Billions Makes the List!
by Ben Yakas | The Gothamist | December 13, 2018
In 2016, over 400 television shows were aired or released. In 2018, that number has jumped to at least 555, which we know thanks to this handy spreadsheet made by Liz Shannon Miller. The Netflix-ification of television is truly upon us: the networks have a desperate desire to compete with the streaming giant, and they’re doing so either by throwing every idea against the wall and hoping it finds an audience, or by launching their own streaming services… with limitless capacities for more content.
And television isn’t just exponentially growing with new programming—any show with any sort of core fanbase could be brought back to life as a reboot (Murphy Brown, Charmed, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), spin-off (The Connors, Young Sheldon), or whatever hybrid monstronsity Kevin Can Wait turned into became before it was mercifully cancelled. There are over 20 more such zombie shows coming in the next year, with unlikely reboots of Conan the Barbarian, Gone Baby Gone and…The Bone Collector? Like the Greyjoys are found of saying: “What Is Dead May Never Die” (also, “Shut Up, Theon”).
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Bobby’s Bubbling Water
by Sean T. Collins | Vulture | December 13, 2018
Don’t cry, don’t raise your eye, it’s only the best music cues of the year. And as in past years, there’s an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Certainly, the sounds of the ’80s remain television’s staple crop when it comes to using preexisting pop and rock songs to complement, comment on, and enhance the action onscreen: Pose, Narcos: Mexico, The Americans, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace feature almost nothing but. Yet the approaches they take are as varied as their styles and subject matter, and when you factor in other eras and genres, the soundscape opens up tremendously. There’s more to a good music cue than syncing a great song to an important scene: Ideally, the song can put into words and music what the characters, and the world surrounding them, can’t quite express themselves. That’s what music does for all of us, after all — why should fictional characters be any different? Here are the ten best moments from a year of TV music that belong on everyone’s playlist.
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The Ombre Effect
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 13, 2018
Last Thursday we shared with you a photoshoot of Damian circa 2002. Now let’s take a walk down memory lane together to September, 2005 in Deauville, France where photographer Sophie Hay created photos in black and white but also displayed them in different shades or tints of bright color.
Visit the throwback gallery here. Enjoy!
Just a Spoonful of….Ginger
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 12, 2018
How supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is this? Damian and children attended the European Premiere of Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in London, England. The star studded, black tie event was in support of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Capital Campaign and included cast, film-makers and celebrity guests just in time for the festive season.
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