Wisdom.Applied Wednesday: Ad-free Disney Channel in the Midst of the Changing Television Industry

“Oh, my gosh, did you see what happened on Orange is the New Black last night?” “No, no, no don’t tell me! I had to catch up on episodes of Graceland before the new episode, so now I have to watch the recording…” Odds are that you have heard a conversation like this recently. TV talk […]

Subscribe vs. Own

“The subscription model of buying music is bankrupt. I think you could make available the Second Coming in a subscription model, and it might not be successful.” Steve Jobs famously made this proclamation to Rolling Stone in 2003. While it’s easy to smirk at inaccurate predictions about the future made ten years ago, it’s hard […]

Wednesdays without Will: Television without Commercials

Since before the original iPhone announcement, the Apple faithful have been waiting with bated breath for the tech innovation company to streamline the way we watch TV the way they did music and computing. Apple’s initial foray into the market with Apple TV didn’t captivate users the way their other products did, generating low sales […]

Wednesdays without Will: The TV Trumps the Cinema

Sunday night: television’s primetime. Notice how having “your shows” is no longer exclusive to lame couples and stay-at-home moms. Breaking Bad and  Dexter both conclude their series this month and have sent social media and blogs everywhere buzzing with their twists, turns and predictions. From  Mad Men and  Homeland to  Glee and  Pretty Little Liars, modern television provides endless talking points […]

Throwback Thursday: Renting from Block to Box

Renting a movie used to be an accepted process, consisting of driving to the local video store, selecting the movie, paying $6.99 for a 3-day rental and returning home. But ever since the largest movie entertainment rental company in the United States and U.K. filed for bankruptcy merely twenty-five years after its founding, the process […]

Two Game Changing TV Shows

With an increasing number of subscription services that allow audiences to watch their favorite TV shows whenever they want and, with some, the ability to bypass commercials entirely- the nature of TV viewing  is changing. Another revolutionary trend is taking shape within the television world: original programming on streaming services. This Two for Tuesday, we’ll […]

Two Too Much?

Too Much Good TV? Is there too much “good television” on the air right now? This topic has recently come up a few times, and is one that’s starting to make an avid TV watcher like myself question his viewing habits. I first started considering this a little over a week ago when I read this […]

Two Must-See Movies

You know what they say about April showers… they’re the best time to catch a flick. These days, Americans are more selective when it comes to viewing movies. People hold out on seeing films in the theaters (unless it’s the midnight premier of another long-awaited sequel), pass up DVD and/or Blu-Ray purchases and wait to […]