you just got Litt Up

Merchandise centred around the catchphrase of popular characters is nothing new and has been something that has existed for decades popularised by quotable movie and television shows so much so that entire shows are sometimes created around the idea of popularising a certain character and their catchphrase purely to cash in on it from the masses willingness to buy into it. That being said most shows are usually covert enough not to have the merchandise make its way onto the show, but Suits took product placement to a new level in one of it's most recent episodes featuring Louis Litt. For those of you who don't watch Suits, Louis is the misunderstood ball of anger who means well and is almost always the one to stumble into doing something the wrong way in anger. However when he does something right ...

Empty cup awards

We all watch TV and film knowing that it's make believe even if the film or show is based on something that really happened. For the most part we accept the world presented to us but sometimes the "realism" breaks down when the simple things aren't presented in the right way: family pictures, social media, driving scenes...we all have that one that we get fixated on. The guys at Slate took it a step further and actually created a video about it. For them it was the simple coffee cup and the fact that most of the ones on TV are empty. Yes...empty. You can view their video here and support their cause with the hashtag #EmptyCupAwards https://www.facebook.com/Slate/videos/10154013688701438/ Please note this should not be confused with the similarly named Empty Cups Awards ...

The greatest TV shows almost always have a sound that is uniquely their own. This is rarely a mistake but a well thought out and executed choice by the creators to help prime the audience for their show or for certain moments in their show. TV shows create this sound in a variety of ways but the most popular way up until a few years ago was through the opening title sequence. Play someone a certain song that was used for an opening sequence to a popular show and they'll be more likely to associate it to the show than to the musician. This is the power of an opening sequence. The greatest example of this is without a doubt FRIENDS who had their theme song "I'll be there for you" perfromed by the Rembrants but all anyone thinks of ...

Rush Hour

As my self given name suggests I love a good TV show and over the past few years the content being produced for television has consistently got better and better. So much so that the fandoms created by them rival those seen by Movies. This has been partly due to more investment into TV by studios and by people realising what I always saw as an eventuality...TV being better than movies. Movies becoming TV shows Currently there are a number of shows rumoured/confirmed to be in production based on popular movies. Of these a few stand out either because they seem like they might not work on TV or the simple fact that fans of the movies hate the idea of it being ruined by a different interpretation of the original. TWELVE MONKEYS SCHOOL OF ROCK SCREAM RUSH ...

Halt and Catch Fire 1

It's been a while since I wrote a post about a TV show or TV in general. This has not been due to me being uninspired but rather down to doing too much with the limited free time I have available. Saying that I have run across a show that I actually had no idea was coming and it was like a sucker punch of awesomeness. That show is of course Halt and Catch Fire. So this post will concentrate on why it is a "Summer Must Watch" or just a general must watch for all you TV fans who are looking to get into a new show. What it's about The show is basically Mad Men meets Silicon Valley if we were to compare it to shows currently on the air. The official storyline however is: Set in the ...

Believe

It's been a while since I wrote about a TV show, which is a little silly seeing as that's one of the main reasons I started doing this blog. In my defence I've been understandably side-tracked by other topics (I like stuff...sue me). So today I've decided to do a short post telling you about a show some of you might know about but most probably don't. I'm talking about Believe. What's it about At its core Believe is a heart-warming story about a very special little girl and an escaped convict. Okay when I put it like that it sounds a little odd but really this isn't that sort of show. The escaped convict and former Death Row inmate Tate (Jake McLaughlin) is actually protecting the little girl; Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) from an organisation than want to use ...