSO: Streaming TV is facing a problem with subscribers canceling when their favorite shows are over.
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
Hip-hop has been the subject of some of the most inventive TV in recent years
Source: The New York Times
Pop music critic Jon Caramanica sat down with Questlove to discuss how hip-hop has influenced television, especially with shows like Atlanta, Empire and The Get Down.
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 11:05PM EDT
For the many 1970s-set TV shows, there is an allure in America’s decline
Source: Paste Magazine
Recent TV series like The Deuce, Vinyl, I’m Dying Up Here, F Is for Family, The Get Down and the second season of Fargo show that we’re still struggling to make sense of the ’70s. “Perhaps,” says Matt Brennan, “this is the flavor of the Seventies that television is after, the sickly-sweet taste of nightmares and hangovers, the fear of falling that only ends when we hit the ground and wake up.”