A nice collection of teevee show pilot scripts. Observe the embryonic state of many of the classics of the past few decades, including Buffy
, The Wire
, Hill Street Blues
, Battlestar Galactica
, The Sopranos
and The West Wing
. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse
on Nov 21, 2008 -
Sixty-seven scenes of torture in five seasons. Is 24 responsible
for an increase
in real-life torture? They at least feel guilty enough to meet up
with some actual interrogators encouraging them to make their torture scenes more authentic. But it's not just 24
- torture is becoming more prevalent
on all American television.
posted by meech
on Feb 12, 2007 -
is back... in Japan, and he wants some Calorie Mate. Watch Kiefer Sutherland maintain character in a series of Japanese snack food commercials (with hour by hour backstory). Parts one
, and three
posted by bobo123
on Jan 16, 2006 -
So I finally got around to watching 24
, Fox's Golden Globe winning prime-time show. I normally don't go for shows like that, but I'd heard about the controversy
surrounding this season's story line. I was pretty damned shocked when the hero decided to spark up some electrodes and torture one of the terrorists to get information out of him. Apparently, this
is nothing new
for the show.
Can anyone think of a precedent for this type of heroic depiction of torture? On a network tv show?
posted by es_de_bah
on Feb 28, 2005 -
'24'. Violent content. Complaint not upheld.
The British Standards Council (BSC
) publish their findings on a regular basis, as they explain which complaints by members of the public regarding the 'offensive' content of some programmes on TV and radio have been upheld or not. This is fascinating for two reasons -- we get to see what people actually moan about and also how the various stations have to justify their output -- some seem more successful at it than others... [pdf format file via Whedonesque
posted by feelinglistless
on Sep 30, 2003 -
Since we're doing season finales here, 24
ended its run tonight. I thought it was amazing. Anybody else out there fall in love with this show ?(and especially this episode, wow)
posted by dig_duggler
on May 21, 2002 -
The entertainment industry reacts.
Fox's "24" delayed. "Spider-Man" twin towers scene removed. Ah-nold's "Collateral Damaged" and Tim Allen's "Big Trouble" postponed indefinitely, TV skyline shots being re-edited, televised action movies being replaced with more humor and upbeat programming. How long will it last? And having been probed for so long, will the gaming industry do anything in turn?
posted by teradome
on Sep 13, 2001 -
Could you Blog for 24 hours straight?
While some folks are happy spending a day Not Blogging, Cat over at Frykitty
is looking for people to join her in her 24 hour charity Blogathon. Sign up to blog with her or just sponsor someone. While I do think spending 24 hours at a PC is a sure sign of insanity, I can certainly respect that sort of insanity.
posted by bondcliff
on Jun 15, 2001 -