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TV viewing recs - teenage kid visiting his middle-aged relatives

Our 17 year old cousin is coming to visit. He comes from a sheltered environment, not allowed to watch TV at home, and they don't have wifi. We'd like to enjoy some really good TV together. I'm looking for good quality shows that are sophisticated and fun, with minimal romantic/sexual content. On the kid's last visit, he really enjoyed the Firefly and Justified series. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Jul 7, 2014 - 61 answers

How to pitch a Twitter profile as a sitcom?

How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Does Hollywood ever let professors intern for them?

One of my college professors from the TV department wants to come out to LA and learn more about the overall entertainment industry to update his knowledge. Are there any fellowships to help him do it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Recommend For My Taste Filter

My favorite ever TV shows are Frasier and Arrested Development, with Gilmore Girls coming in a close second. Can you recommend some shows and movies that would fit my taste? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Jan 20, 2011 - 40 answers

hook me up

vintage technology fi: help me connect a VCR to a TV [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jan 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Great non-Harmony universal remotes

Are there any truly great universal remotes? (Qualification: Non-Harmony, RF-based.) [more inside]
posted by sharding on Oct 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Let's make a portable play station for a baby.

1x 1 year old daughter, 1x Sony Vaio and 1x IT Team that will do whatever I ask them to (nicely). How can I turn my old Vaio into a mini entertainment and gaming system for my little fairy? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me build my perfect home media machine.

Help me build my perfect home media machine. It must play blu-ray discs, browse the web, and stream HD video from internet sources. I have no interest in video games, and little interest in cable TV. Is this something I can buy? If this is something I must build myself, what kind of computing muscle will I need? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on May 12, 2010 - 15 answers

I know it's only November.

What are your favourite Christmas TV episodes? [more inside]
posted by bent back tulips on Nov 30, 2009 - 45 answers

My new thinking technique is unstoppable!

Recuperating from a head injury. How can I entertain myself with brain damage as a motif? [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Nov 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Cosy times wanted!

Different ways to watch movies aside from unplugging and moving a rather large iMac around the house? [more inside]
posted by dance on Mar 19, 2009 - 14 answers

Too old to make it in TV writing?

I want to write for TV. I'm 31. Is this impossible? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Mar 11, 2009 - 18 answers

Who will send me TV listings like the ones in TV Guide?

I want an e-mail or RSS update that tells me all the shows I want to watch that day and give me a brief synopsis of said episode. Is there anything like this out there? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 10, 2009 - 2 answers

I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons.

I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Looking for recommendations for a baby proof TV / entertainment centre that doesn't look too shabby.

Looking for recommendations for a baby proof TV / entertainment centre that doesn't look too shabby. [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch on Feb 2, 2008 - 9 answers

ISO site that does TV recommendation based on interests

Is there a cable tv listing site that suggest shows based on interests (tagging perhaps?) [more inside]
posted by seeminglee on Jan 17, 2008 - 6 answers

LCD HDTV Prices: Buy now or later?

What do I need to know about current LCD HDTV prices re: buying a set now or later? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Jan 10, 2007 - 13 answers

rigging a used G4 as a media centre

I am going to rebuild a used G4 as a media centre and have a few questions for anyone who might have done this [more inside]
posted by iTristan on Jan 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me make a DVD.

Help me make a DVD. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Aug 11, 2006 - 4 answers

Need more TV shows to download. Recommendations please!

Need more TV shows to download. Recommendations please! [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Jul 31, 2006 - 56 answers

Andy Griffith Show: only those who watched it when it originally aired, pls.

Back in the day, what did contemporary viewers of The Andy Griffith Show feel about the show? Was it good and wholesome, or sordid and immoral? Was it 'funny ha-ha' or 'funny omg i can't believe they just did that!'? Realism or surrealism? Sitcom or soap? And all that jazz. [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Mar 3, 2006 - 24 answers

Oscar Online?

Where can I watch, or listen to, the Academy Awards live on the internet? [more inside]
posted by Navek Rednam on Mar 3, 2006 - 3 answers

Where can I see "lyrical" dance being performed?

Where can I see "lyrical" dance being performed? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Sep 20, 2005 - 14 answers

Game show ideas.

Imagine a game show involving two beautiful female hosts. One is the "nice girl" and the other the "bad girl". This is a goofy show like Distraction or Bonzai. Random contests, which are meant to be titillating to the viewer. Can you think up some contest ideas for such a show? [more inside]
posted by delmoi on May 29, 2005 - 13 answers

Which manufacturers make well-built home theater equipment at a reasonable price?

Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
posted by danwalker on Feb 4, 2005 - 23 answers

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