New Research: Seniors on the Small Screen

A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative underscores just how lacking U.S. television is in faces over the age of 60. Titled “Seniors on the Small Screen,” the study was “comprised of two samples of popular television series airing between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. Popularity was determined based on Nielsen Average Audience Rating Percentage. The first sample includes the 50 most popular television series among viewers age 18-49. The second sample includes the 50 most popular television series among viewers age 65 and older.” Continue reading “New Research: Seniors on the Small Screen”

Book Review: The Science of Orphan Black: The Official Companion

The Science of Orphan Black: The Official Companion by Casey Griffin and Nina Nesseth is finally available! It’s a nerdgasm. Continue reading “Book Review: The Science of Orphan Black: The Official Companion”

Just Thinkin’ Here

Three shows I love premier this weekend with new seasons. In the past, I’ve written recaps of Orphan Black. I’ve written several series level posts about each season of Orange is the New Black, but no recaps. In season 1 of Wynonna Earp I only commented (very wrongly) about what I thought was going on in the first episode.

I’m thinking I want to continue in the same way with Orphan Black and Orange is the New Black. I’m also thinking I want to write more about Wynonna Earp but I don’t want to do recaps.

What that means in terms of Wynonna Earp isn’t clear to me yet.

Do you as readers have any input on these plans for the next few weeks of my blogging efforts?

Exclusive: An Interview with Sarah Moshman, Director of Losing Sight of Shore

Sarah Moshman, award winning writer, director and creator of The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is now directing a new documentary called Losing Sight of Shore.

Losing Sight of Shore tells the amazing and inspiring story of a group of women who row across the Pacific Ocean. Sarah answered my questions about the upcoming documentary.  Continue reading “Exclusive: An Interview with Sarah Moshman, Director of Losing Sight of Shore”

Losing Sight of Shore: 4 Women Row Across the Pacific – UPDATED

Losing Sight of Shore is a documentary about 4 (actually 6, but only 4 at a time) women who are rowing across the Pacific Ocean unsupported in a small boat called Doris. This team of women who call themselves The Coxless Crew are raising money for charity with their challenging effort. Director Sarah Moshman is creating a documentary about the amazing story. The journey started 9 months ago in the US. The women are about to reach the end point in Australia after stops in Hawaii and Samoa. Continue reading “Losing Sight of Shore: 4 Women Row Across the Pacific – UPDATED”

A #HappyValleyTV hashtag Would be Welcome: What do you Think?

I use the hashtag #HappyValley on Twitter to see what people are saying about Happy Valley, the master work from Sally Wainwright.

Every time I do, the Twitter timeline is full of conversation about real places called Happy Valley. You have to sift through all that to find tweets about the TV show Happy Valley.

Why don’t we all agree to change the hashtag? #HappyValleyTV would work, wouldn’t it? Only two more characters, yet distinct from the tweets about actual places. We just have to publicize the idea enough that all the Happy Valley fans pick up on it.

Do you like the idea? Will you help spread the word if you do?

Orphan Black Season 5 Photos Released

BBC America released 10 new images from season 5 of Orphan Black. They also issued a warning that “walls are closing in” on Sarah when nearly all her sister clones and their allies are “brought to heel” by Rachel. Apparently that includes Sarah’s daughter, Kira. Continue reading “Orphan Black Season 5 Photos Released”

Rita Gets a 4th Season – UPDATED

First it was on Facebook, which eagle eyed reader Christopher Swaby pointed out. Then Mille Dinesen put it on Instagram. Rita will get a 4th season! Continue reading “Rita Gets a 4th Season – UPDATED”

20 Years After Buffy, What’s to Watch?

We all celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer last week. What can you watch now that compares? I’m sure you can come up with some ideas of your own. I’d love to hear about them in the comments. I’ll mention three of my favorites. Continue reading “20 Years After Buffy, What’s to Watch?”