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Take A Tour Of Television History

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Posted by Rhys Alexander
Categories: Editorial, Internet,

Did you know the word “television” was first used in 1900? And that the planning stages for the medium began in the 1880s? Or that “Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” was the number one show in 1951? You’ll learn all this and more when you take a fascinating tour through Television History - The First 75 Years. The site is a blend of everything television: the development of technology, information about favorite shows and many you’ve never heard …

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Networks Get Ready To Rumble

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Posted by Rhys Alexander
Categories: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Editorial,

It’s January, which means a TV fan’s heaven of all new episodes and mid-season replacements to check out. It also means the most vicious television battle of the year is about to start. In a fight that makes the Olympics pale in comparison, the major TV networks are desperately tossing new shows, and old returning favorites, into the ring. Who will emerge the victor? NBC has the advantage of the popular comedy Scrubs returning, along with …

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Nurses Strike Back Against TV Stereotypes

In Heroes, Whores and Handmaidens: 3rd Annual Golden Lamp Awards Rank Best and Worst Media Portrayals of Nursing in 2005, nurses set the record straight. Seems they aren’t oversexed ditzes after all. And here I thought everything on television was true. The list covers the (episode-specific) best and worst portrayals of television nurses. The absolute worst? Grey’s Anatomy, with a whopping six nominations. Ouch. Read More | Nursing Advocacy    ...

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The Trouble With Syndication

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Posted by Rhys Alexander
Categories: Syndication, WB, Editorial,

Usually, syndication is a wonderful thing, allowing us to relive the best moments of our favorite TV shows, or catch up on any episodes we may have missed - but sometimes, syndication isn’t so pretty. It can serve as an ugly reminder that the shows we love just aren’t what they used to be. When new episodes and repeats are airing at the same time, it’s impossible to not draw comparisons. And trouble comes when the …

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Happy Holidays = Sad Television Viewers

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Posted by Rhys Alexander
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What’s the worst thing about the holiday season? The stress? The expense? The fruitcake? No, it’s lousy TV. Surpassing even the weekends as the black hole of television choices, the holiday season seems to provide nothing but endless repeats and hiatuses. Forget about watching your favorite shows in November. Or December. And sometimes January. It’s just not going to happen. Seriously, does anyone need to see ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ again? Give me a fresh …

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What Is Truly Offensive?

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Posted by Rhys Alexander
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The beloved CSI is on tonight, and millions anticipate Thursday night for this reason. I like CSI, not many people don’t. It’s entertaining and sometimes illuminating, with enjoyable characters and intriguing storylines. Every time I catch an episode, though, I have to wonder - what is up with the ratings system in this country? Could you imagine turning on a (non cable) network show, even after 9pm, and seeing characters walking around, completely nude? Of course …

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Newsflash! Americans Want Their Sex - And Their Violence, Too.

When Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed during her routine with Justin Timberlake at the 2004 Super Bowl, the world seemed to explode. Suddenly, every channel was carrying censored footage of the event. Newscasters rambled about it. The exposure was the hot topic, everywhere from news stations to the work water cooler. The reaction was almost violent in its intensity. The FCC fined CBS a record $550,000 for the incident. The NFL swore to never let MTV—surely …

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Shifting The Spotlight On Grey’s Anatomy

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Posted by Rhys Alexander
Categories: Drama, ABC, Grey’s Anatomy, Editorial,

Every week, Grey’s Anatomy provides us with fun and wackiness, memorable characters and original storylines. But there’s always room for improvement. Perhaps this is blasphemy, but am I the only one weary of the Meredith-Dr. “McDreamy” storyline? Or of the camera following Meredith 75% of the time? I’d love to see Grey’s Anatomy shift the spotlight to those characters lurking in the shadows, the ones I desperately want to know more about. ...

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Commander in Chief:  First Dance

I must admit, for weeks now I have been wondering why I like this show.  Although I have always found White House-related dramas interesting, that factor alone has not brought me back to The West Wing on a consistent basis.  In fact, sometimes I feel like Commander is a seriously-dumbed down version of its predecessor.  But then it occurred to me—the reason I DO like the show is because it IS a dumbed-down version of …

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The Not-So Amazing Race

When I know in my heart that something is just not right, it always makes me feel better to know that I am not alone.  That is why I must thank Entertainment Weekly for finally validating what I had been feeling for weeks now - The Amazing Race: Family Edition absolutely sucks!  You must understand how painful it is for me to vocalize this because I have been a huge supporter of this show from …

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