Television, like life, is sometimes just about showing up. However, when obsession is involved, a love for a television show can take on a new meaning. Many of us may re-watch our favorite episodes or even buy our favorite seasons on Blu-ray or DVD, but if we are serious fans who truly obsess, there are a multitude of ways we may show that “fancession.” So, what does it take to be a true obsessive of a TV series?
If there’s one thing most of us can agree on when it comes to love, it’s that it’s a complex, confusing and often strange thing that can lead us down paths we never expected. The nature of a TV series allows us to watch characters pass through the many stages of a relationship over time – from falling in love to the sometimes bitter, sometimes beautiful end. From the big mistakes to the power of fate, here are a few things we’ve learned about love from the small screen.
Humor is subjective. And so is television, really. If viewership determined what shows were the "best," those of us who watched Community instead of The Big Bang Theory when the two shows were up against one another were clearly mistaken. Of course, many of us would likely argue that Community is the better show, regardless of whether or not it's more popular.
Friends: The Complete Series Blu-ray is for anyone who wants to look at one of the last great comedies to ever instill loyalty in an audience that hit all the way across the boards, coming from different cultural backgrounds and even age groups. If it’s not worth the price point, so be it, but if you give the set a real chance, I doubt it will disappoint.
On November 13, the Friends: The Complete Series set is coming to Blu-ray for the first time, in a set that comes with a holographic cover, all 236 episodes of the series, over 20 hours of bonus features (including some retrospective footage), a hardcover book holder, and even a picture-filled episode guide. To celebrate, Warner Bros. has put together a nice app and video player for fans, and they are working with TV Blend to give away a copy of the Friends: The Complete Series Blu-ray to one lucky winner.
Oh. My. Gawd. Those of us who've seen enough episodes of Friends may associate those words and the name name Janice - at least somewhat - with a certain nasally laugh. This may or may not include the mental image of Chandler Bing shuddering uncomfortably. Maggie Wheeler has played other roles before and since she was Chandler's occasional girlfriend in the beloved NBC comedy series, but it's probably fair to say she's most associated as Janice.
The previously released teaser for the upcoming second season of Episodes focuses heavily on series star Matt LeBlanc. Understandably so, given his Friends-earned fame and recent Golden Globe win for playing the role of Matt LeBlanc in the Showtime comedy. The latest TV spot released for the series also focuses on LeBlanc and some of the ridiculous things he says and does, but also showcases the relationship between LeBlanc and Stephen Mangan's character Sean.
I’m going to admit to being somewhat indifferent about Fox’s new comedy series Traffic Light prior to having seen it because on paper, it sounded like your run-of-the-mill couples-themed sitcom. In reality, it is, but there’s a lot to love about this series.
If the main character just woke out of an episode-long dream sequence, then things have gone real bad in the writing room. Follow this helpful little guide to know if a television writer's creative juices have just stopped flowing.
It appears that Friends star Matthew Perry is getting back into television. Word is, Perry is working on an untitled single-camera comedy, which is being pitched to networks this week.
A memorable theme song (complete with lyrics) seems like something of a rarity for TV shows these days. Sure, some shows still have some kind of music playing during the opening credits, while others run the credits right through the beginning of the episode and skip the song altogether.
Eric McCormack is returning to network television comedy, and this time he’s not gay. Right? Because on Will & Grace he played a gay character. I’ve never been so tempted to use an emoticon – thus removing the last remnants of my soul – in a news story before.
Ok, I'll admit I have a tendency to get caught up in TV romances. If the chemistry is there and the acting and writing is good, there's nothing like seeing two great characters get together. Even those dragged out on-again-off-agains can be fun to watch when done right. But let's face it; not all TV relationships are great. In fact, Katey and I came up with a handful of ones that were downright terrible.
As sitcom people are supposed to be regular people, it’s understandable that they’d want to get away every now and then. Sometimes their vacations take place off camera and are only referenced in passing. And then there are the vacations we get to see, when the characters leave home and head off to some scenic location for an episode or two.