Everyone loves a bit of cinematic destruction, and the superhero movies of the past couple decades haven’t left us disappointed, having repeatedly toppled skyscrapers and entire cities. Some have calculated that New York City has been destroyed more than sixty times in the past thirty years of film from catastrophes as varied as volcanic eruption and the ever-threatening sharknado. [Read more…]
Medical dramas have been a staple of prime time television for decades. Hundreds of doctors have graced the small screen, but a few have stood out from the rest. Some are brooding anti-heroes, some compassionate caregivers. All of them are compelling characters that helped the medical-drama become one of the strongest television genres to date.
One of the first iconic TV doctors (the show Marcus Welby, M.D. debuted in 1969), Dr. Welby was known for going above and beyond physical treatment to connect personally with his patients. The show — led by actor Robert Young’s Dr. Welby—dealt with a range of groundbreaking issues, including rape, autism, and addiction, all alongside his younger counterpart, Steven Kiley.
Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy
According to Allied Health Institute, there is a wide range of specializations to choose from, so you could end up like Star Trek’s internal medicine specialist Dr. Leonard McCoy. He was known for relying heavily on the power of the human body to heal itself instead of solely on medicine and technology. Never shy to speak his mind, he was also known for getting into confrontations with his colleagues aboard the Starship Enterprise. He was serious about his medical duties and would respond to an odd job request with his trademark, “I’m a doctor, not a _____.” [Read more…]
California is the historic home of film and television, so there’s never been a shortage of projects being filmed there. However, there has been a downturn in the film and television production in California in recent years, leaving the area hurting for production jobs. Film crews for popular television shows now look to places like New York, Georgia, and Louisiana in favor of Hollywood, and not without reason: filming outside of California allows moviemakers to seek the tax incentives offered by 41 other states and a multitude of foreign territories, according to Bob Strauss of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Be that as it may, the industry hasn’t packed up its bags entirely. Many shows still choose to film in California due to the film-friendly year-round sunshine, prime filming locations that offer full catering and event support staff, and the proximity to the major studios and production houses that have been based their since the inception of the industry. Here are some of the hit programs that still call California their home. [Read more…]
The digital era has added new dimensions to our enjoyment of TV viewing. We can now read, watch, and listen to our favorite showrunners, writers, actors, and actresses while they discuss the creation process and share blooper reels.
Social media has given fans the ability to interact with each other, as well as with the amazing and talented professionals that work on these shows. You can participate in the dialogue by logging onto these social networks every time a new episode airs! [Read more…]
It’s hard to tell whether Jenji Kohan, the creator of this Netflix original series knew just how much she’d shake the foundations of traditional TV. The immensely diverse and talented cast of Orange is the New Black has set new standards for representation and TV. This comedy drama casts an unflinching eye at the lives of women in prison, portrayed by actresses of various ethnicities and identities. Here are just a few ways this television show is revolutionizing mainstream pop culture. [Read more…]