Walking Dead – Comic Vs. The Show

h1 August 1st, 2014

The Walking Dead is everywhere. Channels showing it can be found on this website and pretty much all over. But how does it stack up with the source material? Comparing the “Walking Dead” TV show and comic shows a lot of similarities and differences. The show loosely follows the Robert Kirkman monthly comic book making changes in the interest of view-ability as well as adaption to the television medium. In some cases, details are left out while in other cases scenarios and characters are fleshed out for better or worse.

Fans of the comic book enjoy the show while staying on their viewing toes to spot the differences and enhancemnets that make the show a great experience for hard-core Kirkman fans along with the general public.

Kirkman himself has been a part of the TV show and says some details from the comic book absolutely must be included in the show to maintain storyline integrity but details also may be changed as far as sequence. New characters have been introduced to enhance the TV mix, he says, because small adjustments make the show even more interesting and compelling for viewers not acquainted with the original comic.

The biggest change in season two was the introduction of the Shane character. The comic book went through an entirely different chain of events for Shane. However, Kirkman said the show’s writers took that character up a notch, giving him an affair with Andrea and added conflict with Dale who is killed earlier than in the comic.

Another second season change was the focus on Sophia. While her storyline was key in season one, she disappeared after that.

Five Favorite Seinfeld Episodes No Fan Should Miss

h1 May 27th, 2013

To this day, Seinfeld still enjoys a cult following. Fans of the television show love to recount their favorite moments. Here are five Seinfeld episodes that no fan should miss.

The contest: Without a doubt, this one was a riot. This episode from season four was truly a breakout moment for the cast.

The Chinese Restaurant: This season two episode takes place in a Chinese restaurant. During the entire segment, the casts waits for a table with disastrous results. This is a fabulous one as it brings out the best Read the rest of this entry »

The Rise Of Crime Scene Television

h1 March 22nd, 2013

If you’ve been watching television over the last few years, you might have noticed the YAP phenomenon, which stands for “Yet Another Procedural.” With the advent of shows like NCIS, Bones, Lie to Me and Criminal Minds, it is hard to turn on your television and avoid another crime scene. Why are we seeing so much of these shows, and what is the appeal?

Over the last twenty years, the media has brought us more and more monsters in the news. It is not Read the rest of this entry »

What Are The Best Sci-Fi Shows in American History?

h1 June 9th, 2012

Tales of Tomorrow, on ABC, was the first Sci-Fi program aimed at adult audiences, debuting in 1951. There had been several Sci-Fi-related programs for children during the early 50s, but with the possible exception of Flash Gordon in 1954, these productions didn’t last long.

The 1959 debut of The Twilight Zone signalled the beginning of Sci-Fi’s “Golden Age” on TV. Still seen regularly in syndication, Rod Serling’s classic introduction, “Submitted for your approval,” has become a part of TV legend. The Outer Limits (ABC, 1963) borrowed many of TZ’s outline, but focused more on horror, whereas TZ Read the rest of this entry »

What Have The Buffy The Vampire Slayer Stars Since The Show?

h1 April 28th, 2011

Ever wonder what Buffy, Xander and the rest of the “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” cast has been up to? Well most of the cast moved on to other projects.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Buffy, went on to star in some chart topping movies. She played Daphne in “Scooby Doo” and Karen in “The Grudge” and it’s sequel, as well as other movie roles. In her personal life, her and husband Freddie Prinze Jr live happily in LA with their child.

Nicholas Brendon, Xander, stuck with small Read the rest of this entry »

What Sci-Fi Contributions Did Buffy The Vampire Bring To The Genre?

h1 April 14th, 2011

Buffy the Vampire as a Sci-Fi genre brought in the idea of feminism. Most, if not all, science fiction genre, have males as their lead protagonist. Take, for example, one of the best well known science fiction film of all time, Star Wars. The lead protagonist is Luke Skywalker, who comes and saves the well known heroine, Princess Leia. On the other, Buffy the Vampire becomes the leading actor, who more often than not comes to save Spike, the tragic hero. In this science fiction Read the rest of this entry »

What Feminist Ideals Were Brought Forth In Buffy The Vampire Slayer?

h1 March 29th, 2011

In Buffy The Vampire Slayer, there are many feminist ideals. Take Buffy, the lead character, she is the chosen one. Usually a man would be the chosen one. This changes the face of who can be a savior of the world. It’s always the man to the rescue. Buffy broke that barrier. Buffy is very strong and can kick ass just like a man. She is the leader of her group. She falls in love with a guy who is not as strong physically as she is. Many men are intimidated by a woman Read the rest of this entry »

Golden Globe Nominees and Winners (2010)

h1 January 22nd, 2011

If you weren’t able to catch this year’s Golden Globes on Direct TVthis year because you were too busy tuning into some of the other great shows to watch, we provide the following recap of nominees and winners (designated by an ):Best Television Series (Drama)

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

Best performance by an Actress (Drama)

  • Julianna Margulies: The Good Wife
  • Elisabeth Moss: Mad Men
  • Piper Perabo: Covert Affairs
  • Katey Sagal: Sons of Anarchy
  • Kyra Sedgwick: The Closer

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Fun With The Bachelor

h1 January 13th, 2011

Alright girls (and maybe some guys), if men out there can have all kinds of fun with their fantasy football, we should be able to have some fun with our Bachelor viewing.And just as they love to talk endlessly about how many yards their running back ran in Sunday’s game, we love to talk about the shenanigans that occur every Monday evening on ABC’s The Bachelor.But get this; now there’s a way to have some “betting fun” with the show similar to how guys have fun speculating odds with linebackers. All you really need to do is come up with a formula such as picking:

  • Top three girls
  • Girl you want as final winner (can also be one of your top three girls)
  • Name one girl each week who will not get a rose and ultimately be sent home
  • Name of one girl each week that will be selected to go on one-on-one date

In essence, of the three girls you select, you will earn four points each week if they remain in the running without being eliminated. If your selection is correct Read the rest of this entry »

Some Top Shows

h1 December 6th, 2010

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught in a rut of what you watch day-in and day-out. Personally, I never miss Jeopardy, and I’m certain there are shows being broadcast on other networks as I witness (yet again) Alex’s self-serving odd sort of humor. That being said, we provide the following list of some of the “most watched” televisions shows that you might be missing while watching your own version of my Alex-angst. I’m certain he’ll eventually wear himself way too thin on my nerves and I’ll be switching channels, and should you be going through a similar purge-mentality maybe you can find a replacement from the following, too:Friday Night Lights GleeHell’s Kitchen Any one of the crazy “Housewives of.” seriesLie to Me The Good Wife Parenthood True Blood Read the rest of this entry »