When I first heard that LG were producing a TV set that could be rolled up, I immediately decided it was a silly idea. Besides, with people today actually openly excited about TV (those exceptionally dull people who used to proudly tell you that they don’t even own a TV seem to be disappearing), the TV had evolved to become an object of pride in the living room.
Why would you want to roll it up and not put it on display?
After seeing this thing, I have never lusted after a TV more. Here’s CNET’s first-look at the TV in action. It’s smart and beautiful.
Mass-market (re: cheap) TV brand TCL will soon be rolling out 8K televisions powered by Roku. It’s easy to overlook Roku, but it has huge dominance in the US as a TV viewing platform - it’s waaaay more popular than the Apple TV, for example.
During yesterday’s Golden Globes, HBO may not have walked away with the TV trophies, but they still won the night when it dropped this trailer promoting its 2019 lineup:
Oh, and then Witherspoon dropped this:
Love, Death, and Robots is an anthology animated series coming to Netflix from David Fincher and Deadpool director Tim Miller. Images from the upcoming series were released today and it looks phenomenal.
The streamer said Monday the 18-part series will span sci-fi, fantasy, horror and dark comedy, with episodes between 5-15 minutes long each created by different animation teams from around the world. Each will feature a unique style, from 2D to photo-real 3D CGI.
The Kominsky Method may have won a Golden Globe yesterday for best comedy series (yeah, really), but Netflix still haven’t picked it up for a second reason. The sticking point, apparently, is that Netflix wants a 13-episode season, while Michael Douglas is more keen on a shorter run.
You’re The Worst is back for its fifth and final season this week with an opening episode that keeps the regular cast off-screen for the first 15 minutes. Vulture takes a look at the series return:
Everybody covets the ’90s rom-com version of romantic bliss. You’re the Worst suggests, with equal parts candor and sleazy absurdity, that that’s not possible, while not ruling out the possibility for achieving some sort of happiness. It does that while totally hammered, and with a middle finger lifted triumphantly to the sky.
This Thursday marks 20 years since the debut of The Sopranos on TV. So, expect to see a lot more Sopranos chatter on ABW this week, I would assume. Kicking it off, here is a New York Times interview with David Chase.
He’s fairly candid - I liked this response to one of the episodes he’d change if he could go back:
The show when they went to Italy. That really wasn’t our element. We really didn’t know what we were talking about, so I didn’t like it as much.