Netflix has built an impressive library of British TV shows by partnering with UK production companies and networks, and by acquiring exclusive streaming rights. One of its most popular British shows, “Bodyguard,” won a Golden Globe this month and was viewed by 23 million households in its first four weeks. Its even produced its own British series, “Sex Education,” which is a hit with critics and audiences. As Netflix aims to build its global audience, it’s investing in original international content. It announced 17 new Asian originals last year, including eight films from India. But it’s found early success in the United Kingdom. The streaming giant has built an impressive library of British TV shows through partnering with UK production companies and networks, and by acquiring exclusive, worldwide distribution rights. One of the most popular titles to come from such a deal is “Bodyguard,” which was nominated for best drama series … [Read more...] about 6 Netflix original TV series that show how well its British strategy is working
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By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: January 16, 2019 at 2:01 pm | UPDATED: January 17, 2019 at 10:16 am As the great American orator, Neil Sedaka, once opined, “breaking up is hard to do.” But that’s the dilemma facing many TV viewers in 2019 as an extraordinary number of shows prepare to deliver their final episodes. We’ll have to bid farewell to some of our favorite characters and story lines and, somehow, find a way to — sob — move on. In order to help you start out on the road to closure, we’ve compiled a list of shows that will depart this year. Grab the tissues and take a gander: — “The Affair” (Showtime): Montauk will never be the same. All the emotionally wrenching drama will cease after a fifth season coming later this year. The show will make a substantial time jump and introduce Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) as the daughter of Alison (Ruth Wilson) and Cole (Joshua … [Read more...] about The farewell shows: Which TV series are ending this year?
Some older series have aged better than others – as is often the case, even with ones that are critically acclaimed and highly awarded. Others, like “The Golden Girls,” are still beloved and finding new audiences via reruns and streaming services today. Many classic TV series don’t have a large body of critical writing about them, especially when compared with classic films of similar age. From “All In The Family” to “Mad Men,” some important and groundbreaking TV series were multiple Golden Globe winners for different seasons across their runs. Ranking TV series according to critical acclaim is bit different from movies – because there are multiple seasons, a show might appear more than once on this list. It also might have completely different ratings from season to season – among critics and fans alike. After all, isn’t half the fun of being a fan of a show arguing over which season is the best, and exactly … [Read more...] about All 109 Golden Globes best TV series winners, ranked from worst to best
Nina Metz Chicago Tribune Published 10:48 AM EST Nov 6, 2018 “Modern Family” is one of the longest-running sitcoms currently on TV, now in its 10th season on ABC. The show has made Sofia Vergara a star — so much so that she is the highest paid actress on TV, according to Forbes. When looking at the landscape of Latina representation, Vergara’s success stands out. But so do the stereotypes her character embodies. In her book “Latinas & Latinos on TV,” Isabel Molina-Guzman analyzes recent comedies, assessing the good and the bad. Even as we inch closer to 500 scripted TV shows available per year on various platforms, only a small percentage center on Latino characters. “Part of the reason I wrote the book is I was kind of frustrated with all of the publicity coming out of the showbiz trades about how diverse Hollywood had gotten — and then you look at the actual shows and the people writing them and producing them, they’re … [Read more...] about Latinas on TV, from ‘Modern Family’ to ‘Superstore’
Michelle L. Price and John Locher, Associated Press Updated 9:13 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 In this Thursday, June 26, 2008, file photo, Owner Dennis Hof poses with some of his "working girls" in the parlor of his Moonlite BunnyRanch in Mound House, east of Carson City, Nev. Dennis Hof doesn't lack for name recognition in his run for Nevada Assembly. He starred in an HBO reality series called "Cathouse" and relished the spotlight when NBA player Lamar Odom suffered a medical episode during a stay at a legal brothel Hof owned. (Lisa J. Tolda/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File) less In this Thursday, June 26, 2008, file photo, Owner Dennis Hof poses with some of his "working girls" in the parlor of his Moonlite BunnyRanch in Mound House, east of Carson City, Nev. Dennis Hof doesn't lack ... more Photo: Lisa J. Tolda/AP This Tuesday, June 12, 2018 photo shows Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof, second … [Read more...] about Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead