- Posted by Johanna on November 21, 2008 at 8:11 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
Life is a great TV show. The performances are terrific, the murder cases are interesting, there’s mystery and humor and insightful observations. You should watch it. To help convince you, here’s an interview with cast members Donal Logue and Damian Lewis from Comic Book Resources.
Why outsourcing doesn’t work: The CW sort of rented out its Sunday nights to an independent production company. Now, the deal is off because no one watched the shows. (I hadn’t even heard of some of them.) The low ratings were hurting the CW affiliates (and the network’s rep, I would imagine). Time to protect the brand by running reruns and movies.
DVDs aren’t doing as well as expected, and since Hollywood now depends on them for profits, that’s a matter of concern. Companies are pinning hopes on Blu-ray, because they cost more and thus the studios make more money. But since they’re not compelling for customers — why spend more to get a more restrictive product? — many don’t feel the need to switch to yet another format. Instead, buyers are looking for deals or buying digital copies, which don’t have objects to clutter up storage.
Last year was the first year sales of DVDs didn’t increase. I blame three factors: more people, like me, realizing they owned plenty they hadn’t yet watched; the economy; and studios trying to raise prices. I’d buy movies at $5-10, at which point they’re a better deal then two of us going to the theater, but more and more seemed to be closer to $20, even after discount.