The ease with which we access TV becomes more ubiquitous every year, but some shows will always top out demand for piracy. Now, for the third year in a row, HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has topped TorrentFreak’s annual list of pirated TV show downloads, though a few of the entries on this year’s countdown might actually surprise you.
How I Met Your Mother
HBO surprised the TV world yesterday with the announcement of a standalone streaming option for the reclusive network, but it isn't the only TV giant looking to secure a streaming future. CBS has announced (and launched) its own pay-service to give non-cable users access to their library of content, calling the new innovation "CBS Access."
It’s always bizarre to re-watch the pilot episode of a long-running television series, especially a situation comedy. Both ‘Friends’ and ‘ER’ are celebrating the 20th anniversaries of their debut over the next few days, but watching the ‘ER’ pilot almost feels like watching a movie. The pace of ‘ER’ came first and the characters were established later (we didn’t get to know too much about Noah Wyle’s John Carter, other than that he was new and that he was scared). ‘Friends’ didn’t have this luxury. The first scene of ‘Friends’ takes place in a coffee shop, so we really have no choice other than to meet these people. And the thing is, in this first episode, these people are kind of awful.
We were admittedly uncertain what to think when 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff 'How I Met Your Dad' unexpectedly imploded at the CBS upfronts, as what seemed like a shoe-in for pickup was rejected by the network, and was ultimately let go. Now, a new report suggests that 'HIMYM' creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas will redevelop the spinoff for another season, but will series lead Greta Gerwig or the cast return?
Well, this is something of a surprise. Uncertain though we were at the prospect of 'How I Met Your Mother' living in on in the gender-flipped sequel series 'How I Met Your Dad,' it seems CBS has defied expectation to opt against picking up the series at least for now. So what went wrong that Greta Gerwig won't regale us for the next nine years with tales of 'How I Met Your Dad?'
Well, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone. Despite the bad taste left in viewers' mouths by the 'How I Met Your Mother' series finale "Last Forever," spinoff series 'How I Met Your Dad' is almost guaranteed to carry on the torch this fall with a series order at CBS. Who's ready to have Greta Gerwig drag things out for another nine years?
Time hasn't done very much to heal the sting of 'How I Met Your Mother''s series finale ending "Last Forever," which ended up confirming some of the fans' worst fears about the series' mythology, and quickly blew past the mother of it namesake. We've heard before about a few scenes cut for time, but series star Alyson Hannigan revealed one brief, but important snippet that may have gone a long way toward placating those upset by the ending.
The once and future Sally of the 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff, 'How I Met Your Dad,' has at last been found. Where 'Full House' sitcom icon Bob Saget curiously provided the narrating voice of 'HIMYM''s future Ted, Meg Ryan has been selected to provide the voice of future Sally, as portrayed in the storyline's present by indie darling Greta Gerwig.
Only days out of the box, and 'How I Met Your Mother' series finale controversy continues to rage on the internet, the most recent development of which saw 20th Century Fox TV shutting down a popular fan edit that removed the two-most polarizing twists. Now, it seems fans may get their wish, as the series' DVD and home releases will contain an alternate ending to the "Last Forever" finale that so many fans abhorred.
Rarely has the series finale to any TV series gone by without at least some major backlash over its content, and 'How I Met Your Mother' is no exception. Last night's "Last Forever," jumped through time in between the years 2013 and 2030, filling in Ted's story about the mother, with at least one major twist that naturally had fans in an uproar. So, what do series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have to say about yet another controversial finale?