Tag Archives: Showtime

TV Surf Report: Witches Are On Fire, Um, Trending …But Will Audiences Be Spellbound?

Santa Monica, CA — Move over Vampires, Zombies, and Donald Trump, Witches are about to make a big comeback on the small screen(s). That Hollywood Zeitgeist strikes again as broadcast networks, streaming services, and cable all seem to be whipping … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Blame The Re-Boot Craze On The Success Of Battlestar Galactica, Hawaii Five-O, Will & Grace … And Fear

Santa Monica, CA — I finally got around to watching Netflix’ reboot of Lost in Space, one of my all-time childhood favorite TV series. The pilot felt (and looked) a bit drab introducing me to the The Robinsons, putting them … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Super Heroes, Are We Done Yet? (Answer: No, So Stop Asking!)

Santa Monica, CA — Are we there, yet? Are we done with the Super Hero shows? No? Well, I have a suggestion and a few thoughts, and maybe, a List. Meanwhile, I just can’t keep up anymore. There are so … Continue reading

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Film Surf Report: Universal’s Dark Universe Should Look to John Logan’s Penny Dreadful for Resurrection & Inspiration

Santa Monica, CA — When last we saw Tom Cruise’s character (whose name I can barely recall as it was so bland….wait a minute, he was called Nick Something) in The Mummy, he and his resurrected buddy were riding off into … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: HBO Leads The Way In Branding in Premium Cable Where The Audience (But No Advertisers) Knows To Expect Quality

Santa Monica, CA — Know Your Brand. Cable Television has an easier time staking its claim than Broadcast or Streaming: It’s Not TV. It’s HBO! Premium Cable. HBO is the gold standard in subscription-based Television, still riding high with Quality Series, Original … Continue reading

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TV Surf Report: Praise Be! Hollywood Continues to Adapt Books, Graphic Novels and Podcasts

Santa Monica, CA — Oh, we never take the book, a high-profile literary agent told me recently in a meeting about shopping best-selling books and their prospective TV adaptations. This year, Hulu hit a creative home run (and marketing tool for … Continue reading

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