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Guy Talk: We Merged Sex With TV

It was 11:45 p.m. on a Wednesday night. My wife and I were exhausted and cozied up in bed together. We both had one thing on our minds. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the same thing. I was craving sex and she was craving the season three finale of “Friday Night Lights.” We were at a standstill, experiencing what some might call a “21st century marital pickle.” It seems Netflix and sites like Hulu just might be the modern couple’s greatest obstacles to a steady sex life. The continuous supply of great TV is so accessible and so compelling, many a good couple become hooked like crackheads and forget about making their own entertainment. Through burning eyes and next day regret, couples machete through a season of “Lost” or “The Wire,” ignoring or forgetting to fuel their loins. But on this night, something in me snapped and I drew a line in the sand … with my penis. “Babe,” I said, “we’re in a losing battle against awesome TV. It will never end. There are too many TV shows out there; when do we get to do it?” Keep reading »

3-D TV Sets Are Coming To An Electronic Store Near You

In case you haven’t heard, the recession is over and in celebration, everyone is throwing out their brand-new LCD plasma TVs to make room for the new $2,000 3-D sets! JK. But that’s seemingly where technology companies think we’re headed. Manufacturers and cable programmers are already working to develop the TV sets and new channels to flood the 3-D market, partially in thanks to the box-office success of “Avatar.” Starting in June, ESPN promises to broadcast World Cup and NBA games in 3-D and Discovery, IMAX, and Sony are joining forces to create a channel with natural history, movies, sports, music and other programming. They’re trying to make it so you don’t have to wear special glasses to watch, but that’s looking unlikely—so it’s predicted that two pairs of “techie goggles” will be included with the set and additional pairs will cost up to $100. [NY Times]

The question is, are Americans willing to throw down that hunk of change for a whole new TV just after plasma TVs became the norm? And that took ten years to catch on! Keep reading »

The 5 Best Places To Watch TV On The Internet

How do I break this to you gently? If you are a Time Warner Cable subscriber, take a careful look at your next bill, because your fees went up as of New Year’s Day. Fox, which is free for folks who get it via antennas, somehow managed to ink a new contract with the cable giant that includes fees for each subscriber. Meanwhile, Scripps Network—which operates the Food Network and HGTV—tried to play the same game with Cablevision of New York City. But instead of caving, Cablevision decided to drop the channels altogether. Experts predict that this is the way things are going—channels demanding more fees so they aren’t so reliant on advertising, and cable companies having to choose between dropping channels and charging more. [NY Times, CNN]

This is disconcerting because, hi, didn’t these companies get the memo that you can find great television over the interwebs these days? Here are five places where the TV flows for free. Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For September 26-27th 2009

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3-D TVs Coming To Your Home By … Next Year

Just when I’ve finally figured out what each and every button on my flatscreen TV’s remote control does, electronics companies are ready to sell me the next must-have boob tube incarnation: 3-D TV. Both Sony and Panasonic have announced that they will be releasing 3-D TVs in 2010, and Mitsubishi and JVC are working on them too. Yes, these new sets will involve wearing goofy 3-D glasses and lord knows what they’ll cost, but does this pique your interest? [CNN] Keep reading »

“Heathers” The TV Show: Our ’80s Prayers Have Been Answered!

Corn Nuts! I am literally shaking with excitement over the news that “Heathers” is being revamped into a TV show. The 1989 movie, the ultimate high school revenge fantasy, elevated Winona Ryder to star status as she tried to fit in with her school’s mean girls, all named Heather. (The best: Heather Chandler, played by pre-”90210″ Shannen Doherty). Until J.D. (a hot Christian Slater) rolled into town and made her his accomplice in murdering the cool kids in school and making ‘em look like suicides. “Heathers” remains one of my top five favorite flicks of all time, and I have a feeling a show based on it could be very, very good—like “Gossip Girl” with a dark comedy twist. Jenny Bicks, a “Sex and the City” writer, is also executive producing. And the word on the street is that Winona and Christian may even be reprising their bad-ass roles. Prepare your croquet mallets and start singing “Que Sera Sera.” [Press Association] Keep reading »

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