While many of us can approach the programme with a critical eye, for many younger viewers The Apprentice will play an important role in understanding what the working world might look it, and I dread to think how they must feel as they watch self-serving acts of one-upmanship unfold on screen.
One of the questions I get since we launched Hiive over and over again is, how do I get into TV? And sadly, there is no one answer to that question. H...
For us within Tell MAMA, anything that challenges stereotypical and lazy views about Muslims is to be welcomed. This not only challenges the views of anti-Muslim bigots, it also challenges those who hold views similar to Abdul Haq and who believe that Islam and Muslims must behave and act in a specific manner or they are not deemed to be Muslim.
What we've got here is a list of good and bad blockbusters, MOWs, B-movies, and everything in between. And they're decidedly, unabashedly random. Why ...
The importance of NRK's progressive production values should not be underestimated too. When Media in most countries is dominated by connections and unhealthy levels of competition, NRK gave "real people" the chance to act. There is none of the usual cosmetic gloss of American TV with perfect looking people living superficially perfect lives.
The last time Gilmore Girls was on the air, Barack Obama had just announced his run for president and hope was the only thing on our minds. Hope for...
I suppose there probably is a market for religious cartoons but I will bet a cool million those cartoons are dreadful. Kids don't want to watch cartoons where you learn some naff pious message. They want to giggle at something naughty. Don't we all?
It took me 42 years to put to the test the lessons I learned back in Sunday school -- especially the lesson about knowing when enough is enough.
One of the things I find myself wondering every time the Edinburgh Fringe Festival comes round is; if an event of that size and stature is on the "fringe" of something, what the hell is the main event?
Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.
In ways I only now recognize in hindsight, Rory Gilmore shaped the trajectory of my life during an impressionable phase of transition-hood. While it sounds silly and cliché for a fictional character to have had such an impact, she truly was an integral part of my adolescence.
It teaches us how to cope with loneliness, it offers a fictional revenge, makes us remember various emotions, including profound sorrow, embarrassment over being in retirement instead of solving the case, and guilt for losing a child. In some ways, Julien Baptiste is our alter ego, whose life events and emotions make us realise we are not to blame.
The reality, as people watching the series will see, is pretty different from the drama version. We do get to save lives and that in itself is an amazing feeling. We meet and help some wonderful people, however we are also at the stage of having to pick up the pieces left by cuts in care that have left vulnerable people with no-one else to turn to for help.
Shawn Parry-Giles, University of Maryland; Lauren Hunter, University of Maryland; Morgan Hes...
When it comes to monetisation, sure, live broadcasting is arguably the last bastion of televised sport, but video platforms and social apps are making a beeline for the pot of more than $200bn of ad spend put into it by brands and advertisers. Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter are all eyeing sports media rights as a way to swell engagement - and therefore their coffers - on their platforms.
Just like any time you check in with a friend you haven't seen in a very long time, interactions can be awkward at first. Unmet expectations and feelings of loss are a definite possibility. These characters have been suspended in reruns for almost a decade and all of a sudden, they've arrived in our present. They're using smartphones for god sakes! If they don't act how we expect them to, our intimate relationship with them and the show is at risk. I have no doubt it will all take some getting used to.