While on my nice, safe treadmill at the pleasant, well-lit gym, I like to watch dramatic, character-driven documentaries like Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, and Carrier. Any suggestions for other nonfiction TV shows like that, with women in the starring roles? [more inside]
Saw a television ad several years ago with fantastic art direction depicting the stock market as a circus or similar frenzy of colorful, somewhat frightening characters. Can anyone help me track it down? [more inside]
Working on a graphic design exhibition, and trying to source the designer(s) of these logos for Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, 90210, The Beautiful Life, and Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew. [more inside]
I like watching sports but don't particularly like listening to the commentators. Surely I am not alone in this. So why don't they broadcast commentator-free audio on the SAP channel? [more inside]
Help me select a TV (to be used as a computer monitor) for our conference room. We've got a small conference room at the office. I'm considering buying a used LCD (or plasma?) TV to use as a computer monitor for meetings. I need a little guidance in choosing the right specs. [more inside]
[Australia] Which television should I buy for AU$2500? [more inside]
Trying to identify a British television program about a doctor that used to be broadcast on PBS. [more inside]
Looking for "the same, but different" movies or TV shows. [more inside]
Is Craig Ferguson's talk show real? I mean, like, is the audience real? [more inside]
Toronto cable tv frustration: should I dump Rogers for Bell? [more inside]
Help me buy a cheap, flat-screen, non-HDTV? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a DVD/watchable online version of a documentary I saw probably saw about five years or so ago about the history of the voice in popular music. I think it might have been simply called The Voice, and was probably shown on the BBC or Channel 4 (although I think it was American-made). One episode featured harmony groups like the Four Freshmen and the Beach Boys. With such a generic name, Google is failing to help me find any details on this one. Does anybody know what it was actually called, and where I can see this again?
Television recommendation just for running a Wii? [more inside]
Any recommendations for smart TV comedy which'll suit my taste? [more inside]
This has been driving me crazy, and I'm obviously a weaker google user than I thought. I used to watch a cartoon on Saturday mornings and I have no idea what it was, or even if it was real. My recollection is hazy and may incorporate any number of other childhood memories and red herring elements, but I'm hoping someone can help me out! [more inside]
How do I connect a new Macbook Pro to televisions? [more inside]
Dish Network, DirecTV or uVerse? [more inside]
Is my (analog) TV completely borked? [more inside]
I'm thinking of shooting and uploading some b-roll for sale to others who might need it, with locations and keywords and all. Is there a marketplace for this? [more inside]
TV Show Filter: Show from the early 90's or MAYBE mid to late 80's where the final part of the show was to go through a large obstacle course. More details inside. [more inside]
How do I play videos from my iPod Nano on my Phillips television? My Phillips is a flat screen and has a USB port on the side, which my iPod can dock to. When I connect them, the television even recognizes that an iPod is connected, but doesn't seem to know what to do with it. Any ideas?
What's the copyright status of TV show scripts? Not the original scripts themselves, but versions transcribed from the show as it was broadcast? [more inside]
Please suggest movies, TV shows and books that feature unrepentant, amoral characters [more inside]
Are there (legal) ways to copy recorded TV shows from my HD-TV box to my laptop for personal use? Note: This is a technical question, not a legal one - I just don't know where to start. [more inside]
What made-up names does your very young child call favorite movies, books, games, or television shows? [more inside]
Help me find television programs that I might enjoy while my favorites are on hiatus for the summer. [more inside]
[TVMoviesFilter] Trying to remember an old, cheap-looking movie from a single rememberance: in a room full of rich people, a magician/healer slides a woman's neck tumor/lump through to her finger, at which point he cuts it off with a knife. [more inside]
How dangerous is it to take apart an old TV if it has been unplugged for many months? [more inside]
Where can I find a cheap, tiny TV in NRW, Germany? [more inside]
So I just watched the (terrible) pilot for the 2003 tv show L.A. Confidential. I've also heard Michael Tolkin talk about the tv show for The Player, which I've never been able to find. My questions are: where can I find The Player tv show and what other films have had failed tv shows not make it past the pilot stage?
Where on the net is a well-stocked (and, with any luck, well-organized) archive of old video art and "outsider" (public access, for instance) television? [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]
Dear Hivemind: Where can I find examples of treatments for Reality TV shows? [more inside]
Looking for cool public access TV shows on the web. Of the non-talk show variety. [more inside]
Identify this (probably really awful) movie! [more inside]
How can I set my TV so that it's mute whenever I turn it on? [more inside]
What, if anything, does the oft-used-on-TV license plate 2FAN321 reference? [more inside]
I want to understand more about the switch from analog to digital television. Why is the FCC doing this, and how are the analog waves now going to be used? Where can I go to find out more information?
How do I force PS3 games to play at their optimum resolution? [more inside]
Help me make a list of must see costume dramas/period films/tv. I love costume dramas and period films/tv and I'd like to see more of them. Recommendations please? [more inside]
I'm a Comcast customer is looking to expand my TV horizons. [more inside]
I applied for 2 of the digital converter box coupons the US government was handing out. I never received them. They have my info and know that I applied for the max and can't apply for more. I would like to have a coupon to subsidize a converter purchase. Am I out of luck?
Help me identify this mid 90's Japanese science/educational TV show and prove that it exists. Every week it explored how something worked by approaching it from a different angle or doing an unusual experiment. One show they made gasoline from orange peels and drove a car around with it. On another they tried making coffee from other foods by roasting, grinding and filtering water through peanuts, soy beans, and beef. I remember the title as "MegaTen" but the Googles, they do nothing. [more inside]
What sitcoms still film in front of an audience? Bonus points for NYC. [more inside]
A question about digital TV antennas in SE Portland. [more inside]
Need advice on Mitsubushi DLPs. Been burned twice, being offered WD-73835 as a replacement for my current 73" Mitsu DLP. Is it a good TV? [more inside]
Are there any good alternatives to Hulu for watching TV on a computer? I'm having some bandwidth/connection problems, and I'd like to try an alternative if one exists. [more inside]
The Han and Cinema I am working on a paper on the Korean concept of Han and how Han is communicated directly or through the use of trope in film and television. Of particular interest are films and television from East Asia, those which feature East Asian actors, and those which are set in East Asia. The definition I am seeking to support or reject is the idea of Han as: The pain of victims that has festered in their hearts for a long time. My ideas thus far: The West Wing (2003) Episode 504 - entitled Han. The Good Earth (1937) In addition to the plot of the film of interest is the fact Anna May Wong was passed over for the role of O-Lan and the pain and woundedness and the sense of "Han" she experienced. M*A*S*H (1972-1983) set in Korea but not focused on Korea. The Korean people are merely a silent witness in the series, they have no voice. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
I'm in the US and want to follow the Canadian parliamentary election returns. Will any US TV station, cable or otherwise, have election coverage?