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Here’s How You Can Breathe New Life into Your Business

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When you have a new business idea, everyone around you is excited about it. It feels amazing to be able to solve problems and streamline processes. But, what happens once your offering has been tried and tested by the market, all the processes have been established, and there is nothing new for the customers to expect?

No one is excited anymore – neither you nor your customers. There are a lot of things that you with the internet to reenergize your business. Here are some of them that will help you bring the lost spark back into the business. Let’s go!

How about a new offering?

A great many companies build one good product, and then keep squeezing it dry for all the profits that they can make out of it. The success of one product makes a business too complacent to spend time, energy and money on creating something new and better. This is completely the opposite of what great companies do.

Vibrant companies do not sit back and revel in the success of one good product. Instead, they keep reinventing and releasing new products. A new product is as exciting for a customer as it is for its producers. A new product will also create a buzz in the market, which will help boost the sales of even the older products.

Turn a New Leaf

The mundane tasks of everyday workings of a business can take a toll on the employees. Calling customers, talking about products, marketing them, etc. can get monotonous pretty quick. It is never a good thing if an employee cannot find a purpose in the job. So, what can you do about it? Start a new initiative that is for the good of the society. We are not just talking money.

You can also donate time and resources to help build new opportunities for the future. This might sound like a pure expense at first, but it is actually an investment. Corporate philanthropy has become popular because it rebrands the businesses as more responsible components of the society.

Not only will your customers see you in a new light, but your own employees will feel proud to be part of something beautiful, something meaningful. This inculcates a new perspective in them. They will realize that they are working towards making the society a better place, and are not just slogging away for a monthly paycheck.

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A Technical Upgrade?

Sounds out of place? But, it is actually not. If you have not taken a hard look at the technology you are working with in a long time, then it is a good time to do that now. Something as small as a bad internet connection can frustrate your employees, which is bound to bring down the productivity significantly. So, change the old hardware, and upgrade your software.

It is quite an investment, but this will encourage your employees to come to work. New additions always help shake things up, and in your case, that is exactly what you need. Financially, returns on this investment take some time to manifest, but you will be able to see the change in your office environment almost immediately.

Nothing is better than a clear goal

Working day in and day out without a clear goal is exhausting. Every business needs a plan. You need to know where you are today and where you are headed in the near future. This brings in clarity and also a sense of excitement. When your employees know that their contribution to your business is directly creating something of value for a greater goal, their jobs suddenly become a lot more meaningful and rewarding. Giving employees short-term targets is important. But, let them know that they are working towards a big goal.

Keep Your Slate Clean

Every day is a busy day at the office, and there are simply not enough hours to take care of everything in one day. In this rush, smaller problems that can be postponed are brushed off for a later time. For instance, getting the office painted is not a huge business challenge. But, it is a task that requires attention from time to time.

But, you just can’t find time for it. How to deal with such urgent but less important issues? Make a plan that details on how and when the issue needs to be resolved. Also, assign a person-in-charge, so that there is accountability. Once such annoyance is taken care of, it will add to the employee productivity, and gives better profits for your company too.

So, is it possible to supercharge your business today?

Absolutely. These are some of the changes that can give a shot in the arm to your business. There is no need to take drastic measures or make big changes in order to revitalize your business. In fact, do not wait for big changes. Make small changes and they will build up to completely transform how your business functions. Do it today, and you will see the difference for yourself.

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Compare TV and Movie Streaming Services

Are you planning to cut your cable cord? If yes, then there are a huge number of options available to you for enjoying television entertainment. The high cable subscription fee today is accompanied today by the availability of high speed internet, a range of good streaming devices, and an explosion of mobile videos. There is a revolution in the world of television entertainment. From Apple to Sony, everyone is getting on this bandwagon, and the streaming services are set to entertain you in unconventional ways.  However, like with other services, there are pros and cons with each streaming service available in the market. Here is the comparison of some of the movie and TV streaming services that are available to you.

Sling TV

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Sling TV offers a competitively priced package with seven day free trial. Pricing starts at $20 and is called The Best of Live TV. Pricing starts at $20 and is called The Best of Live TV. The package includes channels like ESPN, AMC and HBO. Both video-on-demand as well as live-channels are included in the package. With services like “3-day replay”, you will now be able to watch your favorite shows that were aired three days before. You can also pause, rewind, and fast-forward most live and on-demand channels. If you are a sports buff, then this package is particularly good for you. Sling TV installation does not require any contract, commitment, credit check or hardware installation. It will work on iOS, Android device, Amazon Fire Stick, Amazon Fire TV, Roku players, Xbox One, and select smart Samsung and LG TVs.

However, there are certain disadvantages associated with Sling TV. It can be streamed on only one device at a time. Also, channels like ESPN, ESPN2 and Disney channel are not available to multi-stream channel users. If you are a multi-stream user, then you can’t avail the $5 Sports and Kids’ add-on channels. You can avail both at $40. But then, there will be some duplicate content too.

Netflix

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For all practical purposes, the words “Netflix” and “video-streaming” are synonymous with each other. Netflix has 26 million subscribers globally and they are the biggest name in the streaming industry. You can get Netflix for one standard-definition stream for $7.99 per month and two simultaneous HD streams for $9.99. There are a variety of television shows and movies in the offering from Netflix, with several being exclusive to the platform. Netflix can be used on PC, tablets or the Chromecast and game consoles.

The disadvantage with Netflix is that you always need an internet connection. There is no offline viewing, or downloading for later viewing option available. Also, if you are looking for latest movies or those that have been recently released on Blu-ray, DVD or to on-demand libraries, then Netflix is not your choice. Most of the movies available on Netflix are two or more years old. Netflix will remove films and television series without any warning when the content deal expires.

Amazon Prime Instant Video

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The best feature of Amazon Prime Instant Video is that it allows à la carte rentals and purchasing of its content. Amazon Prime Instant Video provides instant and unlimited streaming of television shows and movies. They are available at a monthly price of $10.99 or an annual package of $99, where you can stream any movie or show without paying any extra charges. You can stream this service on Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Kindle Fire HDX, Xbox 360, Playstation, Roku, set-top boxes and on the web.

Amazon Prime Instant is a bit pricier than others. Also, there is a lack of critically acclaimed and Emmy award winning original series. Moreover, there is no offering of profiles for individual family members.

Hulu Plus

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Hulu Plus is available to you at $7.99 per month or $95.88 annually. This service offers access to major network shows and contains full content for current seasons and new episodes of major television shows. You can watch recent episodes of your favorite television series after a day it was aired on your television, mobile or computer. Hulu has an original programming, great collection of TV shows, and is inexpensive.

The most irritating feature of Hulu Plus is its frequent commercials. A new ad-free tier costing $11.99 per month is now available, although some popular shows will still have 15-seconds pre-roll and 30-seconds post-roll ads.  Hulu Plus is not a place for movie lovers, as it has got a very limited collection of films. It is more of a television buffs’ paradise. Hulu Plus is available only in 720 HD, which means that the streaming will depend on your hardware and internet connection. One more disadvantage of Hulu is that it restricts content based on your cable and internet provider.

HBO Now

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You can get an online-only version HBO Now, for $14.99 per month package with a 30 day free trial. Once you have signed up, you can watch the shows on PC and other devices. Since there is no concurrent stream restriction, password sharing is widespread. You need to find someone who is ready to share login with you, so that you can watch your favorite show. HBO Now is different from HBO Go, which is an HBO streaming app requiring a cable subscription.

HBO Now does not provide live access and you will have to wait before new movies and episodes are added. Also, with $15, all you are getting is HBO based content, whereas with half this price you can get diverse options with other competitors in the market.

Twitch

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It is the best streaming service for gamers, as there are a variety of games available. Also, real-time interaction with hosts is offered. If you are a game lover, then you can find thousands of streams at a time. On Twitch, you will also find gaming talk shows with expert commentators. However, the drawbacks with this service are the availability of relatively few quality streams, difficulty in navigating, and unpleasant community.

Choose a streaming service wisely, according to your requirements. The market is full of competing services. All you need to do is do your homework and go for the modern day television viewing.

Updated July 27, 2016. Another option is a new TV Streaming Service called VIDGO. Check out VIDGO at https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/25/vidgo-redefining-tv-streaming-scene-for-better/.

How Much of American Pickers Is Real?

A lot of reality television shows out there seem pretty simple and genuine. It appears that everything which takes place happens naturally and often we assume that’s just how it is, simply because it is “reality” TV. There is a little more to things than just that when it comes to staging and editing. In fact, many different aspects of some reality TV shows are scripted to some degree or another depending on the program.

There are several different aspects to consider when asking whether or not American Pickers is real or fake. A lot of whether it is legitimate will depend on your interpretation of a few different facts. It is somewhat hard to pinpoint the line where the show ceases to be genuine.

Prior to filming each episode of American Pickers there is paperwork and other preparations involved. It wouldn’t make sense to put just anyone on television without some prior consideration. Before Frank or Mike arrive at their destination the producers make sure that all paperwork is fully completed. This is of course an essential part filming. Beyond that, however, much of the interaction between Frank and Mike and the sellers is relatively natural and unscripted. The sellers on the show are certainly not trained actors.

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It isn’t as though the pickers arrive at random people’s homes out of the blue. There are a lot of fans and watchers of the program who ask that Mike and Frank come and look at their possessions. This is typically how the show runs and how sellers arrive on American Pickers. The crew intimates the residents a short time before Mike and Frank arrive at their home. This is also the point at which the crew sets up and prepares to shoot the episode. It would be quite unfortunate if the residents were not home or not everyone at the house knew that Mike and Frank were coming. This is part of the reason why the crew must show up first before filming and before Mike and Frank arrive.

It is somewhat controversial as to whether or not the antiques have been planted and discussed beforehand. There are people who seem to believe firmly on both sides of this issue. When you watch the show the antiques and collectibles found by Frank and Mike seem to be in their natural state. It appears they have not budged in many years, and there is evidence of this because of dust and cobwebs. Often times these trinkets are buried and the duo must work hard in order to unearth the hidden treasures. On the other hand, some critics of the series have stated that prices and items are discussed well before Mike and Frank arrive on the scene.

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It can also be said that certain clips of dialog are edited and even sometimes scripted. A lot of this is because dialog may be unclear or inappropriate for the audience and therefor it must be repeated for the camera. Many fans are not deterred by the areas of American Pickers which are not sincere. For many it provides entertainment and how “real or fake” it is does not dissuade them from enjoying its content.

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Empire is a TV series that airs on US TV channel Fox. It is a popular show that has been nominated for 3 Prime time Emmy Awards. It is now in its second season after the first season came to an end. The show first aired in 2015 and episodes for 2016 are ready. The first show aired on January 7th. It was created by two dynamic artists and writers, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Some of the stars on this show include Terrence Howard and Taraji P Henson. Other notable stars include Trai Byers, Serayah and Malik Yoba.

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Bryshere Y Gray as ‘Hakeem Lyon’

This is the storyline: Lucious is the CEO and founder of a respected and popular music record label. He is a former drug dealer who turned into a hip hop mogul. He has been diagnosed with ALS and needs to choose one of his 3 sons to be his successor. After the diagnosis, some of his past sins begin to haunt him. Meanwhile his wife Cookie is released from prison after serving a 17-year sentence. She is a co-founder of the music label and wants to reclaim what is rightfully hers. Lucious, acted by Terrence Howard, looks to his 3 sons Hakeem, Andre and Jamal to identify one that can take after him.

Gaboure Sidibe as 'Becky Williams'

Gaboure Sidibe as ‘Becky Williams’

There is plenty of drama across the various episodes of the first season. Cookie feels like she took the fall for Empire Entertainment because of serving a 17-year sentence for dealing drugs to finance Lucious’s earlier lifestyle. Now that she is back in the fore, she is determined to bring the family back together and to claim her position within the company. Lucious gives her a client to manage who has not produced a single album in a long while in one episode. The middle son, Jamal, is a great singer and is gay.

Terrence Howard as 'Lucious Lyon'

Terrence Howard as ‘Lucious Lyon’

The eldest son Andre Lyon, acted by Trai Byers, is an educated young man and a graduate of Wharton. Unfortunately, he suffers from a condition known as bipolar disorder. However, Hakeem Lyon, acted by Bryshere Y Gray, is the favorite of the three sons. He is obsessed with fame and fortune and is a rising hip hop star. This show provides great entertainment to viewers and is rated by the audience with a score of 83%. It is loved because of a top-notch cast, great captivating plots and lots of musical entertainment. Just click here and you can sign up for Charter Cable TV Packages that will keep you up to date.

Is TiVo Right For You And Your Family?

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Many people are already fairly familiar with the concept of TiVo—it is essentially a digital video recorder, also commonly known as a DVR. TiVo isn’t your ordinary DVR, though. It gives you a number of capabilities other DVRs don’t and it also has 50% more storage capacity. This enables you to store and watch more of the shows you love and adore without being nearly as concerned about spacial limits. In fact TiVo has up to 3,000 hours of recording capacity, so even in a family setting with adamant TV goers you likely won’t be presented with any storage issues. With TiVo you can have control over multiple rooms in your house so that you can play, rewind, and pause live TV on all of the televisions in your home. This full control is a great feature especially for families and larger households. You can even record six high definition shows simultaneously with TiVo and download shows whether you are at home or not—but only with iOS. You can schedule recordings from anywhere through your smartphone or tablet too.

TiVo works with HD antenna, digital cable, and Verizon FiOS. With TiVo’s app capabilities you won’t have to switch your remote or device to get to the entertainment you want. From TiVo Central you can access your movies, shows, and music. You will be able to play countless movies and TV shows from Hulu Plus, XFINITY On Demand, Amazon Instant Video, and Netflix so you can keep up with the latest entertainment trends without missing a beat. You can even search them at the same time.

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You can get TiVo in the form of a monthly service, annual service, or lifetime service. One of the most basic levels of TiVo is called the TiVo Roamio DVR plus service and it comes with the ability to record 4 shows at once, offers built-in wifi, and up to 500 hours of video recording. Roamio Plus DVR service let’s you record 6 shows at once, offers built-in wifi, built-in streaming to iOS devices, and up to 1,000 hours of recording capacity. The Roamio Pro DVR plus service has the same capabilities as the previous one, but with 3,000 hours instead of 1,000 for recorded content.

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CNET gives TiVo Roamio a pretty good rating with an overall score of 8.6 out of 10. The interface is said to be of high quality, intuitive, and simple. The hardware is sleek and attractive and the remote is said to be excellent and efficient. The sound and video quality are reported to be good and you really do have a significant amount of control over what you watch and when you watch it. On the downside reviews say that TiVo can add up to be quite costly and it doesn’t include any streaming services like Vudu and other providers do. Many people will tell you that TiVo is the best DVR that money can buy for over-the-air TV and a lot of people think it is worth the investment. Whether or not it is for you depends on how important a DVR is in your eyes.

One Big Happy Rated One of the Worst Shows on TV

 

One Big Happy follows the lives of a lesbian and her straight friend, Luke. When she decides she wants to have a baby, Luke jumps on board to help her. While the show sounds like an original and certainly interesting idea, viewers of the show have said nothing good since its beginning.

It looks like the six-episode first season isn’t going to be renewed, and it’s clear why. Critics and viewers have been downing the show since the start. The supposed comedy has been called dry, uninteresting, and ruined with poor directing and bad acting. While it seems no one has yet jumped on board with One Big Happy, the actors haven’t mentioned it.

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The show stars Elisha Cuthbert as Lizzy, and Nick Zano as Luke. Elisha has actually been growing her acing reputation with movies and shows like 24, The Girl Next Door, and Happy Endings, and Nick has been doing the same, leading the majority of critics to point their dislike of the series to the writing and directing.

It seemed most viewers shared one common thought: the show simply wasn’t funny. Many have questioned the dry, eye-rolling jokes, and some even added the show would’ve been tolerable had they not gone in thinking of it as a comedy.

In the end, it seems One Big Happy was handled the wrong way. Most reviewers have pointed towards the writers, but critics seem to be pointing all over and blaming the writers, producers, and directors as a whole. No matter who’s to blame, it’s nearly guaranteed that One Big Happy is over.

The season one finale concluded with an open ending, which leaves viewers to guess that the writers didn’t yet see the end in sight. The largely unsatisfied viewing audience has only been counted by a few reviewers who said they truly enjoyed the show, but even those who left semi-positive reviews still made a point to mention that the show needed better writing.

Comedy seems to be this show’s biggest hurdle, which is rather surprising given the creator was Liz Feldman. Liz is known for her writing work for The Oscars, Hot in Cleveland, various pieces for Ellen DeGeneres, and more. But, it seems it was bound to happen sooner or later that Liz would apparently create a disappointing series.

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While some highlighted their hope that the show would get better had it received a second chance, the ratings made it pretty clear that One Big Happy would not be making a return appearance. In the beginning the show scored a 1.6, which quickly dropped down to a 1.2, and is estimated to have continued falling in the few shows to follow.

The “yawner” may not be returning, but there’s a good chance the cast and crew will be, be it in separate endeavors. While all relatively well-known in their respective parts, One Big Happy simply didn’t work, and viewers almost unanimously agreed.

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On IMDb, the few reviews led to a rating of 5.8/10. Due to some optimistic viewers, the show’s rating raised after a few left semi-positive comments to help see where the show might go. While the semi-positive reviews slightly set-off the more negative ones, the score remains low, and it is a rating most feel accurately judges the show.

On RottenTomatoes.com, it seems viewers did their best to give the show an even more accurate vote, with an incredibly rotten 18%. Despite 40% of those who gave it a chance saying they liked it, nearly 100% of reviewers rated it as “rotten.” Some reviews included recommendations if the show were to return for a second season, but the majority said they thought the show should end early, and expressed that they felt there wasn’t much to do with the idea.

When the show first began, it seems critics felt about the same way they feel today. Many thought the idea simply wasn’t compelling enough to base an entire series on, with some mentioning they thought it would have been better suited as a movie. But, the show has now come to what many say is a very timely ending. Despite some support from optimistic viewers that the show can redeem itself if it gets a second chance, there has been no speak of a second season, and with the low ratings that were already dropping after the pilot, both critics and viewers have considered the show gone, permanently.

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It looks like One Big Happy won’t be coming back, which is news that appears to make some reviewers very happy.  You can hop over to this cable provider’s website to access more great entertainment.

4 Voice Contestants Who Were Totally Robbed

 

Every year on the Voice there are contestants who truly shine above the rest; contestants whose performances, whose drive, and whose sheer talent makes them look even brighter than their compeititon. Unfortunately, these contestants are not always the ones who win or even make it to the final rounds of the show. This isn’t anything new in the world of reality TV—there was major outrage when Clay Aiken lost the second season of American Idol, and many today still say that the vote must have been rigged. The Voice has its share of its “Clay Aiken” moments; the following are 4 contestants who were totally robbed by the results of the show.

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Shelbie Z had a voice like no other. Her powerhouse country voice stood out in the auditions like a ball of pure singing fire. Unfortunately, Shelbie Z didn’t get too far in the competition–in fact, she didn’t make it into the top 12! This snub may have had something to do with the fact that her voice was distinctly country; if she had auditioned during a season where country voices were more popular, such as season 4, maybe she would have been able to make it to the end and win.

Holly Henry

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Holly had an ethereal voice that stood out not only in the season, but in the overall history of the show. Holly’s voice wasn’t perfect–she could definitely use some more training and experience–but she deserved to go much farther than she did in the competition. She just needed more training and guidance to build her confidence when performing.

Preston Pohl

Preston is one of the most unique talents to ever audition for the show. He did an amazing rendition of MGMT’s “Electric Feel,” which he deftly made into a fiery blues jam like no other. It wasn’t just his rendition that stood out–his voice was so unique and even reminiscent of the raspy jazz of the 40s-60s eras. Perhaps it was the fact that his voice was so unique and not mainstreamed that doomed him to be snubbed from the top 12.

Kat Robichand

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Will a lady rocker ever get to the top in the Voice? When Kat Robichand auditioned with her powerful voice and rocking’ tunes, it seemed like that would certainly be the case. But despite her great stage presence, her powerful personality, and her equally powerful voice, she was ultimately cut from the competition.  Check out the Current Dish Network Package Deals to keep up with The Voice on NBC.

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Doogal the Dog

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Doogal the dog is the main character in a 2006 animated comedy film, simply titled ‘Doogal.’ The film tells the story of a dog named Doogal who must save the world. The film was critically panned and did not do well at the box office; despite this, there are many interesting facts about the film and its main character. Did you know the following trivia about the film and its animated dog star?

Doogal was originally a French film

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Doogal is actually a French-British film which was originally titled The Magic Roundabout. The film was based on a television series which follows the same premise, and features many differences from the American version of the film. The French-British version did well in the box office and received mostly positive reviews from critics, who noted that the film captured the charm of the original TV show and had great animation.

Doogal was originally a Skye Terrier

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Although his appearance is altered for the cartoonish look of the film, in the original TV series ‘The Magic Roundabout’ Doogal is a Skye Terrier with drooped ears. Skye Terriers are considered to be a very endangered native dog breed in the United Kingdom, with only 30 new Skye Terriers born every year. The breed, which originated on the Isle of Skye, was once very popular among aristocracy and wealthy middle class; one of Mary, Queen of Scots dog is believed to have been a Skye Terrier. Breed historians believe that the breed may disappear completely in the next 40 years due to low birth rates and interest in the dog.

The film was heavily altered for American audiences

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When the film was adapted for American audiences however, it was drastically altered. The British voice actors were dubbed over with American celebrities, including Chevy Chase, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Smith and Jon Stewart. The film was also rewritten to include numerous popular culture jokes and references; the film also removed Zeebad’s ice fortress and most mentions of Zeebad’s ice powers. The two films are so different that most fans of the original consider “Doogal” its own, separate film. In addition to this, fans that have seen the original film and the American adaptation attribute the American film’s critical and box office failure to these changes, which made the film rely too heavily on pop culture and slapstick jokes.

 

Sci-Fi Zombie TV Series: The Walking Dead

 

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A couple оf small Georgia tоwnѕ оn thе оutѕkirtѕ оf thе Atlаntа mеtrо аrеа provide thе ѕеttingѕ fоr twо рорulаr TV series. Tоuriѕtѕ соmе to tоwn in hореѕ of саtсhing a glimрѕе оf the асtuаl filming аnd to ѕее thе real lifе lаndmаrkѕ that thеу rесоgnizе from thе ѕhоwѕ. The CW Nеtwоrk’ѕ Thе Vаmрirе Diаriеѕ filmѕ in Cоvingtоn, Gеоrgiа, lосаtеd аbоut 30 minutes еаѕt оf Atlаntа. The AMC ѕеriеѕ The Wаlking Dеаd hаѕ filmеd 40 milеѕ southwest оf Atlanta in Senoia аnd several other ѕmаll towns.

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On Hаllоwееn thе 2010 ѕеаѕоn, thе TV ѕеriеѕ рrеmiеr оf AMC’ѕ nеw “Thе Wаlking Dеаd” ореnеd. I mуѕеlf аm аn еnоrmоuѕ zоmbiе buff, thuѕ I wаѕ in fасt еxtrеmеlу thrillеd tо watch thiѕ раrtiсulаr TV show. Clеаrlу, thiѕ uniquе tеlеviѕiоn ѕhоw iѕ grоundbrеаking. “Thе wаlking dеаd” iѕ undоubtеdlу thе nеxt big thing. Thе сinеmаtоgrарhу аnd ерiс realistic lооk rеаllу ѕhоw big рrоmiѕеѕ fоr thе dеѕtinу оf thе TV ѕhоw. I аm рrеttу ѕurе (but nоt роѕitivе) thаt thiѕ iѕ thе firѕt livе асtiоn zоmbiе tеlеviѕiоn show. Thе TV ѕhоw iѕ bаѕеd оn a muсh соmmеndеd соmiс bооk thаt аlѕо hаѕ thе еxасt ѕаmе nаmе “thе wаlking dеаd”.

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Thе firѕt раrt оf thе ѕhоw wаѕ a nесеѕѕаrу intrоduсtiоn оf thе mаin сhаrасtеr, a сор rеѕiding in a mоdеѕt аrеа around Atlаntа, GA. Onе dау while on thе jоb, hе takes a bullet, оnlу tо wind uр bеing рlасеd in tо a ѕtаtе оf соmа fоr аn unidentified реriоd оf timе. Hоwеvеr lоng lаtеr оn, this роliсе оffiсеr wаkеѕ uр frоm hiѕ сhоmа in аn unrесоgnizаblе univеrѕе. The ѕесоnd hе ѕtерѕ оut оf thе dооr hе hарреnѕ uроn a fооtbаll ѕizеd fiеld оf decayed bеingѕ. The build uр оf tеnѕiоn iѕ inсrеdiblе at thiѕ раrt оf thе ѕhоw. Hе mееtѕ 2 mоrе сhаrасtеrѕ, аn Afriсаn Amеriсаn mаn аlоng with hiѕ kid, whо are rеѕiding in a hоmе near hiѕ nеighbоrhооd.

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Thе сор lеаrnѕ that hiѕ fаmilу may ѕtill bе аlivе bесаuѕе his hоuѕе hаѕ hаd аll оf thеir рhоtоѕ аnd сlоthing tаkеn аwау. Hе ѕооn learns thаt if thеу are аlivе, thеу may bе in Atlanta. Thе сор then trаvеlѕ tо Atlаntа tо gеt hеlр, only tо еnd uр bеing оvеr run bу a zоmbiе army. Hе findѕ ѕаfеtу inѕidе a tаnk, thеn, right bеfоrе thе сrеditѕ rоlе, hе iѕ соntасtеd bу ѕоmеbоdу thrоugh thе rаdiо… аnd The ѕhоw еndѕ.

Impractical Jokers TV Series

Most of  us enjoy a good laugh, and comedies are growing in popularity over time. Of course, it takes a lot of effort to keep an audience laughing when they have heard every joke out there. Impractical Jokers is a show I enjoy more by the season, and it has me laughing each and every week. I usually find practical jokes annoying, but the guys have a certain way of going about it that is nothing but tasteful.

The Impractical Jokers- Q, Joe, Sal, and Murr

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I think, in this case, the main players definitely make the show what it is. The guys are long-time real-life friends and that definitely comes across in how they interact with each other. It is a real treat to watch and makes the show- I believe, anyway- what it is. I was going to write about my favorite player, but they’re all extremely humorous. Q continues to be a favorite of mine overall, though, due to his inability to hold back laughter throughout most of the pranks. It’s hard to watch that and NOT laugh. His personality seems a bit kiddish and it is perfect for the show.

The other three are wonderful as well and contribute in their own ways. Sal is always good for a laugh with his trickster personality, yet he is well-mannered and doesn’t aim to offend which can be hilarious in itself. Murr has the most infectious smile I’ve ever encountered. New viewers of the show will surely fall in love with his genuine happiness as I have. Joe provides a hint of variety in the group. He has come under criticism recently due to his actions on the show- picking on the other members physically and attempting to dodge ‘punishments’ for losing. However, I see this just as how the friends interact with one another and hope he falls into favor again in future episodes.

Walking the Fine Line of Humor

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I typically enjoy the jokes and situations portrayed on the show, but there have been a few more ‘scandalous’ moments that made me raise an eyebrow. I’m not even talking about when the guys undressed as part of a practical joke in the middle of city streets, either. One episode in particular involved a particularly heinous punishment for Sal that left me looking away from the screen, as the sheer awkwardness was more than I could bear. Yes, this particular scene left me physically uncomfortable and I felt reasonably empathetic for Sal having to endure it.

The punishment I speak of is when Sal had to watch noisy adult material on a coffee house computer. The sounds were very loud and included a horse whinny and other outrageous, naughty noises. While many viewers enjoyed this, the sheer discomfort apparent in the crowd left me a little less than amused. Sal turned red as a beet, though, and I’m sure it was enjoyable for many viewers. I just wondered how one would feel if a small child was present (none appeared during the act as I recall, but there were several nuns around). Scenes like this happen rarely, and I personally prefer the ‘lighter fare’ they typically offer.

Real or Impractically Staged?

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Scenes like this have also left some wondering if the show is staged. I believe it to be genuine, but I think this wonderment is only a testament to how ‘out there’ the show can be with its unique content. No matter what your opinion is, the show likely has something that appeals to you. To each his own I say, and I think the gentlemen reflect the same attitude in their pranks. I look forward to more hilarious hijinks, and encourage fans of the genre to check out the show. Find more entertainment options at http://bnter.com/.