Tag: TV

From the Honeymooners to the Odd Couple: the mid to late 1900s were the golden age of comedy (Op-Ed)

From the Honeymooners to the Odd Couple: the mid to late 1900s were the golden age of comedy (Op-Ed)

Sitcoms are not what they used to be. Looking back at oldies like The Honeymooners and The Odd Couple, it is not hard to see why they were so successful. Unlike many sitcoms today, these shows focused on one thing more than anything else: humor. There was none of the 21st-century fear of “saying the […]

From crime dramas to documentaries, why are we obsessed with the dark side? (Op-Ed)

From crime dramas to documentaries, why are we obsessed with the dark side? (Op-Ed)

The criminal world is a terrifying reality; that’s no secret. But it does, in a sick way, make for entertainment in the form of crime dramas and documentaries. There’s no doubt that society has a fixation on what can be considered the ‘dark’ side. Whether it’s a character involved in something they really shouldn’t be […]

Traditional television is dying out

Traditional television is dying out

Once praised as a miracle of human creativity, television has evolved tremendously since its start. It evolved into more than just a news or update delivery mechanism; it became the focal point of family entertainment, introducing people to the joys of the simple life and teaching them to be patient via its periodic releases. As […]

‘Hazbin Hotel’ prepares for release day with live performances and previews

‘Hazbin Hotel’ prepares for release day with live performances and previews

With nearly a week until its Amazon Prime release day, “Hazbin Hotel” is speeding up the hype train with trailers, previews and even a live performance. Monday saw the New York premiere of the animated musical comedy for the cast and select guests, followed by an afterparty at Don’t Tell Mama featuring live performances of […]

SAG-AFTRA makes deal with Replica Studios on AI use

SAG-AFTRA makes deal with Replica Studios on AI use

SAG-AFTRA signed a deal Tuesday with AI voice developer Replica Studios, aiming to establish standards for the ethical use of AI voices in creative projects. The deal allows licensed voices to be used in video games and “other interactive media projects,” per the guild’s announcement. “Recent developments in AI technology have underscored the importance of […]

“The Secret”, Rhonda Byrne’s take on “Like attracts like”

“The Secret”, Rhonda Byrne’s take on “Like attracts like”

It is no secret that the benefits of the law of attraction have been theorized on and written about by many thinkers of all fields for centuries. Australian-born writer and producer Rhonda Byrne never claimed to be the author of such a concept, she was introduced to it when reading “The Science of Getting Rich” […]

The legacy of “The Sopranos” on crime drama television

The legacy of “The Sopranos” on crime drama television

Many crime drama shows have left their mark on television history, from shows like “The Wire” and “True Detective” to “Breaking Bad” and “BoardWalk Empire”. Audiences can not get enough of storylines that take place in true-life scenarios with high stakes. David Chase’s “The Sopranos” has been pointed out by critics and industry insiders as […]

YouTube to require creators to label AI-generated content or face suspension

YouTube to require creators to label AI-generated content or face suspension

YouTube announced on Tuesday that it would be rolling out new rules regarding generative AI content on the platform over the coming months. The announcement, authored by YouTube vice presidents Jennifer Flannery O’Connor and Emily Moxley, details a number of the platform’s policies regarding advanced AI, as used by both creators and the company. Most […]

‘The Amazing Digital Circus’ pilot reaches 100 million views

‘The Amazing Digital Circus’ pilot reaches 100 million views

The pilot for “The Amazing Digital Circus” passed 100 million views on Monday, becoming the most viewed indie animation pilot on YouTube within just a month of its premier. The previous title-holder was the pilot for “Hazbin Hotel,” which has since moved on to become an A24/Amazon production. Posted to the Glitch Productions YouTube channel […]

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO hopes actors take studios’ ‘last, best and final offer’

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO hopes actors take studios’ ‘last, best and final offer’

As the SAG-AFTRA strike hit its 118th day on Wednesday, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav expressed his hope that the strikes would end soon, and that the actors would take Hollywood’s “final” offer. “We made a last and final offer, which met virtually all of the union’s goals and includes the highest wage increase […]

Disney takes full ownership of Hulu

Disney takes full ownership of Hulu

The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday that it would purchase the 33% stake in Hulu held by Comcast for $8.6 billion, cementing the entertainment giant’s control of the streaming service. Disney has owned a 60% stake in Hulu since it acquired 21st Century Fox, and in 2019 was given full authority over the service, with […]

Amazon acquires rights to ‘Fourth Wing’ TV show

Amazon acquires rights to ‘Fourth Wing’ TV show

Amazon MGM Studios is now working on an adaptation of Rebecca Yarros’ best-selling fantasy book “Fourth Wing,” as well as its upcoming sequels. “Enter the brutal world of Basgiath War College where there is only one rule: Graduate or Die,” the official logline reads. “Suspense, action, romance, and dragons blend together in a propulsive fantasy […]

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