GenreTV: “British ‘Series’ vs. American ‘Seasons'”

By on May 25, 2012 in Affiliates | 0 comments

My good friend Kayti at Primetimely affiliate GenreTV ponders the quality-vs.-quantity question by examining the differences between how we Yanks do things and how the Brits do ’em. But I’m still left wondering: if they refer to seasons as “series,” then what’s their term for what we call “series finales”? And, more pressingly, how can I schedule regular shipments of crumpets? BBC’s Sherlock may be my favorite show on television, but, most of the time, it doesn’t feel like it’s actually on television. This is because its series come in sets of three. Yes, the episodes are basically feature-length, coming in at an hour-and-a-half apiece, but it’s still not enough! And don’t even get me started on the fact that I am going to have to wait more than a year for the next installment. I blame my frustrations on my American upbringing, where network...

GenreTV: “Wide Awake”

By on Mar 14, 2012 in Affiliates | 0 comments

I am happy to announce that Primetimely has a new affiliate: GenreTV, a fantastic blog written by my good friend Kayti Burt which focuses mainly on that television content deemed “genre” (not your typical cop-lawyer-doctor fare, to say the least). I’m happy our two blogs are besties, especially because we can repost awesome entries from each other’s blogs. Speaking of, here’s what she had to say at the beginning of this month about Awake, an ambitious new NBC drama which I’ve been chomping at the bit to see ever since watching the preview. Warning: This trailer [embedded below] gives pretty much everything away from the first episode – though, the show is so good, it might not matter. Awake premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC. Awake tells the story of Michael Britten, a man who, after getting into a horrific car accident with his family, creates two...