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Nov 23, 2010

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On The Box
Black Books (ABC2, 8pm), Edge of Darkness (ABC2, 8:30pm), JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America (SBS1, 10pm).

On the Torrents

How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, House, Boardwalk Empire.

On the Web

On The Tube

Here is footage from the never realised Buffy: The Animated series pilot.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNzdU8C1ou0[/youtube]

buffy-the-vampire-slayer_lThe Internet is in an uproar today regarding news that Warner Bros plans to remake Buffy: The Vampire Slayer in a new film franchise. The film is being produced by Charles Roven and written by Whit Anderson. A Director is yet to be announced.

While I can understand that fans may be upset that Joss Whedon will not be involved in the remake, is this really such a problem? A fresh new take on the franchise means that Buffy will actually live on. Sure, the movie might suck. And in all likelihood, it probably will as Warners chase after the Twilight crowd. But, does anybody actually believe that Warners would greenlight a movie based on the TV series?

The TV series of Buffy has a convoluted history, its cast are too old to suit a film for the desired audience of the franchise, and the series brings with it pre-conceived notions from those who either loved/hated it as a TV series. For the new film to bring in the sort of money that Warners are hoping for, the franchise needs to be reinvigorated.

Would Joss even be interested in reconceiving Buffy a third time for another film, ignoring the TV series that had seemed so close to his heart?

Buffy is a franchise. Like Batman, James Bond, Modesty Blaise, and Nancy Drew, we are going to see the character in countless forms and characterisations for years to come. With any luck, we may get to see some good movies come out of it.

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Nov 22, 2010

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On The Box
Million Dollar Baby (Ch 9, 8:30pm), Spiderman (Go!, 8:30pm), The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination (ABC1, 9:30pm), Peep Show (ABC2, 9:30pm), 30 Rock (7Mate, 9:30pm), Parks & Recreation (7Mate, 11:30pm).

On The Torrents
The Amazing Race, The Benson Interruption, Dexter, Merlin.

On the Web

On the Tube

Peep Show returns to TV tonight on ABC2. A new series is set to debut in the UK on November 26.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9ooYMH192E[/youtube]

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Nov 22, 2010

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Televised Revolution gets down and dirty this week with a very comfortable 30 minute podcast.

On this weeks show Dan, Simon, and Dennis take a look at:

  • The BBC get set to launch the iPlayer internationally
  • David Leckie states that he isn’t going anywhere
  • Bristol Palin inspires a viewer
  • Channel Ten cancels Don’t Stop Believing

As always, we look forward to receiving your mail and check us out on the Twitter / Facebook. You can also find the podcast on iTunes (please leave us a review, it helps people find the show).

The podcast itself can be downloaded and listened to HERE.

TV Calendar

Nov 19, 2010

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On The Box
FRI:
James Mays Toy Stories (SBS1, 7:30pm), Indianna Jones & The Last Crusade (Ch 7, 8:30pm), Breaking Bad (ABC2, 9:30pm), The Bisexual Revolution (SBS1, 10pm), The Hard Way (Ch 7, 11:15pm), Paul Kelly: Live Apples (ABC2, 11:25pm), Unforgiven (Ch 9, 11:30pm), Conan (GEM, 11:40pm)

SAT: Vertigo (ABC2, 8:30pm), The Diplomat (SBS2, 8:30pm), Dumb & Dumber (Go!, 8:30pm), War of The Worlds (Ch 7, 9:30pm), Margaret Cho: Beautiful (SBS1, 10:20pm), Nikita (SBS2, 10:05pm), Conan (GEM, 11:30pm).

SUN: In the Heat of The Night (7Two, 1:20pm), Anchors Aweigh (GEM, 3pm), Ninja Warrior (SBS2, 7:30pm), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (7Mate, 9pm), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (SBS2, 9:30pm), Zoolander (Go!, 9:30pm).

On The Torrents

The Office, 30 Rock, Community, The League, The Big Bang Theory

On The Tube
When I grow up, I’m going to Bovine University.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bps-xbo8wnA[/youtube]

Online

Nov 18, 2010

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Channel 9 are premiering a new talk show fronted by Shane Warne.It’s only natural that they would want to promote it through Facebook. The Facebook crowd don’t seem particularly receptive, but at least they’re interacting with the brand.

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Anyone curious about the show may be tempted to check out that YouTube link. Not sure how much good it will do them. Especially with a copyright claim against that video.

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Nov 18, 2010

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On The Box
Rake (ABC1, 8:30pm), Neil Morrisseys Risky Business (SBS1, 8:30pm), Breaking Bad (ABC1, 9:30pm), 30 Rock (Ch 7, 10:30pm), A Journey Through American Music: Sounds of Jazz (ABC1, 11:30pm), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Ch 10, Midnight).

On The Torrents
Stargate Universe, James Mays Man Lab, South Park.

On the Web

On the Tube

Wonder Showzen explains how hotdogs are made.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLwPXMedIaI[/youtube]

TV Calendar

Nov 17, 2010

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On The Box
Raising Hope (Ch 10, 8pm), Human Target (Go!, 8:30pm), Red Riding Trilogy: 1980 (SBS1, 10:05pm), We Are Wizards (ABC2, 10:15pm), Conan (GEM, 11pm).

On The Torrents

Being Erica, Weeds.

On The Web

On The Tube

Oh Fonzie. You’re such an awful character, yet I am compelled.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NxGO2lx-A0[/youtube]

TV Calendar

Nov 16, 2010

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On The Box
Edge of Darkness (ABC2, 8:30pm), The Sopranos (7Two, 11:10pm), Shrink Rap (ABC1, 11:35pm), Reno 911 (Go!, 9:40pm)

On The Torrents

Durham County, Chuck, Spooks

On The Web

On the Tube
Previously on Childrens Hospital…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs5QbUjmtt8[/youtube]

On The Box
the_guild_castWilliam Shatners Weird or What? (SBS1, 7:30pm), Hollywoodland (7Two, 9:30pm), Jawbreaker (Go!, 9:30pm), 30 Rock (7Mate, 9:30pm), Parks & Recreation (7Mate, 11:30pm), How Dirty Can I Get? (ABC1, 11:30pm).

On The Torrents
The Amazing Race, Bored To Death, Boardwalk Empire, Merlin, Outlaw.

On The Web

On The Tube
Where is la biblioteca?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcD_Y838DXA[/youtube]