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[personal profile] colls2017-04-29 05:23 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: TV Primers

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! :)
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[personal profile] colls2017-08-13 02:19 pm
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TV Friending Meme



STEP ONE: Fill out the following texty & Post it at this post
*(all questions are optional, feel free to skip some)


STEP TWO: Talk to people & make fellow tv-friends

STEP THREE: Advertise it out so we get more members & friends & discussion.
feel free to copy/paste this code:
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[personal profile] colls2017-07-31 01:41 pm
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Binge Watching



Let's talk binge watching! Personally binge watching is one of my all time favorite rainy day activities, it ranks right up there with getting-my-nose-stuck-in-a-book and playing Cards Against Humanity in my pajamas with a pack of friends, wine and pizza (am I over-sharing?).

Anyway, [personal profile] yourlibrarian recently linked this article (thanks for the suggestion!) Skip It: Why It’s O.K. to Start a TV Show in the Middle. What are your thoughts? Are you a purist and watch the entire show, in order? Or do you skip ahead to the good parts? Is the answer different if it's something you've watched before?

- Do you binge watch? If not, why not?
- What makes a show binge-watchable to you?
- How many of the 40 best shows to binge watch July 2017 have you seen? How many of these Best TV Shows of 2017 (so far) have you seen (or heard of)?
- Recruit and Recommend!! What are your top 3 binge-worthy shows?
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[personal profile] colls2017-07-26 09:22 am

TV Bulletin Board

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Keeping Track:
sidereel | tv guide | tv calendar (pogdesign) | episode calendar | my episodes | TV Time

Member's Corner:
[personal profile] shadowkat posted (NO SUBJECT)
[personal profile] darthfangirl posted DOCTOR WHO XMAS SPECIAL TRAILER THINGY
**********More member's posts are here
Have one that I didn't link? Feel free to leave it in the comments.

In our own house:
CRIME DRAMA AND POLICE PROCEDURALS

Suggestions and feedback welcome.
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[personal profile] colls2017-07-06 09:57 am
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Crime Drama and Police Procedurals



Crime dramas and police procedurals are a perfect fit for a serialized format like TV. There are always crimes being committed, so you know you can have another episode. \o/ ...and they lend themselves to spinoffs quite often. We have the NCIS family, the Law & Order family, etc.

- What is your favorite currently airing crime show?
- Favorite canceled show?
- What do you think would be the most binge-watchable?
- Who are some of your favorite crime-fighting teams or buddy-cop partners?
- Share a intense scene or favorite quote or gif

(of course pick and choose which questions you answer or some other facet of crime and police procedurals, recs, etc.)
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[personal profile] colls2017-07-03 11:51 am

TV Bulletin Board

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*[community profile] theamericans (The Americans)
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Any other TV comms around DW? Please let me know.

Keeping Track:
sidereel | tv guide | tv calendar (pogdesign) | episode calendar | my episodes

Member's Corner:
[personal profile] dirty_diana posted NO ONE GETS TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU ARE
[personal profile] yourlibrarian posted LONG-RUNNING TALES
**********More member's posts are here
Have one that I didn't link? Feel free to leave it in the comments.

In our own house:
SATURDAY SOCIAL POST
COMEDY

Suggestions and feedback welcome.
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[personal profile] colls2017-06-24 04:40 pm
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Saturday Social Post



Hello, television viewers! Welcome to the weekend!
Feel free to talk about any TV-topic you want, below is an optional texty to use.

Name
What TV have you been watching?
What TV character is your favorite? Why?
What hobbies besides TV have kept you entertained lately?


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[personal profile] colls2017-06-18 03:06 pm
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Comedy



Do you smile when someone mentions The Big Bang Theory? Do you have fond memories of Friends? Can you quote Seinfeld? Do you think Barney Stinson has style? Do you have a slight crush on Leslie Knope?

Basically, is comedy TV your jam?
If so, tell us about your favorites!

- What is your favorite currently airing comedy?
- Favorite canceled comedy?
- What do you think would be the most binge-watchable comedy?
- What do you like best about comedies?
- Share a funny scene or favorite quote or gif

(of course pick and choose which questions you answer)
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[personal profile] colls2017-06-08 12:08 pm

TV Bulletin Board

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*[community profile] theamericans (The Americans)
*[community profile] tori_reviews (DC CW Shows)
*[community profile] rocinante (The Expanse)
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[community profile] thelibrarians_tv (The Librarians)
*[community profile] xfilesficrecs (X-Files fic/fic recs)
*[community profile] who_at_50 (Doctor Who - 50th anniversary)
*[community profile] scifi_rewatch (Mutliple SFF shows)
*[community profile] sirpatrickstewartnews (TV actor Sir Patrick Stewart)
*[community profile] timeless_lifeboat (Timeless)
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*[community profile] neilgaiman (American Gods)
[community profile] earth_final_conflict (Earth: Final Conflict)
(* indicates community has new content since last bulletin)
Any other TV comms around DW? Please let me know.

Keeping Track:
sidereel | tv guide | tv calendar (pogdesign) | episode calendar | my episodes

Member's Corner:
[personal profile] shadowkat posted STILL STAR CROSSED
[personal profile] ariane posted THE EXPANSE SEASON 1 4K/UHD SCREENCAPS COMPLETE
[personal profile] nautalucis posted (NO SUBJECT) (re: Teen Wolf)
[personal profile] yourlibrarian posted Season Finales and Brains (Re: Outlander, Gotham, and Supernatural finales)
**********More member's posts are here
Have one that I didn't link? Feel free to leave it in the comments.

In our own house:
SATURDAY SOCIAL POST

Suggestions and feedback welcome.
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[personal profile] colls2017-06-03 01:03 pm
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Saturday Social Post



Hello, television viewers! Welcome to the weekend!
Feel free to talk about any TV-topic you want, below is an optional texty to use.

I ran across this from tvline.com: Summer TV Calendar: 90+ Premiere and Finale Dates to Save for June/July
I think it's more updated than the one I ran across a couple weeks ago. *ahem*


Name
What TV have you been watching?
Anything coming back in June that you're excited for?
Any renewals or cancelations that you found surprising?

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[personal profile] colls2017-05-24 10:30 am

TV Bulletin Board

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)
*[community profile] who_at_50 (Doctor Who - 50th anniversary)
*[community profile] scifi_rewatch (Mutliple SFF shows)
*[community profile] sirpatrickstewartnews (TV actor Sir Patrick Stewart)
*[community profile] timeless_lifeboat (Timeless)
*[community profile] shadowhunterstv (Shadowhunters)
*[community profile] neilgaiman (American Gods)
(* indicates community has new content since last bulletin)
Any other TV comms around DW? Please let me know.

Keeping Track:
sidereel | tv guide | tv calendar (pogdesign) | episode calendar | my episodes

Member's Corner:
[personal profile] tarienemrys posted SHADOWHUNTERS 30 DAYS CHALLENGE - DAY 24 - FAVORITE HAPPY SCENE
[personal profile] bluegreen17 posted (NO SUBJECT)
[personal profile] meganbmoore posted 12 MONKEYS AND INTO THE BADLANDS SEASON FINALES
**********More member's posts are here
Have one that I didn't link? Feel free to leave it in the comments.

In our own house:
[personal profile] delacourtings CANCELLATIONS
[personal profile] delacourtings RENEWALS
[personal profile] colls SENSE8

Suggestions and feedback welcome.
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[personal profile] colls2017-05-22 11:47 am
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Sense8



spoilers for season 2 )


P.S. all members are welcome to make show-specific posts (like this one)
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[personal profile] colls2017-05-20 04:35 pm
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Saturday Social Post



Hello, television viewers! Welcome to the weekend!
Feel free to talk about any TV-topic you want, below is an optional texty to use.

Name
What TV have you been watching?
Any recent season finale knock your socks off?
Book to television. Do you watch any shows like this? What are your thoughts on how medium transfers?


RENEWALS


Under the cut is a list of every show that has been renewed, listed in alphabetical order by network. If you want to quickly see if your fave has been renewed hit CTRL+F and type the name of the show.

FOR CANCELLATIONS CLICK HERE.

Read more... )

CANCELLATIONS



Under the cut is a list of every show that has been cancelled, listed in alphabetical order by network. If you want to quickly see if your fave has been cancelled hit CTRL+F and type the name of the show.

FOR RENEWALS CLICK HERE.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] colls2017-05-13 12:22 pm
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Saturday Social Post



Hello, television viewers! I thought we could use another social post since the last one was so successful. Feel free to talk about any TV you want, below is a texty to use if you want.

Name
What TV have you been watching?
How do you watch?*
What summer show are you looking forward to?



*A topic that's come up more than once recently is how we manage our TV media consumption. We still have the traditional broadcast television with their traditional 'fall' season premieres, winter hiatus and spring finales. But that's only a fraction of what's available now. We have cable networks with shows that have shorter seasons and fall into the 'winter' or 'summer' categories, and within cable networks there's a hierarchy of the premium channels like Showtime and HBO compared to the basic channels like SyFy and USA Network. Then there are streaming sites like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, which will sometimes drop an entire season at once. And if that's not enough, I'm sure there's more that I've forgotten.

Then comes the question of when you have access to the show vs. when the show was released. For example, a show that is currently airing on a cable channel will become available on a subscription service like Netflix several months later. If you're in a different country, that release is even more delayed. Do you wait? If you're behind other viewers/fans, how does it change your fannish interaction?

FYI - My comments/experience above is based on USA, please share yours as I don't know a lot about what's common in other countries other than via osmosis from places like this. The region release schedule varies and confuses the heck out of me.

Some summer show resources:
Summer TV Premier Calendar
Popsugar's Guide to Summer's Hottest New and Returning Shows
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[personal profile] colls2017-05-10 04:28 pm

TV BULLETIN BOARD

Active DW communities:
[community profile] theamericans (The Americans)
- multiple posts, latest is Promo discussion: Episode 5x11
[community profile] tori_reviews (DC CW Shows)
- multiple posts, latest is ARROW 1X08: VENDETTA
[community profile] rocinante (The Expanse)
- multiple posts, latest is Book Amos & show Amos
[community profile] su_herald (Buffy/Angel - newsletter format)
- multiple posts, latest is The Sunnydale Herald Newsletter, Tuesday, May 9, 2017
[community profile] thelibrarians_tv (The Librarians)
[community profile] xfilesficrecs (X-Files fic/fic recs)
- multiple posts, latest is Fic Rec: 1x19 Darkness Falls
Any other TV comms around DW? Please let me know.

Keeping Track:
sidereel | tv guide | tv calendar (pogdesign) | episode calendar | my episodes

Member's Corner:
(Three recent posts by members that appear TV related. Find more community members public posts HERE)
[personal profile] donutsweeper TV NEWS AND BLATHERINGS
[personal profile] wendelah1 LINKS POST
[personal profile] tarienemrys SHADOWHUNTERS 30 DAYS CHALLENGE - DAY 19 - FAVORITE ROMANTIC MOMENT.
Have one that I didn't link? Feel free to leave it in the comments.

In our own house:
SATURDAY SOCIAL POST
[personal profile] delacourtings posted a Speechless Primer

Suggestions and feedback welcome.
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[personal profile] colls2017-05-06 11:39 am
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Saturday Social Post



Hello, television viewers! I thought we could use another social post since the last one was so successful. Feel free to talk about any TV you want, below is a texty to use if you want.

Name
What TV have you been watching?
Who is one of your favorite one-episode characters?
What show have you not watched, but are considering?

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[personal profile] colls2017-05-02 09:29 am

TV Bulletin Board

Active DW communities:
[community profile] theamericans (The Americans)
- Promo discussion: Episode 5x09
[community profile] tori_reviews (DC CW Shows)
- ARROW 1X03: LONE GUNMEN
- ARROW 1X04: AN INNOCENT MAN
[community profile] rocinante (The Expanse)
- Re-Watch Watch-Along 1x02
- 1x1. Dulcinea
- More icons
[community profile] su_herald (Buffy/Angel - newsletter format)
- daily posts Here's the latest
[community profile] thelibrarians_tv (The Librarians)
[community profile] xfilesficrecs (X-Files fic/fic recs)
- Fic Recs: 1x15 Young at Heart
Any other TV comms around DW? Please let me know.

Keeping Track:
sidereel | tv guide | tv calendar (pogdesign) | episode calendar | my episodes

Random TV things:
- Television is Training Me to Not Watch Television
- 9 Upcoming Summer TV Shows That Actually Look Great

Member's Corner:
(Please comment with any posts I may have missed and I'll add them in the list. I scan the post contents, title and tags - I don't necessarily click into anything posted under cuts or know all TV shows, so if I missed anything it was unintentional.
Also, FYI - This may become a "here's 3-4 random links from members" sort of thing if we grow, I'll see how next week goes. Anyone can scan the community members public posts HERE
)
[personal profile] jekesta A POST THAT ISN'T ABOUT SNOOKER.
[personal profile] veritas_poet ALSO? I NEED TO REWATCH LOST
[personal profile] sholio CATCHING UP ON TV FEELS
[personal profile] shapinglight THE LAST KINGDOM and LUCIFER STUFF
[personal profile] shadowcat (NO SUBJECT) and WHEN WE RISE and (NO SUBJECT)
[personal profile] veritas_poet I SAT DOWN TO WATCH "DOCTOR WHO." THINGS WERE GOING FINE...
[personal profile] jb_slasher WATCHING STUFF, THINKING THINGS.

In our own house:
[personal profile] yourlibrarian posted some thoughts about Agents of SHIELD (spoilers to current episode) and Powerless (not spoilery) here: https://yourlibrarian.dreamwidth.org/452270.html
[personal profile] delacourtings posted a wonderful TV Primer here SUPERSTORE PRIMER If you're interested in posting a primer, please do so! Here's a post where I talk All About TV Primers :)

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

ETA: I meant to do this weekly and it's Tuesday and not Wednesday..... whoops. *facepalm
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[personal profile] colls2017-05-01 09:50 am
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The Expanse Re-Watch

In our last social post, quite a few people mentioned The Expanse (yay!) The new (and exciting!) community for The Expanse, [community profile] rocinante, has allowed me to host a re-watch over there. So if you like show, or if you're thinking of trying it out, come on over!!! First time viewers are welcome.

Episode 1x1. Dulcinea was just posted.