bluntlysaid


ABC—-GET WITH IT
February 9, 2009, 11:25
Filed under: tv

I cannot stand having to wait eternally for ABC’s video player to load. Then, once is does load, there’s always that 3/5 chance that the video won’t load. This is BULLSHIT. 

ABC—If you want to remain competitive as the world’s tv viewers start flooding the internet for their viewing pleasure, then please build a video program that a) is easy to use b) fast and c) works. If you can’t, then create a partnership with Hulu.com (like CBS did) and run your videos there.

Update: OF COURSE the f-ing ABC video player didn’t load so I am now watching a very high quality bootleg version of the last private practice video on www.surfthechannel.com. Yet another wasted opportunity to generate ad sales from viewers. ABC—you deserve to go under.

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Friday Night Lights!!!
January 20, 2009, 11:25
Filed under: tv

Friday Night Lights is on hulu.com!!!!! The new season has FINALLY arrived!!!



Lipstick Jungle?
January 12, 2009, 11:25
Filed under: Gender Fights, tv

I just saw the season finale, did a google search and it seems like that was the last episode…ever!!!

NO NO NO!!

That show is SO good. It sets SUCH a positive example for women. It argues that women can be independent, have a professional life and still maintain a fullfilling personal life—not without challenges, none of the protagonists were perfect nor did they live a perfect life, but they were okay.

I cannot believe this show has been cancelled. It will absolutely bum me out if it is.

😦



Lipstick Jungle—No More
November 13, 2008, 11:25
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NBC cancelled Lipstick Jungle. It’s an AMAZING show and I really liked watching it. The characters had layers (and were good looking), the story line was interesting, etc.

Great, now what do I watch?



Gossip Girl.
September 7, 2008, 11:25
Filed under: tv | Tags: , ,

Yet another foolish, FOOLISH move by a major tv network…CWT (or whatever the hell they are called now) has not put its latest Gossip Girl episode online.

WTF.  Don’t these people know that the majority of the people who watch the show are 14-28 years old?   The kids that are probably the most into the show are in college, which means they  may have erratic schedules that do not let them stay glued to the tv.

The target audience for this show is young, high tech, and very comfortable with the internet. The audience puts a premium on flexibility.

Fact:  Almost no fortune 500 company has lasted more than 100 years. Why? Because institutions adapt too slowly to market changes.  CWT not posting its shows online is an example of an institution that has not adapted to its new market realities.

My guess: Ratings will go down this year or next. Keeping up with the constant plot twists will become difficult, especially if you only get one chance to watch the show since the channel refuses to upload the videos.

I’m so mad.

PS. You can watch the first episode of Season 2 here.



AMC—Get With The Program
August 10, 2008, 11:25
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WHY doesn’t AMC have all of its past Mad Men episodes uploaded online? WHY!!!!

From what I understand the show has gotten phenomenal reviews, is a critical success, and has 1 million viewers. The most important tidbit of information is that most of these 1 million viewers fall into the coveted 18+ educated and affluent category. In other words, these viewers attract high-end ads (i.e. BMW).

Well, the 18+ educated and affluent category knows how to use the Internet. They are the pioneers of Hulu.com and all the other streaming sites.

If AMC really wanted to cater to its viewers than it should upload its damn episodes onto the damn internet so that word of mouth can work its charm and people (like me) can catch up on the past episodes.

COME ON PEOPLE.

Channels like AMC will die out if they don't leverage the Internet

Channels like AMC will die out if they don't leverage the Internet

UPDATE: Ludicrous. It is absolutely ludicrous that I am currently watching Mad Men online with Chinese subtitles. That’s right. I found a great website with every single episode just a click away. Ad free. AMC…tsk tsk….they could have generated a few marketing dollars off of me had they just put their show on their website. Suckers.

UPDATE II:  Alright, fine, here is the link BUT if AMC sues these people and manages to take it down, I will be angry.

http://tvokay.com/tv/mad-men.htm

http://download-mad-men-episodes.edogo.com/index.php/season-1/episode-2/



Mad Men—Best New Show in a VERY LONG TIME.
August 7, 2008, 11:25
Filed under: Gender Fights, tv | Tags: , ,

Official Description of Mad Men

A drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm’s most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

My Description of Mad Men

I love Friday Night Lights. I also like Lipstick Jungle. However, the best new show since The West Wing is Mad Men. It has humor. It has drama. It highlights important social issues, like sex in the work force, gender divides, the flaws of marriages, old generations versus the new, the real rules of business, etc. The show is classy, well written, and beautifully filmed. I love it, so much that I have spent all morning clicking through recaps of the first season online.

Go watch it.