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Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage to switch your choice?

- dave 1-15-2014 5:05 am [link] [add a comment]

It’s a head-scratching phenomenon: Why, in an age when shows can be watched anytime, do the cable and broadcast networks continue to put much of their best programming in the same place? There are more popular shows on a single night than any viewer might watch in seven days, and more than the most shrewdly programmed DVR could record. (And that’s assuming an N.F.L. game doesn’t run into overtime and wreck your precisely ordered schedule.) (nyt)

- dave 1-14-2014 9:14 pm [link] [add a comment]

despite getting amy poehler on board to produce it i have my doubts about the probability for success for broad city. still, i am glad to see comedy central do more sitcoms, or comedy in general. theyve been phoning it in for a long time outside of the south park/dailyshow/colbert vortex. fx and ifc have produced more interesting comedy content than they have over the last 5 to 10 years. now they can at least say they have some good sketch with key & peele and to a lesser extent kroll and amy schumer. and one bright spot in sitcoms with workaholics. but lets not mention tosh. im sure it makes money but....

- dave 1-14-2014 7:00 pm [link] [2 comments]

Rick And Morty merges high-concept science fiction storytelling with dark humor in a way that finds the best in both; it’s a little like Futurama when that show was at its peak, only so far, at least, R&M doesn’t appear to have a lot of interest in sentiment. It’s also a bit darker, and far more relentlessly inventive with its plotting.


- dave 1-14-2014 6:37 pm [link] [add a comment]

watching time team on acorn

- bill 1-12-2014 3:52 am [link] [add a comment]

winter schedule
- bill 1-03-2014 11:58 am [link] [1 comment]

having sunday tv withdrawal as all my shows have ended and the newer ones are a few weeks away. fortunately i downloaded the old hbo series rome which i am chugging through at a too rapid pace. apparently despite its reasonable success hbo deemed it too expensive to continue but it was only supposed to be one season to begin with so i guess the second should be considered good fortune.

- dave 12-23-2013 2:00 am [link] [add a comment]

interesting to see how this duck dynasty business plays out. if you dont know one of the dudes was interviewed by gq and said some reliably retrograde things about homosexuals and african americans and for that he was suspended from the current shooting schedule. but the network already has an entire season shot. the show is hugely popular. i think the previous season finale had 14 million viewers which is huge especially for a cable show but these days those are top 5 numbers for any show. so how do they proceed? will advertisers be scared off even if the numbers remain high? got to assume that most viewers of that show wont be turned off enough by the professed sentiments to not tune in but hard to believe there wont be pressure put on the advertisers by rights activists. maybe it will all blow over, at least one imagines that the network and advertisers hope it might. 

still i wonder if there is a home on tv for this show in the future or is it destined for the internet in some capacity? or will it just be put out to pasture? how much tripe is there to be mined from their antics?

- dave 12-20-2013 4:45 am [link] [6 comments]

new series premiering in january on hbo. true detective starring woody harrelson and matthew mcconaughey.

- dave 12-18-2013 6:52 pm [link] [2 comments]

Is that it for Homeland? Forever? Not sure where they can go from here.

- jim 12-16-2013 2:47 pm [link] [8 comments]

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