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To the Editor,
I am sometimes met with skepticism when I tell people that I want to go into the TV industry after graduation. They tell me that a "Daht-mouth education" is a terrible thing to waste an education better suited to ending world hunger or maintaining top-tier tax cuts than it is to writing TV for the masses. I have found that in many cases, such objections are little more than relics of a long-standing and deeply-rooted public conception that TV is bad for your brain.
The network also has a lot of money in its latest original series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the pilot of "Thrones" alone had a budget of between five and $10 million, a number that is much more believable once you sit through the hour-long fantasy extravaganza that is the first episode.
Duckles is less than subtle about his personal distaste for the genre, mockingly applauding the "astonishing accomplishment" of the two long-running series. He then corrects himself, "Oh, wait, did I say astonishing accomplishment'? I meant, Nobody cares because those shows are terrible.' Woops." Harsh.
If you too are among them (and happen to have a decent cable package), rejoice, because beginning in the fall, Nickelodeon's sister channel TeenNick formerly known as The N will air a daily two-hour block of classic Nick series from the 1990s. According to a Nickelodeon press release, the midnight to 2 a.m. block titled "The '90s Are All That!" will feature a rotation of select animated and live-action series from the era, including "Clarissa Explains It All," "The Adventures of Pete and Pete," "Rugrats," "All That" and "Rocket Power," among others. The announcement is an example of the marketing techniques cable channels are trying in order to continue to draw viewers away from the broadcast networks.
Since we've reached the point in the term where most Dartmouth students (myself included) don't have time to watch too much TV, I thought I'd devote this column to the most promising shows slated to hit the small screen in the fall.
By Allison LevyThe Dartmouth Senior Staff
A somewhat embarrassing confession: I really like sci-fi. My obsession with the genre came on unexpectedly sometime over the course of the past TV season one day I was a respectable Gleek and the next I was prioritizing ABC's alien invasion series "V" over the rest of my Tuesday lineup and reading about time-travel theories in "Lost." Embracing my inner sci-fi geek has not been easy, but I believe my newfound love for sci-fi shows speaks to TV's ability to introduce viewers to new genres and ideas.
Screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes '91 is the ruler of a burgeoning TV empire, commonly known as Shondaland. Her shows "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" are chugging along on ABC just fine, she has a pilot already picked up for the network's fall lineup and her production company's newest show "Off the Map" is slowly finding its footing after its Jan. 12 debut.
While I don't particularly like MTV, I am fascinated by the ways the network has branded and re-branded itself over the years. Every time MTV redefines its image, I tune in to see if there might still be hope for the network so many members of my generation adore. The most recent example of a potentially game-changing show? "Skins," MTV's adaptation of the British high school soap, which premiered Monday night.
Remember last week's Internet-wide astrological identity crisis? Of course you do. It all started on Jan. 9, when the Minneapolis Star Tribune ran a story alleging that the current dates ascribed to astrological signs are wrong due to gradual shifts in earth's alignment. Three days later, WBBH an NBC-affiliated television news program based in Fort Meyers, Fla. picked up the story, which eventually spread to the Huffington Post and various other news outlets, giving denizens of the Internet the impression that this was "news." Hysteric Facebook posts ensued and the story went viral.
After watching the pilot of Showtime's critically lauded show "Episodes" which stars former "Friend" Matt LeBlanc as an exaggerated version of himself I had to double check that I hadn't made up all the glowing reviews I'd read of the show's first season. Critics who have seen the show's entire seven-episode first season are praising it as a clever and fresh take on the ever-popular (and oft-cliched) Hollywood satire genre, but I couldn't help but feel that Sunday's premiere was a slow and altogether unoriginal half hour.
I will freely admit that I have an obsessive personality, so it may not surprise anyone that I spent approximately 39 hours over break cultivating a new obsession: Fox's critically acclaimed sci-fi series "Fringe." Over the course of a week and a half, I watched all 52 episodes from the show's first, second and third seasons in preparation for the series' return from hiatus on Friday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m.
Going through "Lost" withdrawal during this eight-month hiatus? Devastated that your favorite desert-island mystery won't be returning to the airwaves after its series finale this May? Fear not, because ABC is confident that it has a solution for you. Since first airing five promo spots of its newest sci-fi mindbender "FlashForward" during an April 2009 episode of "Lost," ABC has been aggressively targeting the show's fans with endless reminders that "FlashForward" might be the heir to the throne of indulgently confusing network thrillers.
After enough seasons on the air, any television series reality or scripted runs the risk of becoming repetitive, and Tyra Banks appears to know that her reality TV brainchild, The CW's "America's Next Top Model," is not immune. Perhaps that's why, for the show's 13th season, which premiered Sept. 9, Banks decided to switch up the familiar formula by allowing only prospective models 5 feet 7 inches and under to compete.
New York Theatre Workshop returned to Dartmouth on Aug. 2 for its 17th annual summer residency to allow its artists respite from the daily grind of performing in the city. This year, the program which concludes on Aug. 23 brings six new works-in-progress to the Bentley Theater at the Hopkins Center.
At the helm of the production is Josh Feder '08, who serves as director. Feder, who graduated as a theater and math double-major last December, participated in many productions at Dartmouth, both as an actor on stage and behind the scenes in many capacities, including director and choreographer.
Stevens has been involved in athletics since high school. While at Dartmouth, she played singles on the varsity tennis team.
Tonight at 8 p.m., the Dartmouth theater department's rendition of "pool (no water)" will begin a three-performance run in the Moore Theater. The production will serve as the culminating experience for all of this year's 11 graduating theater majors, with seven students acting, and four others working as sound, set, costume and lighting designers.
Last spring, Tica Douglas '10 and Ryan Dieringer '09, who had been told by several mutual friends that they would get along well, began to play music with each other. Soon, the pair performed together for the first time at Lone Pine Tavern, under the band name The Making of San Bernadino.