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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Television

Can you hear me now?

New app created in Norman allows for easy TV listening in restaurants and bars.


Features

Alyssa Grimley
Ever tried to watch the game at a sports bar, but were unable to hear what was going on over all the racket around you? Scott Lopez knows your pain, and has your solution: an app called Audivero.
 
Friday, June 28, 2013

Femme Fatales: The Complete Second Season

Refractory period over; ready to go again?


Television series

Rod Lott
Certainly the favorite TV show of pubescent boys nationwide whose parents have no idea what airs on Cinemax after they go to bed, Femme Fatales is an anthology series that puts women on top, both figuratively and literally. The better sex engages in better sex, all while pulling the wool — surgically enhanced and otherwise — over the eyes of stupid men.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

TV guider

Colleagues pay tribute to OETA station manager Bill Thrash, a legend in local television broadcasting.


News

Tim Farley
A veteran television broadcaster, OETA station manager and program director Bill Thrash passed away July 15 after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 73.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Secret of Crickley Hall

Trick or treat? Totally a treat.


Television series

Rod Lott

What is The Secret of Crickley Hall? Well, if I told you, it wouldn't be a secret. The less juvenile answer: It's a superb BBC limited series that'll plunk you in the proper Halloween spirit. 

 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Spirit

Who was that masked man?


Television series

Rod Lott

ABC's attempt at turning Will Eisner's iconic comic The Spirit into a TV series in 1987 may not have passed the pilot stage, but it sure beats Frank Miller's misbegotten $60 million feature-film treatment of 2008. If you missed the one-hour episode the first time around — and most of us did, which is why the series ended as it soon as it started — Warner Archive comes to the rescue.

 
Friday, October 25, 2013

Made for TV

Gangster Eliot Ness hits the small screen by route of an Oklahoma author.


Features

Malena Lott
If the name Eliot Ness doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the lawman played by Kevin Costner in The Untouchables who made a name for himself bringing down gangster Al Capone.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Bad behavior

Why is watching bad guys so damned good?


Television series

Rod Lott
We vilify people for bad behavior in real life, yet celebrate it in our entertainment, particularly on the small screen. When the results are as strong as the current crop, all new (or new-ish) to DVD and/or Blu-ray, why question the disconnect?
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Switched on

TV gets weird.


Television series

Rod Lott
Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Kneel at this great mystery.


Television series

Rod Lott
Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 
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