My parents are staying with me for approximately six weeks while my dad undergoes treatment for cancer. We don't always get along especially well, and he's starting to feel a little bit bored/stir-crazy. We're looking for activities/entertainment we can enjoy as a family, especially movies and TV shows that tick all the right boxes. [more inside]
The band Hot Chip recently posted a new video that uses archived footage from the 80's. I have tried in vain to find the original source for the "video dating" footage and the "Kids of Tomorrow" footage. I'm hoping someone on here has better luck/skill than me.
I get a much better daily workout on the stationary bike while watching anime that I kind of hate. I need recommendations for more series to watch that I won't like too much. Important additional details below the fold. [more inside]
Is it possible to pull audio to a external speaker set in a affordable hack or method? [more inside]
How do airlines pick, buy, and/or license inflight entertainment? [more inside]
Hey There Brilliant People! Could you please send me any film, tv or play suggestions that are about women going through pregnancy, the affect that has on their marriage, and women who work with doulas and midwives while pregnant? Thanks so much!
According to this entertainment news article, Channel 7 "will screen an episode on December 2 and another on December 3 - just hours after it airs in the USA." What does this process look like? [more inside]
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]
How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
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]
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]
vintage technology fi: help me connect a VCR to a TV [more inside]
Are there any truly great universal remotes? (Qualification: Non-Harmony, RF-based.) [more inside]
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]
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]
What are your favourite Christmas TV episodes? [more inside]
Recuperating from a head injury. How can I entertain myself with brain damage as a motif? [more inside]
Different ways to watch movies aside from unplugging and moving a rather large iMac around the house? [more inside]
I want to write for TV. I'm 31. Is this impossible? [more inside]
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]
I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons. [more inside]
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]
Is there a cable tv listing site that suggest shows based on interests (tagging perhaps?) [more inside]
What do I need to know about current LCD HDTV prices re: buying a set now or later? [more inside]
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]
Help me make a DVD. [more inside]
Need more TV shows to download. Recommendations please! [more inside]
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]
Where can I watch, or listen to, the Academy Awards live on the internet? [more inside]
Where can I see "lyrical" dance being performed? [more inside]
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]
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.