Considering the huge impact that Silicon Valley has on our lives, I’m surprised by how rarely pop culture really gets it right. I can count the best stuff on one hand.
Considering the huge impact that Silicon Valley has on our lives, I’m surprised by how rarely pop culture really gets it right. I can count the best stuff on one hand.
You might not have to wait too long to find closure for the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead. Several weeks after rescuing the franchise, Robert Kirkman's Skybound has restarted work on the season using "many" of the people who worked on the game the first time around.
Syfy renewed its urban fantasy show The Magicians for a fourth season in February, and announced that the next season would hit next January. This weekend, the network gave us a look at what to expect with the first full trailer for the upcoming season.
When The Good Place knocked our socks off with its big season-one twist and gave us a peek into the world of the “Bad Place,” the sitcom’s vision of hell was decidedly different from what we — and especially Dante Alighieri — imagined it might be.
Amazon is bidding for all of the 22 regional sports TV networks that Disney acquired from Twenty-First Century Fox. The e-commerce giant's bid includes the New York-based YES Network, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC.
Sometimes it's the simplest updates that can have the most impact. Case in point: Netflix has updated its iOS app with new controls that should help you get to what you want to watch that much sooner.
Because the parade eventually has to end, because not everyone is into football: If you’re gathering with family and/or friends to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, you’re going to want to have some streaming picks in your back pocket.
At times, the latest season of AMC’s The Walking Dead has felt muddled, as if new showrunner Angela Kang was confused about what she wanted the show to be.
There’s a scene in “Friends” where Ross’s colleague admits she doesn’t have a television. Incredulous, Joey asks, “You don’t own a TV? What’s all your furniture pointed at?”
A TV pilot may get you interested in a show, but Netflix says it's rarely the episode that gets you hooked. It's probably no surprise that Netflix has been analyzing our TV-watching habits to figure out exactly how we all get obsessed with certain series.
LOS ANGELES — Kirk A. Moore’s sleeping pattern had landed him in the hospital. Working two jobs last year — he was a member of the writers’ room on ABC’s “American Crime” and contributing to the upcoming Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” — Mr.
LOS ANGELES — PLAYING Skyler White on the television show “Breaking Bad” for the past five seasons has been one of the most rewarding creative journeys I’ve embarked on as an actor. But the role has also taken me on another kind of journey — one I never would have imagined.
In Hollywood, the tweets and email alerts from industry trades trumpeting the announcements of superstar actors and showrunners attached to flashy TV projects roll out with almost numbing regularity now: Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange team up for FX, Amy Adams heads to HBO, Drew
The remaining contestants on a reality television series have emerged after surviving 12 months in the Scottish wilderness — fending off hunger, infighting and fatigue — only to learn that the show stopped broadcasting after four episodes, the last of them in August.
Ten is too small a number to list all the great television of 2017. That may be what makes it the correct number. If I went longer — 20 shows, 25, even more — I’d seem to be simply listing everything I liked watching that year. (And I’d still be leaving out dozens of shows.
To say that the Internet has changed the media business is so obvious it barely bears writing; the media business, though, is massive in scope, ranging from this site to The Walt Disney Company, with a multitude of formats, categories, and business models in between.
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Not long ago, I found myself staring at my laptop at 3 am with bleary eyes, knowing I should stop but unable to. I’d fallen deep down the Netflix rabbit hole, and I couldn’t climb out.
Last November, The Good Place creator Michael Schur and The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof spoke with our West Coast editor Josef Adalian at Vulture Festival L.A.
Suppose we had robots perfectly identical to men, women and children and we were permitted by law to interact with them in any way we pleased. How would you treat them? That is the premise of “Westworld,” the popular HBO series that opened its second season Sunday night.
Of all the lies told to musicians, here’s the biggest lie of them all: you have to give your talent away for free. Creative people in a wide range of fields keep hearing the ridiculous mantra that “content wants to be free.” The music industry is the worst offender.
I appeared on Cheddar TV a few weeks ago to talk about venture capital, virtual reality, and a few other topics with Jon Steinberg and his team.
It’s been a good few months for TV executives, who are in the middle of upfront negotiations with advertisers for the 2016-2017 television season. Variety reports:
Noah Ritter from Wilkes-Barre steals the show from Newswatch 16's Sofia Ojeda during an interview at the Wayne County Fair.More great "Apparently Kid" clips here: http://wnep.com/tag/apparently-kid/Original Story: http://wnep.com/2014/08/04/future-wne...Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Newswatch16
Wells Adams and Ashley Iaconetti on season three of Bachelor in Paradise. James Callenberger has produced reality shows for MTV, VH1, National Geographic, and Fox. Writing under a pseudonym, he explains how sex and romance are manufactured behind the scenes on reality TV.
This blogpost contains many and frequent spoilers for Prometheus, so if you're planning on seeing it, I recommend you don't spoil yourself. Important update 12th Nov: Original Jon Spaihts script now online! Details at the end.
Since we launched Plex DVR back in September, we’ve been hard at work turning it into the best DVR on the planet — it’s hard work keeping track of all those TV schedules and herding those teams of tuners toward a seamless, Plexy library of beautiful HD shows.
YouTube TV, Google’s internet TV subscription service, launches today. Ben Popper’s got a big look at the app for you, covering how it works and what channels you get. It sounds promising, and unlimited DVR powers (plus having those recordings saved for up to nine months) is awesome.
Most HDTVs ship with default settings that are meant to look good in store showrooms, but they're not ideal in your home. Thankfully, with the right tools, calibrating an HDTV to your viewing style is easy, and you can do it in less than a half-hour.
It can be very difficult to separate the art from the artist. In the case of Roseanne Barr and her critically acclaimed television show based on her life, it is nearly impossible. I wasn’t going to watch the reboot because I find Ms. Barr noxious, transphobic, racist and small-minded.
A few months ago I did something extremely out of character: I went out and bought a TV without obsessively reading product reviews. I just drove to Walmart and purchased the nicest-looking TV in stock for $500. It was a curved Samsung.
Life change can be hard, really hard. There is a reason we make resolutions every January 1. We desire to grow and improve and live life to the fullest, but getting there takes discipline and work and effort. Too often, we fall short of the desired change we desire to embrace.
The battle for Westeros may be won or lost on the back of a lime green mechanical bull. That’s what it looks like on a January Monday in Belfast, as Game of Thrones films its seventh season here.
Q. How do you get Netflix, Acorn TV and other streaming services directly on the television? A. To add streaming services to your television, you need a few things, first off, either an internet-ready television (like one of Samsung’s Smart TV models) or a Blu-ray player.
Seinfeld, “The Kiss Hello,” Episode 17. From left to right: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as himself, Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, and Jason Alexander as George Costanza. At long last, you can clear all those syndicated Seinfeld episodes off your DVR.
I’m serious. Mad Max: Fury Road should not exist. It should never have gotten made. It certainly shouldn’t be as awesome as it is. And yet somehow, against all odds, this impossible cinematic masterpiece is in theaters right now, in defiance of reality itself.
Roku TVs are starting to get a little more premium. TCL has announced pricing for its two lines of 4K Roku TVs with Dolby Vision HDR, and they’re more expensive than previous budget sets with Roku’s software built in.
In late 1992, Quentin Tarantino left Amsterdam, where he had spent three months, off and on, in a one-room apartment with no phone or fax, writing the script that would become Pulp Fiction, about a community of criminals on the fringe of Los Angeles.
DVD players are so 1999. In this day and age, a custom media center running XBMC is the only thing you really need hooked up to your TV—whether you're watching movies you've ripped, streaming your favorite TV shows from Netflix and Hulu, listening to podcasts, or even playing video games.
If you're happy with your TV, keep it. But if your TV is getting old and you're curious how much better modern TVs are, this guide should be able to help you out. What we've done is break it down by type and age of the TV, and given a recommendation about whether you should consider upgrading.
If you’re thinking about cutting the cable to save some money, you’ll need a good over-the-air antenna to watch some of your favorite shows. Here’s how to pick the best one for you (along with a few of our favorites). About three or four years ago, I gave up on cable TV.
Edited 10/21/2015 to add: Dropping a TV power cord through your wall isn’t “to code”. To do this project to code you will need a PowerBridge ONE-PRO-6 Single-Outlet Professional Grade Recessed In-Wall Cable Management System for Wall-Mounted Flat Screen LED, LCD, and Plasma TV’s.
Sling TV, a $20-a-month service for cord-cutters, made quite the debut earlier this month, winning our Best of CES award amid a flood of attention from press and customers alike.
In mid-July of 1995—when American culture was fixated on such matters as O. J.
Sling TV hasn't changed much since we saw it unveiled at CES, but starting Tuesday, Dish will begin sending out the first invites for its over-the-top internet TV service.
These days, streaming TV apps are seemingly everywhere.
The Hollywood Reporter goes on set with season 5 of HBO's savage startup satire as Mike Judge, Alec Berg and their stars explore the suddenly under-fire digital industry and reveal the backstory behind Miller's departure: "T.J. wasn't LeBron.
America’s films are among its greatest exports. Since Thomas Edison’s innovations in the medium in the 1890s, the United States has consistently been a powerhouse in the development of cinema – from the massively popular entertainments of Hollywood to independent and avant-garde film.
As late night’s beloved curmudgeon prepares to throw his final pencil (after 33 years and 6,024 episodes), we asked his friends and guests to share their best David Letterman stories.
If the front of your entertainment system looks sharp but the back is a mess of cables, wires, and ports that are all full, you're not alone.
We’re five months from the release of The Hateful Eight. How close to finishing are you? We’ve got a little bit more than an hour finished right now. I just got back from seeing an hour of the movie cut together.
It’s perfectly natural to play it close to the vest at work, especially if you’re the new guy in the office. But office camaraderie depends on more than showing up on time or coming through on a group project.
It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.
Last week, I woke one morning and typed some of my personal thoughts about a joke from the new reboot of “Roseanne” into nine tweets and pressed send.
For a very long time, television was bad. A “vast wasteland,” as FCC chairman Newton Minow called it in his now-quaint 1961 speech Television and the Public Interest. Minow went on to ask his audience to sit through an entire day’s worth of television programs.
Whether you have a tiny little 32-inch TV with 720p resolution or a gigantic 75-inch 4K UHD TV, there’s one simple $15 accessory that will completely change the way you watch TV.
In 2007, an L.A. family's unvarnished docuseries launched on E!, and reality television, female body image, social media and, above all, the economy of celebrity were forever changed.
Welcome to Inefficiency Week. Over the next five days, we’re going to take a look at what we lose when we get lost in the chase for efficiency. We’ll explore the ways it’s changing the games we love to watch. We’ll remember its failures across the pop culture spectrum.
It doesn’t light up all of the lights. Listeners of The Vergecast know that I’ve been ridiculously excited about the new Apple TV 4K for weeks now, because there isn’t a great standalone streaming device that supports Dolby Vision 4K HDR and the new Dolby Atmos surround sound format.
Between the Blu-Ray player, cable box, laptop, and everything else hooked up to your TV, your home theater situation is a mess. Here’s how I rolled all those devices into one awesome media center—the media center of my dreams—for under $500.
Earlier this month, Apple Inc. poached the chief of Amazon's Fire TV unit to run its television operations. Timothy D. Twerdhal brings hardware and content experience to his new gig, and his hiring suggests a renewed focus on the Apple TV set-top box.
In early February, Stephen Colbert got a valuable piece of television real estate that no other late-night host had ever received: The post-Super Bowl slot, and the benefit of a lead-in from the biggest viewing audience of the year.
Lawrence O’Donnell had a really bad night on August 29, 2017. We draw that conclusion based on the above clip obtained by Mediaite, showing behind the scenes footage of a furious O’Donnell absolutely going bananas in what appear to be breaks in his show.
Best Smart TV Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar's round-up of the best smart TVs and smart TV platforms you can buy in 2018. What did exist back then was usually bad, third-party designed services that never seemed to get an update or suffer from massive wholes in their content library.
On Sunday, one of the year’s most fascinating television events will come to a close when “Twin Peaks: The Return” airs its two-hour finale. It’s now apparent that the show’s co-creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, had something very different in mind than a simple sequel series.
At some point, TV became complicated. It used to be this thing I would plop down in front of after school and mindlessly flip through.
Nearly one year after its launch in Japan, Sony is releasing the PS Vita TV — now clad in black and rechristened the PlayStation TV — in North America today, Tuesday October 14th, for $99.99. Read our original Vita TV review below.
During the second season of ‘Seinfeld’ – on Wednesday, December 12, 1990, to be more exact – the cast sat down to read through the script for what would be the fourth episode of the season and only the ninth episode of a series that would go on to produce a total of 180 episodes.
A few weeks before Bill Maher nearly blew up his career for the second time, a middle-aged man named Billy Martin warmed up the audience that had come to watch a filming of Real Time with Bill Maher. Martin, Maher's head writer, stood on the L.A.
Kris Jenner slowly descended one side of the curving double staircase in her home in Hidden Hills, Calif., like some sort of grande dame, like Elizabeth Taylor in a White Diamonds commercial, only dressed head to toe in black: Balmain blazer, Rag & Bone jeans and Chanel ankle boots.
One of the dirty secrets about streaming live TV services like PS Vue and Hulu TV is that in many cases you’re paying the same amount of money as you would for basic cable.
The Major League Baseball postseason kicks off tonight with a Wild Card game between the Orioles and the Blue Jays. Coverage is spread across several networks over the course of the next few weeks, but most games are available for streaming.