The Game is On(line): BBC’s “Sherlock” in the Age of Social Media

Because they’re able to get away with it, British television seasons are usually much shorter than American ones, often resembling a typical cable air schedule. Seasons may contain anywhere from 6 to 12 episodes, with start dates unpredictable. Sherlock tortures its fans with three 90-minute episodes and an undetermined hiatus between seasons. So far we’re … Continue reading The Game is On(line): BBC’s “Sherlock” in the Age of Social Media

Like a House of Cards: Online Content and the Changing Face (or Screen) of Television Part I

Part I Link to Part II In a fit of roommate bonding and late-night boredom, my new roommate and I decided to check out the Netflix series House of Cards. I hadn't seen advertisements and knew little about the content. The only information I had going in was that it was an unserialized serial -- … Continue reading Like a House of Cards: Online Content and the Changing Face (or Screen) of Television Part I

Like a House of Cards: Online Content and the Changing Face (or Screen) of Television Part II

Link to Part I Part II I provided that lengthy bit of history in my previous post as a way to give context for why House of Cards is so revolutionary. The transition from the broadcast model to an internet-based streaming model will undoubtedly change the perception of television as a storytelling medium. The Crumbling … Continue reading Like a House of Cards: Online Content and the Changing Face (or Screen) of Television Part II