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The Benefits of Directv Xtra

January 9, 2018 | Author: Abdul Majid
I know it’s hard to imagine for millennials, but there was a time in television history when there were only a handful of channels. If you didn’t like I Love Lucy or The Lone Ranger, you had to turn to radio for entertainment. Of course in today’s world, there are more Directv television packages than there were channels back in the early days of the medium. The choice of channels...

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Golden Globe Predictions

January 4, 2018 | Author: Abdul Majid
The Golden Globes are this Sunday. It seems like only yesterday when we were recapping the nominations. Time moves fast during the holidays. There are lots of things to love about the Globes, as compared to other award shows anyway. First off, it’s one of the few that celebrates both film *and* television. That means the biggest stars from both worlds are all together in one room; a rarity. What’s...

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January Television Preview

January 2, 2018 | Author: Abdul Majid
In our opinion, there are two types of people in this world: those who look behind, and those who look ahead. Okay, these sort of categorizations based on general characteristics are obviously ludicrous. That won’t stop us from making them. 2017 was, um, an interesting year - one that historians will undoubtedly study from a multitude of perspectives. There was the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. There was the...

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The Best (and Worst) of Television in 2017

December 28, 2017 | Author: Abdul Majid
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: Abdul Majid
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: Abdul Majid
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: Abdul Majid
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: Abdul Majid
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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December Television Preview

November 30, 2017 | Author: Abdul Majid
December. For some businesses, it’s the busiest time of the year. Think any business related to toys, electronics, or retail. For other businesses, it’s the slowest time of the year. Speaking from my personal experience as a blogger, it’s historically a lot harder to get webmasters and publishers to open their emails this month. If you’re waiting on responses, good luck. What’s the deal with email?! Is it electronic, or...

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Showrunners Behaving Badly

November 28, 2017 | Author: Abdul Majid
Even if you are only a casual observer of the news, you are probably well aware of the score of actors who have been accused of sexual harassment and/or assault. Kevin Spacey is probably the most famous example, at least as of the writing of this post. Spacey was fired by Netflix shortly after the Oscar-winning actor faced a series of allegations. The actor made it worse with an apology...

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