The Get Down

Netflix's latest series has just hit it's service and it is without a doubt a story that needs to be seen and heard. With a brilliant cast of young people the show is a brilliant blend of music and style which is rarely seen in a TV show and usually confined to film. It should come as no surprise that the show is from the brain of Baz Luhrmann as well as executive producer Catherine Martin, legendary MC and executive producer Nas, and of course associate producer Grandmaster Flash. However I'm not here to talk about the show itself or what it does right and wrong, there are other places you can read that like on Vox which hits the nail on the head with most of this. What I want to talk about is the possibility that with this ...

Those of you that know me personally know that I loved the film Dear White People before it came out and even more so when it did. I love it so much I even have a t-shirt of it so when the news broke this week that Netflix has ordered a 10-episode series for 2017. Like the film, the series will follow a diverse group of students navigating a predominantly white Ivy League college where racial tensions are often swept under the rug. The series is still in the early stages of development so it's unclear if any of the actors involved in the film will be reprising their roles but it would certainly delight me if they did. More than the return of characters I look forward to seeing how they adapt the film to 30 minute episodes. In ...

Always take what you see on TV with a pinch of salt, hell any information that you take in you should always question it. I decided to do this is a quick post because it Black History month in the US and my dad found this really interesting video that he decided to send to me. Usually the stuff he sends isn't great but this was interesting. You can see it below but if you can't be bothered to watch it, the geist of it is that The Lone Ranger was based on a real life black guy however when they came to create the show they changed the character to a caucasian because that's just what they did in those days...white-washing. But it's not just TV that gets it wrong sometimes, it happens in movies too like in ...

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The answer to the question "Can data create a hit tv show?" is obviously yes. Television has been doing this for years or rather they have been improving formulas and statistics that they have taken years to create and collect. IMDB or Internet Movie Database is probably one of the best sources of information about TV and film that's accessible by both companies and the public (to an extent). If you don't know what it is, IMDB is it's is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews. A subsidiary of Amazon they will have a leg up on the competition with the data that's gathered from the site through viewers of shows but for the most part that information is shared freely. ...

2016 TV

With the New Year well under way it's the perfect time to look ahead at what shows are coming up that you might want to check out. Now there are returning shows like Daredevil, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and yes even X-Files, however I want to talk about the fresh shows you probably haven't heard about which you should totally be keeping an eye out for. Netflix shows Of the 30 original shows that Netflix will be working on -some of which I've mentioned already- there will be 15 new ones to look forward to. Of these 15 there are two that I am personally looking forward to. First is "A Series of Unfortunate Events" which was a popular book franchise and then a movie, now it's becoming a bingeable TV show! If you're not familiar ...

Spoilers die

I've touched on the issue of spoilers before but after seeing an ad from Netflix concerning it I've decided to return to it once again for two reasons, one being how epic this ad is and because it really can't be reiterated enough how much spoilers aren't for everybody. Netflix has done an amazing new ad that has two characters who represent us all, the spoiler and the spoilee. However it's done in a wonderfully creative way which speaks to the sick part of our psyche as to what we imagine of doing to those who would be stupid enough to be a spoiler in our presence. It's a classic torture scene you've seen before in countless shows and films where a man is bound to a chair, preparing himself to be tortured after crossing a line. Maybe he leaked ...