How filming their shows almost killed The Brady Bunch, Gilligan, and Aaron Paul

Movie shoots naturally seem like a risky business, what with all the harnesses and green screens and car crashes. But it turns out that filming a TV series also poses some inherent dangers. Today Whatculture posted the short video “10 Actors Who Almost Died Filming Major TV Shows.” With Whatculture being based in the…

What TV series did you love but will never revisit?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Watch what you read: 19 essential books about TV

Among its 100-plus lists, the 2009 Inventory book (now available for the low, low price of a penny!) contains “TV Guides: 5 essential books about TV.” The books it highlights—The Late Shift by Bill Carter, Live From New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, Total Television by Alex McNeil, The Glass Teat by…

What show did you quit watching after a character you loved was killed off?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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This chart shows how hard it is to craft a satisfying TV series finale

People love to hate series finales. Reddit user ChallengeResponse has taken up the task of exploring fans’ tumultuous relationships with television conclusions in a graph that charts a show’s finale reception when compared to the average rating of the rest of its run. There’s a catch, though: All the data used for the…