Articles tagged "history"

  1. Top TV Dramas for History Buffs – Here It Is, Your History Buff-et

    Ryann Rasmussen

    Vikings - History Drama

    Producers of historical dramas often have a difficult time striking a balance between accuracy and compelling storylines. If they stick too much to details, it becomes hard for us to…

  2. Is TV better, or worse, than 10 years ago? Vote now!


    Quipol It used to be that television was all about the family. There was T.G.I.F on Friday nights, ABC Family movies on Sundays, and family-focused shows every other day of…

  3. TV Viewership is Down, but Why?


    Shows today aren’t getting as much attention as the shows of yesteryear. First reported by New York Magazine, some of the hit shows of the 2011 TV season (including “New…

  4. Learn About America: Watch The Simpsons (or Friday Night Lights)


    If you wanted to learn about America through TV, both historically and culturally, what show should you watch? That question was recently brought up and the answer is just as…

  5. TV Deathmatch: Cable or Internet?


    More than a year ago Matthew Lasar wrote a great article looking into which technology – at the time – was likely to fail faster: cable TV or internet video….

  6. The Typography of TV Show Logos.


    Like the Nike swoosh and the Apple apple, the logos of TV shows are intended to efficiently communicate the central sentiments of the brands, er, series. And just as swooshes…

  7. What Gilligan's Island Taught Me About Life


    Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch, passed away on July 12 at the age of 94, leaving a legacy of pop culture behind him. In…

  8. Did You Know 2010 Was TV’s Biggest Year Ever?


    In-case you missed the memo: 2010 was the most watched year in TV ever. That was just last year. Some seven months ago. People were watching more TV than any…

  9. An Interview with Will Brooker (And Book Giveaway!)


    “The geeks aren’t just inheriting the earth, they’re creating the future,” Will writes. After discussing the impact entertainment is having on the world around us, the educator and undeniably talented…

  10. Does TV Matter Anymore?


    Before you read ahead, ask yourself silently if you think TV really matters anymore. Through the 1940s and up until the early 90s television played an incredibly important role in…