Since its announcement at Microsoft’s 2013 E3 conference, the idea of a Halo TV series has been intriguing to say the least. Created in collaboration with Steven Spielberg, the show will supposedly tie in with the game at an interactive level. Regardless of what it’s about at this point, one thing is for sure – it definitely won’t be “filler”.
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is set to launch next month and Sony has released another television commercial to show off what I think is the most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive of the year.
30 Second Time Slot
Our second favorite serial killer is back! Yvonne Strahovski has signed on to reprise her role in Dexter as Hannah McKay for a multi-episode arc. Showtime hasn’t confirmed whether Season 8 will be the final season so Dexter fans will have to wait and see if season 8 will be the last. Now that Hannah is coming back, there will be more trouble in Dexter’s life. If this is indeed the final season, it’ll be very interesting to see what they do with Strahovski’s character.
Today, Sony announced their pricing plans for their upcoming Ultra-HD 4K TVs, which are set to ship out later this month on April 21.
The largest sized TV, 84-inches, will run you a whopping $25,000 dollars, while the smaller variations will cost $5,000 for the 65-inch XBR-65X900A and the 55-inch XBR-55X900A will run you $2,000.
What do you think of Sony’s new TVs? Do you think 4K HD is the future of television? Are our wallets even ready for the movie theater like investment?
HBO’s The Game of Thrones has been picked up for a fourth season after record-setting ratings from the premier last Sunday night, bringing in over 4 million viewers.
While the press release didn’t say anything about the length of the season, we can expect the show to stick to its tight ten episodes a season tradition since the producers have time and again expressed their preference for the format.
So last Tuesday aired the White Collar season 4 Finale on USA. Quite to my dismay, there was no cameo appearance by Will Ferrell or Ben Stiller. But the result was almost as ridiculous. Never once during the history of this show have I been so disappointed in an episode (and it wasn’t because I didn’t get to see Hansel and Zoolander do a walk-off).
Every show has a certain lifetime of its story that I like to call a show’s story life (appropriately) which is the point in a show’s story where in order to keep the show on the air and the dolla dolla bills still coming the author has to come up with plot developments in order for the story to keep going.
Well most of the time these plot developments are extremely forced and ridiculous and the show no longer is that show you once loved. It’s the point when the writer runs out of original material he or she had and now must satisfy the viewer’s desires. Some shows have long story lives, others don’t. See Entourage and 24, respectively.
For instance Entourage’s story life, in my opinion, never got old and still has not gotten old even though all 8 seasons have been completed and no more have been set to be produced. With a show like Entourage I feel I could have just watched Vince, Johnny, E, and Turtle’s lives forever without ever getting bored.
On the other hand, well, there’s only so many days that Jack Bauer can save the world. Take the Office as a good example. The Office was one of my favorite shows of all time up until The World’s Greatest Boss decided to ride off into the sunset with Holly. After the last season with Steve Carrel I watched maybe one or two episodes. The story died, along with the jokes, along with the show.
My point is: White Collar has reached this point. As sad as it is for me to say that White Collar has reached the end of its story life, White Collar has reached the end of its story life. This episode’s plot seemed so forced I almost felt like I was watching Tom Cruise play a rogue ex-military bad ass with a planet sized chip on his shoulder. Not only was the plot of the actual episode so horribly shoved into a 50 minute window but the end result was way too scripted.
The things that had to happen for Neal to steal the evidence box, James to kill Senator Pratt, Peter to be framed for his death, and James’ subsequent jolt and refusal to help his son…let’s just say the universe was so upside down that the University of Michigan almost looked like a good college to go to. Yeah.
As excited as I was at the news of a 5th season of White Collar being announced, the wind in my sails completed died and now I’m stranded in the middle of New York Harbor.
For a while now White Collar has been my guilty pleasure; I never really thought it was a great show (as far as acting and dialogue go), but I always got so much entertainment out of watching Neal’s genius and Peter’s loveable style that I didn’t care.
Well I’m afraid that may now be over. Now one can only hope and pray that when this summer roles around and the 5th season airs, I will be able to take back everything I’ve said in this article. The problem is, when a show’s story life ends, there’s almost no coming back.
Although we have already seen the Kinect on the Computer, we have yet to see it reach a Laptop. For Laptop users with an itching to use Kinect, fear not – the day is coming. TVs may also be finding Kinect integrated soon. Craig Mundie, Senior Advisor the CEO, Was speaking at Microsoft’s TechForum in Seattle about Directions they would like to take Kinect in. The Kinect we were shown seemed to be thinner, Although Microsoft refused to comment as to whether this was the Kinect 2 or not. Microsoft first launched Kinect back in 2010, and has seen over 24 million sales.
Microsoft’s Craig Mundie stated he would love to see Kinect integrated into something like the Surface tablet. Perhaps his dream isn’t to far off.