“Lost” was a success in over a hundred countries around the world. It spawned a new term — transmedia — to describe all the associated media content (like Webisodes, alternative reality games and viral videos) surrounding a TV or film project.
Old Spice Spot of the Day: Isaiah Mustafa is back with a brand new Old Spice ad and everything is exactly the same, right down to the tenuously-tucked towel.
As they say: If it ain’t broke… sorry, I was lost in his striking brown eyes.
OH MY GOD HE’S BAAAAAAAAACK!
(cue tears of joy and total confusion)
I can’t believe I’m this excited about a commercial. But I am. That excited. I’m gonna go watch it again.
Please don’t let the fact that I’m never going to buy this product deter you from making many, many more of these.
Once, as we walked in Manhattan, he told me: “Imagine you’re in a game. Think how the world changes. Is that guy in the doorway really checking his cellphone or keeping tabs on us?” Enright’s phone would ring, and he’d conduct coded conversations with players. “Go. Copy. Move to Location 2 and lock exterior.” While we waited for a traffic light, a brunette drew up, gave us an odd look and walked toward an apartment building. “She’s with us,” Enright said.
Of course all my quips and jokes were cut out to make for some pretty vanilla programming. And the best was the broker’s open house which nearly gave me, Doug and Win heart attacks from all the pressure and work that needed to be done, but just shows up as a 2 minute blip on video. Also that day was the day of the infamous two tornadoes in Brooklyn so what you don’t see is the heavy winds and wrath-of-god weather that was going on outside while all the brokers nibbled on wine and cheese. Eric and I spent most of the party stressed that a tree was going to fall on our house and kill or maim the top brokers in NYC—fun!
Skins is a very simple and, in fact, rather old-fashioned television series. It’s about the lives and loves of teenagers, how they get through high school, how they deal with their friends, and also how they circumnavigate some of the complications of sex, relationships, educations, parents, drugs and alcohol. The show is written from the perspective of teenagers, reflects their world view, and this has caused a degree of controversy both in the U.K. and the USA.
In the U.K., viewers and commentators very quickly realized that although there are some sensational aspects to the show, Skins is actually a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people’s lives. It deals with relationships, parents, death, illness, mental health issues, the consequences of drug use and sexual activity. It is just that these are characterized from the point of view of the many young people who write the show and has a very straightforward approach to their experiences. It tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little painful to adults and parents.