Why are new TV shows, such as USA's Mr. Robot and AMC's Fear The Walking Dead, running 65 or 66 minutes? Are we getting more show, more ads, or a little of both? How widespread is this practice and can we expect it to continue? In future syndication, will episodes be cut to fit in one-hour time slots?
Just got Canadian Netflix - loving it. But I need some help choosing what to watch this winter. Must satisfy both me and my guy.... [more inside]
We're flying with our 2.5-year old and would like to find a nature documentary or TV show for her to watch on our iPad. She doesn't watch much TV, so this is a Big Treat that will hopefully distract her for at least some of the flight. The catch: we're not ready to deal with death yet, so I'd like something without predation/disease/starvation/etc. For simplicity's sake, I'd prefer something available on iTunes, but am willing to look other places, as well. We'd also prefer to avoid mass market characters (Elmo, Mickey Mouse, etc.). Any good suggestions?
Any suggestions for movies / television shows set in very peaceful settings? [more inside]
So sue me, I've taken a liking to period dramas like Downton Abbey and Wives & Daughters. Can you help me find more shows like this? More specific likes/dislikes.... [more inside]
I've just finished Desperate Housewives, which was the perfect show for lunchtime crocheting. Looking for a replacement which has the same qualities I enjoyed in that show - and bonus points if it's something 80s or 90s that I was too young/British to see first time out! [more inside]
Interesting Portuguese-language shows on DVD? [more inside]
Prepping for a five hour layover in Houston (and lots of other holiday traveling in the next three weeks). What are your favorite movies or shows to watch while traveling? [more inside]
Is there a last.fm-esque website for movies? I want something that allows me to keep track of what I've watched (really, any media tracking website) [more inside]
Has there ever been a Monthly television program? Why not if not? [more inside]
Was this a real TV show or am I imagining things? Circa early-mid 90's, an American show about a family (maybe just a single dad?) with a few sons (ages between 10 - 15?) that owned and lived at a holiday motel complex. The episode I seem to remember is one of the boys was cleaning or going through a guests room after they had stayed and found a porno mag. [more inside]
Where is my iTunes Mad Men episode hiding? [more inside]
A while ago, someone posted a description of this show in a MeFi thread. According to the poster, this was a Korean show "all about people who did mundane things very, very well". Can anyone tell me the name of this show and tell me how to find it?
What are the best kids' shows for ages 6-12? [more inside]
Recommend the one episode that will get me hooked on a good TV show. [more inside]
Is there a way to watch the major TV networks' East Coast feeds on the West Coast? [more inside]
Why are "classic" daytime talk shows (like Donahue, Geraldo, Sally, etc.) virtually never reran on cable? [more inside]
Recommendations for good shows and/or podcasts for me? I do not like reality tv, sitcoms or cooker cutter serial dramas i.e. CSI. [more inside]
Looking for quality British "reality" programming.... [more inside]
"I think I got half of it, which got me through the half I didn't." "Like the first season of The Wire."
What are the pop culture references cited in Season 1 of the TV show Community? [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]
I watch a lot of non-fiction shows, like Mythbusters and the First 48. Throughout these shows, often things are blurred on purpose. In Mythbusters, they blur brand names. On the First 48, they blur numbers, license plates, faces. I was just curious (A) how much something like that would cost in terms of dollars, (B) how long it would take to do - say an episode, and (C) what computer program they use to do this. Thanks!
Is there a way to get a Flash player to work on a Wii? We were trying to watch a tv show off of abc.com using the Opera browser on the Wii and got stopped in our tracks after it requiring Flash. Please advice!
Recommend some travel-related shows. [more inside]
What are some movies, shows, sketches, etc. where amateurs put on a show? Especially comedies, but any genre will help. [more inside]
Any recommendations for smart TV comedy which'll suit my taste? [more inside]
How can I watch videos on my computer in black and white? [more inside]
What are some of the typical things said on Japanese variety shows? Preferably cheesy and/or cavity-inducing sweet? [more inside]
What are some good sites where I can view episodes of TV shows online? I lost the recording of last night's episodes of 24 I had on my DVR and want to try and catch up before tonight's 2 hours. Thanks!
How do I create a TV schedule based on a topic? [more inside]
Is it necessary to have watched "The Practice" to fully understand "Boston Legal"? [more inside]
Do good what-to-watch TV blogs or webpages exist? [more inside]
Is there a way to search upcoming television shows for topics? For example, I would like to know if there are any upcoming television shows about the Black Plague. Short of getting a tivo, is there a way to do this via the internet? [more inside]
Law & Order SVU ringtone (Metropcs) [more inside]
Need more TV shows to download. Recommendations please! [more inside]
This thread inspired my question: does anyone know of a tivo-like app that can alert me when my favorite shows come on? [more inside]
WTF is happening to the tv show known as MI-5 here in the States and as Spooks in the UK? Spoilers inside if you haven't yet seen season 3, especially episode 10 'The Suffering of Strangers'. [more inside]