The Charles Dickens Cinematic Universe Begins in New BBC TV Series

It is a good day to be English literature nerds! Because the BBC is currently filming Dickensian, a 20-episode TV series where all of Charles Dickens’ characters essentially live together in Victorian London, including Oliver Twist, Fagin, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, and more. » 6/01/15 1:45pm Yesterday 1:45pm

A Brief History Of Court TV, Where Many A True-Crime Obsession Was Born

If you have cable, you probably have TruTV, which specializes in comedy gags (Impractical Jokers) and clip shows (Top 20 Most Shocking). But truTV is a relatively new channel, having risen from the ashes of a network dedicated to picking over every detail of the highest-profile trials of the 1990s: Court TV. » 6/01/15 2:02pm Yesterday 2:02pm

On Game Of Thrones, Recruiting Followers Is Hard...Unless You're A Wight

Last night’s Game of Thrones was a welcome return to form. It was also a weirdly structured episode: Half a series of vignettes about faith and learning to read people, and half a rip-roaring apocalyptic action movie. But it was all tied together by the contrast between single-minded zombies and undependable humans. » 6/01/15 8:00am Yesterday 8:00am

How Stargate and Star Trek Paved the Way for the Marvel Movie Universe

Since 2009, Disney has dominated summer blockbusters with their Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, their project isn’t the first to play with stories across television and film: television shows such as Star Trek and Stargate helped to pave the way for complicated worlds with multiple ongoing narratives. » 5/30/15 10:15am Saturday 10:15am

Meet The Eight Interconnected Stars Of The Wachowskis' New Show Sense8

Still wondering about the Wachowskis’ and J. Michael Straczynski’s new TV show Sense8, debuting on Netflix on June 5th? Well, these eight new trailers — each one devoted to one of the Sensates who share their minds with the others — will at least give you a better clue who the main characters are. » 5/28/15 2:20pm Thursday 2:20pm

Study: The Internet Has Finally Become TV

In the next five years, more than 50 percent of the world’s population will have internet access, and 80 percent of internet traffic will be devoted to video, says a new study by Cisco. But it’s not just billions more dinky YouTube videos that will suck up all that bandwidth. It’s our shifting TV habits. » 5/28/15 12:45am Thursday 12:45am