TV You’ll Want To Pay For

Rick’s opinion: TV is ripe for a fall. We pay $50 a month or more for a service which with we are generally dissatisfied.

Apple’s Steve Jobs personally reinvented the music industry with iTunes. The winners are recording artists & the fans. The losers are the middlemen.

I don’t think Apple will reinvent the television industry. But they will be remembered as the company who first alerted the general public.

TV You’ll Want To Pay For – How $2 downloads can revive network television. By Ivan Askwith

Dead Like Me – TV show

Friends in Saskatoon turned me on to a quirky, philosophical show about grim reapers. The central character is Georgia, an 18-year-old killed by a toilet seat falling from space.

Shot in Vancouver, it was excellent.

Was because the show was cancelled after the second season. The series is dead though still in reruns and available on DVD.

It’s too bad good things must end.

official website for the TV show Dead Like me

Da Vinci now Mayor of Vancouver – TV show

article: Da Vinci moves into City Hall

Da Vinci’s Inquest was one of my favourite (unabashedly Canadian) TV shows. The lead actor Nicholas Campbell is great.

Da Vinci was the coroner, but suddenly won the race for mayor. The new show is called Da Vinci’s City Hall.

official website for the TV show