TV Show Feature: Jersey Shore

Sunday, May 13, 2012 | Labels: | 0 comments |

Jersey Shore is an American reality television series that premiered on MTV in December 2009 in the United States. The series follows the lives of eight housemates  spending their summer at the Jersey Shore  in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Season 2 followed the cast escaping the cold northeast winter to Miami Beach, with Season 3 returning to the Jersey Shore. The fourth season was filmed in Italy and on the fifth season, the cast returned to Seaside Heights. The fifth season finale was aired on March 15, 2012.

The show debuted amid large amounts of controversy regarding the use of the words "Guido/Guidette,"  portrayals of Italian-American stereotypes, and scrutiny from locals because the cast members were not residents of the area. The term "guido/guidette" is generally regarded as an ethnic slur when referring to Italians and Italian Americans.
Dubbed a cultural phenomenon, the series has garnered record ratings for MTV, making it the network's most viewed series telecast ever. In 2010, the cast of Jersey Shore was named on Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People list, and the series has since been exported to dozens of countries worldwide. On March 19, 2012, MTV confirmed that the series would return for a sixth season.

TV Show Feature: Chuck

Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Labels: | 0 comments |

Chuck tv showChuck is an action-comedy/spy-drama television program from the United States which starred Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, and Sarah Lancaster. Created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, the series ran on NBC for five seasons, from 2007-2012.

Chuck is about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" named Chuck (Levi) who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The message embeds the only remaining copy of the United States' greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain. He is recruited to use the knowledge he now possesses to help thwart assassins and international terrorists, upending his previously mundane life.

In May 2010, it was reported that Chuck ranked in the top 20 tv shows in the SocialSenseTV ratings report of social media interactions, measuring posts and reads on forums, blogs, and other social media over a three-month period. The series concluded on January 27, 2012 with a two-hour finale.

TV Show Feature: Home and Away

Sunday, February 19, 2012 | Labels: | 0 comments |

Home and Away is the most popular soap opera on the Australian television. It has been produced in Sydney since July 1987 and has aired on the Seven Network since January 1988 where it had proved popular and had risen to become a hit in the country. It is the second-longest-running drama in Australia and is currently on its 25th season.

The show is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales, and follows the personal and professional life of the people living in the area. has tackled many adult-themed and controversial storylines, breaking the rules of its restricted timeslot.

Home and Away has seen much success in several countries like Ireland, New Zealand, France, as well as in the United Kingdom. Notable former cast members include Heath Ledger, Isla Fisher, Melissa George, Julian McMahon, Dannii Minogue, Chris Hemsworth, Simon Baker, Guy Pearce, Ryan Kwanten, Sharni Vinson, Ben Steel, Beau Brady, and Naomi Watts.