It’s been a year since the events of The Good Wife, CBS’ high-profile and critically acclaimed legal drama that put Alicia Florrick in the middle of a political scandal. But The Good Fight isn’t about Alicia, but rather throws Diane Lockhart, Lucca Quinn, and Maia Rendell into a financial crisis that brings them together to a new law firm. This spin-off series locks onto Diane’s story of disarray, allowing the show’s political, financial and socio-economic topical events to fill in the gaps and create the backbone for the narrative.
There are so many amazing TV Shows this year that it’s hard to just list the top 10 and hit the publish button. Quality television has been growing in every single aspect all over the place, from digital-only platforms to Network TV (I’m looking at you, The Good Wife) and this year is no exception. Too much good TV is actually a good thing, and if you still haven’t seen these you are definitely missing out.
Syndication; or television’s purgatory. It’s not necessarily where TV series go to die but where they linger between this life and the next, through endless reruns during the twilight hours, in multiple languages and sometimes even the most abstract of channels. Continue reading →
Seems like Smallville, Everwood, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Felicity and other hit dramas from the Frog Network have been off the air for ages, but yesterday marked the 20th Anniversary of the Fifth Network.
Spoiler Alert: The following article contains major spoilers on this past Sunday’s The Good Wife episode. Please read at your own risk.
Nothing is worse than having your much anticipated sunday show ruined for you by social media, in this case, the same websites and online magazines that cover entertainment articles. I am referring to the most damaging of all: TVline.com. While a usually good, well-received TV news and articles source, the breaking of a major spoiler through Twitter in order to sell viewers on exclusive TV interviews has got me thinking twice about what I choose to see on my Twitter Timeline.
The Newsroom has been officially renewed for a third and final season by HBO, offering creator Aaron Sorkin a chance to wrap up all storylines. Or, at least, it would seem that way as the cable network breaks out of it’s own distribution system by cutting it’s life shorter than most of its offerings. Continue reading →
Television Series’ intro sequences tend to be varied these days, mostly depending on network and genre. While many of the big networks opt for a simple title card with special typography, some intro sequences are truly noteworthy and innovative. The most intriguing credits are those made up of footage shot exclusively to compile it, representing an overall theme, visual aesthetic, sound and genre.
Below are my top 5 TV credits sequences:
Having just seen the excellent Nikita series finale I am taken back to all those little TV moments that cause us, the viewer, to form such an attachment to a show, it’s characters and their lives. Even more so than film, in which a 2-hour plot introduces us to its core characters and conflicts, a television series captivates the viewer throughout years, generating an even bigger emotional impact. Continue reading →
The CW has consolidated it’s network television series lineup into digital brands and identities to raise the bar for viewer association through individual logos.
Nearly six years after the cancellation of the cult favorite Veronica Mars, the TV Series is getting resurrected as the first studio film funded by the fans through a Kickstarter Campaign. After years of rejection from Warner Bros., series-creator Rob Thomas has, at last, found a way to bring back Veronica back to our screens, mixing up alternative production and distribution models to prove it still has an audience.