August 29, 2012

anerdandherbooks:

The Thick of It: Coalition - Trailer

*Does happy, anticipatory dance*

i would like to watch this show right this instant please.

(Source: mellybrandybuck)

May 14, 2012

entertainmentweekly:

popculturebrain:

TV Trailer: The Mindy Project (via FoxBroadcasting)

Eee! Color us excited. (Especially if they change the title again.)

i’m allowed to have this ok?

April 19, 2012
ragbag:

tv time
i was getting my downton abbey on the other night and realised that the show is moving at a much faster clip than i’m comfortable with. it kicks off with the sinking of the titanic (1912), breezes through the great war and is now temporarily resting in 1920. in just 16 episodes, 8 years have elapsed! at this rate (180 days per episode), the third season’ll end at about the time that double decker buses were first introduced to london (1925).
how does the downton pace compare with mad men? the latter show (which has more episodes per season, is moving much slower (42 days per episode). each season spans a year but the jump between seasons is usually a year by itself.
i thought i’d plot 24 as a goof (each season = 1 day) but then found out that the time between each of those “days” is as many as 3 years. i found a few other series with readily available dates (mostly period dramas) but then a sexy collaborator of mine reminded me that each star trek episode begins with a stardate and could thus appear on the same chart.
as always, you are free to make your own observations. here are a few of my own to get you primed:
rome was originally slated to be 5 seasons but halfway through writing the second, the series creator learned that #2 would be rome’s last. said the creator, ”i telescoped the third and fourth season into the second one, which accounts for the blazing speed we go through history near the end.” this is clearly apparent in the chart.
i had no intention of finding the date of every single the wonder years episode, but then learned that each season takes place twenty years prior to the date of broadcast. the wonder years line (dark green) is therefore a pretty decent basis ( with a 1:1 ratio of seasons to years) for the pacing of american-style tv shows.
look how early on in star trek, the episodes did not progress in chronological order. this is because 1. there was never an overt continuity between episodes & 2. the writers were given license to use whatever “stardate” they wanted so long as they conformed to certain guidelines.
i had another very insightful observation to make but i forgot it and then someone knocked on my door and now i have to pretend to be doing work.
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data request: if you wanna see your own favourite programme plotted on this chart, send me the data and i’ll see what i can do.
many thanks to the nerds over at trekguide.com. stardate conversions are not as clear-cut as i thought and their website was helpful in providing a secret formula.

ragbag:

tv time

i was getting my downton abbey on the other night and realised that the show is moving at a much faster clip than i’m comfortable with. it kicks off with the sinking of the titanic (1912), breezes through the great war and is now temporarily resting in 1920. in just 16 episodes, 8 years have elapsed! at this rate (180 days per episode), the third season’ll end at about the time that double decker buses were first introduced to london (1925).

how does the downton pace compare with mad men? the latter show (which has more episodes per season, is moving much slower (42 days per episode). each season spans a year but the jump between seasons is usually a year by itself.

i thought i’d plot 24 as a goof (each season = 1 day) but then found out that the time between each of those “days” is as many as 3 years. i found a few other series with readily available dates (mostly period dramas) but then a sexy collaborator of mine reminded me that each star trek episode begins with a stardate and could thus appear on the same chart.

as always, you are free to make your own observations. here are a few of my own to get you primed:

  • rome was originally slated to be 5 seasons but halfway through writing the second, the series creator learned that #2 would be rome’s last. said the creator, ”i telescoped the third and fourth season into the second one, which accounts for the blazing speed we go through history near the end.” this is clearly apparent in the chart.
  • i had no intention of finding the date of every single the wonder years episode, but then learned that each season takes place twenty years prior to the date of broadcast. the wonder years line (dark green) is therefore a pretty decent basis ( with a 1:1 ratio of seasons to years) for the pacing of american-style tv shows.
  • look how early on in star trek, the episodes did not progress in chronological order. this is because 1. there was never an overt continuity between episodes & 2. the writers were given license to use whatever “stardate” they wanted so long as they conformed to certain guidelines.
  • i had another very insightful observation to make but i forgot it and then someone knocked on my door and now i have to pretend to be doing work.

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data request: if you wanna see your own favourite programme plotted on this chart, send me the data and i’ll see what i can do.

many thanks to the nerds over at trekguide.com. stardate conversions are not as clear-cut as i thought and their website was helpful in providing a secret formula.

(Source: ragbag)

April 17, 2012
IKEA Launches Its Own Clutter-Free TV

mansitrivedi:

KEA constantly manages to churn out innovative, affordable products. The latest, however, is seeing it move directly into the technology sector: it’s launching its own TV, which comes integrated into a piece of furniture to completely banish cables from your home.

uppleva? i don’t even know ‘er. pending video quality check i already am ok with this. 

(Source: mansitrivedi)

June 1, 2011
chirravutever:

I’m currently experimenting with animating my cartoons and lo, Drunk Swanson Dance for your entertainment.
Incidentally, tumblr tells me this is my 100th post. see: above gif.

chirravutever:

I’m currently experimenting with animating my cartoons and lo, Drunk Swanson Dance for your entertainment.

Incidentally, tumblr tells me this is my 100th post. see: above gif.

May 30, 2011
what on earth is twin peaks

and why are relative strangers always suggesting that i watch it?

2:43pm
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May 19, 2011
word. 
chirravutever:

Madhuri, Outsourced.
I’ve never actually watched the show, and yet I love her. I hear it’s canceled now though, so someone HIRE HER, STAT. Thankyou.

word. 

chirravutever:

Madhuri, Outsourced.

I’ve never actually watched the show, and yet I love her. I hear it’s canceled now though, so someone HIRE HER, STAT. Thankyou.

April 8, 2011
pobody’s nerfect

pobody’s nerfect

March 7, 2011

i didn’t know him before graham norton. the control in his voice is very impressive. dude knows exactly what he’s doing. 

March 3, 2011

Come Home To The Simpsons from devilfish on Vimeo.

lisasimpsonbookclub:

copyeditor:

The Simpsons, unanimated.

(Source: thebrowser.com)

11:17am
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Filed under: the simpsons tv uk 
March 2, 2011

March 1, 2011
judge not lest he be judge reinhold

— conan o’brien 

February 7, 2011
"I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves, and they still work. The women, though, they’re all ‘crazy.’ I have a suspicion — and hear me out, because this is a rough one — that the definition of “crazy” in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one want to fuck her anymore."
- tina fey, confessions of a juggler, the new yorker

"I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves, and they still work. The women, though, they’re all ‘crazy.’ I have a suspicion — and hear me out, because this is a rough one — that the definition of “crazy” in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one want to fuck her anymore."

- tina fey, confessions of a juggler, the new yorker

January 26, 2011

any one who can say fuck like david mitchell can say fuck is ok by me.

(Source: weepingwillo)

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