The way we consume media is changing. There’s more to pay attention to, and with a seemingly endless mess of digital content, we find ourselves paying attention to the snaps, vines and tweets that take up as little of our time each as possible.
So it’s about time television shows found a new medium, which just so happens to be the smallest screen you watch — the 612px X 612px Instagram screen. The app’s first TV series, “Artistically Challenged,” which premiered its first seven 15 second episodes on Tuesday, follows Nick, a young NYC artist as he struggles with failure and looks to stand out. He finds instant fame after telling a white lie but soon finds it comes with a price.
The overwhelming success of shows such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black has proven that Netflix knows how to bring quality original content to online streaming.
Their next endeavor in original programming — a reimagined and computer-animated The Magic School Bus — is sure to be quite the Read More
We're Going to be TV Stars
We don’t know about you, but this season’s aimless Girls plot lines and asinine Keeping Up With the Kardashians episodes are getting us down, and we need something new to watch as we stuff our faces with pretzels in the light of our laptop screens at 2 a.m.
Catfish, we’d argue, is actually one of the best shows on TV right now. It’s not as highbrow as Homeland and it’s probably largely staged, but MTV’s attempt to turn the award-winning documentary into a reality TV show series has never once disappointed us in the OMGWTF department.
The show, which arranges for people with longtime Internet relationships to finally meet face to face, inevitably revealing the complex nest of lies they’ve told each other, is entertainment in the purest sense: Viewers can’t help but watch with a sense of horror and fascination as people humiliate themselves–and then are redeemed!–right on the screen.