Two short blurbs for The Verge as part of their attempt to crowdsource reviews of every episode of the Simpsons.
A few nights ago I stayed up late to start watching season 2 of House of Cards as soon as it premiered, and as you might expect, I freaked out when Frank Underwood immediately kills Zoe Barnes in the first episode, so I wrote an essay for Wired about the odd sensation of sharing a cultural experience like that via the internet despite the availability of video-on-demand services like Netflix.
Even in the middle of the night, I wasn’t alone. Both Netflix binges and traditional broadcast television are increasingly subject to an internet-based social halo surrounding fandom, and nobody wants to be the one who misses the party.
Chasing Silver got extremely high ratings when it was shown on the Outdoor Life Network in February. As a result, they are going to move it to primetime in March and have also signed on to show it through April and May. Here’s the new schedule:
- Thursday 03/30, 10pm EST
- Thursday 03/30, 10:30pm EST
- Sunday 04/23, 12pm EST
- Friday 04/28, 8:30am EST
- Sunday 04/30, 12pm EST
- Friday 05/12, 8:30am EST
- Sunday 05/14, 12pm EST
- Friday 05/19, 8:30am EST