The State of Television

Let’s be honest, there is a lot of TV out there. This past week has been proof that we are about to reach a point in time when there is simply too much TV. This isn’t the 1970s where there were three big channels and nothing else to really watch on TV. Now there are…

Game of Thrones

How Many Episodes Should Be in a Season?

As of late I’ve been coming to realize that a 13 episode season is perfect for pretty much any show. Yes, that is a bold statement, but time and time again I’ve seen how shows can benefit from a shorter season compared to the standard 22 episode season. Which is shorter than shows used to…

About Marvel TV

Fifteen years ago, we had a few Marvel characters in the media, but I doubt people were even sure that’s what they were seeing. I don’t know many people who actually know that Blade is in fact a Marvel character. Today, we have a whole catalog of Marvel that is available for public consumption and…

About Selecting a Medium

Radio, play, screenplay, script, book, graphic novel. Each medium can tell the same story, but the effect the story has will change depending on the medium. Every medium has their advantages and disadvantages that will effect the story. The key and the hardest part of story creation is determining what medium your story needs to…

About Nielsen Ratings pt 2

On Friday, I mentioned my dislike for the Nielsen Ratings system. However, I spent so much time detailing how the Nielsen system works and the reasons it arose, I never got to explain why I don’t like the system and feel it is now outmoded. With any luck, today I will finish my discussion of…

About Nielsen Ratings pt 1

I’m not going to pretend I like Nielsen Ratings. I’m not going to pretend they are an accurate voice of those watching. And I’m not going to pretend that I haven’t heard horror stories from people who actually are in the Nielsen system. While, I may despise the system, I’m not going to just sit…

About Binge Watching

With the rise of the internet, the way many people now view TV is changing drastically. The internet allows easy access to content in ways that weren’t possible before. Shows upon shows are now available for viewers to access. The availability of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant grant people the ability to find the shows…

About Where the Quality Content is

People enjoy watching trash as long as it can entertain them. There is something about shutting off your brain and just taking in whatever is presented. It can be relieving. It can be something to stave off the silence. But we all know what isn’t quality content and we don’t watch it with the same…

About Speculative Genre on TV

I hope everyone had a great labor day. And for those of you who aren’t in the US, I hope you had a Happy Monday. Anyway, I’m back and as the title of this post entails, I’ve been having some thoughts about the increasing prevalence of speculative genres on TV. Background Science Fiction and Fantasy…