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Televised Revolution – TV Detective Shows (Ep 364)

Inspired by reading the book Inherent Vice and excited for the upcoming PT Anderson film, Dan has gotten excited about detective stories. Detectives have had a long, storied past on TV. What makes for a great TV detective show and

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Why Mainstream Cinemas Have Less To Fear From Netflix Than They Do Fear Itself

Traditional media holders have every right to feel threatened by the Internet. For many of them, upsetting the status quo means an entire business and revenue model is out the window. And that’s what the Internet is doing. It is

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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,

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Star Wars, Selfie, Survivor’s Remorse, and Scrotal Recall – The Watchlist 28 September 2014

The roll-out of the new US broadcast TV season continues. This is a big week for returning US shows, along with a couple of series debuts worth keeping an eye on. Most notable this week is the season return of

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Televised Revolution – Slow Jammin’ The News (Ep 363)

As always the Televised Revolution panel discuss the TV news of the week, including: iiNet provide real-time TV ratings. TPG to launch an IPTV product, powered by Foxtel. Netflix’s vision for 2020. Gangbuster AFL grand final ratings. Netflix to co-distribute a

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Pilot Watch: NCIS: New Orleans [Review]

No movie or TV series has ever been worse off for the inclusion of Scott Bakula, who leads the shows cast as NCIS Special Agent In Charge Dwayne Pride. The same can be said for the wonderful CCH Pounder who

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Pilot Watch: Scorpion [Review]

You can always tell good writing in a pilot against bad writing by the final three minutes. If in the last two scenes of the episode characters stand around setting up the premise of the series (“Despite the problems we had

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Pilot Watch: Gotham [Review]

As Edward Nygma may ask, “Riddle me this: What do you get when you launch a TV series designed to cash in on the current superhero craze that doesn’t star a superhero?”. The answer is Gotham, but don’t be calling

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Televised Revolution – “Why That Genre?” (Ep 362)

Comic book movies have dominated cinemas for the past decade with no end in sight. TV has embraced the genre, with no less than four series based on comics launching in this coming TV season with many others in development

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Australian TV Bosses Squeezing Out Netflix Don’t Understand Netflix

The AFR today ran a feature regarding the Australian TV network executives seeking to squeeze out Netflix from the marketplace by securing content before Netflix can get access to it. Based on the quotes that run through the article, however,

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