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July 10, 2013

Top Sci-Fi Shows of Past and Present

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The only thing worse than watching a new show bite it early is seeing an old favorite jump the shark, heading on past its prime and ultimately losing the glory that made it so great to begin with.  The upcoming season will see the end of a number of long-running series.  The road’s been bumpy for all of them, but they’ve managed to come back time after time to wow us all over.  Here’s what’s in store.

  • Smallville:  Starring Tom Welling as a teenaged Clark Kent, this series won over fans of all ages who enjoyed its blend of high school and comic book archetypes.  The 9th season took a darker turn as Clark embraced his alien heritage at the expense of his human relationships.  In the new season, Satellite TV, fans can expect to see Clark’s path to the role of Superman reach its end, and possibly appearances by cast members who have left the series. (more…)
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July 9, 2013

Remembering the magic of “Friends”

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The mid-1990s was a period of economic prosperity and optimism. Young adults felt like they had the whole world in their hands and that nothing could come between their happiness and self-realization. This optimistic attitude was captured in the popular television show “Friends.” This show resonated with many people during those years, but none more than people who were in the same age bracket as the stars of the show.

This show personified the desires of people in their mid-20s and 30s during that time period. People in those days wanted (more…)

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May 21, 2013

HBO through history

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If you happened to be living in Wilkes-Barre, Pensylvania on November 8, 1972 and also happened to be one of Service Electric Cable’s 365 subscribers, you may have viewed a little slice of television history. Had you been flipping through the channels that evening and happened to stop and watch a hockey game between the New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks, then you caught HBO’s first ever broadcast.

By 1973, Time-Life Inc. (now Time Warner) had bought (more…)

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March 25, 2013

Lucy Ball: a life of television

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Born in 1911, Lucille Ball got her start in front of the camera as a film actress. During the 30s and 40s, Lucille Ball played many different movie roles, but it wasn’t until television became a popular fixture in American homes that her career began to shine. Starring with her then-husband, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball played Lucy Ricardo from 1951 until 1957. After the show ended, she went on to play a number of other television roles. One-hundred and eighty episodes of “I Love Lucy” were created, and they are still shown on a regular (more…)

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June 13, 2012

The history of the TV dinner

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What did people sit in front of to enjoy their dinners before the advent of the TV? It is hard to remember before 1954, especially because a lot of us were not born, when Gerry Thomas came up with the phenomenon of putting two great ideas together to create the Swanson’s TV dinner. The idea to put food in a cook-able tray, which then you could eat out of, no muss, no fuss, is just shear genius. However, it was not called a TV Dinner in the 1960′ (more…)

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August 28, 2011

Choosing from the best HDTVs

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Choosing the best HDTV for you depends on a variety of factors. What will you be watching on the television? Do you play video games? Where will the television be located? Taking these factors into consideration will get you the best possible television for your needs.

If you do a lot of gaming on your television, you don’t want a television with slow frame rates. Video game action can get intense and you will need a television that can keep up.Is this new to you? Catch up here Plasma televisions have (more…)

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July 14, 2011

Three of the most successful television creators

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Certain television show creators, have left a lasting impact upon audiences across the nation. Beloved shows are derived from brilliant minds; allowing imagination, humor, suspense, and imagery to flood television sets. Although one may enjoy a certain television series, often the mastermind creator is not known. Three of the most successful television creators have created the most beloved series. The creators J.J Abrams, Jess Oppenheimer, and Simon Fuller are three of the most successful, and beloved television creators. J.J Abrams produced the television show ” (more…)

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July 2, 2011

Spoiler alert: four of the best television cliffhangers

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4) Greys Anatomy “Who’s Zoomin Who” – In Season 1, Meredith has just started her relationship with Derek and things are going okay. On this cliffhanger episode, his wife comes from out of town and announces she knows she is sleeping with Derek.
3) Friends “The One With Ross’s Wedding Part 2″ – In Season 4, Ross is getting married to Emily, who he has been seeing for a while. As they are saying their vows, Ross says “Itake thee RachelEmily”.
2) Alias “The (more…)

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May 31, 2011

Friends Trivia Quiz

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Some of the best known actors and actresses start out on the small screen and the folks of “Friends” are no exception. As you know, we love trivia here, so sit back, cue up some old Friends episodes on your www.direct.tvOnDemand and get ready to ace this quiz…
Q: What was the name of Ross’ monkey?
A: Marcel
Q: What does (more…)

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October 1, 2010

Another new season, another batch of new shows

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The fall TV season is upon usthe time when loyal fans return to the tube to catch the premieres of old favorites, and new series are thrown out into the water to sink or swim. Think of us as the person on the edge who gives those new shows a helping handor if necessary, pushes them down into the depths where they belong.Better With You (ABC, Wed., 8:30): Better With You is designed to capture the audience that doesn’t want to move in between The Middle and Modern Family. In that regard, it’s not bad enough to make people actively change the channel. However, the stale plot of a sister getting upset when her younger sister gets engaged (to a man she’s known for less than two months) won’t win many fans otherwise. (more…)

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