Television companies are looking to pick a completely fictional character from one of their many favourite TV shows to act as a replacement, using social buzz instead of Christmas cheer to deliver presents. Here are the candidates...
I've never really been one of those people to attach themselves to the 'in' show. You know, the sort of programme, usually a drama, that out of nowhere becomes really popular so everyone is watching it and talking about it?...
Selfies are a pre-twerk-meme developed last year, it is a voyeuristic way of exposing one's self in different twists and crotches. It isn't a game as there are austere rules and regulations for doing one (a selfie).
Today's major TV shows are stuffed with the rich plots and tangential characters that Chilean novelist, Roberto Bolano excelled at - and we're running...
For the next big fantasy production, look no further than Joe Abercrombie's The First Law. This superb trilogy is eminently placed to both fill in the void of any Game of Thrones withdrawal, and also compliment fantasy television's growing fanbase.
Contains Spoilers ***** Last week the Twittersphere erupted in a single collective yowl of shock and disbelief. The cause - the penultimate episode in series three of Game of Thrones.
The growing interest in American TV as a substitute for our own is not simply an idiosyncrasy, it signifies of Britain's failure to keep pace with the cultural market. The relative incompetence of home-produced programming becomes apparent in the context of the global marketplace - beyond the iPlayer horizon, Britain is punching well above its weight.
I feel that I share both a special bond with the show and the pain of the Stark family. Therefore, I've come up with some sure fire ways to ride out the ensuing nine or so months until the next series arrives. **Warning cryptic mild spoilers alert**
The way it works is that you'd still have the same amount of hours in a week as you do now (168) but only six days in a week. So we could get rid of Monday altogether. Which is fine, because Mondays are stupid. Only The Bangles would be upset about losing Mondays, and they've already made their money
This week's Game of Thrones was an important one, with a scene unexpected enough to make viewers spill their coffee, their tears or other bodily fluids. If you haven't seen it, check it out as soon as you can. Preferably before reading anything else, speaking to anyone else, logging on to Twitter or even thinking too much about this post.
What does the budget mean to me? Me personally? It means nothing. Absolutely nothing. After looking through every different list in the media of 'wha...
My first memory of the television is extremely vague. The year is 1994 or maybe 1995. My mother is watching The X-Files. I am hiding behind the sofa. There's a corpse, there are cockroaches, and I am terrified.
With the internet threatening to alter the fundamental act of distribution that has laid dormant since the advent of home video, it requires a glance all the way back to the late 1960s to find a time when Hollywood's tried and tested means of dominating the film business was so similarly threatened.
There's no maternity leave in comedy. Well, there is, but the fear is it could be indefinite, and it's most certainly unpaid. The majority of industry people have been great, but I have had the occasional 'Oh, you're pregnant? OK bye, loser!' moments.
Die-hard book fans will be squirming at the sight of Theon Greyjoy, who doesn't even appear until much later in the books. The sheer amount of activity going on in this episode felt like a visual binge of narratives and characters. I was too scared to take my eyes off the TV screen in fear of missing something important.
There will be moments when the struggle to keep up with the myriad plotlines threatens to capsize your mind. In such instances, don't panic. Take a deep breath, live in the moment and let the chaos flow beneath you.