Television

Entertainment

Netflix explores dating as an autistic teen with ‘Atypical’

TwitterFacebook

It’s tough to fit in as a teen, but that’s the goal of Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist) on Atypical, an upcoming comedy about an autistic teen and his family.

In the teaser, Sam reveals that his goals for adolescence overlap significantly with a lot of other teens. He’s decided to date, and though it concerns his mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh), he’s ready to take the plunge.

Gilchrist never experienced growing up with autism, but told USA Today that he was struck by Sam’s honesty as a character who often speaks without inhibition. Series creator Robia Rashid  said in the same article that she consulted with at least one academic professional with experience in autism research and treatment, a standard practice for shows seeking to do the subject justice.  Read more…

More about Entertainment, Video, Television, Netflix, and Teaser

Tech

Sling TV rolls out a better DVR with an option to protect recordings, record from Fox

 Live TV streaming service Sling TV is today rolling out an improved DVR feature, while also making the option to record TV shows available on more devices and channels. The DVR is one of the key selling points for Sling TV, given the increased competition in the live TV space from newcomers like YouTube TV, Hulu (which recently added live TV), and AT&T’s DirecTV Now. According to… Read More

Entertainment

‘Rick and Morty’ creator Dan Harmon goes deep explaining the meaning of life

TwitterFacebook

You’d be forgiven for missing the deeper meanings that underlie Adult Swim’s hit Rick and Morty, thanks to the animation’s incredibly surreal and bizarre sense of humour.

But there’s more than meets the eye, as revealed in the musings of co-creator Dan Harmon in a video promoting the forthcoming season of the show.

Harmon reflects on the “heavy theme of creator and createe” in the show. Rick turns out to be “the seam between God and man,” but doesn’t really give much care to what he creates — even though man has been constantly searching for why they’ve been created.

While Harmon doesn’t subscribe to Rick’s belief that nothing matters, if you get through the “terrifying threshold” of accepting it, “every place is the center of the universe,” says Harmon, “every moment is the most important moment and everything is the meaning of life.” Read more…

More about Videos, Tv, Video, Television, and Culture

Entertainment

Here are the most popular ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketches of the year

TwitterFacebook

On top of the highest ratings in 20 years, Saturday Night Live‘s YouTube channel has garnered over a billion hits since October.

The channel, which launched in 2013, racked up 750 million views and counting for Season 42, which wrapped up on May 22. Unsurprisingly, this is the most-viewed season for SNL in the history of its YouTube channel.

Take a look at the biggest hits, below. 

Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer wins big, duh

One of the season’s defining impressions was not only a smash hit in its debut, but became the most-viewed video on SNL‘s entire YouTube channel. Read more…

More about Entertainment, Videos, Youtube, Television, and Snl

Entertainment

Could Game of Thrones eventually be 20-minutes and on your smartphone? Well, maybe.

TwitterFacebook

As AT&T gears up to acquire Time Warner, mobile content is top-of-mind for teams at both companies. AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson spoke of these plans on Tuesday, singling out HBO as a Time Warner brand that has become a household name.

But how would something like Game of Thrones look on mobile? Shorter — much shorter. “Maybe you want a 20-minute episode,” Stephenson suggested, noting before that the mere suggestion would be terrifying for HBO CEO Richard Plepler.

“Let the content geniuses and creative geniuses think about this, but curate the content uniquely for a mobile environment,” he added. Read more…

More about Entertainment, Mobile, Television, Hbo, and Game Of Thrones