Category Archives: TV

A final salute to Supernatural

From Games of Thrones,  to The Big Bang Theory to How I met your mother, to Dexter, Heroes, 3D Rock, Ugly Betty, Veronica Mars, Brothers & Sisters, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People and more!  

Supernatural has outlasted so many iconic shows on television, which is why it deserves one final salute as we wait for the 15th and final season to arrive down under as it begins wrapping up on air in the U.S…..

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124,000 views within 40 minutes of Vikings’ Season 6 trailer dropping

The trailer just dropped and in its first 40 minutes attracted 124,000 views.  We know Season 6 is going to be the final, consisting of 20 episodes which will be again like the previous seasons, split in half.  The final season sees Ivar in exile to Russia after eldest brother, Bjorn takes control of Kattegatt.  The details are sketchy, but the conquest of the Vikings will see them on the Silk Road to China and the Mediterranean.

One rumor that continues to persist, is the return of Ragnar Lothbrok, but the only way that would be possible would be where we assume he is now… Valhalla!   

So who will be joining him at the table of Odin? 

The Independent Supernatural Kung Fu Killer: He’s no token!

He’s a regular on the international circuit, a legacy character from Supernatural, a feature film artist who made his debut in Kung Fu Killer after being discovered through his martial arts skills which he began at just 13.

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We had a chat with Osric Chau while he is in town for this weekend’s Oz Comic Con tour in Brisbane and next week in Sydney.   “Oz Comic Con is such a great way to connect with fans” he said.   With events globally, it is the pop-culture pilgrimate that reels in some of the most passionate fans of artwork illustrators,  movie, television fans in a cosplay pan-pop spectacle of the production houses of the hour – from HBO, to Warner Bros, and more recently, Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.

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The Downton Effect: A sphere of influence

The impact of 6 seasons and its 52 episodes of Downton Abbey still leaves an imprint in today’s television landscape.   190,000 tweets, 24 million impressions in its final season with an estimated fanbase of 120 million worldwide.  Its accolades include 11 Emmy wins, 2 British Academy of Film & Television Awards, 3 Screen Actors Guilds Awards and a Producers Guild Award.  So there’s no question why the release today is one that’s fills the void of many since it ended 4 years ago and has the makings of a blockbuster success.   It’s UK premiere in Leicester Square brought together cast members onto the red carpet after 6 years demonstrating the show’s continued sphere of influence. 

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What camera equipment and post production products are being used by the biggest shows on TV?

Australian digital cinema company Blackmagic Design gave insight into the camera equipment and post-production products being used to complete more than 55 new and returning US television shows and streaming series.  From “Charmed,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Big Bang Theory,” joining a list of hundreds of top shows created with Blackmagic Design products over the years.

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Animal Kingdom: A turning point for the Codys

Animal Kingdom reached 36.5M total viewers in season three and ranked among the top 20 cable dramas with 18-49 and total viewers.  It was one of only three top 40 cable dramas to grow year over year in total viewers for 2018 and Season 4’s storyline keeps us reeled in with the dire fate of Smurf looming as we saw in Episode 8 a world without her!  New episodes on Netflix each Wednesday.

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Are you Being Served: Hit UK Comedy adapted for the Perth stage!

Directed by Andrew Watson, all the innuendo, misunderstandings, mistaken identity and farce of hit television comedy has been adapted for the stage version and written by the show’s original creators David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd.

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