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Back in May, Lucifer fans everywhere felt disappointment when they learned Fox had canceled the show after only 3 seasons. They were not about to let their favorite devil go gently into that good night, however, they used the power of social media to voice their anger. The hashtags #SaveLucifer and #PickUpLucifer were trending on Twitter for a month. The overwhelming outcry from fans eventually led to the series being picked up by Netflix for a 4th season.
Part of what fueled the fevered campaign was the immense cliffhanger the show’s 3rd and would-be final season left on. It was a moment that fans had been waiting on for a long time, and one I will leave the specifics out of to avoid spoilers for anyone who may not have seen it yet. It was a moment that had the show not been able to continue would have been torture for its viewers. Co-showrunner, Jon Henderson, has said that he thought to end the show on such a big cliffhanger would have prevented Fox from deciding to cancel the show, but he turned out to be wrong.
The campaign is a lesson that TV networks can learn about how viewers today are consuming their media. Fox’s reason for canceling Lucifer was due to low live ratings the show had been receiving. However, people are no longer watching their favorite shows the traditional way. In a world where we have Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video it is all too easy to watch TV at convenience instead of making sure to watch a show as it airs live.
If network executives are looking solely towards ratings in order to decide how popular a series is, they are looking at it the wrong way. The #SaveLucifer campaign along with the campaigns to save shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Expanse is proof of this. They should start looking at all the numbers for their shows, not just the live ratings. Social media interactions, the numbers on Hulu, Netflix, and other binge sites are other numbers they should take into consideration.
Lucifer stars Tom Ellis (Doctor Who) as Lucifer, Lauren German (Hostel: Part II) as Detective Chloe Decker, Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) as Mazikeen, D.B. Woodside (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Amenadiel, and Kevin Alejandro (The Returned) as Detective Dan Espinoza.
In Episode 171 of The Mommy Gamers Podcast Marcia and Carrie are joined by Jon Hydeman, aka The1Jon. Jon is a freelance game/software tester, a daddy, a huge Destiny fan, and an all around great guy. They chat a LOT about Destiny 2, and also Uncharted Lost Legacy, Conan Exile, and Last Day of June. Also…surprisingly enough, this week we do NOT talk about butts. You’re welcome.
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Recently, J.K. Rowling‘s Pottermore finally released a Patronus quiz. Myself along with many other Harry Potter fans had been waiting eagerly in order to find out what our personal Patronus would be. The quiz, however, was disappointing at best. The quiz was timed, hosted on a buggy website, and had very few questions. I was extremely upset by my results. You can see my entire reaction to the quiz in the newest episode of Keeba Rage below.
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The 2016 VMAs (Video Music Awards) are on MTV tonight, and I am having a really hard time caring. Granted, this might be because I’m “just too old” for that sort of thing, but honestly I feel as if it’s more than that. I am not ashamed to admit that I listen to a top 40 radio station most of the time, and so it definitely is not something that can be blamed on not liking the music. The VMAs honestly just aren’t what they used to be.
Today’s VMAs seem to be less about the performances, or even the awards, and more about the drama surrounding them. “What crazy thing is Miley going to wear?” or “Who is going to call out who on stage?” are the questions that seem to top our minds when we think about MTV’s awards show. I remember a time, though, when the main question on my mind was, “I wonder who is going to have the most over the top performance?”
What do you think? Do you remember how the VMAs used to be? Do you still watch them? Let us know on our Twitter or Facebook. Until then, I’ll leave you with a video from the time when the VMAs were actually worth watching.
With the announcement today of a Clue remake, I have officially had enough of remakes in Hollywood. I have tried to be ok with remakes as long as possible, as I see the potential good they can do. They can reintroduce classics to an entirely new generation of movie watchers, and I get that. I have tried to watch some classic movies with my kids, who turned their noses up because it looked, “too old.” Giving a new spin on a classic can help grow interest with younger fans. However, enough is seriously enough.
The first time I was irked by a remake was the 2010 remake of Nightmare on Elm Street. Nightmare on Elm Street was one of my favorites when I was younger, and I knew that they weren’t going to do Freddy Krueger justice. I was correct. They focused too heavily on the pedophile aspect and turned what was originally a fun, yet scary, horror film into a genuinely upsetting and cringeworthy pile of crap. Even the always amazing Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) couldn’t save it.
The next remake to get under my skin was the Fright Night remake. Fright Night has been on my list of top 5 movies since I first saw it at the tender age of 9. I used to obsess over that movie. I had a huge crush on William Ragsdale’s (Herman’s Head) Charley Brewster for years. When I heard there was a remake being made, I knew there was no way they would be able to recapture the magic of the original. I avoided watching it for the longest time, but eventually the pull of David Tennant (Doctor Who) and a bout of morbid curiosity got the best of me. My fears were all justified. They completely stripped the story of its “Boy Who Cried Wolf” theme which was the soul of the movie.
The straight to video Fright Night 2: New Blood is a better remake of the original than the star studded 2010 was. If you want a halfway decent remake, you can check Fright Night 2 out on Netflix.
Then came the news that M. Night Shyamalan is rebooting Tales From the Crypt without the inclusion of the Cryptkeeper. I loved Tales From the Crypt so much when I was younger, I carved “TFTC” into almost everything I owned. I had posters of the Cryptkeeper on my wall and even went so far as to collect all of the original EC comics the show was based on. To hear the “King of the Crappy Twists” is going to be overseeing one of my all time most beloved shows is killing me inside.
Don’t get me wrong, some remakes have been fine. I enjoyed Ghostbusters immensely. Despite all of the hate, it was truly an entertaining movie. This trend in Hollywood to just regurgitate what they see has worked in the past has got to stop. At the very least, if remakes are going to be made, they need to be treated with reverence and respect. Not to completely change the entire original theme of the movie.
What do you think? Are you tired of seeing remakes in Hollywood? Is there one in particular that has upset you? Or one that you really liked? Let us know in the comments below or on our Twitter or Facebook.
Carrie rants about her biggest fear… roaches.
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Researchers from Southern Illinois University have found a new strain of lice that they are calling “super lice.” This new lice is immune to over the counter treatments, and even most prescriptions given by doctors. This is essentially my Hell. Watch me explain a little more about it and give all my feelings on super lice in the video below.