The 1960s TV "The Addams Family" set was actually GOLD & PINK

This is a photograph of the actual colors of the Addams family home versus the black and white result. Back in those days, black and white film was blue sensitive (cool tones were light or white, red and yellow tones were dark) so the set was garish gold and pink to capture a spooky atmosphere. This technique was…

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Idris Elba: King of Speed is a car show everyone should watch

It's very hard to find quality programming in the automotive world. Very few programs are both entertaining and informative, and many don't last a first season before a network cancels the entire show. Think of the Car Show, or how many times Top Gear USA went from in the works to shelved before they got Rutledge,… » 7/16/14 11:31am 7/16/14 11:31am

Your Future Girlfriend

ANW is a pleasure to watch - it's a fizzy mash-up of watching a Rube Goldberg machine and an extended "stupid human tricks" bit on Letterman. Each segment is 5-7 minutes long, which makes it ideal to check in briefly while folding laundry or during a lull of conversation with your partner after a long day and the kids… » 7/15/14 1:30pm 7/15/14 1:30pm

What are your favorite shows gone too soon?

How is this even a question? There are so many great shows that left too soon. Happy Endings, Man from Atlantis, Privileged. Roswell, Battlestar Gallactica (original). I miss them all. Oh and every show that Judd Apatow tried to do for a while. Not just Freaks and Geeks but also Undeclared. I also liked The… » 7/15/14 11:07am 7/15/14 11:07am

Fancasting Your Favorite Cartoon Show(s)

One of my favorite "I have no idea what I should do on the internet today" activities is casting my favorite cartoons as live action TV shows and/or movies. You can spend hours going down the rabbit hole that is IMDB hunting for the perfect someone for whatever role. Today, I focused my efforts on casting Teen Titans.… » 7/12/14 8:37pm 7/12/14 8:37pm

The Leftovers, or Why We Need to Stop Predicting the Next Breaking Bad

The Leftovers premiered a couple of weeks ago on HBO. Based on the Rapture-esque Tom Perrotta novel of the same name, the show follows the lives of a group of small town residents still reeling from an event three years earlier in which 2% of the world's population mysteriously disappeared. More a treatise on grief… » 7/10/14 2:02pm 7/10/14 2:02pm

Reality Shows from your State

So I was talking to my brother on Monday and he was telling me how he knew a couple of the guys on the show, " Downeast Dickering"—mostly Clint whom he used to drop acid with and hang out with during the years of his misspent youth. He liked Clint a lot and like my brother, they all kind of were sketchy dudes in… » 7/09/14 9:06pm 7/09/14 9:06pm