The Netflix Phenomenon Goes On………………… by Erin French

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The Netflix Phenomenon Goes On…………………  by Erin French

The Netflix phenomenon goes on, and this television viewing concept / platform continues to grow by leaps and bounds with original programming that is taking the ratings world by storm and establishing new standards of quality for television & film making.

The Netflix Phenomenon

With 70 million subscribers worldwide as of 2015, Netflix has not only out sold Blockbusters nationwide – as well as been the cause of declining DVD sales – but has consistently been able to provide us with various options that we can choose from right in the comfort of our own living room. Continue reading

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Netflix Versus Cable Television

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                                                                    By Erin French

Once again, Erin French has applied her interviewing skills towards garnering some interesting feedback from a variety of sources on a timely topic: what is more popular, Netflix or cable television? Continue reading

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Ploumis Reviews The Get Down

 

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Netflix has done it again. In the same spirit as its other famous original series (Orange is the New Black, Daredevil, Grace and Frankie etc.) The Get Down is unlike anything you’ve seen before. From the very first scene – you just – feel it. Continue reading

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Ploumis Reviews Mad Men

Jessica-Ploumis-photoPloumis Reviews Mad Men

Make it simple, but significant” – Don Draper…wise words – but has AMC’s Mad Men taken their own advice? Perhaps not, it’s doesn’t take much arguing to convince audiences that no matter how significant the story line, Mad Men is ANYTHING but simple. Continue reading

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Ploumis Reviews “Empire”

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Ploumis Reviews Empire (2015)...I can’t think of a better tag line for this show than “No Apologies,” the theme song. A true gangster story feathered with elements of Shakespearean rivalry and modern controversy. It’s juicy stuff – real talk. Continue reading

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Ploumis Reviews AMC’s “The Walking Dead”

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Ploumis Reviews AMC’s “The Walking Dead”…if my goal is to talk about the great stories in entertainment, then I’d be remiss if I didn’t include the GREAT story lines happening on TV right now. Continue reading

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Three Stooges Singing the Alphabet

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Here are a few interesting facts about The Three Stooges courtesy of  ifc.com.

1. STOOGE PRODUCTIONS WERE THRIFTY.

Their sets were often leftovers from feature films.

2. CURLY WAS AN ACCOMPLISHED DANCER.

He often cut rugs at Brooklyn’s Triangle ballroom.

3. ONLY ONE SHORT FEATURES ALL FOUR HOWARD BROS.

Curly cameos as a sleeping train passenger!


4. CURLY’S RUNNING-IN-CIRCLES MOVE AS IMPROV.

He used it when he forgot his lines!


5. MOE NEVER HEARD HIS OWN SLAPS.

The sounds weren’t added until filming ended.


6. THE STOOGES GAVE LUCILLE BALL A BIG BREAK.

1934’s Three Little Pigskins was one of her first roles.

7. CURLY JOE WAS A FORMER CHILD STAR.

He started out in Vaudeville when he was seven.

8. LARRY’S HAIR WAS NATURALLY CURLY.

But he teased it out even more during filming.


9. LARRY PROBABLY FEARED FOUNTAIN PENS.

One once got stuck in his forehead during a shoot!


10. CURLY ONCE GOT SIX STITCHES ON HIS HEAD DURING FILMING.

He finished the shoot wearing a wig!

…for more facts about The Three Stooges: ifc,com

 

Three Stooges Singing the Alphabet

Three Stooges episode of the week…”Singing the Alphabet”
Move over Dr. Einstein and get ready for some unforgettable
extracurricular shenanigans from messrs. Moe, Larry and Curly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP3VAtGLQms

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The Rise of Television – a Brief Timeline Pt. 1

 

old televisionThe Rise of Television – a Brief Timeline Pt. 1
“a vast wasteland”… Newton B. Minnow’s 1961 description of television programming in his report to the U.S. Congress. Continue reading

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Three Economists and Their Theories

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Three Economists and Their Theories

We will begin “Three Economists and Their Theories” with reference to “Masters of Money.” This brilliant BBC television documentary examines the perilous state of the global financial system, using the Crash of 2008 as its starting point. Continue reading

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