As much as I believe in scheduling and strategizing when it comes to New York Comic Con, I also think it’s important to leave yourself time to just wander around. There is so much going on that it’s literally impossible to have it all planned out in advance.
Another Free Comic Book Day has come and gone and once again I’ve wandered into my local comic book shop thinking about how it might be cool to check out those Buffyverse comics or maybe read something from Marvel since they are slowly pulling me in with the MCU. But alas, I wandered out with my stack of free stuff and a new Funko Pop figurine. (I picked up the Hannibal Wendigo in case you were wondering.)
Calling all TV addicts, if you like DVD featurettes, episode commentaries, show panels, and podcasts like the Nerdist Writers Panel you need to watch the Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show documentary. It’s available now on Netflix.
A couple of weeks ago my friends and I rented The Interview from Google Play only to realize that there was no way for us to view it on the TV. Without a streaming device, newer video game console, or HDMI cable between the lot of us we ended up crowded together on the couch watching the movie on the laptop, which was perched on the nearby coffee table.
A lot of the hype and excitement I’ve heard surrounding the newly available British anthology series, Black Mirror is in regards to it’s Twilight Zone-like approach to current day societal fears and anxieties about technology, politics, and the like. And rightly so, after quickly watching all six episodes on Netflix over the weekend I can completely see the similarities in both format and storytelling.
I’m probably too much of a TV addict to ever really ‘cut the cord’, but the recent news about HBO and CBS offering stand alone streaming services (otherwise known as OTT or over-the-top) is certainly something of interest.
A major shift in how TV is being delivered and consumed is under way, and that’s awesome! But as with any change, and vague initial announcements, a lot is unknown about what this will ultimately mean for viewers and TV alike.