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Author: Rebecca Edwards

How Challenges Have Forged a Stronger, Kinder Cable Industry

by | Jun 15, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 

They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that sentiment certainly applies to the cable industry. In an age when superheroes rule both big and small screens, it’s not a stretch to liken cable’s unsteady journey to that of a struggling hero besieged with challenges at every turn. Cable providers, once hailed […]

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Your Cable Equipment: Renting vs. Buying

by | Jun 8, 2016 | Equipment Guides, TV FAQs | 0 

UPDATE! This article is out of date - but we've got all the answers you need on our Cable Modem Buyer's Guide. Saving money on the cable bill is practically an American pastime. And one area where consumers can save — but usually don’t — is with their cable equipment. Because cable providers include rental [...]

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How Much Does TV Impact Real Life?

by | Nov 4, 2015 | Entertainment | 0 

Along with baseball and apple pie, television is one thing Americans absolutely love. But we’re told time and again that our obsession with the tube is detrimental to our overall health and happiness. Some go so far as to blame television for what they view as the erosion of moral conscience and common decency in […]

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ABC Family Changing Name to Draw Younger Crowd

by | Oct 28, 2015 | Entertainment | 0 

Shakespeare once told us that a rose by another name would still smell as sweet, but does a television network by any other name still get us to tune in? ABC Family hopes so. The Disney-owned network recently announced that it will be changing its name to Freeform come January. Why Make a Change? The […]

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Can TV Be a Catalyst for Change and Tolerance?

by | Oct 20, 2015 | Entertainment | 0 

Pointing out the evils of television is a longstanding tradition, but recognizing its role in creating a more vibrant, diverse, and tolerant society is something of a rarity. Recent research shows that the small screen is just as influential as we’ve always thought, and that influence is a mighty weapon for instigating changes in societal […]

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The Dangers of TV’s Love Affair with Nostalgia

by | Oct 14, 2015 | Entertainment | 0 

It’s been said that there’s nothing new under the sun, and that certainly appears to be the case for television. We are living in a world of remakes, reboots, and spin-offs the likes of which the television landscape has never before seen. From revamped Muppets to “unauthorized” exposés of shows like “Beverly Hills 90210,” the […]

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Transgender Television Hits and Misses

by | Oct 1, 2015 | Entertainment | 0 

It’s an understatement to say that transgender television characters are having a moment. They’re having a whole year. From Amazon’s groundbreaking “Transparent” to Laverne Cox on “Orange Is the New Black” and the unavoidable Caitlyn Jenner, there has never been more representation of transgender people on the small screen. All signs point to a television […]

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A Guide to Binge-Watching Netflix’s Original “Grace and Frankie”

by | Sep 15, 2015 | Entertainment | 0 

  With a second season in the works, it’s time to check out the hilarious Netflix sitcom “Grace and Frankie.” If you haven’t yet entered the absurd world of this hit show, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your visit. The Premise “Grace and Frankie” is a traditional sitcom about […]

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An Insomniac’s Guide to TV

by | Aug 18, 2015 | Entertainment | 0 

  With all the late nights and early mornings I’ve spent channel surfing, I’ve discovered not only is the TV content different at 3:00 a.m. than it is throughout the day, but so is the way I watch TV during the dark hours. Even if I have a favorite show waiting for me on the […]

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7 Ways “Orange is the New Black” Teaches Us How to Be a Better Friend

by | Jul 30, 2015 | Entertainment | 0 

By now it’s obvious that no one survives in Litchfield without a little help from their friends. The criminal compatriots of “Orange Is the New Black” have some of the tightest friendship on television. Seeing as these gals have plenty of time to work on their relationships, we thought we’d take a closer look to […]

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