In the olden days of TV, we used to have to wait anxiously for the few times a year that network executives made their decisions about which programs would stay on the air, and which would get the axe. Now, shows are renewed as soon as thereâ€™s evidence that theyâ€™re successful. Often, itâ€™s the morning after a successful pilot airs on TV.
While we take it for granted today, itâ€™s hard to believe how far computer-generating (CG) animation has come in 25 years. We have made major leaps from the rather basic use of rudimentary shapes and flat textures of early CG to the organic facial capture and stunning imagery of modern CG. At the forefront of its acceptance into mainstream culture in the early to mid-90s was a television show from Canada known as ReBoot.
First impressions are a powerful thing. In the world of TV, they set the tone for what youâ€™re about to see and, when well executed, persuade you to invest more of your precious time. Whatâ€™s more, they vary substantially from show to show.
Not many shows can tout 861 episodes plus three different movie adaptations with close to a quarter of century run. However, the Power Rangers is an anomaly of sorts, entertaining audiences for well over two decades and a fanbase that spans generations. As such, here are 12 of the best Power Rangersâ€™ series over the years.
Whether itâ€™s daytime or late night, talk shows have been a staple in the American television diet for decades and some of hosts are so iconic that despite being off the air for years, we still know their names.
Premium cable networks like HBO and Showtime used to have a monopoly on small screen storytelling, but ever since the basic cable channel American Movie Classics (AMC) branched out into producing television shows, theyâ€™ve been giving their subscription-based competitors a run for their money.
English actor Sean Bean (sadly not pronounced, Seen Bean) has died so many times onscreen that weâ€™re starting to lose count. Whether heâ€™s being shot by arrows, impaled by an anchor, or killed by cattle, Bean nails it every time. Here are our favorite Bean death scenes from both film and television. Warning: spoilers lie ahead.
But what about those slim balls or villains that battle the heroes and heroines we adore so much? They can be self-involved, annoying, and down-right nasty at times, but for some reason they are still loveable, despite their flaws.
Few shows can claim a legacy that is even half that of Doctor Whoâ€™s. The program has run for decades, and in that time cultivated a crop of unforgettable characters and creatures that have earned the show its massive fan base.