US TV

5 Things To Know About The Flash Before You Watch 'The Flash'

Superhero films have dominated movie theatres in recent years and we’re starting to see the same happen to TV series. The Flash, which launched on TV in the US this week, is the most traditional take we’ve seen on a superhero TV series since Lois & Clark in the mid 90’s. Despite the prominence of

Don Hertzfeldt's Surreal Simpsons Couch Gag

This week we witnessed what happened when animator Don Hertzfeldt was given the keys to the castle to create the most bizarre and abstract Simpsons couch gag yet. For 101 glorious seconds, Simpsons fans were treated to a surreal commentary on changing artistic styles, the way our perception of ourselves changes through art over time, and perceived changes to

I Am Curious About The Film In Mad Men (Yellow)

This week on Mad Men we were told that Don and Megan went to the movies. A trip to the movies on Mad Men is never lacking in a greater meaning for the show. Recently we’ve seen Don Draper attend the matinee of the film Model Shop (a film about a man pushed to the

Upfronts 2014/15: CBS

Televised Revolution’s look at the new US shows announced during the Upfronts period for the US 2014/15 season continues with CBS. What new shows can we expect to see from them? And do the shows look any good? Televised Revolution takes a look: EXTANT Along with Heroes and 24: Live Another Day, Extant is proving

Upfronts 2014/15: ABC

Televised Revolution’s look at the new US shows announced during the Upfronts period for the US 2014/15 season continues with ABC. What new shows can we expect to see from them? And do the shows look any good? Televised Revolution takes a look: AMERICAN CRIME This great-looking show written by 12 Years A Slave writer

Upfronts 2014/15: FOX

Televised Revolution’s look at the new US shows announced during the Upfronts period for the US 2014/15 season continues with Fox. What new shows can we expect to see from Fox? Televised Revolution takes a look: UTOPIA Utopia looks to expand on the promise of Big Brother with real-time monitoring of a group of every

Must Watch: Interview w/ HBO CEO Richard Plepler

Late last week Buzzfeed ran a live streamed interview with the CEO of HBO Richard Plepler. It’s a rare opportunity to see an interview like this, with Plepler an engaging interviewee. The conversation goes to some interesting places in which he explains being in early conversations with David Chase as they launched The Sopranos, how

First Thoughts: HitRecord Episode 1

The first couple of episodes of Saturday Night Live (then titled just ‘Saturday Night’) were less interested in sketch comedy and more interested in artistic expression. In addition to the sketches, the show offered a number of musical guests, performance artists, short films, stand-up comedians, and some very odd Jim Henson puppets. It was an

TV just radically changed. Did you notice?

TV just underwent a radical formation. Did you notice it at all, or were you too busy binge-watching Breaking Bad to give it a second thought? Television since its inception was designed to have a beginning, a middle, and that’s it. The very nature of television dictates that series should never end and that the

Watch this: Susan 313

While it’s easy to see why this wasn’t picked up, it’s still a shame. Susan 313 is awkwardly paced, feels spatially vacant, and is about 20% lighter on jokes than it should be. But the cast are all pretty fun and would have worked amazingly well together – Tig Notaro, particularly, has great chemistry with