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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
Sesame Street turns 50. PLUS: a Weeds revival. AND: RIP BH90210
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Woody Allen and Amazon has settled out of court. Woody was irked Amazon wasn’t honouring its film deal with him. Amazon claimed it couldn’t promote his movie A Rainy Day In New York because of comments Woody made in the press.
Days of Our Lives is embarking on a time jump, moving the show one year into the future. I presume from the glacial pace of its plots generally that the show is currently set in 1973.
It’s actually a pretty big risk for a soap opera to embark on - part of why they are so successful is consistency. A viewer can miss an episode or two, but still be able to pick it right up again where they left off with only a few minor aspects to catch up on. If viewers feel like they missed out on a full year of that flow, maybe it provides an opportunity for disinterest to take hold.
Sesame Street turned 50 on Sunday with the first episode going to air on Nov 10, 1969. There are a lot of articles looking back on it, but my favourite is this from CNN with a collection of great photos of the early years of Sesame Street.
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