I love TV, but I don’t love the Emmy Awards. Not only is the telecast way too long but the awards are generally predictable and repetitive. There’s a lot of things about them I’d change if I could: I’d love to see broadcast and cable shows split into two separate categories, I wish actors could only win once for every role, and as always it would be nice if more shows were recognized. However, there is one category that I can get behind – Outstanding Main Title Design.
Not a lot of freshman shows piqued my interest last fall but NBC’s Blindspot and ABC’s Quantico seemed interesting enough. However, I’ve been trying to be more selective when it comes to adding more TV shows to my watch list, so I opted for Blindspot since I recognized Jaimie Alexander from the MCU and she’s a total badass.
With the fall TV season literally days away and the DVR at 70% capacity, it was time clean house. Watched, not watched, didn’t matter, the delete button was about to get a workout. After a contemplative few minutes here’s what made the cut and what’s been wiped out.
Say goodbye to free TV, on August 8th Hulu became a purely subscription-based streaming service. Two plans now exist, one with commercials ($7.99/month) and one without ($11.99/month). I can’t say I’m surprised by the move, bummed yes, but this has been a long time coming.
Just as word-of-mouth and social media buzz for Netflix’s newest series Stranger Things was picking up I was blessed with a rainy summer weekend allowing me to marathon the show guilt-free. And boy was it a satisfying marathon. With just eight episodes it was not only an easy watch but also a tight story with well developed characters and little filler.
Comic Con International’s exclusive streaming/video-on-demand site Comic-Con HQ launched on May 7th, but it’s real test will come when San Diego Comic Con gets underway on July 21st 2016. For the first time in the con’s history, no badge, no problem – content will be made (legally) available online.