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Jodie & Amy Talk About The Emmys

Jodie: The 2015 Emmy nominations were revealed on Thurs 16th 2015 and this year the nominees included some real fan favourites. Tell me Amy, which nominations are you most excited about?Read more... )
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[personal profile] bookgazing2015-06-08 12:04 pm

Television, Television: Five New Shows I'm Excited About (08/06/2015)

New TV - so much to watch but so little time. In order to keep track of all the programs I want to see, and find out who else is going to be watching them, I'll occasionally be posting lists of five upcoming shows I'm interested in. Come get excited with me in the comments!

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[personal profile] bookgazing2015-06-01 12:10 pm

12 Monkeys: Actually, It's About Ethics In Time Travel.

Picture of Aaron Stanford as James Cole in 12 Monkeys - text reads Man Out of Time

Oh, Science fiction - you and your attachment to the big moral questions. You keep trying to bring sexy back with your explosions and your space ships but in the end you're just an earnest Ethics student who sits in the front row at every lecture. Four beers on a Saturday night and you're starting arguments about the nature of humanity. And, bless you, don't fans like me just love you for that nerdy, honest commitment to investigating big issues! It's just a shame that sometimes when these conversations get "too real" you cheat and use 'the future' as a convenient escape hatch.

The creators of 12 Monkeys revisit a classic ethical question made much of by other science fiction visual media, including Looper, The Sarah Connor Chronicles and even Dr Who. Is it OK to do anything in order to save the future? 12 Monkeys may be a brand new SFF series for 2015 but its central question is an oldie but a goodie; do the ends really justify the means?

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Introducing: Irregularly Scheduled Viewing

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Welcome to Irregularly Scheduled Viewing - a brand new TV writing project from the writers who brought you Feelings About Vampires and Possibly Too Many Words About Robots.

What is Irregularly Scheduled Viewing?

Irregularly Scheduled Viewing is a punk rock experiment in TV writing. We don't offer regular weekly re-caps of the same old shows; instead you'll find meta, essays, lists and co-reviews about the programs we're most passionate about. We'll spend our time chasing down thematic threads, examining TV culture, and talking our heads off about our favs, all in the name of getting you excited about TV.

Meet the Critics

Amy is a passionate media blogger - always well informed about what new shows the networks are planning and how TV works. She has extreme feelings about sports, family dramas and zombies. Right now, she's watching far too many shows to list but her favorites include The Walking Dead, Orphan Black, Bates Motel, and of course every family drama ABC Family will offer up. Amy also blogs at My Friend Amy.

Jodie is heavily invested in many short-lived UK series - don't let her drag you down too! She enjoys watching armed female characters and the boys who love them, improbable SFF dramas, and spy shows. Currently, her favourite programs are Orphan Black, How to Get Away With Murder and The 100. Jodie is also a co-editor of Lady Business, and writes book reviews for Shiny New Books.

We're looking forward to getting started - tearing episodes up, breaking tropes down and getting you to add way too much TV to your DVR. In the meantime, make sure to our Twitter account [twitter.com profile] irregularviews to keep up with all our deep and meaningful thoughts. And, y'know, pictures of the hot TV people we're into - important stuff like that.