Month: December 2017

The Best (and Worst) of Television in 2017

December 28, 2017 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
2017. To say it’s been a tumultuous year would be an understatement. This is usually the case during the first year of a new presidency, but it feels as though that 2017 was hit with an extra dose of turbulence. There were a plethora of major news events that would have dominated the news cycle for weeks in normal years, but in 2017 they were afterthoughts. That said, 2017 wasn’t...

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The Best Christmas Episodes in Television History

December 20, 2017 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Just like with every year, December happened fast. It felt like Thanksgiving was only yesterday, but Christmas is already only less than a week away. For procrastinators who have yet to start their Christmas shopping, it’s red alert time (not that I, uh, know anything about this). While Christmas is the ostensible holiday of joy and cheer, it can also be a source of stress, at least during the days...

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Golden Globe Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

December 12, 2017 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
If you’re not a film/television enthusiast, you probably think the current season is Autumn. Technically, that’s correct. If, however, you do consider yourself a film/television enthusiast, you know what season it really is: awards season. Here at HDTV Professor, that means it’s one of our favorite times of the year. It’s a time to celebrate all of the great films/shows/actors that enrich all of our lives. To be clear, if...

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Shows That Lost Their Leading Actor

December 7, 2017 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
House of Cards is one of the most acclaimed shows of this decade. Not only is it one of the most acclaimed shows of this decade, it may go down in television history as a game-changer in film/television history, since it was the first show produced by a streaming service (Netflix, obviously). Despite waning fandom as the series progressed--hardly uncommon--”Cards” seemed to have cemented its legacy in television history. And...

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Olaf’s Frozen Misadventure

December 6, 2017 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Back in the early days of cinema, it was pretty common for feature films to be preceded by a short film. This practice mostly died off in the 1950s, thanks mostly to the rise of television. In today’s world, it’s incredibly uncommon to see a short film before the feature starts; just a seemingly endless barrage of commercials and trailers. There is, however, one studio that reliably produces short films...

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