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  1. The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence - IEEE Spectrum

    From last year, on the amount of money and effort it takes to maintain archives of movies and TV shows.

  2. ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Oral History: Larry David on Crazy Auditions, Art of Cringe | Hollywood Reporter

    I enjoyed this and would like to read more. Can’t be bothered to listen to a podcast for more though. (via Daring Fireball)

  3. From Friends to Frasier: 13 Famous TV Shows Rendered in Plan | ArchDaily

    From 2014, fan-made floor plans of several US sitcom sets. (via Things Magazine)

  4. Famous TV Shows Brought to Life with 3D plans | Drawbotics

    Including Parks & Rec, Mad Men, The Office (US). (via Things Magazine)

  5. How To Talk Comedy Writer – Updated! — Andy Riley | misterandyriley.com

    Brilliant list of British TV comedy-writing jargon. (via Russell Davies)

  6. Grand Designs For Sale | Buildings From Kevin McCloud’s Iconic Television Series

    By the Unique Property Bulletin people, keeping track of which Grand Designs have sold, and when.

  7. No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons » “Humans”? They Weren’t Kidding.

    On why ‘Humans’ season one wasn’t that good. I mostly enjoyed it at the time but all this is true.

  8. The Americans: Slate TV Club Insider by Slate Magazine on iTunes

    Episode-by-episode from season three, for when we get there. (via Beeker)

  9. Thrones of Blood - The New Yorker

    Clive James on ‘Game of Thrones’. Really good, so many great lines.

  10. Findable.TV - Watch movies and TV series online

    See which services have the movies/TV you want to watch.

  11. Clive James: how did the BBC’s War And Peace measure up? | Television & radio | The Guardian

    Nice comparison, not only of the series compared to the book, but also previous screen versions. If only all TV reviewing was as good.

  12. Previously, On Arrested Development : NPR

    Charting all the running gags over four seasons, including their foreshadowing events. So good. (via Kottke)

  13. The Shield - The Wallflower Collection

    As infovore describes it: “A spreadsheet cataloguing all of “wallflower“‘s episode-by-episode guide to The Shield - his writing on it is so, so good.”

  14. David Chase on The Sopranos ending

    I love the detail about every shot and cut. (Linking to Kottke so you get a link to the scene itself too.)

  15. James Meek · The Shock of the Pretty: Seventy Hours with Don Draper · LRB 9 April 2015

    Good on ‘Mad Men’. A bunch of these criticisms are why I’ve failed to make it through the first season twice.

  16. Why the British Are Better at Satire — The Atlantic

    Comparing the U.S. and UK ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Veep’ versus ‘The Thick of It’.

  17. “You should be left with a fucking mess of unanswered questions” — Medium

    Good, long interview with Louis CK from a while back. About his career, childhood, writing, comedy, etc.

  18. The Oral History of Freaks and Geeks | Vanity Fair

    Lovely, long description of making the show by cast and crew, fourteen or so years on. Must have been brilliant to be a part of something like that.

  19. Graph TV

    Shows graphs of IMDB ratings for all episodes of a TV series. Nice and simple.

  20. How Jon Snow dissing the PlayStation 4 explains why no one cares you can’t afford a house

    Oh, yes, all of this. I’m baffled how things like TV and radio news seem to be written by and for white men over 50. God, that sounds naive now I’ve written it down. Duh. But still. (via @matlock)

  21. Just Another Day - Walton on the Naze - Part 1

    1983 TV documentary about the Essex seaside town, directed by Adam Curtis. On the one hand, it’s just how I remember it from those days, and on the other, 1983 looks really old.

  22. Brian Sewell: the BBC’s factual television is an insult to the nation

    Very good. So rare to find a documentary that is complex or deep and isn’t full of daft re-enactments or the presenter pretending to “discover” something.

  23. Double Agents in Love by Lorrie Moore | The New York Review of Books

    A decent, and favourable, review of ‘Homeland’. Good on the second series’ confusion, and the romance that doesn’t quite work: “Give Danes and Lewis a country cabin, a roaring fire, and a bottle of wine, and we feel only anxiety.”

  24. Recurring Developments

    Showing which episodes of Arrested Development each of its recurring jokes appears in. I’ve been researching recently; even better than I remembered. (via Waxy)

  25. YOU THINK YOU ARE A CONSUMER BUT MAYBE YOU HAVE BEEN CONSUMED

    I hope this new series of Adam Curtis posts on fake objectivity and neutrality analyse his own style. Really, that would be fascinating.

  26. TV Networks, Algorithms and the Demise of HMV

    I’m not sure i buy all of this, but some interesting thoughts in there. Almost says that without better discovery tools, Spotify is like HMV, huge but daunting and soulless. (via Paul Mison)

  27. The Loves of Lena Dunham by Elaine Blair | The New York Review of Books

    I did enjoy this review of ‘Girls’, which I haven’t seen. Good on how samey most TV drama sex is, for example. I love TV reviews that are this thoughtful; common for movies, not for TV.

  28. London 2012: Beware billions bollocks. Ceremony to be huge TV hit, but not that huge « Sporting Intelligence

    This is needed for every major TV event. And this doesn’t even take into account that NBC in the US isn’t showing the opening ceremony live.

  29. The rise of bokeh photography

    The BBC’s Paul Mason on using SLRs to shoot news footage, and the different kinds of video quality there are now (cf Charlie Brooker’s recent article on news footage quality).

  30. The 21st-Century TV Shows That Get 21st-Century Tech Right - Technology - The Atlantic Wire

    Looks at a few US TV shows and the ways people in them use consumer technologies, rightly or wrongly.

  31. What does a reality producer do? | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August

    A US reality TV producer describes how made-up much of the “reality” is, and some detail on how the stories and scripts are put together.

  32. NFL: The All-22 Football Footage the League Won’t Show You - WSJ.com

    Almost funny, how the NFL doesn’t want fans to see footage that would help them understand the game better, because then the mistakes of players and coaches might be more obvious. (via Kottke)

  33. A New Season of Arrested Development?! - TV News at IGN

    Ooh, exciting. Director and cast have confirmed a new short season to be shot next summer, along with the long-promised movie. Backing not certain yet though. (via @secretbean)

  34. Infovore » A quick guide to Inspector Spacetime

    A lovely account of an amazing runaway myth created by fans out of a single throwaway joke in an episode of ‘Community’.

  35. Crazy Walls

    Cataloguing the walls covered in photos, newspaper clippings, string, etc by obsessive men in movies and TV shows. Because no one else seems to have done this yet.

  36. Britain’s Got Talent and the Ronan Parke Co… - justpaste.it

    I expect this has been everywhere, but it’s a good, if depressing read.

  37. A Complete Guide to Seinfeld’s Sneakers | Complex

    Not that Jerry’s style is one to be emulated, but top marks for obsession. (via Kottke)

  38. More4 cuts back The Daily Show to one episode a week | Media | guardian.co.uk

    But! What? Grrr! May have to get a Witopia VPN again so I can watch the Daily Show online. What kind of media industry is this where I find myself paying $40/year to circumvent region protection in order to watch a TV show? (via @megpickard)

  39. Movies, Downloads, Blu Ray, DVDs, Cinema & TV Listings | Find Any Film

    Alerts for when films you want to see appear in the formats you want. Good idea but ugly, confusing, unintuitive, Lottery-funded. Needs a slap with the Web 2.0 stick.

  40. U B U W E B - Film & Video: John Berger - Ways of Seeing (1972)

    Ooh, all four episodes for download. I’ve never seen the TV version.

  41. NFLUK.com - News List - Football’s coming home to Channel 4

    Channel 4 gets Sunday Night Football. I’m very glad there’s some free-to-air NFL again, but am amazed deals like this are only finalised a week before the season starts. I hope the presenters are as good as Five’s were.

  42. BBC - About the BBC: BBC Genome: The Complete Broadcast History of the BBC

    Wonderful - the BBC is OCRing and making computer-readable, all the programme listings from the ‘Radio Times’ going back to 1922. (via @catfunt)

  43. Who is this guy? Mystery man keeps appearing on live news reports | fidgetwith.com

    Quite fascinating. Although the correct reaction these days is probably “Is this an ARG?” (via @megpickard)

  44. The Solitary Life of Cranes - 4oD - Channel 4

    A beautiful documentary about what it’s like to work as a crane driver, looking down on London. And you can watch it. Free. The Internet is good.

  45. TV drama: The Shield versus The Wire | Television & radio | The Guardian

    Chris Petit from 2008, for the bit on The Shield. “The Shield is reprobate, founded on moral ambiguity, driven by violence, lacking the core of good guys who police Homicide and The Wire … [it] is more like science fiction in its prediction of anarchic alienation and breakdown.”

  46. Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation - World on a Wire

    Three hour German TV science fiction film from 1973, which sounds great, re-released on DVD. (via an article in June 2010 ‘Sight & Sound’)

  47. Grange Hill Online - Locations

    Amazing: matching up shots from Grange Hill episodes with photos of the real world contemporary locations. The Internet’s fab. (via EnemyOfChaos on Twitter)

  48. What all this Leno/Conan/Late Night Gubbins is about: a primer for friends in the UK (from little.red.boat )

    Lengthy but clear explanation from Anna Pickard. Hurrah! I’m hoping she does get started on ‘Saturday Night Live’…

  49. David Simon - Vice Magazine

    Once you’re past the interviewer’s introduction, this is good, aside from being split over several pages. Grr. Particularly liked the explanation of the Ancient Greek vs Shakespearean difference between The Wire and most other TV/film.

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