I promised a linkspam awhile back, and then avoided doing it because the list of links I’ve been wanting to share is so long. My solution: multiple, themed linkspams. Today, a collection of links about television and TV shows. I don’t necessarily agree with all of them, but they are thought-provoking and/or informative.
First, some articles about how we watch:
- Should We Watch TV Shows from the Beginning?
- Should Continuity Be King in Serialized Television?
- Television re-runs: only 235 episodes to go
- Time Warner Cable’s Stern: We Have to Move Away from Monolithic TV Packages
- In switch, cable operators want to go a la carte
- New broadcast channels offer reasons to pull plug on cable
- Comcast’s MyTV Choice: Is this the future of pay TV bundling?
- Notes on Rewatching
Trends in TV and how to understand how decisions get made about TV shows:
- Down with Television Repeats
- “Do Season Finales Even Matter Anymore?” or “Season Finale, Schmeason Finale. I Don’t Even Know When It’s On!”
- Putting Ratings in Perspective: Today’s Hits are Yesterday’s Bombs
- A Look at the Relationship Between Buzz and Ratings
- The truth about TV ratings, online viewing and sci-fi shows
- TV: Besides Cops, Lawyers and Doctors, What Else Is There?
Some suggestions for and commentary about women and men on TV (three more links relevant to this season in the bottom section):
- Sugar and Spice and Vicious Beatings
- “Parks and Recreation” Open Thread: Feminist Landmarks
- The 25 Best TV Roles for Women
- Five Great Shows About Masculinity — So You Don’t Have To Watch The Terrible New Ones
A few about the real people behind the shows:
- A Tear for Sarah Jane – A Feminist Aca-Obit
- Why Cast a Spotlight on Joss Whedon?
- DGA Report Assesses Director Diversity in Hiring Practices for Episodic Television
And, of course, interesting articles about the new fall season:
- After One Week, Which TV Shows Look Like Hits and Which are on Death Watch?
- It’s time to do or die for high-priced broadcast TV entries
- Women Rock Prime Time
- Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady, UR Doin It Rong
- What Makes a Show Aimed at Women?
- Ratings report: CBS picks up 2 Broke Girls, and old people love Andy Rooney (surprise, surprise)
Whew. I should not have started that this late at night. More installments on the way when I recover.