Tag Archives: Television

The Great American Read

Nearly everyone has a favorite book, but what about an entire nation ? Beginning next week, PBS ( our public broadcasting network ) is embarking on a quest to discover what is America’s favorite read. The eight-part television series about … Continue reading

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Tales From Black Mirror

If you are not a fan of Black Mirror, these wonderfully retro illustrations won’t mean much to you. But if you can’t get enough of the show, Brazilian artist and illustrator Butcher Billy’s project Tales of the Unexpected Black Mirrors is just … Continue reading

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American Gods

I’ve long been an evangelist for Neil Gaiman’s outstanding 2001 novel American Gods and I’m looking forward to the TV adaptation this year. If you haven’t gotten around to reading the book, get on the stick; it’s great fun and surprisingly relevant … Continue reading

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Norway Takes It Slow

A few years ago, I posted a story on the Norwegian Broadcasting Company’s longest, slowest television show. Viewers in Norway—and geeks like me around the world—were riveted to their screens for the non-stop, 134 hour-long telecast of the Hurtigruten boat … Continue reading

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The Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop Case Files

h/t to follower Akira O for the link to this video series Based on the bestselling novels by En Mikami, “The Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop Case Files” (Biburia Koshodo no jiken techo) is a popular Japanese television series that features Shioriko, … Continue reading

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Tokyo Reversed

I don’t know if I would have the patience or discipline to watch the entire 9 hour version of Tokyo Reverse, but the 5 minute trailer is captivating. The clip is a preview for an amazing film that aired on … Continue reading

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Take the Green Line to Queasy Street

It’s been more than 20 years since the STA (Springfield Transit Authority) introduced its ill-fated monorail system, but even fictitious cities eventually need to upgrade their public transportation. Last Sunday’s Simpsons episode featured a  hitherto unseen transit network complete with multicolored … Continue reading

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