I’ve never seen this ad before today. It doesn’t appear on YouTube and there’s no Twitter chatter about it aside from my mention and one other. So I think this is brand new.
In a TV ad of a whopping two minutes in length, Amazon is pushing its Prime service really hard. In time for the holidays — as they are keen to mention in the ad.
What interests me is the mention of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, letting Prime members read books for free. This should help writers, allowing them to spread the word to Prime members for free reading — and getting paid for it — instead of just giving away their work for free and getting nothing for it.
The complete ad can be seen here.
In the 1960s, ABC had Batman. It was an overtly camp series that children — like me back then — took seriously.
Today, we have The Blacklist on NBC. Which people seem to be taking seriously but it’s all so outrageous it has to be camp.
The first episode was so ridiculous that I didn’t intend to watch more. But I had free time … and now I’ve watched all six episodes, thanks to cable TV On Demand.
The series has become even more outrageous, ridiculous, and unbelievable with each episode. So I recommend it. It makes me laugh out loud with every episode.
If you watch it and don’t, well, you’re not getting what I see as the big joke being played.
After the break, speculative spoilers.
A tweet alerted me:
And it’s true!
Supercar — all 39 episodes.
U.F.O. – oddly, only 25 of the 26 episodes are available. Hulu is missing production episode 20, Destruction. I peeked into production episode 22 — The Psychobombs — and was surprised to find the series titles and theme not included! I hope this isn’t across all episodes.
These series will play on your desktop or notebook. For mobile and TV, a subscription to Hulu Plus is required.
Jason Horwitch, creator of Rubicon, has a series going into development at Fox TV: Fox Buys Romantic Detective Drama From Hart Hanson & Jason Horwitch
Let’s hope for a series commitment.
Rubicon: Sekrit Message
Peter Capaldi exclusively revealed to the nation as the Twelfth Doctor
Well, to some people that’s no surprise.
It’s a hell of a surprise to me. Two of my tweets from last night:
First, they went older. That’s a move against the grain, what with Matt Smith being so young and the seemingly constant de-aging of The Doctor.
This popped up on the Net a few months ago but I had to skip it for a variety of reasons.
This weekend, Sundance Channel ran it as a marathon and I saw all of it.
So should you.
As a crime drama, this is something new. It’s not Forbrydelsen or noir. It’s a not a procedural or hard-boiled. It’s as if a crime story was done as a literary novel. Don’t try to anticipate the story or you’ll go mad while you watch. Just take the ride. It’s worth it.
Elisabeth Moss is the lead. I’d seen so few episodes of Mad Men that I couldn’t place her. I hope Mad Men fans can get past “That’s Peggy!” when watching it.
Top of the Lake at Sundance Channel site
What I wrote previously:
First, some words about the score by Trevor Yuile. I saw the finale twice, the second time with a good set of headphones. Yuile’s score is just amazing. There’s a hint of Helena in the score for Alison. And the final minutes took my breath away. A perfect match of visuals and mood, creating a dark inevitability. It wound me up just like the montage music by Frans Bak for Forbrydelsen. I hope he’ll be doing the second season because his scoring is a part of the storytelling just as much as the acting, writing, and directing.
And now Trevor Yuile has posted to Soundcloud the near seven and a half-minute score that closed out the season finale of Orphan Black.
You have to hear this. It’s fantastic. It should get you curious to see the show — which you really must see.
The sound of the Universe crying as it watches you go to your predestined doom that was mapped out since the beginning of time.