TV Primers

Apr. 29th, 2017 05:23 pm
TV Primers are a great way to generate interest in a show you're watching and/or find fellow fans. Please see topic: primer tag for examples done in the past, although don't feel restricted to any particular format - the format is entirely up to the poster.

Standard rules of the community apply (ie. no bashing, warn/cut for spoilers, etc.)


What's a Primer?
(*stealing Recycling verbage from [personal profile] timetobegin's post.....)
Its an introduction to a show that remains mostly spoiler-free, so people get thinking about watching it. You should include

- The show and basic plot
- The main characters
- Fun things about the show people should know.
- Perhaps where to find the show?

If you're interested in doing a primer, PLEASE DO. Comment here if you wanna let people know which show you're doing (in case someone else decides too as well) And go ahead and post when you're ready.

I hope everyone's having a great weekend! :)
Cut to personal post for Agents of Shield spoilers (up to the latest episode) but no spoilers regarding Powerless.
Wow, over 100 comments on our last post! TV chatter ranging all over the board - I lost count of the number of shows people mentioned, but it was a lot! I've been inspired to try and check out some new things.

Based on some of the feedback in the last post, I'm going to try to compile a somewhat regular round-up of TV things found on DW as well as include some general links that members might find useful or interesting.

Suggestions and feedback welcome.
Do you know of an active DW television-related comm or have something else for the next bulletin?
Please share it here


Active DW communities:
[community profile] theamericans (The Americans)
[community profile] tori_reviews (DC CW Shows)
[community profile] rocinante (The Expanse)
[community profile] su_herald (Buffy/Angel - newsletter format)
[community profile] thelibrarians_tv (The Librarians)
[community profile] xfilesficrecs (X-Files fic/fic recs)

Keeping Track:
Do you use any of these (or similar) to keep track of shows you want to watch? If so, which ones? Do you find them useful?
http://www.sidereel.com/
http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/
http://www.pogdesign.co.uk/cat/
https://episodecalendar.com/
http://www.myepisodes.com/frontpage/

A Random Useful Resource:
TV By The Numbers for daily ratings news.

Members Corner:*
What are our members talking about?
As I'm typing this, there were 3 posts on the first page talking about TV and likely many more!
[personal profile] meganbmoore (NO SUBJECT)
[personal profile] badfalcon IT'S BEEN A LONG ROAD...
[personal profile] shapinglight TV STUFF

*What are your thoughts on including members posts in a round up like this? (unlocked entries only)


Hello! I don't know if it was because DW/LJ was slowing down or if it was the changing television habits, but somehow we drifted away from talking about TV shows in this space.

I'm still here. I still like TV. And I'd still like to talk about shows I'm watching. Based on the increased activity I'm seeing on DW, I don't think I'm alone. (or maybe I am - LOL)
Anyway, I think we should resuscitate this community and start talking. What do you think?

Would anyone out there be willing to help me out with three things? (feel free to browse older entries for ideas)

1) If you where building DW television discussion community, what elements would you include?
2) What sort of posts/activities would inspire you to participate?
3) Do you have any suggestions or ideas for structure or format?



FYI - I want this community to be open forum - meaning just because we develop some structure or have scheduled posts, people are always welcome to come post about any TV show at any time.



And... just so this post isn't all boring business, we should maybe socialize as well, and get this thing started out right. :D

Name
What TV have you been watching?
What genre(s) of TV do you like best?
Link something cool you've seen on tumblr/dw/lj lately!

Outlander

Apr. 15th, 2017 11:32 am
 Made a few big batches of Outlander icons a while back.
While we wait for season 3...

Preview:
1. 2. 3.

PART 1.
PART 2.
PART 3.
PART 4.
PART 5.

Renewed

  • Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) renewed for a 2nd season ahead of its S1 debut.
  • Casual (Hulu) renewed for a 2nd season.
  • Club de Cuervos (Netflix) renewed for a second season.
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (El Rey) renewed for a 3rd season.
  • Longmire (Netflix) renewed for a 5th season.
  • Switched at Birth (ABC Family/Freeform) renewed for a 5th season.
  • The Walking Dead (AMC) renewed for a 7th season.

Extended/Cut

  • Blood & Oil (ABC) cut from 13 episodes to 10.
  • Dr. Ken (ABC) picked up for a full season.
  • Grandfathered (Fox) picked up for a full season.
  • Life in Pieces (CBS) picked up for a full season.
  • Limitless (CBS) picked up for a full season.
  • The Grinder (Fox) picked up for a full season.
  • The Player (NBC) trimmed to just 9 episodes.

Canceled

  • Clipped (TBS) canceled after 1 season.
  • Instant Mom (Nick/TV Land) canceled after 3 seasons.
  • Married (FX) canceled after 2 seasons.
  • The Brink (HBO) canceled after 1 season.
  • The Whispers (ABC) canceled after 1 season.

Sources: Metacritic and TVLine.

There are so many new shows I know nothing about! Have you watched any? If so what did you think?

Or maybe you're catching up on older shows or watching your trusty favorites *cough*B99*cough*. :) Tell us all!
Spoilers! )


Warning: there will probably be some spoilers in the comments. Please don't read if you don't wanna be spoiled.
Spoilers! )
Omg! So excited!

Warning: there will probably be some spoilers in the comments. Please don't read if you don't wanna be spoiled.
- i've watched the first 5 episodes of The Affair! then read some spoilers and am now dragging my feet on finishing the last 5 episodes.
- i've been rewatching poirot! it's been a blast.
- i'm watching julia mckenzie's run as miss marple for the first time and i'm enjoying it a lot. i love jane, i love julia mckenzie as jane, it's all good. (btw, if i had to rec an episode for a trial run, i'd totally rec The Pale Horse!)

i intend on starting mozart in the jungle soon-ish.

what about you? sens8 seems all the rage, from what i can tell.

Sorry for the lack of updates. I haven't kept up with anything or watch a lot of TV in weeks so here are some old and fresh news I think haven't been mentioned yet. Let me know if you spot any mistake.

Renewed

  • Another Period (Comedy Central) renewed for a 2nd season.
  • Bitten (Syfy) renewed for a 3rd season.
  • Black Sails (Starz) already renewed for a 4th season (season 3 premieres in 2016).
  • Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) already renewed for a 13-episode 2nd season (the show premiered on August 23).
  • Humans (AMC) renewed for a 2nd season.
  • Masters of Sex (Showtime) already renewed for a 4th season (season 3 is currently airing).
  • Ray Donovan (Showtime) already renewed for a 4th season (season 3 is currently airing).
  • Rectify (Sundance) renewed for a 4th season.
  • Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) renewed for a 7th season.
  • Salem (WGN) renewed for a 3rd season.
  • Scream (MTV) already renewed for a 2nd season (season 1 is currently airing).
  • Sense8 (Netflix) renewed for a 2nd season.
  • Stitchers (ABC Family) renewed for a 2nd season.
  • Suits (USA) already renewed for a 6th season (season 5 is currently airing).
  • Teen Wolf (MTV) already renewed for a 6th season (season 5 is currently airing).
  • The Brink (HBO) renewed for a 2nd season.
  • The Last Ship (TNT) already renewed for a 3rd season (season 2 is currently airing).
  • The Strain (FX) already renewed for a 3rd season (season 2 is currently airing).
  • Turn: Washington’s Spies (AMC) renewed for a 3rd season.
  • Workaholics (Comedy Central) renewed for a 6th and 7th seasons.
  • Young & Hungry (ABC Family) already renewed for a 3rd season (season 2 is currently airing).

Canceled

  • A.D.: The Bible Continues (NBC) cancelled after 1 season.
  • American Odyssey (NBC) cancelled after 1 season.
  • Banshee (Cinemax) ends after 4 seasons (final season premieres in 2016).
  • Community (Yahoo) ends after 7 seasons.
  • Continuum (Syfy) ends after 4 seasons (final season premieres in September).
  • Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) cancelled after 3 seasons (final season premieres in October).
  • Haven (Syfy) ends after 5 seasons (final season is currently airing).
  • Hell on Wheels (AMC) ends after 5 seasons (final season to be aired in 2015-2016).
  • Hemlock Grove (Netflix) ends after 3 seasons.
  • Lilyhammer (Netflix) cancelled after 3 seasons.
  • The Comedians (FX) cancelled after 1 season.
  • The Exes (TV Land) ends after 4 seasons (final season is currently airing).
  • Web Therapy (Showtime) cancelled after 4 seasons.
  • Welcome to Sweden (NBC) cancelled after 2 seasons.

Sources: Metacritic and TVLine.

News!

Jun. 27th, 2015 05:14 pm

Renewed

  • Aquarius (NBC) renewed for a 2nd season.
  • Bates Motel (A&E) renewed for 2 additional 10-episode seasons, the show's 4th and 5th.
  • Deadbeat (Hulu) renewed for a 3rd season.
  • Episodes (BBC Two/Showtime) renewed for a 5th season.
  • Grace and Frankie (Netflix) renewed for a 2nd season.
  • Mr. Robot (USA) already renewed for a 2nd season.
  • Penny Dreadful (Showtime) renewed for a 9-episode 3rd season.
  • Power (Starz) renewed for a 3rd season.
  • Transparent (Amazon) renewed for a 3rd season, several months prior to its 2nd season debut.

Canceled

Sources: Metacritic and TVLine.

Yeah, it's that time again. This is the

MAJOR CRIMES SEASON 4 HOMEBASE POST!



Welcome back, or welcome newbie, make yourselves comfortable. If you're not sure why you're here because you don't watch the show, go get started immediately. If you're not sure you should, go look at this primer and then get started immediately. Because season four is upon us!

(PSA: I can't actually watch the episodes until Tuesday morning (GMT) but I'll definitely be around after.)

Oh, and stealing from Tash, if you click the above, you'll get emails whenever there's a new comment on this post!

SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS, OBVIOUSLY.

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