TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-11: TV’s Golden Age, the State of iPad Pro Cases

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We're in a golden age of television and the Internet could change that. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how network content packages led to the long list of high quality shows on television, and how smaller content packages could impact that. They also look at the current state of iPad Pro cases.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-11: TV’s Golden Age, the State of iPad Pro Cases

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Thanks for the Psych TV show recommendation.  I had seen White Collar, but I had not watched Psych.  Luckily, Netflix has a boat load of Psych episodes and I watched the first two episodes tonight, which are hilarious and I really enjoyed them. 

I think I will probably be through at least season one of Psych, if not season two, by the time my Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard case arrive. I placed my order on November 23rd, and my ship time still says December 28th to January 4th.  So I am with John on this, I am rather upset.

I mostly agree that we are entering into a golden area of TV, but I would credit it to the fact that cable TV and internet TV are competing for viewers.  I would guess that the concept of “channels” is going to go away, and we are going to end up with a bunch of walled gardens.  I think the future of TV looks like HBO Now, Amazon Prime, and Netflix, where they have a large collection of original content and people subscribe to access that content.

I liked the Syfy channel in its early days when it was still concerned it might not be bundled into cable packages and they were willing to put interesting shows like Farscape on.  But now they are pretty much always included in cable bundles so they just pump out braindead reality shows.  I am genuinely grateful to whomever the media deities are that HBO picked up Game of Thrones and not the Syfy channel, because there is no way Syfy could have ever made a decent Game of Thrones.

Speaking of brains and the dead, I will absolutely not watch The Walking Dead on TV when it airs because of the awful commercials.  I buy The Walking Dead off of iTunes and watch it uninterrupted.  Commercials truly ruin the mood and setting of shows like TWD where it may take time to convince the viewer of the setting of a show.  Dr. Who is another show I buy off of iTunes to avoid commercials breaking the flow of the show.

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