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Characters who incidentally have an illness or disability?

Can anybody give me some examples of characters in film, television, or literature who incidentally have an illness or disability (i.e., their illness or disability does not somehow become a central plot device)? [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Nov 17, 2015 - 66 answers

Help me learn more about the history and craft of television

I've always been more of a TV person than a movie person. Now I think I'd like to get more serious with my interest, and really delve into the history and theory of television, both in terms of the shows themselves and the industry behind them. Help me get started with this! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 22, 2015 - 13 answers

Nerd Idol

Has there been any contestant on a singing or dancing TV competition that has performed something "nerdy", such as songs from video games, cartoons, or Internet media? The one example I can think of is a Dancing with the Stars routine to Super Mario.
posted by divabat on Apr 3, 2015 - 14 answers

Fangirls on TV

For a research project, I need to find portrayals of female media fans on television shows. Any genre, and potentially any time period, will do, although I suspect this is more likely to be a relatively recent phenomenon. [more inside]
posted by Superplin on Mar 16, 2014 - 28 answers

How to go from zero to TV?

We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Feb 11, 2013 - 27 answers

To our viewers at home: Who are you?

Where can I find accurate statistics regarding how many viewers/readers media organizations have? [more inside]
posted by eytanb on Jul 17, 2012 - 5 answers

television | rules the nation

Setting up a media PC for my television. Already have all the hardware set up, just wondering what kind of software people are using to have a "reasonable television-like experience" with mouse only or wireless xbox360 controller (currently looking in to getting one of these) [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Jan 20, 2012 - 6 answers

What TV episodes do I show the aliens first?

Looking for the top episodes of any TV series. "Best", most ground-breaking, controversial, funniest, awesome guest stars... Series/Season endings are easier, it's the stuff leading up to that where I need help. [more inside]
posted by a_green_man on Nov 2, 2011 - 67 answers

One Home Entertainment System to Rule Them All

I would like to buy a home entertainment system. I would like to listen to music, watch television, movies, and play videogames. I would like to have Netflix. I would like to stream media from my network or the cloud. I want great sound but I am not an audiophile, although I am not averse to spending a lot on speakers. I do not want to spend more than 8 hours doing research. I will spend up to $2500-$3000. How do I attack this problem? Can you recommend specific TV's, receivers, speakers, or stuff like a Roku box? Can you recommend sites that provide easy to understand, objective reviews of equipment like TelevisionInfo? I do not want to hit the forums if I don't have to. Can you recommend specific configurations of equipment or point me to sites that supply this information. I feel like if I don't get pointed in the right direction, I am going to over analyze this and spend far too much time that I don't have. I just want a rocking home entertainment solution for my family that I won't want to upgrade a week later.
posted by jasondigitized on Sep 9, 2011 - 13 answers

English essay help!

What are some representations of gay, uniformed (police, military, etc) men in television and film?
posted by Saebrial on Feb 10, 2011 - 32 answers

Where can find I data for TV ratings and/or newspaper sales before, during and after September 11th, 2001?

Where can find I data for TV ratings and/or newspaper sales before, during and after September 11th, 2001?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Feb 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Around the electronic shag-carpet campfire.

Please recommend articles/books/etc. which talk about broadcast media and American suburbia in the 1970s and 1980s. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me find a 1990s Paxil TV ad.

I'm trying to find a TV commercial for Paxil that aired probably during the late '90s, but maybe during the early 2000s. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Dec 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for movies/TV with really great acting

Looking for tv and movies which will blow my mind with the quality of the writing and acting. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Nov 21, 2010 - 51 answers

TV Production Timeline?

How far ahead of their scheduled air date are scripted television shows ready to air? [more inside]
posted by pb on Jul 6, 2010 - 7 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

Books and film depicting the quarter-life crisis ?

Going through what some mefis describe as the quarter-life crisis, I'd like to read about or watch others going through it as well. Any suggestions ? [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Feb 1, 2010 - 27 answers

I wanna work in pictures!

I'm interested to get involved in tv production, ideally in a researcher or production management position, but I know I'll need to start a little bit further down the food chain. Trouble is I don't have any experience. Is this the most stupid idea in the world? [more inside]
posted by shewhoeats on Jan 5, 2010 - 8 answers

A piece of fruit on prime time?

Fruit on TV? I remember someone saying something to the effect of, "If we put a piece of fruit on television every night, it will become a national icon". Who said that? And I think that someone actually did it (SNL?), did THAT happen?
posted by slactoid on Nov 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Best way to marry my hard drive to my TV

Is XBMC on an XBox still the best solution for playing home network media on my TV? [more inside]
posted by Billegible on Jul 13, 2009 - 32 answers

How to write a compelling pitch for a reality show?

Dear Hivemind: Where can I find examples of treatments for Reality TV shows? [more inside]
posted by Elle Vator on Mar 8, 2009 - 1 answer

Call 1-900-Help-Me!

Please help me find video online of your typical cheesy late night phone-sex ads or sexy chat line ads. Not looking for parodies, I'd love to find the real thing, and am coming up empty. [more inside]
posted by BillBishop on Oct 14, 2008 - 5 answers

TV Tuner Card

I'm interested in buying a TV Tuner Card for my PC, but I don't know where to find good reviews. Does anyone have any recommendations for a cheap, decent-quality card that preferably comes with a remote? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Religion on RTE TV and Radio

Irish and Northerners: Tell me your reflections on religious programming on present-day RTE TV and Radio? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on May 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Looking for a copy of a 1950s advert

How might I go about trying to locate a copy of a 1950s British TV advert (brand known but agency unknown, a websearch reveals nothing)?
posted by rongorongo on Jan 31, 2007 - 9 answers

Television commercial data wanted for cool research!

Does anybody know where I can get at a timeslot database for television commercials? (Preferably free or cheap). I'm not interested in viewing the commercials; I'm more interested in constructing bipartite co-occurrence networks between television programs. For example, I want to analyze what commercials are paired up with what other commercials (in that they air for the same shows), how many commercials share a given pair of programs, etc. -- and then making some inferences from the network. [more inside]
posted by SilentSalamander on Jan 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Who designed the opening scenes for the 4400 and Grey's Anatomy?

I started watching Grey's Anatomy recently, and I can't help noticing a striking similarity between the opening title credits in that show and the opening credits in The 4400. Does anyone know if the same design/production studio created both of these introductory scenes? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Nov 22, 2006 - 1 answer

Computer-based media clipping service?

How easy would it be to set up some PCs to record the local news on several channels for purposes of offering a media clipping service? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Oct 7, 2006 - 9 answers

One TV antenna per town?

Why can't a community use tax $ to put up a single large television mast antenna and allow, say, the 100 highest bidding networks to broadcast, all from that same tower? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Sep 24, 2006 - 20 answers

Track down an LCD television that supports media streaming over UPnP.

Does anyone recommend a specific LCD television that will allow streaming over UPnP from a media box, decode DivX, XViD, and other MPEG-4 video formats, and is available in North America (specifically Canada)? [more inside]
posted by purephase on Jun 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Living In Someone Else's Shoes

TV shows, movies, books, or other media that involve people living as "someone else" temporarily - whether swapping roles, taking a new role, or pretending to be someone else - to see life in someone else's shoes. [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 31, 2006 - 48 answers

XP Media Center & DirecTV DVR connection/set-up

Need help connecting my DirecTV DVR and my new laptop with Windows XP Media Center. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Apr 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Why did Arrested Development get cancelled?

Why did Arrested Development get cancelled? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Mar 22, 2006 - 55 answers

Interesting Ads?

Know of any interesting advertisements? [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Mar 15, 2006 - 22 answers

Hannity and Combs: They are funny, yes?

The Daily Show: Great Moments in Punditry as Read by Children. I just don't get it. [more inside]
posted by phrits on Sep 28, 2005 - 16 answers

People alive today vs number of people who have ever lived

Several years ago, I heard, on some TV show that the total number of people who have died up until now is less than the number of people alive today. Then I saw this. (+) [more inside]
posted by arse_hat on Feb 8, 2005 - 23 answers

Can you help me make a video jukebox?

Hardware/Media Dreams: I'm an A/V and computer enthusiast, and one of my dreams (sad, I know) is to have a computer-based server connected to my television that contains all of my (legally store bought) DVDs, so I can basically have a local version of video-on-demand. [mi] [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Nov 10, 2004 - 20 answers

Can a touchscreen monitor (12-15") be set to control a DVD player?

Can a touchscreen monitor (12-15") be set to control a DVD player? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by faustessa on Sep 1, 2004 - 6 answers

TV on a lap through router?

I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by PigAlien on Sep 1, 2004 - 3 answers

What application do you use to record TV on your PC?

What application do you use to record TV on your pc? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by sebas on Jul 12, 2004 - 12 answers

How can I present myself well on television?

I need some advice on how to present myself well on television. It seems that this has become a (very unwelcome) side effect of my current job [details thither...] [more inside]
posted by contessa on Jan 6, 2004 - 15 answers

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